Qualifying round participants are defined in Bangkok - Aug 11, 2007
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Turkey - Thailand 63:56 Turkish students qualified into the qualifying round of the Summer Universiade. They overcame hosting Thailand to occupy the second spot in Group A. Thailand fell to 1-2 record and completed preliminaries at the third spot. Turkey will now play against Poland tomorrow. Thailand faces Japan in classification games. Turkey enjoyed a narrow lead after the first frame 17:14. Thailand though did not allow Turkish players to run away and kept it at a striking distance. They cut the deficit to 2 points at halftime 29:31. The game remained close after the break as teams drove to a 41:43 scoreline at the end of the third stanza. However Turkish players wisely used a couple of mistakes from home side to seal a difficult victory at the dying stage of the game. Gulcin Cantekin (187-C-84) topscored for Turkey with 20 points. Deniz Colakoglu (185-F-87) delivered 19 points for the winners. Charothai Suksomwong replied with game-high 24 points for hosts. Juthamas Jantakarn netted 10 points in a loss. Turkey dominated under the rims outrebounding Thailand 44:32. Thailand also lacked accuracy from the field converting just 31%.
Canada - Korea 73:68 Canada: Carolyn Ganes (191-F/C-84) 18+11 boards, Kadie Reverin 13 Korea: Junga Jee 16, Yoon Yang 13
Russia - USA 78:42 Russia completed preliminary round of the Universiade basketball tournament in style. They swept United States team and sealed their perfect record in Pool B. United States advanced into the qualifying round despite loss as they finished at the second spot. Russia will now play against Taiwan in the first encounter of the qualifying round. USA will take on Czech Republic squad tomorrow. Russia were overwhelming at the start of the game as they thrashed their opponents 29:10 in the first frame. They later performed some splendid defensive basketball to limit USA to 8 points in the second quarter and extended the gap to 46:18 at halftime. United States managed to slow Russian players down a bit after the break but it did not prevent them from losing the second half 24:32. Evgenia Belyakova (182-G-86) paced Russia with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Olga Iakovleva (195-C-86) produced 13 points for the winners. Danielle Burgin (196-F/C-87) had 13 points and 9 boards for USA. Wendy Stywalt (173-G-87) added 8 points and 7 boards in a losing clause. Russia overpowered USA team under the rims 43:29. They also converted 46% from the field, while North American players hit only 28% including 1/10 from the outside.
Japan - Latvia 93:65 Japanese team secured the third spot in Pool B at the Universiade basketball tournament in Bangkok. Japan defeated Latvia 93:65 in the last round of preliminary action. They will next face Thailand in classification round. Latvia fell to 0-3 record and remained at the bottom of the ladder. They will play versus Korea tomorrow. Japan controlled the game right from the start and gained a 25:21 advantage after the first quarter. They continue to pile the lead in the second frame and marked a 48:30 lead at halftime. Latvia tried to recover in the third stanza but Japan withstood all their attempts and posted another successful quarter 20:19. Latvia run of steam in the dying stages of the encounter and had to surrender at the end. Yui Yokoyama led Japan to victory with 22 points. Maiko Sekine contributed 14 points for the winners. Aija Putnina (191-F-88) had 23 points for Latvia. Dita Krumberga (183-G/F-84) scored 9 points in a loss. Japan shot solid 46% from the field and 85% from free throw line. They also forced Latvia to 24 turnovers.
Taiwan - Serbia 59:52 Taiwan crafted the first sensation at the Summer Universiade basketball tournament as they eliminated Serbia from the title race yesterday. Both teams entered the contest tied at 1-1 record and needed a win to advance. Serbia were well seen as favourites in this one but could not convert. The win means Taiwan team will play in the qualifying round and takes on Russia tomorrow. Serbia will continue in the classification round and next faces Brazil. Serbia opened the game confidently enough and drove to a 15:12 lead after the first frame. However Taiwan quickly responded with 14:8 second stanza and completed the first half in front 26:23. In a nervous and rough third frame Serbia managed to narrow the gap by one point and trailed 39:41 at the start of the final quarter. But a couple of three point attempts from Min-fang Wu cleared off Taiwan to a safe distance and brought them so needed victory at the end. Pei-chen Tsai led all scorers with 15 points. Min-fang Wu added 12 points hitting 4/7 three pointers. Marina Puskar (193-F/C-82) and Miljana Musovic (180-G-87) had 13 points apiece for Serbia. Adrijana Knezevic provided 12 points and 7 boards in a loss. Serbia shot 43% from the field, while Taiwan asnwered with 40% accuracy. Serbian players also outrebounded their opponents 28:20. However Taiwan committed just 11 turnovers forcinf European team to 19.
