In an otherwise solid tournament, Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes had his struggles against Serbia.
In an otherwise dominant tournament, the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team had its struggles with, you guessed it, Serbia.
Both will have second chances.
The USA team advanced to Sunday’s gold-medal game (2:15 p.m., ESPN3), at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship with a 100-60 win over Lithuania on Saturday in Prague, Czech Republic.
Stokes scored seven points and had five rebounds in 14 minutes of action.
Through eight games, Stokes is averaging 7.6 points and 4.6 rebounds and the Americans hold a 42.8-point average margin of victory.
But against Serbia in the second round, the U.S. won by nine and was up by only three entering the fourth quarter, and Stokes was held scoreless. Serbia’s (7-1) only loss is to the United States (8-0).