United Arab Emirates - Czech Republic 61-91 Czech Republic eased past UAE for the second win at World University Games. Vojtech Hruban (200-F-89) knocked down 23 points to improve at 2-2 record. UAE suffered the fourth straight defeat at the tournament. UAE got to the better start of the game. They led for some time in the opening quarter but Czech Republic pulled ahead for a 22:18 lead after ten minutes. The Europeans stayed to pull away in the second quarter. They established a 43:30 halftime advantage. Czech Republic boosted the margin in the third frame. They piled up a 69:51 lead at the final break. Czech Republic dominated in the fourth stanza driving to a confident win at the end. Patrik Auda (205-F-89) posted 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Petr Dokoupil added 14 points in the victory. Mohamed AlBraiki responded with 13 points for UAE. Omar Alameri (200-F-91) netted 12 points in the loss.
Romania - China 98-80 Romania earned the second win at World University Games. They fired past hosting China in Shenzhen to climb at 2-2 record in Group A. China fell at 1-3 record after the loss. Vlad Moldoveanu notched 26 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for the winners. Romania erupted for 29 points in the opening frame to take a 10-point advantage. China cut the distance to just two points midway through the second term. Romania hung on to the lead to enter the second half up by four points 44:40. Romania took off in the third quarter. They drained 30 points to make it 74:60 with one quarter remaining. The margin just kept on growing throughout the fourth frame as Romania cruised to the victory. Andrei Mandache (189-G-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) finished with 20 points, while Adrian Gutoaia and Titus Nicoara (202-F-88, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 19 points apiece in the win. Li Yuanyu replied with 31 points for China. Shi Hongfei (180-PG-93) notched 15 points in the loss.
Germany - Brazil 61-53 Germany ensured the fourth straight win at World University Games. They held off Brazil in the battle of two undefeated teams. Bastian Doreth (183-G-89) and Tom-Gerhard Spoeler posted 13 points each in the victory. Germany stayed on top of Group A, while Brazil fell at 3-1 record in the second position in the standings. Brazil led by three points after ten minutes 19:16. But Germany surged ahead early in the second frame. The European team posted a 33:27 halftime advantage. Germany cleared off to a 15-point distance midway through the third term. They secured a 12-point advantage 54:42 with ten minutes to go. Germany stayed in charge throughout the final quarter and sealed the victory at the end. Johannes Lischka and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (207-C-90, agency: Court Side) notched 8 points apiece in the winning effort. Fabricio Melo (212-C-90) and Michael Machado (185-G-90) answered with 13 points each in the loss.
Australia - Canada 63-61 Australia secured the second win at World University Games in Shenzhen. They held off Canada to catch up with their opponents at 2-1 record in Group B. Cameron Gliddon (196-G/F-89, college: Concordia Irvine) stepped up with 19 points to pace the Aussies. Australia pulled away late in the opening period. They posted a 16:10 lead ten minutes into the game. Australia maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They recorded a 37:25 halftime advantage. Canada narrowed the deficit in the third period. They trailed by 8 points with one quarter to go. Tyson Hinz (199-F-91) dragged Canada within three points with 41 seconds remaining 59:62. Daly knocked down just one free throw, while Yu followed with two converted free throws to put Canada within two points 61:63. Desmarais had a chance to level things up but could not convert a layup after the steal and Australia hung on to eke out win at the end. Clinton Steindl (200-F-89) and Ryan Broekhoff provided 9 points each for Australia. Tyson Hinz answered with 22 points for Canada. Michael Lieffers (203-F-87) delivered 13 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.
