The U.S. Virgin Islands senior men’s national basketball team had one last chance to break a decadeslong streak of last-place finishes at the Pan American Games.

However, another slow start in Saturday’s 7th-8th placement game in the 2019 Pan Am Games proved to be the USVI’s undoing in a 92-81 loss to Mexico at Eduardo Dibos Coliseum in Lima, Peru.

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