Canada - Lithuania 83-68 Canada reached the title game at the World University Games in China. They overcame Lithuania in the first semifinal tonight. Tyson Hinz (199-F-91) stepped up with 21 points and 7 rebounds to pace the effort. Lithuania looked exhausted after a tough quarterfinal battle against USA. Canada capitalized jumping to a 24:18 lead after ten minutes. The North American side maintained the lead throughout the second period. They established a 39:29 halftime advantage. The gap grew at double figures in the third frame. Canada enjoyed a 14-point lead before the Baltic team cut it to 9 points with ten minutes to go 47:56. Canada however restored a safe cushion early in the fourth frame and marched to the victory at the end. Warren Ward (196-G-89) and Boris Bakovic (201-F-88, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 16 points apiece in the win. Gediminas Zyle (209-C-88) replied with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Lithuania. Marius Valukonis (198-F-88) posted 11 points in defeat.
Russia - Serbia 61-81 Serbia will defend their World University Games title in the championship against Canada tomorrow. The reigning champions held off Russia in the semifinal tonight to ensure their title game birth. Vladimir Lucic (202-F-89, agency: Beo Basket) scored 18 points to pace the effort. Serbia dominated from start to finish. They established a 23:18 lead after ten minutes. Serbia extended the lead in the second quarter. They posted a 45:26 halftime advantage. Russia could not change the complexion of the encounter in the second half. Serbia stayed well in charge of the proceedings. They recorded a 64:45 lead heading into the final period. They did not slow down in the fourth frame and celebrated a comfortable win at the end. Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88, agency: Interperformances) and Milos Dimic (195-G-89) accounted for 12 points each for Serbia. Stefan Bircevic (209-F/C-89) and Vladimir Stimac (209-C-87, agency: Interperformances) had 11 points each in the victory. Viacheslav Zaitsev (191-G-89) responded with 15 points for Russia. Petr Gubanov (207-C-87) notched 12 points in the loss.
USA - Romania 94-73 USA outmuscled Romania in the 5th-8th place classification round at World University Games. USA will now take on Germany for the fifth place tomorrow. Romania will face Finland in the final game of the tournament. USA opened the game with a 12:2 run. They stayed in charge posting a 20:12 lead at the first break. USA cleared off to an 18-point lead at halftime. The North American team maintained the advantage throughout the third term. USA entered the fourth quarter up by 19 points 74:55. Romania could not get any closer throughout the final period as the United States breezed to the victory at the end. Draymond Green (198-F-90) registered 16 points to lead the charge. Jamychal Green (206-F-90) and John Jenkins (193-G-91) contributed 12 points apiece in the victory. Titus Nicoara (202-F-88, agency: Interperformances) responded with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Romania. Andrei Mandache (189-G-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) had 18 points in the loss.
Germany - Finland 84-63 Germany will play for the fifth place at World University Games. They outgunned Finland in the classification round tonight. Finland will take on Romania for the 7th overall position at the tournament. Stefan Schmidt (206-C-89) delivered 16 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Germany erupted for 27 points in the opening quarter to clear off. They piled up a 13-point lead at the first break. Finland opened the second frame on a 9:0 run to narrow the gap. Finland held their opponents to just four points in the second term to trim the deficit to a single point 30:31. Germany used a 9:1 run midway through the third quarter to gain a 42:33 lead. They managed to establish a comfortable 59:45 advantage at the final break. Germany quickly boosted the gap to 20 points in the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the victory. Johannes Lischka (203-F/C-87) provided 14 points, while Nicolai Simon (191-G-87) added 13 points in the winning effort. Matti Nuutinen (200-F-90) answered with 16 points for Finland. Roope Ahonen (187-PG-90, agency: FCM) had 15 points in the loss.
Czech Republic - Ukraine 52-71 Ukraine celebrated a comfortable victory over Czech Republic in 9th-12th place classification round at World University Games. Maksym Kornienko (205-F/C-87) delivered 20 points to lead the effort. Ukraine limited their opponents to 11 points in the first frame posting a 4-point lead. The margin grew at 11-point mark midway through the second term. Czech Republic finished the half strongly cutting the deficit at just four points 28:32 at halftime. Ukraine once again cleared off to a double-digit margin in the third quarter. But Czech Republic bounced back again trimming the distance to six points with one quarter remaining. Ukraine tipped off the fourth period on a 10:3 run and coasted to the victory afterwards. Pavlo Burenko (186-PG-90) posted 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Igor Zaitsev (211-F/C-89) contributed 11 points in the victory. Patrik Auda (205-F-89) answered with 12 points for Czech Republic. Petr Dokoupil (191-G-88)oupil finished with 10 points in defeat.