Hong Kong - Serbia 46-102 Serbia registered the third win at the World University Games. They held off Hong Kong to improve at 3-1 record in Group B. Stefan Zivanovic nailed 14 points to lead the effort. Hong Kong fell at 0-4 record after the loss. Hong Kong led 10:8 midway through the opening quarter. But Serbia went on a 17:0 run to take a 15-point lead at the first break. Serbia tipped off the second frame on an 8:2 rally and eventually piled up a 45:16 halftime lead. The European side stayed comfortably ahead throughout the second half. They secured a confident win at the end. Vladimir Stimac (209-C-87, agency: Interperformances) and Marko Ljubicic (195-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) netted 13 points each in the victory. Milos Dimic (195-G-89) added 11 points for Serbia. Chan Yik Lun (190-G-87) answered with 17 points for Hong Kong. Lin Ho Chun produced 6 points in the loss.
New Zealand - Philippines 102-55 New Zealand registered the first win at the World University Games in China. They knocked down Philippines for 1-3 record in Group C. Justin Richard Edwards scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace the winners. Philippines fell at 0-4 record after the loss. New Zealand stayed aggressive defensively in the opening quarter. They limited Philippines to just 12 points in the first period and posted a 16:12 lead. The Kiwis opened the second term on a 16:5 run to boost the margin. They established a comfortable 48:22 halftime lead. New Zealand maintained the margin throughout the third stanza. They ensured a 76:36 lead with one quarter to go. The Kiwis refused to slow down in the fourth frame and cruised to the victory at the end. Marco Alexander (186-G-91) accounted for 21 points, while Dion Prewster (195-G/F-91, college: Stephen F. Austin) produced 17 points and 8 rebounds in the winning effort. June Mar Fajardo (196-C-89) and Krist Edward Pao (188-F-87) responded with 11 points each for Philippines.
Lithuania - Japan 101-89 Lithuania won the fourth straight game in Shenzhen at the World University Games. The Baltic State edged Japan 101:89 for 4-0 record in Group C. The Lithuania squad shares the top with Russia as both teams will face each other tomorrow. Japan meanwhile dropped at 1-3 record. Lithuania was the favorite of the game and started with 14:8 in the opening tip. They added another 20 points in another 5 minutes of the quarter for massive 34:22. Another 27-22 gave them 61:44 halftime advantage. The tempo had slowed down a bit in the second half but the teams continued to show their best. Japan grabbed 21-18 in the third period and even won the last stanza 24-22. It was enough only to reduce to 12 points at the end of the game. Valukonis Marius erupted with 27 points for the winners, while Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) collected 21 points and 11 boards. Ernestas Ezerskis (192-PG-87) notched 15 and Matas Sapiega (180-PG-90) as well as Edgaras Stanionis (193-G-88) had 12 apiece. Ruymo Ono (197-F/C-88) ended up with 19 points in the losing effort, while Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) added 14. Hiejima Makoto and Tenketsu Harimoto (196-C/F-92) followed them with 13 points each.
Ukraine - Russia 48-77 Russia remains undefeated in Shenzhen as the team improved to 4-0 record in Group C. The favorites cruised past Ukraine 77:48 as the latter fell at 2-2 at the World University Games. Russia opened the game with 9-4 and took 21:9 after the first 10 minutes. The lead continued to grow as Russia added 16-10 in the second frame for 37:19 at the halftime. Ukraine showed miserable 31% from the field and as a result lost the third and the last quarters respectively. Russia won the third period 25:16 and entered the final stanza with 62:35. Another 15-13 in the last quarter allowed the Russian team to share the top of the group with Lithuania. Dmitry Golovin (193-G-88) and Gubanov Petr top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while Anatoly Kashirov (215-C-87) notched 14. Viacheslav Zaitsev (191-G-89) followed them with 9 points for the win. Maksym Kornienko (205-F/C-87) ended up with 16 points in the losing effort, whilst Dmytro Khodov (201-F-87) and Zaytsev Igor added 8 apiece.
