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Results and Stats from Day 1 in Shenzhen - Aug 13, 2011

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China-United Arab Emirates 85:80

The hosts of the 2011 World University Games started the campaign with the win over United Arab Emirates. The last game of the first day saw 85:80 for China.
Both teams were tied at 7:7, before the guests took 27:24 after the first period. China pulled the lead back and grabbed 41:37 early in the second, while the board showed 48:37 for the home side at the halftime. China improved to 54:42, but United Arab Emirates cut it to 59:57 after thirty minutes. Only due to 26-23 in the last stanza, China managed to win the game.
Gu QuAn (203-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Li Yuanyu (206-C) added 16 points and 11 rebounds. REN Junwei netted 13, while Zhang ChunJun (198-C-87) added 12 points and 11 caroms. Rashed Al Zaabi answered with 27 points, while Khalifa Salem (175-G-91) notched 17. ALAMERI Omar delivered 14 and Husain Ahmed (180-G-89) posted 8.

China: Gu QuAn 25, Li Yuanyu 16+11 rebs,REN Junwei 13, Zhang ChunJun 12+11 rebs
United Arab Emirates: Rashed Al Zaabi (188-G-88) 27, Khalifa Salem 17, ALAMERI Omar 14, Husain Ahmed 8

Germany-Czech Republic 66:63 OT
Germany needed overtime to win their opener at the Universiade 2011. The team overcame Czech Republic 66:63 at Shenzhen, China.
Germany won the opening tip at the Shenzhen Luohu Gymnasium Field 1. They increased to 23:13 at the end of the frame and had 29:20 after 15 minutes in the court. Czech Republic meanwhile bounced back with 15-8 in the second quarter and reduced to 31:28 at the halftime. Moreover the latter tied the game at 35:35 in the middle of the third period and grabbed 42:40 entering the fourth period. Both teams were tied at 55:55 and needed to find out the winner in overtime. Due to 11-8 in it Germany took the first victory.
Karsten Tadda (189-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up with 16 points and Stefan Schmidt (206-C-89) notched 14. Andreas Seiferth (206-F/C-89) delivered 12, while Nicolai Simon (191-G-87) netted 6. Patrik Auda (205-F-89) poured in 16 points in defeat and Tomas Macela (179-G-88) as well as Jiri Slavik (203-F-89) added 11 each. Vojtech Hruban (200-F-89) followed them with 10 points each in the losing case.

Germany: Karsten Tadda 16, Stefan Schmidt 14, Andreas Seiferth 12, Nicolai Simon 6
Czech Republic: Patrik Auda 16, Tomas Macela 11, Jiri Slavik 11, Vojtech Hruban 10

Brazil-Romania 77:74 OT

Brazil outscored Romania in one of the last games in Day 1 of the University Games in Shenzhen, China. Both teams struggled hard and needed overtime to find out the winner. Brazil needed 7-4 in extra 5 minutes to seal the victory as it became the third overtime in Day 1.
Romania won the first period 17:15, but failed in the second frame. The team from Latin America produced a 20-10 surge to take 35:27 at the halftime. Romania reduced to 39:36 after 25 minutes in the court and tied the game at 70:70 at the end of the fourth stanza. In overtime Brazil grabbed the win due to 7-4 in it.
Ralfi Ansaloni (211-C-87) paced all the winners with 15 points and MACHADO Michael netted 14. Andre Goes (195-G/F-87) (195-G/F-87) produced 12, while Rafael Stabile (192-G/F-88) notched 10. Vlad Moldoveanu (208-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances, college: American) ended up with 25 points in the losing effort and Andrei Mandache (190-G-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) as well as Titus Nicoara (200-F-88, agency: Interperformances) added 14 apiece.

