Strange things happen in international basketball. If there is one rule of thumb concerning FIBA tournaments, that is it.
And as of last night, we have a new regional champion that absolutely no one would have picked to win the Tournament of the Americas.
Yes, Mexico. They can’t seem to get their act together in soccer, but in basketball they took home the gold medal by defeating Puerto Rico 91-89 to qualify for the World Cup (formerly known as the World Championship) for the first time in 40 years.