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Croatia beats U.S. at U-19 worlds

Updated: July 6, 2011, 3:56 PM ET
Associated Press

RIGA, Latvia -- Toni Katic scored 21 points to lead Croatia to an 87-85 victory over the United States on Wednesday in the second round of FIBA's Under 19 World Championship, the defending champion's first loss in the tournament.

Jeremy Lamb of NCAA champion Connecticut had 25 points for the U.S. (5-1), which already had clinched a berth in the quarterfinals that start Friday.

The U.S. trailed 70-61 after three quarters but went on a 19-5 run in the first seven minutes of the final ...

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