Group D Brazil - China 70:57 Brazilian team finished the preliminary round with a comprehensive win over China 70:57. However it turned out to be not enough to advance into the qualifying round of the Summer University Games in Bangkok. Brazil were tied at 2-1 record with Australia and Poland but the points difference was not in favour of Brazil. Brazil will now play in the classification round and faces Serbia tomorrow. China remained winless in Group D and takes on Mozambique. Brazil and China kept it close in the first three quarter. Latin American enjoyed a narrow 31:30 lead at halftime but China spurred ahead in the third quarter and entered the fourth quarter in front 49:44. However Brazilian team finally found the touch and crashed their opponents in the final term. They nailed 26 points and eased to an overall victory at the end. Luciana Angeloni (183-F-84) netted 23 points and collected 6 boards for Brazil. Vanuzia Santos contributed 15 points and 11 boards for the winners. Lu Lu (184-G-86) replied with 18 points for China. Jing Huang added 13 points in defeat. Brazil outrebounded China 40:34. But they lacked accuracy converting 34% from the field and 50% from free throw line. China knocked down 35% of field goals and 63% from the stripe.
Maryland to play in World University Games - 6 months ago
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The Big Ten champion Maryland women's basketball team will represent the United States at the World University Games next summer in Taiwan, the University of Maryland announced Thursday. The Terrapins were selected by the United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF) to represent the United States in the World University Games, which will be Aug. 19-30, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. "We are thrilled to represent our country at the World University Games,' head coach Brenda... [read more]
The Big Ten champion Maryland women's basketball team will represent the United States at the World University Games next summer in Taiwan, the University of Maryland announced Thursday. The Terrapins were selected by the United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF) to represent the United States in the World University Games, which will be Aug. 19-30, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. "We are thrilled to represent our country at the World University Games,' head coach Brenda Frese said. 'Our players are extremely excited. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our program. What an incredible opportunity for our institution to represent our country in games against the best competition in the world.' The World University Games are held every other year and are organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The event is a multi-sport competition open to men and women who are between the ages of 17 and 24, and are or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university. This is just the second time a full team from a women's collegiate program has represented the U.S. at the World University Games. UNC Charlotte participated in 2007 and the Big 12 conference fielded a team in 2003. On the men's side, Northern Iowa represented the U.S. in 2007, Kansas did in 2015 and Purdue will represent the USA in 2017. A team from the United States has participated in 19 prior World University Games and collected a record nine golds, six silvers and one bronze medal. Since 1973, the first year the USA women competed in the WUGs, USA women's teams have compiled an overall record of 109-22. Individually, four Terrapins have competed in the World University Games. Tara Heiss (1979), Lynetta Kizer (193-C-90, college: Maryland) (2011) and Brionna Jones (190-C-95) (2015) all won gold and Katrina Colleton (1993) took home a bronze medal. Ten of Frese's players have won gold representing the U.S. Courtesy of: umterps.com
USA edge Canada to earn title in Gwangju - 2 Years ago
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USA - Canada 82-63
The USA conquered the title at the World University Games in Gwangju. They toppled their North American rivals Canada in the championship tonight. Aerial Powers (183-F-94) scored 27 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. The USA accumulated a 31:23 halftime lead. Canada narrowed the distance in the third term. The North American pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But the USA stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter. They unleashed 34 point... [read more]
USA - Canada 82-63 The USA conquered the title at the World University Games in Gwangju. They toppled their North American rivals Canada in the championship tonight. Aerial Powers (183-F-94) scored 27 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. The USA accumulated a 31:23 halftime lead. Canada narrowed the distance in the third term. The North American pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But the USA stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter. They unleashed 34 points in the final frame and cruised to the victory. Courtney Williams (173-G-94) chipped in 15 points and collected 10 rebounds for the winners. Dakota Whyte (173-G-94) responded with 20 points and 6 assists for Canada. Adut Bulgak (193-C-92) had 15 points and 16 rebounds in the losing case.
Russia - Japan 71-60 Russia earned the Bronze medals in Gwangju. They held off Japan in the consolation final. Viktoria Medvedeva (183-PF-91) stepped up with 14 points and 6 caroms for the winners. Russia used a 20:9 run in the second term to take a 13-point halftime lead. Russia extended the gap at 14-point mark at the final intermission. Japan narrowed the deficit in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Olga Novikova (179-SG-94) posted 13 points and 7 rebounds for Russia. Mio Shinozaki (167-PG-91) responded with 13 points for Japan. Kaede Kondo had 12 points in the loss.
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