Taylor scores eight points in U.S. basketball victory over Greece

Monday, July 6, 2009

Kansas University sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor scored eight points, helping the USA men's U-19 team to an 85-69 victory over Greece on Monday at the World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand.

Taylor, who did not play in the team's previous game because of the flu, was 2-for-7 from the floor and 1-for-2 from three-point range. He made three of four free throws and posted three rebounds, two assists and five turnovers in 20 minutes.

Georgia forward Howard Thompkins led all scorers with 22 points on 10-for-14 shooting.

The U.S. (4-0) will take on Puerto Rico (3-1) on Tuesday.