Princeton king on Day 1 of FIBA 3x3 World Tour Utsunomiya Opener
14 May 2022
UTSUNOMIYA (Japan) - World Tour 2019 runners-up Princeton (USA) impressed on Day 1 of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Utsunomiya Opener on May 14, 2022.
Utsunomiya feels like home for Princeton. After reaching the title game last time the World Tour passed by the city (back in 2019), Princeton came back to Japan and started the 2022 campaign undefeated, shocking the #1 team in the ranking Ub Huishan NE (SRB) in the opening game (21-17) and also defeating Lausanne (SUI) 22-15. Kareem Maddox led the US team with 15 points on Day 1.
"We're angry, and we are going to stay angry!" - Kareem Maddox
World Tour reigning champs Liman (SRB) also started on the right foot with 2 wins over local favorites Utsunomiya BREX (JPN) and Sakiai (LTU). In that last game, Stefan Kojic gave us the first Maurice Lacroix Buzzer Beater of the year!
Special mention to Antwerp (BEL), who also had a perfect record despite playing without a sub.
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