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    Donovan, SEC Stars Lead US To Gold-Medal Game

    The USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team, coached by Florida’s Billy Donovan and featuring several Southeastern Conference standouts, advanced to Sunday’s gold-medal game at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship by downing Lithuania 100-60 Saturday at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

    The undefeated Americans' opponent Sunday will be Serbia (2:15 p.m. ET, ESPN3), which posted a 63-58 semifinal win over Australia Saturday. The U.S. previously defeated 71-62 by a score of 63-58 last Wednesday in Prague.

    Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes had seven points and five rebounds in 14 minutes of play in Saturday’s semifinal, while Florida’s Michael Frazier logged nine points and three rebounds in 18 minutes of action.

    In Team USA's eight games leading up to Sunday's gold-medal clash, the Americans boast a 42.8-point average margin of victory.

    USA Basketball's men's teams are 77-13 in the U19/Junior World Championships and have won four gold and three silver medals, most recently finishing with a 7-2 record and fifth place in 2011.

    The Americans last won U19 gold in 2009.

    Free live stats will be available Sunday at: www.prague2013.fiba.com

    2013 USA Men’s U19 World Championship Roster
    Michael Frazier, Florida

    Aaron Gordon, Arizona
    Jerami Grant, Syracuse
    Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
    Jahlil Okafor, Whitney Young H.S.
    Elfrid Payton, Louisiana
    James Robinson, Pittsburgh
    Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
    Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee
    Rasheed Sulaimon, Duke
    Mike Tobey, Virginia
    Nigel Williams-Goss, Washington
    Justise Winslow, St. Johns H.S.

    Head Coach: Billy Donovan, Florida
    Assistant Coach: Tony Bennett, Virginia
    Assistant Coach: Shaka Smart, VCU