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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 Qualifies For World Cup

By Jaryd Wilson

Mexico didn’t even qualify for the FIBA Americas Championship this year but was added as a replacement team when Panama got suspended. Now they’re headed to the biggest international basketball tournament in the world. Gustavo Ayón had a quiet game, playing just 11 minutes and scoring just five points, but it was enough to help... »

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... »