Precious Pocius Leads Lithuania

Earlier today, Lithuania demolished Argentina in the FIBA World Basketball Championships, 104-85. Duke's own Martynas Pocius, in arguably the tournament's largest upset, scored 16 points on 6-11 shooting and grabbed four rebounds. Pocius has been a major player on a team of relative unknowns which earned an undefeated record in pool play—including a victory over favorite Spain—and a trip to the semifinals.

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Next up, Marty will be reunited with Coach K, albeit on the opposite sides of the court, as Lithuania takes on the United States. Fresh off a huge victory over Russia in which Kevin Durant continued his world domination with 33 points, the Americans appear to have finally hit their stride.

But does Pocius know all of Coach K's secrets? And after starting—and then ending— Cold War II, is Coach K too distracted with the thought of the looming championship game with either Turkey or Serbia to take the underdog Lithuanians seriously?

At least for Duke fans, it's a victory either way.


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