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Tominaga Scores 33 in Loss to Australia

Husker junior guard Keisei Tominaga put on a shooting display, but it was not enough as a short-handed Japan team lost to Australia, 99-85, in the quarterfinals of the Asia Cup on Wednesday.

Tominaga came off the bench to lead all scorers with 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including 8-of-15 from 3-point range and added five rebounds.  It was his third double-figure game in five contests at the Asia Cup, as Japan reached the quarterfinals for the first time since 2015. Japan was without NBA player Yuta Watanabe in Wednesday’s loss, as he suffered an injury in the last round.

For the tournament, Tominaga, a 6-foot-2 guard, averaged 15.2 points per game while shooting 41.3 percent from 3-point range.  In seven games with the Japanese…


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