By Jeff Goodman
The USA World University team opened the event in China with a resounding victory.
Pittsburgh senior guard Ashton Gibbs led the US with 20 points and every player got into the scoring column in a 108-67 rout over Mexico.
Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota) had 12 points and 10 boards. Marcus Denmon (Missouri) finished with 11, Orlando Johnson (UCSB) and Draymond Green (Michigan State) each had 10.
Matt Painter is the head coach while Brad Stevens and Cuonzo Martin are assistants.
Next up for the United States squad in preliminary round pool play is Hungary.