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Ayón Leads Mexico Into Championship Game

By Jaryd Wilson

New Hawk Gustavo Ayón scored 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to help Mexico’s Cinderella story continue at the FIBA Americas Championship. Mexico beat Argentina 76-70 to advance to the championship game and will play Puerto Rico Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Ayón also added three assists for the Mexican team, which has already... »

Mexico On Verge of World Cup

By Jaryd Wilson

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... »

Antić, Ayón Shine Friday In FIBA Qualifying

By Jaryd Wilson

Macedonia is still alive in EuroBasket 2013, thanks in large part to Pero Antić’s 16-points, 14-rebound performance in an 89-75 win over previously unbeaten Serbia. Antić struggled from three but was able to get most of his inside shots to fall and added five free throws.  Macedonia, which lost two close games to open the... »

Ayón Nets Double-Double In Loss To Canada

By Jaryd Wilson

Gustavo Ayón had another double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds, but Mexico’s chances of qualifying for the FIBA World Cup took a hit Thursday with an 89-67 loss to Canada in the opening game of the second round of the FIBA Americas Championship. Mexico entered tied for third with Canada in points.  With four... »

Ayón Nets Double-Double; Mexico Prepares For Round Two

By Jaryd Wilson

After a somewhat surprising winning streak to start the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, Mexico finally suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night, a 98-78 setback at the hands of Argentina. Mexico finished first round group play 3-1, advancing to the second round as the group’s #2 seed.  They have five points carrying... »

Ayón Gets Breather, Mexico Clinches Spot In Second Round

By Jaryd Wilson

New Atlanta Hawk Gustavo Ayón scored 14 points in just 14 minutes as Mexico easily cruised into round two of the FIBA Americas Championship with an 87-65 win over Paraguay Sunday. Ayón made all seven shots he attempted, but Mexico probably didn’t even need him to take the floor Sunday.  With a game tomorrow against... »