Highlights: Canada moves to 2-0 in second round with win over Uruguay

(photo: José Jiménez Tirado/FIBA Americas)

(photo: José Jiménez Tirado/FIBA Americas)

The Canadian National team, coached by Trail Blazers assistant Jay Triano as well as fellow assistant David Vanterpool, moved to 2-0 in the second round of play in the 2015 FIBA Americas tournament in Mexico City.

Canada defeated Uruguay 109-82 with Andrew Wiggins leading the way, with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting.  In the early going, Anthony Bennett was involved in a lot of Canada’s action and he scored 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting and led them in free-throw attempts. Nik Stauskas had 14 points and Orlando’s Andrew Nicholson scored 15 points off the bench.

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Canada plays Mexico next who just won in come-from-behind fashion against Venezuela. Mexico has NBA talent with current Milwaukee Bucks player and Cal player Jorge Gutierrez and former NBA center Gustavo Ayon.

That game is the late game on Tuesday night, starting at 6:30 PDT.

Canada and Argentina, who beat Canada in the first game of group play, are the last two undefeated teams in the second round.

The two teams that make it to the final game will advance to Rio for the 2016 Olympics while 3rd place through 5th place will play in the FIBA qualifier next summer.

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on ESPN.com's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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