July 9, 2011

Valentine, Mustangs notch big wins in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - Denzel Valentine and the Michigan Mustangs 17-and-under team saw their run at the Adidas Invitational grind to a halt in the Elite Eight against Florida Rams Black Saturday night in a game that they probably should have won.

A rash of uncharacteristic turnovers was the difference in a 67-61 setback for the Mustangs, who entered the game on a roll after knocking off big-name foes in The Atlanta Celtics and the Florida Rams Q6 All-Stars.

"We just had a team meeting with the guys and needless to say, everybody is disappointed," said Mustangs president Norm Oden. "We felt like we had the better team, but at the end of the day you have to produce on the court."

The Mustangs had three victories against major opponents at the Adidas Invitational. The most impressive was a 94-81 win over the Atlanta Celtics.

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