Brazil: Ralfi Ansaloni 15, MACHADO Michael 14, Andre Goes 12, Rafael Stabile 10
Romania: Vlad Moldoveanu 25, Andrei Mandache 14, Titus Nicoara 14

Canada - Turkey 85:75 OT
Canada posted the first win at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen. They held off Turkey in overtime thriller in Group B. Cole Hobin (198-G-89) knocked down 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace the North American team.
The lead changed hands throughout the opening quarter. Turkey posted a 24:20 lead at the first break. The Turkish team maintained the lead throughout the starting stanza. They established a 41:36 halftime buffer. But Canada turned things around in the third term. The North American side pulled in front and entered the fourth period up by four points 58:54. Turkey tipped off the fourth quarter on a 14:2 run to take an 8-point advantage. However Canada erased the deficit and forced overtime. Canada limited Turkey to only two points in the extra period and sealed the victory at the end. Warren Ward (196-G) and Tyson Hinz (198-F) accounted for 15 points each. Birkan Batuk (197-F-90) responded with 23 points for Turkey. Ibrahim Yildirim (188-G-90) netted 14 points in the loss.

Canada: Cole Hobin 16+10 boards, Warren Ward 15, Tyson Hinz 15
Turkey: Birkan Batuk 23, Ibrahim Yildirim 14

Serbia - Australia 72:67

Serbia recorded the first win at the World University Games in Shenzhen. They shot down Australia for the opening win in Group B. Marko Ljubicic (195-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) and Vladimir Stimac (209-C-87, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 17 points each to lead the effort.
Serbia totally dominated in the opening quarter. They recorded a 16:7 lead after ten minutes. Australia opened the second frame on an 11:3 run to narrow the deficit. But Serbia picked up the tempo and raced to a 31:21 halftime lead. The European side kept their opponents at bay throughout the third quarter. They established a 49:41 lead with ten minutes remaining. The Aussies cut the deficit in the final period but Serbia hung on to celebrate the initial win at the tournament. Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88, agency: Interperformances) provided 13 points in the victory. Trian Iliadis (190-G-89) responded with 14 points for Australia. Clint Steindl (200-F-89) netted 11 points in defeat.

Serbia: Marko Ljubicic 17, Vladimir Stimac 17, Mladen Jeremic 13
Australia: Trian Iliadis 14, Clint Steindl 11


Lithuania - Philippines 108:59

Lithuania ensured a perfect start of their 2011 World University Games campaign. They stormed past Philippines in Group C. Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) stepped up with 29 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge.
Lithuania exploded with 30 points in the opening quarter to take a 7-point lead. Philippines did not allow Lithuania to clear off in the second period. The Asian team trailed by eight points 44:52 at halftime. But the Baltic team gradually boosted the gap in the third frame. They registered a 76:55 lead with one quarter remaining. Lithuania opened the fourth quarter on a 14:4 rally and never looked back en route to the victory. Edgaras Stanionis (193-G-88) produced 16 points, while Gediminas Zyle (209-C-88) and Julius Jucikas (205-C-89) netted 14 points each in the win. Juliane and Fajardo responded with 16 points apiece for Philippines. Robinson Mohammad netted 9 points in the defeat.

Lithuania: Gediminas Orelikas 29, Edgaras Stanionis 16, Gediminas Zyle 14, Julius Jucikas 14
Philippines: Kelvin Juliane 16, June Fajardo 16, Robinson Mohammad 9

Ukraine - Japan 85:67

Ukraine celebrated the first win at the 2011 World University Games. They overcame Japanese team in Group C. Igor Zaitsev (211-F/C-89) stepped up with 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the effort. Ukraine opened the game with a 16:1 run. They posted a 26:5 lead after ten minutes. The margin kept on growing in the second quarter. Ukraine recorded a 50:20 halftime advantage. But Japan tipped off the second half on a 19:9 run to narrow the gap. The Asian team got within 19 points at the final break. But Ukraine regained control in the final frame and rallied to the victory at the end. Pavlo Burenko (188-G-90) and Dmytro Khodov (203-F-87) provided 13 points apiece in the win. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) delivered game-high 23 points for Japan. Takatoshi Furukawa (190-G/F-87) and Yuya Nagayoshi (196-C-91) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Ukraine: Igor Zaitsev 18+14 boards, Pavlo Burenko 13, Dmytro Khodov 13
Japan: Kosuke Kanamaru 23, Takatoshi Furukawa 10, Yuya Nagayoshi 10

