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Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren named MVP as USA beats France for U19 World Cup title

UPDATED: Sun., July 11, 2021

France made the Americans earn a gold medal and that’s exactly what Holmgren and his teammates did with a thrilling 83-81 victory Sunday in the FIBA U19 World Cup in Riga, Latvia.The U.S. trailed 64-59 after three quarters, but Holmgren scored five quick points in the fourth quarter and his reverse layup gave the Americans a 69-68 lead with 6:50 remaining.