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World University Games Basketball (Men)

Play-Off bracket
Last day of Preliminary Round in Belgrade - Jul 4, 2009


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Greg Surmacz

GROUP A

University Games, Day 3: Australia - Serbia 66-84

Serbia finished Preliminary Round perfect. After victory in the first game against Greece, the hosts of the World University Games 2009 managed to beat Australia for
position No.1 in Group A. On the other side, Australia ended this stage winless (0-2). Ivan Paunic (194-G-87) this time led the scorers in Serbia with 15 points. Nemanja Protic (182-G-86) was behind him with 14, while Dejan Borovnjak (208-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) helped with double-double, 13 points and 13 rebounds. Cameron Tovey (200-F-85, college: Augusta St.) was on fire in Australia scoring 21 points. Ben Allen (211-C-86, college: Indiana) had 12 pts and 9 rebs, while Carlin Hughes (188-G-85, college: Montana St. - Billin) posted 11 pts.

Australia: Cameron Tovey 21+5 boards, Ben Allen 12+9 boards, Carlin Hughes 11+5 boards
Serbia: Ivan Paunic 15, Nemanja Protic 14, Dejan Borovnjak 13+13 boards



GROUP B

University Games, Day 3: Lithuania - Romania 85-65


Lithuania ended the Preliminary Round at the World University Games in Belgrade with perfect 3-0 record (Group B). The Lithuanians trashed Romanians 85-65, who were undefeated until today. Both teams are going to Intermediate Round. Deividas Gailius (200-F-88) led the scorers in Lithuania today with 18 points. Zydrunas Kelys (188-G-87, agency: Interperformances) and Arnas Labuckas (205-F-87) had 11 each, while Laurynas Mikalauskas (203-F-85, college: Virginia) delivered one point less. On the other side, Ionut Dragusin (221-C-85) shined with 19 pts and 8 rebs. Titus Nicoara (200-F-88, agency: Interperformances) scored 15 and Mihai Silvasan (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) contributed with 13 pts.

Lithuania: Deividas Gailius 18, Zydrunas Kelys 11+5 as, Arnas Labuckas 11, Laurynas Mikalauskas 10
Romania: Ionut Dragusin 19+8 boards, Titus Nicoara 15+13 boards, Mihai Silvasan 13


University Games, Day 3: UAE - Mexico 54-130


It was a game between two winless teams after two days. Mexico totally dominated during the entire time ending the Preliminary Stage as No.3 in Group B with 2-1 record. Joel Reynoso (195-G-85) (195-G-85) was totally unstoppable for UAE draining impressive 35 points. He also registered 6 rebounds and 6 assists beside that. Julio Cesar Martin (195-G/F-88) also shined with 22, while Jorge Chavez (198-G/F-87) added 17 points and 8 rebounds. Omar Khalid Faqqas (195-F-91) responded with 18 points in loss. Khalifa Khalil Ibrahim (180-G-91) stopped on 9 pts, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.

UAE: Omar Khalid Faqqas 18, Khalifa Khalil Ibrahim 9+6 boards+7 as
Mexico: Joel Reynoso 35+6 boards+6 as, Julio Cesar Martin 22, Jorge Chavez 17+8 boards


GROUP C

University Games, Day 3: China - Canada 83-100


Another great performance by Canada at the World University Games in Belgrade. After win in the first appearance, the Canadians managed to beat China today finishing the Preliminary Round on top of Group C with prefect 2-0 record. On the other side, China remained winless. Greg Surmacz (203-F-86) (203-F-86) stepped up for the winning squad collecting 22 points and 8 rebounds. Josh Gibson-Bascombe (193-G-86) was behind him with 15, while Jacob Doerksen (200-F-88) netted one point less. Yang Chao (195-G/F-84) was on fire for Team China delivering impressive 35 points. Cao Zhenhua (205-C-85) had 19 pts and 6 rebounds.

China: Yang Chao 35, Cao Zhenhua 19+6 boards
Canada: Greg Surmacz 22+8 boards, Josh Gibson-Bascombe 15+5 boards, Jacob Doerksen 14

GROUP D

University Games, Day 3: Bulgaria - Japan 108-96

Bulgarians were on fire today outplaying Japan 108-96. It means that Bulgaria ended Preliminary Round on top of Group D with perfect 2-0 record. On the other side, Japan is winless. Ivan Lilov (196-F/G-88, agency: FCM) top-scored in victory with 16 points. Hristo Nikolov (200-F-85) had 14, while Stanislav Slaveykov (198-F-86, agency: Interperformances) and Pavel Marinov (196-G-88) drained 13 points each. Slaveykov also had 6 rebounds beside that. In Team Japan, Kanamaru Kosuke demonstrated magnificent performance netting 38 points. Nishimura Fumio was far behind him with 14.

Bulgaria: Ivan Lilov 16, Hristo Nikolov 14, Stanislav Slaveykov 13+6 boards, Pavel Marinov 13
Japan: Kanamaru Kosuke 38, Nishimura Fumio 14

GROUP E

University Games, Day 3: Iran - Turkey 76-91

Turkey managed to beat Iran in the last game of the Preliminary Round ending it on top of Group E with perfect 2-0 record. The Iranians faced with two failures in two games, meaning that they are No.3 team in the same pool. Ali Kavaklioglu (186-G-86, agency: 1x1 Sports) (186-G-86, agency: 1x1 Sports) demonstrated impressive performance for Turkey. He was totally the best player in this match netting 25 points. Caner Oner (200-F-87) helped the winners with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Mohammad Reza Akbari (197-F/G-86) was on high level on the other side registering double-double, 20 points and 10 rebounds. Mehrad Atashi (186-G-86) replied with 17 pts.

