Turkey, who also entered the game with a 2-0 record, reduced the deficit to 50-45 in the third quarter before the Americans went on a 13-2 run to restore order.
U.S. Coach Auriemma said Turkey were tough opponents. "They are a very difficult team to match up against," he added. "The last time we played them their big players hurt us. Tonight I thought we handled their bigs well and their guards really hurt us.
"Their ball movement and the way they make you chase them around, it's not easy. But there was a lot of stretches there where our defence caught up to them and that's this team's quality, getting out in transition."Turkish coach Ceyhun Yildizoglu said his high-energy team had fun. "We know the U.S. is a great team. We tried to stay in the game by changing the defence but they play good defence too," he said. "The U.S. is a defence-based team and they ended up finding easy baskets."
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