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Vikings fall to top Brazil team

Augustana head men's basketball coach Grey Giovanine has taken a total of eight teams on international trip, including five with Augustana. He called his current team's opponent on Monday, August 12 the "best competition I have seen in all my years of international experience".

Image: Vikings drop another tight one in Brazil

Vikings drop another tight one in Brazil

For the second straight night, the Augustana men's basketball team dropped a close contest in Brazil. This time Club Santo Andre defeated the Vikings 71-69, just 24 hours after Grey Giovanine's team fell to America De Sap Jose Do Rip Preto 80-79 in overtime.

Image: Vikings drop overtime thriller

Vikings drop overtime thriller

Facing the America De Sap Jose Do Rip Preto professional team on Wednesday, August 7 in Rio Claro, Brazil, Augustana dropped a tough overtime decision by a score of 80-79. The hosts trotted out a front-line that went 7' 1", 6' 10" and 6' 9" and enjoyed a 43-20 advantage in free throw attempts.

Image: Hot shooting, great rebounding lead to win in Brazil

Hot shooting, great rebounding lead to win in Brazil

The long plane flight to Brazil less than 24 hours ago didn’t seem to bother Augustana much as the Vikings cruised to a 107-71 victory over Jundiaense/Vinjedo on Tuesday in the first of four games in Brazil. Veteran head coach Grey Giovanine’s team got off to a quick start and never looked back.

Image: Men's basketball wins NABC academic honor

Men's basketball wins NABC academic honor

Augustana has been piling up victories on the court during Grey Giovanine's tenure as the head men's basketball coach, which began in 1999-00. Now, the Vikings are reaping an award for work in the classroom as well as they were honored as one of just 97 teams nationwide (all divisions) in a brand-new program sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

 

Scores

11.27.2012
Augustana - W (69
UW-Platteville - 57)

11.24.2012
Augustana - W (70
Chicago - 52)

11.20.2012
Augustana - W (74
St. Norbert - 60)

11.15.2012
Augustana - W (85
Aurora - 82)