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2011 World University Games: Ashton Gibbs Helps USA Basketball To Wins Over Mexico, Hungary

Team USA won its opening game in the 2011 World University Games over Mexico 108-67 and Pitt guard Ashton Gibbs led the way with 20 points in the contest. Gibbs was 7-12 from the field, 2-3 from three-point range, and also had two steals and a team-high three assists.

Wait, team-high three assists? What is this, an NBA All-Star game?

I digress.

The game was actually pretty close in the first half.

Mexico had a two-point head after the first quarter, and only trailed by six at the half. Then Gibbs and Team USA took over:

"Once we started going strong and beating the zone, in the second half, we added to the lead and were able to win the game," Gibbs said.

Team USA followed that up with a 102-53 beatdown over Hungary on Sunday. Gibbs contributed seven points to that win as Team USA starts out in the tournament 2-0.