menu close twitter facebook snapchat instagram youtube article basketball gallery graph left-arrow right-arrow search star trophy video net clipboard shield-check shield-star stopwatch
United Center

Game Preview: USA vs. Dominican Republic

  • Date:
    Aug 20, 2014

USA vs. Dominican Republic

Madison Square Garden

New York, NY

7 p.m. ET, NBA TV




Wednesday night’s USA versus Dominican Republic clash at Madison Square Garden features two teams already somewhat familiar with each other. Having most recently met on July 12, 2012, in a lead-up to the London Olympic Games, the Americans recorded a convincing 113-59 victory. A sold-out crowd of 18,499 fans at Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas witnessed the 2012 USA National Team put on a dazzling display. The exhibition game, the first of five exhibition games for the ’12 USA Men’s National Team, saw Kevin Durant lead the USA with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Andre Iguodala contributed 18 points.



The USA and Dominican Republic are scheduled to go at it again on Sept. 3 in preliminary round play at the 2014 World Cup in Bilbao, Spain. The Dominican team, which has appeared in just one prior FIBA World Cup (1978), will be directed by recently named University of South Florida head coach and former John Calipari assistant coach Orlando Antigua. The Dominican Republic will be led by Houston Rockets guard Francisco Garcia, who starred at the University of Louisville, highly touted St. Joseph High School (Metuchen, New Jersey), current University of Kentucky freshman Karl Towns, a 7-foot center, and guard James Feldeine, who played collegiately at Quinnipiac University and led the team in scoring during last summer's FIBA Americas qualifying championship.



The game is being broadcast live by NBA TV.





Just the Facts: Dominican Republic



FIBA World Ranking: #26



How Dominican Republic Qualified: FIBA Americas 4th place (6-4)



World Cup Appearances: 1



World Cup Overall Record: 2-5 (.286)



World Cup Finishes: 12th (1978)



World Cup Record vs. USA: 0-1 (65-104, 1978)



Last Senior Team Meeting vs. USA: 2012 MNT Tour (59-113)



2012 Olympic Finish: DNP



2013 Head Coach: Orlando Antigua



2013 Key Players In FIBA Americas Championship: James Earl Feldeine (14.0 ppg., 3.0 rpg., 2.2 apg.), Yack Michael Martinez (12.0 ppg., 9.4 rpg.), Eulis Baez (10.1 ppg., 6.9 rpg., 2.4 apg.).

*****

For more behind-the-scenes video, photos and content, be sure to follow USA Basketball on every social media platform!

Twitter - https://twitter.com/usabasketball

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/usabasketball

Instagram - http://instagram.com/usabasketball

Vine - https://vine.co/u/962865913139515392

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/therealusabasketball

Related Videos

20 Players Selected to Attend 2019 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Training Camp

In celebrating Black History Month, Olympic gold medalists Chris Bosh and Dawn Staley talk about some of the pioneers of basketball who came before them.

USA Basketball Men's and Women's National Teams were in action in 2018 - catch USAB.com's Best of Slomo.

We weren't always on court this year. Some of our favorite scenes from outside the lines with 2018 USA Basketball National Teams.

Related Content

Carol Callan becomes the first female president of a FIBA zone.

20 Players Selected to Attend 2019 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Training Camp

August 5-9 USA Men's National Team training camp to be used to select finalists for USA World Cup Team.

The USA Basketball Men’s National Team will face Canada in a pre-World Cup exhibition game on August 26 in Sydney, Australia.

Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce was named to the USA Basketball Men’s National Team coaching staff. Pierce replaces Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillian who withdrew because of scheduling conflicts.

Coach Licensing & Organization Accreditation Login



Forgot Password?