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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Player: Wayne Selden (6'5''-SF-94) of USA Best Guard: Frank Mason (5'11''-PG) of USA Best Forward: Wayne Selden (6'5''-SF-94) of USA Best Center: Mangok Mathiang (6'10''-F/C-92) of Australia1st Team PG: Frank Mason (5'11''-PG) of USA G: Maodo Lo (6'3''-G-92) of Germany SF: Rokas Giedraitis (198-SF-92) of Lithuania SF: Wayne Selden (6'5''-SF-94) of USA F/C: Mangok Mathiang (6'10''-F/C-92) of Australia2nd Team G: Stefan Pot (195-G-94) of Serbia F/G: Axel Nordstrom (193-F/G-91) of Swed... [read more]
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Germany - USA 77-84 2OT
The USA celebrated the Gold medals at the World University Games. They defeated Germany in double-overtime thriller. Wayne Selden (196-SF-94) stepped up with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the champions. Team USA claimed a 20:13 lead after ten minutes. Germany narrowed the gap in the second term. They pulled within 5 points at the interval 33:38. Germany triggered a 21:16 run in the third term to even things up at 54. The teams traded baskets throughout t... [read more]
Germany - USA 77-84 2OT The USA celebrated the Gold medals at the World University Games. They defeated Germany in double-overtime thriller. Wayne Selden (196-SF-94) stepped up with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the champions. Team USA claimed a 20:13 lead after ten minutes. Germany narrowed the gap in the second term. They pulled within 5 points at the interval 33:38. Germany triggered a 21:16 run in the third term to even things up at 54. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth frame and first overtime. The USA dropped 11 points in the second extra period and sealed the victory. Perry Ellis (203-F-93) provided 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Frank Mason (180-PG) added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Maodo Lo (190-G-92) answered with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Germany. Niklas Geske (188-PG-94) had 11 points in the defeat.
Brazil - Russia 72-80 Russia stepped onto the pedestal in Gwangju. Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) recorded 22 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Russia grabbed a 19:14 lead after ten minutes. Brazil narrowed the gap at 2-point mark at the interval. But Russia stepped onto the gas in the second half. They unloaded 49 points after the big break and rallied to the victory. Artem Vikhrov (196-PG-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) delivered 13 points in the win. Henrique Coelho (183-PG-93) responded with 26 points and 8 rebounds for Brazil.
USA and Germany advance into Final in Gwangju - Jul 12, 2015
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USA - Russia 78-68
The USA advanced into the World University Games Final. They held off Russian in an exciting semifinal clash. Perry Ellis (203-F-93) scored 23 points to pace the winners. Russia gained an 18:14 lead after the opening quarter. But the USA responded with a 28-point outburst to secure a 42:39 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 5-point mark at the final intermission. The North American team held Russia to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and mar... [read more]
USA - Russia 78-68 The USA advanced into the World University Games Final. They held off Russian in an exciting semifinal clash. Perry Ellis (203-F-93) scored 23 points to pace the winners. Russia gained an 18:14 lead after the opening quarter. But the USA responded with a 28-point outburst to secure a 42:39 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 5-point mark at the final intermission. The North American team held Russia to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and marched to the victory. Wayne Selden (196-SF-94) netted 22 points, while Frank Mason (180-PG) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Ivan Strebkov (192-PG-91) answered with 20 points for Russia. Artem Vikhrov (196-PG-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) had 11 points in the loss.
Germany - Brazil 59-49 Germany overcame Brazil in the semifinal clash in Gwangju. Bogdan Radosavljevic (213-C-93) posted 11 points and 13 rebounds to pace the winners. Germany eked out a narrow 24:23 halftime lead. The European team accounted for a 2-point lead before the fourth term. Germany held their opponents to just 11 points in the final frame and raced to the victory. Hans-George Brase (203-F-93) provided 10 points in the win. Lucas Dias Silva (209-F-95) responded with 11 points for Brazil.
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