Donovan-led U.S. team takes gold medal at FIBA Americas

U.S. coach Billy Donovan gives his team a pep talk before the it played Uruguay in pool play at the FIBA Americas U18 basketball championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., on June 20. (AP Photo)

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 9:43 p.m.

For the third straight year, Florida coach Billy Donovan has guided a team to a gold medal in international competition.

Donovan guided Team USA to a 113-79 win over Canada in the FIBA Americas 18-under championship game on Tuesday night in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Donovan improved to 19-0 in international competition. Last year, Donovan led Team USA to a gold medal in the FIBA 19-under world championships. Two years ago, Donovan led Team USA to the 18-under title in the FIBA Americas Tournament in Brazil.

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