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Day 6 in Belgrade - Jul 8, 2009

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Il-Young Heo
Group M
Australia Iran 88:80

Australia celebrated a tough win over Iran to clinch the top spot in Group M. Australia will now face Japan for the 17th-19th spot. Iran will play against South Korea for the 2oth-22nd overall place.
The first frame was an even battle with neither team able to take over. The teams traded baskets and were tied at 22 at the first break. Australia stepped on the gas in the second frame. They notched 25 points as Jesse Wagstaff (203-F-86, college: Metro St.) paced the charge to clear off to a 10-point distance. Iran refused to fold and bounced back in the third stanza. They went on a 28:15 rally to turn the tables in this one. The Asian team entered the final frame ahead by 3 points. But the Aussies had the last laugh in the game. They fired 26 points in the fourth quarter and ran away to the difficult victory. Jesse Wagstaff knocked down 23 points to lead Australia. Ben Allen (211-C-86, college: Indiana) added 16 points and 13 boards, while Carlin Hughes (188-G-85, college: Montana St. - Billin) finished with 14 points for the winners. Aren Davoudichegani (184-G-86) and Rouzbeh Arghavan (212-F-88) replied with 18 points apiece for Iran. Baheran netted 16 points in the losing effort.

Australia: Jesse Wagstaff 23, Ben Allen 16, Carlin Hughes 14
Iran: Aren Davoudichegani 18, Rouzbeh Arghavan 18

Group N
South Korea - South Africa 105:72
South Korean team grabbed the initial win at the World Univeriade in Serbia. They held off South Africa to clinch the second spot in Group O. South Korea will now take on Mexico in the classification games for 20th-22nd place on Friday. South Africa will play against UAE tomorrow.
A high-flying first frame saw South Korea grab a 26:21 advantage. The Asian team increased the tempo even more in the second term exploding with 40 points to pile up a massive 29-point lead at halftime. South Africa managed to slow down Korea in the third frame but failed to get any closer. South Korea enjoyed a comfortable 31-point cushion into the fourth term. They did not allow South Africa to win a single quarter coasting to the victory in the fourth stanza.
Seven players scored in double figures for South Korea in the win. Heo Il-Young (197-F-85) delivered 23 points and 9 boards to pace the charge. Park Yoo Min (185-G-88) contributed 18 points, 8 boards and 8 assists for the winners. Celemusa Khumalo (193-G-88) responded with 16 points for South Africa. Wayne Mhlongo added 13 points and 6 boards in the loss.

South Korea: Heo Il-Young 23, Park Yoo Min 18, Ham Nuri 13
South Africa: Celemusa Khumalo 16, Wayne Mhlongo 13

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World University Games Final Standings
 1. Lithuania
 2. USA
 3. Latvia
 4. Serbia
 5. Germany
 6. Israel
 7. Finland
 8. Argentina
 9. Australia
 10. Canada
 11. Mexico
 12. Czech Rep.
 13. Taiwan
 14. Norway
 15. Ukraine
 16. Estonia
 17. Russia
 18. Hungary
 19. Romania
 20. Japan
 21. S.Korea
 22. Hong Kong
 23. Mozambique.
 24. United Ara.
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Vasiljevic, AUS21.5 
 2. Keane, CAN20.4 
 3. Edwards, USA19.3 
 4. Leung, HKG17.8 
 5. Tsai, HKG17.5 
 6. Edwards, USA17.4 
 7. Kirves, EST17.4 
 8. Alvarez Diez, MEX17.1 
 9. Odabasi, FIN17.1 
 10. Obst, GER16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Odabasi, FIN11.7 
 2. Jonatan, MEX10.1 
 3. Lazar, ROM9.8 
 4. Carlos, MOZ9.0 
 5. Abdulbasirov, RUS8.9 
 6. Ginat, ISR8.6 
 7. Gak, AUS8.4 
 8. Galardo, ARG8.1 
 9. Cooks, AUS8.1 
 10. Richter, GER7.6 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7
 1. Sharon, ISR7.0 
 2. Chen, TAI6.6 
 3. Boyarkin, UKR6.6 
 4. Keane, CAN5.3 
 5. Sandrini, ARG5.1 
 6. Artamonov, UKR4.9 
 7. Grof, GER4.9 
 8. Urrutia, MEX4.9 
 9. Ziv, ISR4.8 
 10. Jihoon, KOR4.8 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Keane, CAN2.8 
 2. Thomas, ARG2.8 
 3. Mubarak, UAE2.5 
 4. Ziv, ISR2.5 
 5. Mohammad, UAE2.4 
 6. Urrutia, MEX2.3 
 7. Edwards, USA2.1 
 8. Vendrame, JPN2.1 
 9. Shuchman, ISR2.0 
 10. Boyarkin, UKR2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier COOKS
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cooks, AUS2.4 
 2. Ahmed, UAE2.3 
 3. Brkic, SRB2.0 
 4. Tejic, SRB1.6 
 5. Park, KOR1.6 
 6. Haas, USA1.5 
 7. Madsen, FIN1.4 
 8. Kovago-Laska, HUN1.4 
 9. Kvapil, CZE1.3 
 10. Abdulbasirov, RUS1.3 
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