Mexico On Verge of World Cup

Sunday, September 8, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson

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New Atlanta Hawk Gustavo Ayón scored 19 points to help Mexico to a 100-89 win over Jamaica in the FIBA Americas Championship Saturday, putting Mexico in position to improbably qualify for next year’s World Cup in Spain.

Currently tied for second in the eight-team group, Ayón’s team needs only a win over Puerto Rico or a Canada loss to Argentina to get to the final round and thus secure a spot.  They could still get in if neither of those happen, but it would be decided on tiebreakers.

Mexico was a replacement team for Panama, which was suspended from FIBA qualifying.

Ayón and Co. play Puetro Rico Sunday in the final second round game.

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