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 filter reset Share
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

On Sept. 25 at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Vince Carter slammed what likely was the most famous dunk of his career.

Twenty years after the 1992 USA Basketball Dream Team made its indelible impact on international basketball at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, USA Basketball’s 2012 Men’s National Team, wearing 1992 USA Basketball throwback jerseys, returned to the hardwood in Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain and battled to a hard-fought 86-80 win over Argentina.

USA co-captain Allen Iverson had never hit a game winning shot in his illustrious playing career until he did so on Aug. 4, 2004. With time about to run out, he dribbled across mid-court and launched a game-winning 40-foot 3-pointer to lift the USA National Team to an 80-77 victory over Germany in front of a sold-out Kolnarena crowd numbering 18,000. The Iverson answer was a fitting end to a game that was tight the entire way and one in which NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki almost single-handedly kept his country within striking distance. Nowitzki finished the night with a game-best 32 points on 13-for-23 shooting overall, while adding 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.

The USA National Team handed the USA Select Team a 111-74 loss in an action filled contest at the University of Hawaii Stan Sheriff Center in front of 8,980 fans. Leading by only 10 points at the half after the select team's Jason Richardson poured in 19 first half points, the USA National Team behind a game high 24 points (10-10 FGs) from Vince Carter dominated the second half with its high-octane running game and posted a 111-74 victory.

The U.S. 22-and-under team, made up of college all-stars and coached by
Stanford's Mike Montgomery, led by 17 points at the half and nearly upset
the Men's Olympic Dream Team in the first exhibition game before the
Summer Games in Atlanta. 22-and-under team featured Paul Pierce,
Chauncey Billups, Tim Duncan.

Related Content

The Los Angeles Lakers claimed the 2020 NBA Championship and did so with a roster filled with players possessing USA Basketball experience.

Four-time gold medalist Charles Barkley tallied a 37-2 record during a USA Basketball career that spanned 14 years.

Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski’s USA Basketball career has spanned 38 years and included 12 gold medals.

2017 AmeriCup Team

Tags

Montevideo, Uruguay and Córdoba, Argentina • August 25-September 3, 2017 It had been 10 years since the United States last competed in its zone championship. While the format of the competition was different and the official name of the Americas Championship had been altered to the FIBA...

On Sept. 25 at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Vince Carter slammed what likely was the most famous dunk of his career.

Coach Licensing & Organization Accreditation Login



Forgot Password?