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Pitt’s Karim Coulibaly Leads Mali to First U19 Win Since 2007



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.

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.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Clark Martineau
3 years ago

Viewed the game on you tube. Karim looked good shooting and handling the ball.
Passed to open players that led to scores. He’ll get a little more physical and defense will improve when he practices/plays with ACC level talent.

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