Federico Mussini of Italy scored four of his game high 21 points in overtime as the International White Team beat the International Blue Team 89-87 in an overtime thriller at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The White team rallied from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime in the 6th annual Jordan Brand Classic International Game.
Center Lucas Silva Dias of Brazil poured in 18 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 4 blocked shots on his way to White Team MVP honors. The White Team also had contributions from Christopher Egi (Canada) with 15 points and 8 rebounds and Dimitrios Stamatis (Greece) with 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
The Blue Team was led by center Marko Arapovic of Croatia who took home the Blue Team MVP award with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Arapovic hit a long 3-point basket with 24 seconds left in overtime to force Mussini's game winning layup with 9 seconds left. Guard Kevin Zabo's (Canada) field goal attempt at the buzzer fell just short, sealing a White Team victory.
Boubacar Moungoro (Mali) added 16 points and 9 rebounds, while point guard Berk Ugurlu (Turkey) provided 14 points and 7 rebounds for the Blue squad.
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