Pitt commit and Scotland (Pa.) Campus Sports graduate Karim Coulibaly led his native country of Mali to a historic win on Saturday morning in group play of the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup.
Coulibaly scored 22 points to lead Mali to a 93-79 victory over Latvia in the opening game of Group B play for both teams. The 6-foot-8 forward also had six rebounds, four assists and four steals. He also had a big block early in the contest.
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The win was the first for Mali at the U19 World Cup since 2007. Mali will play Canada at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday and Australia at 1:15 p.m. on Monday. Canada beat Australia, 81-76 earlier on Saturday.
The United States, playing in Group A, will start its tournament Saturday afternoon against New Zealand.