Iran: Mohammad Reza Akbari 20+10 boards, Mehrad Atashi 17
Turkey: Ali Kavaklioglu 25, Caner Oner 14+5 boards

GROUP F

University Games, Day 3: Russia - Israel 55-81

It was a decisive game for the first place in Group F as both teams were undefeated after two days. Both are going to Intermediate Round, but Israel as No.1 and Russia as No.2. Elishay Kadir (203-F-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) stepped up for the winners with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Yogev Ohayon (189-G-87, agency: Interperformances) had 14, while Robert Rothbart (216-C-86) delivered 12 points and grabbed 8 boards. Gal Mekel (195-G-88, college: Wichita St.) also had 12 pts in victory. Evgeniy Kolesnikov (195-G-85) led the scorers in Russia with 13 points. Dramir Zibirov (188-G-86) contributed with 12.

Russia: Evgeniy Kolesnikov 13, Dramir Zibirov 12
Israel: Elishay Kadir 15+13 boards, Yogev Ohayon 14, Robert Rothbart 12+8 boards, Gal Mekel 12


GROUP G

University Games, Day 3: South Africa - Germany 42-86

As it was expected, Germany destroyed South Africa registering the first win on the World University Games in Belgrade. It means that Germany is No.2 in Group G


with 1-1 record, while South Africa is the last ranked team with no win. Per Gunther (185-G-88, agency: Rasmussen Services) led the scorers in Germany today with 14 points. Lucca Staiger (196-G-88) followed him with 13 points and 5 boards, while Jannik Freese (208-F/C-86) helped with 11 pts and 5 rebounds. South Africa did not have any player with double-digits in scoring. Celemusa Khumalo (193-G-88) and Nhlanhla Dlamini (174-G-86) were the best ones with 9 pts each. All other played had less than 8.

South Africa: Celemusa Khumalo 9, Nhlanhla Dlamini 9
Germany: Per Gunther 14, Lucca Staiger 13+5 boards, Jannik Freese 11+5 boards



GROUP H

University Games, Day 3: USA - Korea 113-76

Another expected win for the USA Team. In the first match USA was better than Finland and today they blasted Korea with huge 113-76. It means that USA advanced to next stage as No.1 of Group H (2-0). Quincy Pondexter (6'6''-F) stepped up in victory with 14 points and 6 rebounds. James Anderson (6'6''-G-89) also had 14 pts, plus 5 boards, while Lazar Hayward (6'6''-F-86), Talor Battle (5'11''-G-88) and Deon Thompson (6'8''-F-88) helped with 12 points each. Ki Seungho responded with 20 points for Korea. They ended this stage winless.

USA: Quincy Pondexter 14+6 boards, James Anderson 14+5 boards, Lazar Hayward 12+6 boards, Talor Battle 12, Deon Thompson 12
Korea: Ki Seungho 20

  



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Men Women

World University Games Standings
Group A
 1. Germany 4-0 
 2. Estonia 3-1 
 3. S.Korea 1-2 
 4. China 1-3 
 5. Mozambique. 0-3 
Group B
 1. Russia 5-0 
 2. Canada 4-1 
 3. Sweden 3-2 
 4. Montenegro. 2-3 
 5. Mexico 1-4 
 6. Mongolia 0-5 
Group C
 1. France 5-0 
 2. Lithuania 4-1 
 3. Australia 3-2 
 4. Finland 2-3 
 5. Japan 1-4 
 6. Taiwan 0-5 
Group D
 1. USA 5-0 
 2. Brazil 4-1 
 3. Serbia 3-2 
 4. Turkey 2-3 
 5. Switzerlan. 1-4 
 6. Chile 0-5 
Points Per Game
 Alex MURPHY
  FIN
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 20
 1. Murphy, FIN20.0 
 2. Selden, USA19.3 
 3. Nordstrom, SWE17.1 
 4. Steinmann, SUI15.5 
 5. Mason, USA14.5 
 6. Giedraitis, LTU13.9 
 7. Spasojevic, MNT13.8 
 8. Lindqvist, SWE13.5 
 9. Mathiang, AUS13.5 
 10. Ellis, USA13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mangok MATHIANG
  AUS
  (208-F/C-92)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Mathiang, AUS10.3 
 2. Sanli, TUR10.0 
 3. Dubas, BEL8.5 
 4. Enkhbat, MGL8.0 
 5. Mula, MOZ7.8 
 6. Caifaz, MOZ7.8 
 7. Pot, SRB7.5 
 8. Brase, GER7.4 
 9. Nordstrom, SWE7.4 
 10. Radosavljevi., SRB7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Frank MASON
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Mason, USA4.4 
 2. Lo, GER4.2 
 3. Torres, BRA4.0 
 4. Pot, SRB3.9 
 5. Vikhrov, RUS3.8 
 6. Heo, KOR3.3 
 7. Vrbica, MNT3.3 
 8. Julien, FRA3.0 
 9. Strebkov, RUS2.8 
 10. Shtarkman, ISR2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Yudai BABA
  (193-SF-95)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Baba, JPN2.8 
 2. Dorbek, EST2.7 
 3. Leo, JPN2.5 
 4. Lee, KOR2.5 
 5. Mason, USA2.5 
 6. Torres, BRA2.3 
 7. Machava, MOZ2.2 
 8. Lee, KOR2.2 
 9. Laane, EST2.1 
 10. Djurisic, MNT2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Maik-Kalev KOTSAR
  (201-F/G-96)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kotsar, EST1.9 
 2. Choi, KOR1.8 
 3. Desyatnikov, RUS1.8 
 4. Sanli, TUR1.8 
 5. Fall, FRA1.7 
 6. Mockevicius, LTU1.5 
 7. Caven, FIN1.4 
 8. Senli, TUR1.3 
 9. Guo, CHN1.3 
 10. Morin, FRA1.3 
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