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KUSA vs Russia Open Game Thread

Team USA is guaranteed to be playing for a medal at this point, but will they be guaranteed at least the silver or fighting for the bronze?

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Team USA used a huge 25-2 run in the fourth quarter last night to run away from Lithuania, setting up a matchup with the Russians with a medal guarantee on the line.  The winner of this matchup will advance to play Germany for the gold medal, while the loser will play Brazil for the bronze.

Russia has had an outstanding tournament so far, undefeated in all of their games.  They demolished Estonia 86-65 in their quarterfinal matchup, setting up a clash of titans when they match up with Team USA tomorrow morning at 4:30am. has some clips of their quarterfinal game for those of you that want a sneak peek at the next opponent.

The game will be broadcast at 4:30am Kansas time on ESPNU and WatchESPN for those brave/crazy enough to get up that early to watch.  We'll be here to help you stay awake.