Taiwan - Sweden 71-70 OT Chinese Taipei advanced to the Final of the World University Games. The Asian team shocked Sweden 71:70 in overtime to remain undefeated in the tournament. It was the best game so far at the tournament and was held at the Main Gymnasium of Universiade Center. Both teams probably dreamt of Semifinals and achieved already high honors from the specialists. The Scandinavian team that was the only European representative left in Final Four started with 11:6 and reached 23:13 in the end of the frame. Chinese Taipei however erupted with 17-4 in the second period and grabbed 30:27 at the halftime. The Asian team added 24-19 in the third period and enjoyed 54:46 after three quarters. Trailing 6 points with 5 minutes in the fourth period, Sweden tied the game at 64:64 heading to overtime. Due to 7-6 in it, the Asian team became the first Finalist in Shenzhen. Chen Yu-Chun (176-F-87) paced all the winners with 22 points and Huang Ping-Jen netted 17. Hsu Chien-Hui (171-G/F-89) scored 12, while Huang Fan-Shan (173-G-87) and Huang YingLi (170-G-89) delivered 8 points each. Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) replied with 20 points in the losing effort, whilst Eldebrink Frida collected 16 points and 11 rebounds.
USA - Australia 79-67 USA will play at World University Games Final in Shenzhen. They will defend their title against Taiwan on Sunday. Australia will take on Sweden in consolation final. USA surged ahead early in the encounter and posted a 20:17 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. USA registered a 31:27 halftime lead. The North American team posted a 53:46 lead heading into the fourth frame. USA went on a 9:0 run midway through the fourth term to boost the margin at 16 points. They never looked back afterwards and rallied to the victory at the end. Elena Delle Donne (195-G/F-89) posted 22 points and 11 rebounds to pace the winners. Skylar Diggins (175-G-90) accounted for 17 points for the United States. Nicole Hunt (167-G-88) answered with 18 points for Australia. Cayla Francis (192-C-89) notched 15 points and 14 rebounds in the loss.
Brazil - Russia 58-65 Russia won over Brazil at the Classification Round for 5-8 places at the World University Games. The European team had a strong third period to clinch 65:58 victory. Russia opened the game with 8:7 after the first five minutes and increased to 16:14 after the first 10 minutes. Brazil took the lead in the second period and enjoyed 20:16 midway through the quarter. The board showed 24:23 at the halftime as it was the last time in front for the Latin American side. Russia erupted with 23-9 in the third quarter and took 46:33 entering the last period. Brazil did their best to recover but could produce only 25-19 in the final frame. It was enough only to cut the deficit to 7 points. Maria Cherepanova (187-C-87) paced all the winners with 18 points, while Natalia Myasoedova (193-C-87) collected 14 points and 10 rebounds. Nadia Calhado (196-C-89) ended up with 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Leila Zabani (180-G/F-91) netted 14. Ribeiro Patricia posted 13 and Tassia Carcavalli (179-F-92) added 9 points.
Finland - Canada 66-71 Canada will play for the fifth position at 2011 World University Games. They overcame Finland in the classification round game tonight. Kendel Ross posted 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Canada will take on Russia, while Finland will face Brazil on the final day of the competition. Finland looked better in the opening quarter. They posted a 25:16 lead ten minutes into the encounter. But Canada gradually took over. The North American team surged ahead for a 42:35 halftime advantage. The teams went neck and neck throughout the third stanza. Finland eventually pulled ahead for a narrow 53:52 advantage into the fourth quarter. The European side still led by a single point midway through the fourth period. But Langlois fired five points in a row and later Kathleen Miyazaki (175-F-89) and Megan Pinske sealed the victory for Canada. Folade Raincock-Ekunwe (188-F-91) dropped 10 points, while Julie Seabrooks (190-F-90) added 9 points in the winning effort. Hanna Vapamaa (180-F-90) answered with 19 points for Finland. Vilma Kesanen (172-G-88) and Krista Gross (183-G/F-90) finished with 12 points apiece in the loss.
Group 9-12 places
Lithuania - Czech Republic 59-82 Czech Republic overcame Lithuania at the Women's Classification 9-12 Places in China. The Czechs needed 82:59 win and will face China for the 9th spot. Lithuania meanwhile will take on Japan at the last game. Czech Republic looked better in the whole game and started with 25:10. They continued their dominance in the second frame and reached 41:22 at the halftime. Lithuania reduced to 18 points midway through the third frame and trailed 27:49, while the board remained the difference after thirty minutes at 58:40. Czech Republic enjoyed 70:49 with 5 minutes to go and reached 23-point victory at the end. Tereza Peckova (190-F-87) stepped up with 27 points for the winners and Lenka Sipova (185-C-88) as well as Kamila Stepanova (192-C-88) posted 12 apiece. Klara Pochobradska (187-C-89) ended up with 9 points at the World University Games Day 5. Lina Aglinskaite (182-F-87) answered with 12 points in the losing case, while Rickeviciute Laima and Sarune Povilionyte (182-F-88) delivered 9 each.
