Ricard Rubio had a performance for the ages in Spain's thrilling 110-106 double overtime victory in the gold medal game of the Termosteps U16 European Championship in Spain.
Rubio, the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, tallied the highest total in FIBA Europe youth competition play this summer with an astounding 51 points, three of which came on a buzzer-beating half-court three-pointer that sent the game into overtime.
Ricard Rubio recorded his second triple-double of the competition and Alberto Jodar scored 33 points as Spain blew Croatia away 106-82 to reach the final of the Termosteps U16 European Championship against Russia.
Rubio, who has been the main man for the Spanish throughout the tournament, scored 19, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 13 assists.
Ricard Rubio continued his all-around brilliant play at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Men as Spain defeated Italy 79-72.
With the victory, Spain improve to 3-0 in the quarter-final round and advance to the semi-final round, where they will take on Croatia this Saturday night.
Spain improved to 2-0 in the quarter-final round and won their fifth consecutive game of the Termosteps U16 European Championship by easily defeating France 85-63.
Spain have now won four of their five game by comfortable double-digit margins.
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