Russia - New Zealand 78:42
Russia posted the opening win at the 2011 World University Games. They thumped New Zealand in Shenzhen. Petr Gubanov (207-C-87) stepped up with 20 points to pace the winners.
Russia cleared off late in the starting quarter. They posted a 21:12 lead after ten minutes. New Zealand cut the deficit to 6 points midway through the second frame but Russia managed to record a 34:25 halftime buffer. The Russian side tipped off the second half on a 10:2 run. They arrived at the final break leading by 19 points 55:34. Russia did not slow in the fourth quarter outscoring the Kiwis 23:8. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) nailed 12 points, while Anatoly Kashirov (215-C-87) had 11 points in the victory. Marco Alexander responded with 17 points for New Zealand. Dion Prewster (195-G/F-91, college: Stephen F. Austin) and Justin Richard Edwards (197-F-90) had 8 points in the loss.

Russia: Petr Gubanov 20, Ivan Nelyubov 12, Anatoly Kashirov 11
New Zealand: Marco Alexander 17, Dion Prewster 8, Justin Richard Edwards 8


USA - Mexico 108:67

USA got to a flying start at 2011 World University Games. They dismantled Mexico for the opening win in Group D. Ashton Gibbs (6'2''-G-90) stepped up with 20 points to lead the effort.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Mexico recorded a 24:22 lead at the first intermission. But the USA gradually took over. The North American team recorded a 43:37 halftime advantage. The United States team cleared off in the third quarter. They raced to a comfortable 74:53 cushion at the final break. USA never looked back in the fourth quarter and rallied to a confident win at the end. Trevor Mbakwe (6'8''-F-89) netted 12 points, while Marcus Denmon (6'3''-G) added 11 points in the victory. Gabriel Giron (6'4''-F-88) responded with 13 points for Mexico. Francisco Cruz (6'3''-G) netted 11 points in the loss.

USA: Ashton Gibbs 20, Trevor Mbakwe 12, Marcus Denmon 11
Mexico: Gabriel Giron 13, Francisco Cruz 11

South Korea-Finland 92:71

South Korea edged Finland at the Pingshan Sports Center at their start of the Universiade. The Asian team won 92:71 in Group D of the campaign.
Although Korea started the game with 12:6, the European team won the opening period 20:17. The board showed 30:28 midway through the second frame and the Asian team improved to 44:37 at the halftime. Moreover they increased to 60:47 after 25 minutes in the court and had 73:53 after thirty minutes of the game. South Korea had the biggest lead at 21 points just at the end of the game. Finland led 5 points as the biggest lead in the game.
LEE Jung Hyun stepped up with 31 points and Jang Jaeseok (202-C-91) netted 17. PARK Jaehyun scored 16, while Lee Seounghyun (201-C-92) notched 11. Antti Kanervo (193-G/F-89) answered with19 points in defeat and Petri Heinonen (207-F/C-88) nailed 10.

South Korea: LEE Jung Hyun 31, Jang Jaeseok 17, PARK Jaehyun 16, Lee Seounghyun 11
Finland: Antti Kanervo 19, Petri Heinonen 10

Israel - Hungary 67:60

Israel registered the first win at the World University Games. They prevailed against Hungary in Group D. Gilad Karni (195-F/G-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) stepped up with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners.
Hungary ensured the better start. They led 20:16 after ten minutes of action. But Israel opened the second frame on a 9:0 run to surge ahead. Israel posted a 38:30 halftime advantage. Israel opened a double-digit lead midway through the third term. They secured a 54:43 lead with one period remaining. Israel maintained the lead throughout the fourth period shielding off any comeback efforts from Hungary. Ben Rice (195-F-90) contributed 14 points, while Yoad Bet-Yosef (182-G-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 12 points in the victory. Peter Szabo (183-G-89) answered with 14 points for Hungary. Ferdinand Morgen (206-F/C-90) netted 12 points in the loss.

Israel: Gilad Karni 15+10 boards, Ben Rice 14, Yoad Bet-Yosef 12
Hungary: Peter Szabo 14, Ferdinand Morgen 12


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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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