China - Japan 57-55 The hosts edged Japan in the Asian thriller for 9-12 places at the World University Games. China had a comfortable lead, but had to escape 57:55 win. China opened the game with 9:5 and grabbed 15:12 after the first 10 minutes in the court. After another 16-12 in the second period the hosts led 31:24 leaving for the break. The board showed 37:30 after 25 minutes in the game and then after another surge China took 49:38 at the end of thirty minutes. Nothing had changed in the first five minutes of the last period when China enjoyed 53:40 with 5 minutes to go. Japan however did not give up and surged back to reduce to 57:55. They could not however win the game. Wang Miqi (185-F-89) top-scored for the winners with 25 points, while Guo Xiaochen (183-F-92) collected 11 points and 12 caroms. Shao Ting (183-F-89) followed them with 9 points and 11 boards. Shinozaki Mio ended up with 18 points in the losing case, while Sato Azusa added 13. Kayoko Amano (180-C-89) and Kurihara Mika nailed 10 points apiece in a loss.
Slovakia - Poland 53-45 Slovakia won over Poland at the Women's Classification 13th-16th Places in China. Slovakia needed defensive 53:45 in the start of Day 5 at the World University Games. It was a slow start and as a result Slovakia grabbed 8:3 after the first five minutes. They had 14:10 at the end of the frame and actually never looked behind after. The board showed 23:13 after 15 minutes in the court and Slovakia enjoyed 28:19 at the halftime. Poland come closer to 32:25 in the middle of the third period, but Slovakia grabbed 41:31 at the end of the period. They had 51:41 with 5 minutes to go, but could score only 2 more points until the end of the game. Poland scored 10 fast break points and had 26 points in the paint. Slovakia meanwhile showed better percentage from the field. Eva Kmetova (188-C-87) paced all the winners with 11 points and Dominika Baburova (183-F-91) nailed 10. Skobel Agnieszka replied with 17 points in the losing effort, whilst Claudia Trebicka (175-G/F-90) and Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk (188-F/C-89) brought 8 apiece.
Maryland to play in World University Games - 7 months ago
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The Big Ten champion Maryland women's basketball team will represent the United States at the World University Games next summer in Taiwan, the University of Maryland announced Thursday. The Terrapins were selected by the United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF) to represent the United States in the World University Games, which will be Aug. 19-30, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. "We are thrilled to represent our country at the World University Games,' head coach Brenda... [read more]
The Big Ten champion Maryland women's basketball team will represent the United States at the World University Games next summer in Taiwan, the University of Maryland announced Thursday. The Terrapins were selected by the United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF) to represent the United States in the World University Games, which will be Aug. 19-30, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. "We are thrilled to represent our country at the World University Games,' head coach Brenda Frese said. 'Our players are extremely excited. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our program. What an incredible opportunity for our institution to represent our country in games against the best competition in the world.' The World University Games are held every other year and are organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The event is a multi-sport competition open to men and women who are between the ages of 17 and 24, and are or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university. This is just the second time a full team from a women's collegiate program has represented the U.S. at the World University Games. UNC Charlotte participated in 2007 and the Big 12 conference fielded a team in 2003. On the men's side, Northern Iowa represented the U.S. in 2007, Kansas did in 2015 and Purdue will represent the USA in 2017. A team from the United States has participated in 19 prior World University Games and collected a record nine golds, six silvers and one bronze medal. Since 1973, the first year the USA women competed in the WUGs, USA women's teams have compiled an overall record of 109-22. Individually, four Terrapins have competed in the World University Games. Tara Heiss (1979), Lynetta Kizer (193-C-90, college: Maryland) (2011) and Brionna Jones (190-C-95) (2015) all won gold and Katrina Colleton (1993) took home a bronze medal. Ten of Frese's players have won gold representing the U.S. Courtesy of: umterps.com
USA edge Canada to earn title in Gwangju - 2 Years ago
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USA - Canada 82-63
The USA conquered the title at the World University Games in Gwangju. They toppled their North American rivals Canada in the championship tonight. Aerial Powers (183-F-94) scored 27 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. The USA accumulated a 31:23 halftime lead. Canada narrowed the distance in the third term. The North American pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But the USA stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter. They unleashed 34 point... [read more]
USA - Canada 82-63 The USA conquered the title at the World University Games in Gwangju. They toppled their North American rivals Canada in the championship tonight. Aerial Powers (183-F-94) scored 27 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. The USA accumulated a 31:23 halftime lead. Canada narrowed the distance in the third term. The North American pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But the USA stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter. They unleashed 34 points in the final frame and cruised to the victory. Courtney Williams (173-G-94) chipped in 15 points and collected 10 rebounds for the winners. Dakota Whyte (173-G-94) responded with 20 points and 6 assists for Canada. Adut Bulgak (193-C-92) had 15 points and 16 rebounds in the losing case.
Russia - Japan 71-60 Russia earned the Bronze medals in Gwangju. They held off Japan in the consolation final. Viktoria Medvedeva (183-PF-91) stepped up with 14 points and 6 caroms for the winners. Russia used a 20:9 run in the second term to take a 13-point halftime lead. Russia extended the gap at 14-point mark at the final intermission. Japan narrowed the deficit in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Olga Novikova (179-SG-94) posted 13 points and 7 rebounds for Russia. Mio Shinozaki (167-PG-91) responded with 13 points for Japan. Kaede Kondo had 12 points in the loss.
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