FIBA WORLD CUP

Ingles Near Triple Double Leads Australia To Win Over Senegal

Sep 3, 2019, 10:37 AM
Joe Ingles of Australia drives the ball the ball during the 2019 FIBA World Cup, first round match ...
Joe Ingles of Australia drives the ball the ball during the 2019 FIBA World Cup, first round match between Australia and Senegal at Dongguan Basketball Center on September 03, 2019 in Dongguan, China. (Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)
(Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)

SHANGHAI, China – Utah Jazz forward and Australian National Team player Joe Ingles nearly had a triple double as the Boomers beat Senegal 81-68 in group play at the FIBA World Cup of basketball.

Ingles finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists, while shooting 6-of-8 from the field, 2-for-2 from two-point range and 4-of-6 from the three-point line in 31 minutes.

Against Canada in their first game of the World Cup, Ingles had 13 points and 9 assists.

Patty Mills had 22 points to lead Australia and Aron Baynes added 12 points. Former Ute Andrew Bogut recorded 6 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 18 minutes. They shot 54 percent from the field as a team and 39 percent from downtown.

Senegal was led by Xane Dalmeida with 14 points and 5 rebounds, with Youssoupha Ndoye adding 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Boomers will have a tough test in their group finale when they take on Lithuania, who is also 2-0 but has scored 193 points in two games and only allowed 116 points. Australia has scored 189 points and allowed 160 points.

The game will be on Thursday at 5:30 a.m. on ESPN+.

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