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August 9, 2013

Vikings drop another tight one in Brazil

Head coach Grey Giovanine talks to his team during Thursday night's 71-69 loss to Club Santo Andre in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

SAO PAULO, 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.

Sophomore Griffin Pils (Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Ill.) led the way for Augustana with 19 points while sophomore Tayvian Johnson (United Township HS, East Moline, Ill.) put up 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds.  

Next up on the agenda for the Vikings will R.C. Flamingo, which is the club team that defeated Kansas State a year ago.