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US starts men's U18 basketball game vs Panama with 45-0 run

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The U.S. scored the first 45 points and went on to beat Panama 118-26 on Monday night in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  
The Americans led 43-0 after the first quarter and got the opening basket of the second before John Gunn got Panama on the board on a follow shot with 7:57 remaining in the first half.
  
The U.S. led 70-8 at halftime.
  
Coached by Kansas coach Bill Self, the Americans are 2-0 in the tournament after beating the Dominican Republic 105-73 in their opener. They are trying for their fifth straight gold medal in the event.

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