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    Okafor, Gordon Lead USA Pan American Team into Medal Round; Strother and Turner Help Women's Team Upset Brazil

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    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – University of Connecticut forward Emeka Okafor scored eight points and Husky guard Ben Gordon came off the bench to score six on a pair of three-point field goals to lead the United States to a 74-72 win over Uruguay at the Pan American games on Monday.

    The win lifts the United States into the four-country medal round, which begins Tuesday as the U.S. plays Brazil at 7 p.m. Eastern. The finals are on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the United States women’s team overcame a 44-32 halftime deficit to defeat Brazil by a 77-64 score as pool play continued. UConn’s Ann Strother scored seven points with three rebounds in her starting role while Husky Barbara Turner came off the bench to record two points, two rebounds and a pair of assists.

    The United States concludes pool play with game against Argentina on Tuesday at 1 p.m.  Eastern and the Dominican Republic on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Eastern.