Turkey - Japan 85-83 Turkey overcame Japan in the 5th-8th place classification round at World University Games. Birkan Batuk (198-F-90) scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Turkey will now take on Ukraine tomorrow. Japan will face Czech Republic in the tournament finale. Turkey earned a narrow 24:21 lead at the first intermission. But Japan struck back in the second term. Japan posted a 46:45 halftime advantage. The seesaw action continued in the third term. Turkey regained the lead and secured a one-point lead at the final break 66:65. The teams were tied at 80 with under two minutes left. Ibrahim Yildirim (190-G-90) drained a triple and then Turna sealed the winning outcome for Turkey. Ibrahim Yildirim accounted for 14 points, while Bora Pacun (210-F-87) added 13 points and 9 caroms in the victory. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) answered with 20 points for Japan. Daisuke Kobayashi (188-G-87) 15 points in the losing effort.
Australia - Israel 83-88 OT Israel outlasted Australia in a thriller at World University Games tonight. The victory propelled Israel into the game for the 13th place at the tournament against Brazil. Australia will wrap up their campaign against Mexico tomorrow. The teams exchanged baskets in the close first quarter. Australia and Israel entered the second period tied at 19. Israel pulled in front in the second frame. They grabbed a 36:32 halftime lead. Australia levelled things up at 42 midway through the third quarter but Israel once again put their noses in front to enjoy a 57:50 lead with ten minutes left in regulation. Australia denied the deficit and Benjamin Dowdell (200-F-88) put them in charge 70:69 with under a minute remaining. Eyal Shulman answered with a triple but Maynard hit a jumper to force overtime. The teams traded baskets for some time in the extra period but Yoad Bet-Yosef (182-G-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) had the last laugh as he knocked down three points late in overtime to seal the victory for Israel. Yoad Bet-Yosef finished with 19 points, while Raviv Pitshon (202-C/F-89) added 16 points and 17 rebounds in the victory. Benjamin Dowdell answered with 23 points and 10 rebounds for Australia. Cameron Gliddon (196-G/F-89) provided 17 points in defeat.
Brazil - Mexico 79-61 Brazil shot down Mexico in 13th-16th place classification round at World University Games tonight. Michael Machado (185-G-90) scored 16 points to pace the effort. The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Brazil eked out a 17:15 lead after ten minutes of action. Brazil stretched the lead in the second frame. The Latin American team opened a 38:28 advantage at halftime. Brazil continued to increase the tempo in the third term. They cleared off to a 22-point lead at the final intermission. Brazil did not slow down as they cruised to the victory at the end. Rafael Stabile (F-88) and Frederico Santos (91) posted 12 points apiece in the win. Gabriel Giron (192-F-88) responded with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Mexico. Israel Nolasco (205-C-89) had 8 points in the loss.
United Arab Emirates - South Korea 61-87 South Korea breezed past UAE at the World University Games classification round tonight. Cha Bawee (191-F-89) erupted for 30 points to pace the winners. South Korea will now take on China for the 17th overall position at the tournament. UAE will wrap up their campaign against Hungary. South Korea fired 27 points in the first period to take an 11-point lead. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. South Korea established a 47:38 halftime buffer. The Korean team gradually boosted the gap throughout the third stanza. They ensured a 64:49 advantage with ten minutes remaining. South Korea took off in the fourth frame opening a 20-point lead and eased to the victory at the end. Lim Jongill (192-F-90) had 11 points, while Kim Jun-Yl (202-C-92) and Kim Jiwan (188-G-90) scored 10 points apiece in the win. Mohamed AlBraiki (205-C-91) answered with 22 points for UAE. Omar Alameri (200-F-91) netted 12 points in the loss.
China - Hungary 79-72 China recorded their second win at the World University Games in Shenzhen. The hosts overcame Hungary in the 17th-20th place classification round. Li Yuanyu (206-C-91) top-scored with 26 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. China will now take on South Korea for the 17th overall position. Hungary will wrap up their campaign against UAE. Hungary got to the better start. They posted a 25:20 lead ten minutes into the game. The visitors stayed in front throughout the second quarter. They registered a 36:35 halftime lead. Hungary boosted the margin in the third term. They entered the final period up by two points 56:54. But China gradually turn things around putting their noses in front in the fourth quarter. The hosts stepped on the gas in the dying minutes and escaped with victory at the end. Shi Hongfei (180-PG-93) notched 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Ren JunFei (204-C-90) added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Zoltan Supola (190-G-88, agency: FCM) answered with 19 points for Hungary. Ferdinand Morgen (206-F/C-90) tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.
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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