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Wiggins leads Canada in win over Mexico at FIBA Americas Championship

MEXICO CITY — Andrew Wiggins poured in a game-high 17 points as the Canadian men's basketball team downed host Mexico 94-73 on Tuesday in second-round action at the FIBA Americas Championship.

Andrew Nicholson supplied 15 points off the bench for Canada, which won its sixth straight game, and Nik Stauskas and Melvin Ejim chipped in with 12 points each.

Francisco Cruz led Mexico with 13 points. Paul Stoll and Adrian Zamora had 11 apiece off the bench.

Canada is guaranteed a spot in the semifinal of the Olympic qualifying tournament but its opponent in the next round remains unknown.

The top two teams earn berths in next summer's Olympics in Rio.

Canada wraps up the second round of group play with a game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.

The Canadian Press

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