Mexico - Hungary 86-74 Mexico posted the third win in Group D of World University Games in China. They prevailed against Hungary to climb at 3-1 record in the ladder. Cesar Del Campo stepped up with 24 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in the win. Hungary suffered the fourth straight loss at the tournament. Mexico strongly started the game posting a 14:6 lead early on. Hungary cut the deficit to just three points at the first break 19:22. Hungary managed to pull in front in the second quarter. They registered a 41:37 halftime advantage. Mexico needed a 19:6 run in the third period to regain control. They entered the fourth frame up by 13 points and stayed in charge afterwards. Gabriel Giron (192-F-88) posted 22 points, while Francisco Cruz (191-G-89) accounted for 11 points in the winning effort. Ferdinand Morgen (206-F/C-90) answered with 16 points, while Peter Szabo netted 15 points in defeat.
Israel - South Korea 87-82 Israel registered the second win at the 2011 World University Games. They overcame South Korea tonight to improve at 2-2 record in Group D. Ben Rice (195-F-90) unleashed 30 points to lead the effort. South Korea fell at 1-3 record after the loss. The teams stayed close throughout the opening frame. Israel managed to post a 20:18 advantage ten minutes into the game. But the Asian team turned things their way late in the first half as they eked out a 40:34 halftime advantage. The margin grew at 9-point mark midway through the third stanza. Israel were able to cut it back to three points 57:60 with ten minutes remaining. South Korea led by 8 points 74:66 with five minutes to go in the game however Israel bounced back. They triggered a 21:8 rally to escape with a tough win at the end. Gal Eytan (182-G-87, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) posted 15 points, while Gilad Karni (195-F/G-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 12 points in the victory. Lee Jung-Hyun answered with game-high 39 points, 6 boards and 5 assists for South Korea. Jang Jaeseok delivered 12 points in the losing effort.
Finland - USA 64-124 USA recorded the fourth straight win at 2011 World University Games. They held off Finland to stay undefeated in Group D. Jamychal Green scored 21 points to pace the winners. Finland fell at 2-2 record after the loss. USA unloaded 31 points in the first quarter to establish a 12-point lead. They quickly stretched the margin up to 20 points and raced to a 63:38 halftime lead. USA reached 100-point mark in the third frame. They entered the fourth stanza leading 100:51. The North American side never looked back afterwards. Trevor Mbakwe posted 14 points, while Ashton Gibbs (187-G-90) had 13 points in the victory. Antti Kanervo (193-G/F-89) responded with 20 points for Finland. Roope Ahonen (187-PG-90, agency: FCM) had 10 points in the loss.
Purdue to represent Team USA in 2017 World University Games - 9 months ago
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Less than a year after Bill Self's Kansas program represented the United States at the World University Games and won the country's first men's basketball gold medal at the event since 2005, another Division I program announced that it will represent the nation at next year's World University games. Tuesday morning it was announced that next summer it will be Purdue that represents the country at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Matt Painter 's program joins Kansas and Northe... [read more]
Less than a year after Bill Self's Kansas program represented the United States at the World University Games and won the country's first men's basketball gold medal at the event since 2005, another Division I program announced that it will represent the nation at next year's World University games. Tuesday morning it was announced that next summer it will be Purdue that represents the country at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Matt Painter 's program joins Kansas and Northern Iowa (2007) as programs that have been selected to represent the United States at the World University Games. This won't be Painter's first experience with USA Basketball, as he was an assistant on Jamie Dixon 's staff that led the U19 team to gold at the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championships in New Zealand. He was also head coach of the 2011 World University Games team, leading the United States to a fifth-place finish in Shenzhen, China. Amongst the players on the current roster, rising sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan was a member of the United States U17 and U19 teams, winning gold at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships and the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships. Leading up to next year's event it will also be interesting to see if Painter fills out his roster with a couple players from other programs. Last year's World University Games roster had two non-Jayhawks, SMU point guard Nicolas Moore (175-PG-92) and FGCU shooting guard Julian DeBose (193-G-92). Courtesy of: nbcsports.com
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 - 2 Years ago
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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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