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Serbia celebrate title in Shenzhen - Aug 22, 2011


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FINAL
Serbia - Canada 68-55
Serbia regained the World University Games title. They prevailed against Canada in the championship game in Shenzhen tonight. Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 17 points to lead the charge. Canada stayed in charge in the opening quarter. The North American team posted a 19:17 lead after ten minutes. Canada maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They arrived at halftime up by two points 34:32. But Serbia opened the second half on an 8:2 run to surge ahead. The European team gradually boosted the margin arriving at the final break up by 9 points 49:40. Serbia stayed aggressive and kept their opponents at distance throughout the fourth frame. Canada failed to get within striking distance in the final quarter as Serbia coasted to the victory at the end. Vladimir Lucic (202-F-89, agency: Beo Basket) posted 11 points, while Marko Ljubicic (195-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) notched 9 points in the winning effort. Nathan Yu (189-PG-89) and Tyson Hinz (199-F-91) answered with 14 points each in the loss.

3-4 place
Lithuania - Russia 76-74
Lithuania stepped on the pedestal at World University Games. They held off Russia in the consolation final. Ernestas Ezerskis (192-PG-87) scored 25 points to pace the winners. Russia cleared off late in the opening term to post a 19:14 lead. Evgeny Pashutin team stretched the gap to 10 points midway through the second frame. Russia established a 35:24 halftime advantage. But Lithuania bounced back in the third term. The Baltic team erased the deficit in the third term and eked out a 48:46 lead at the final intermission. Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) and Kadzevicius boosted the margin to 5 points late in regulation 71:66. But Petr Gubanov (207-C-87) and Dmitry Golovin sank five free throws to draw things level at 71. Gediminas Orelikas converted a three-point play but Petr Gubanov and Savelyev levelled things up again at 74. Stanionis got fouled and dropped two free throws to put Lithuania in front 76:74 with four seconds remaining. Savelyev missed a buzzer-beater and Lithuania escaped with victory at the end. Gediminas Orelikas posted 16 points, while Julius Jucikas added 9 points in the win. Petr Gubanov answered with 24 points for Russia. Anatoly Kashirov (215-C-87) had 17 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

5-6 place
USA - Germany 86-83
USA wrapped up their World University Games campaign with victory. They held off Germany in a thrilling battle to occupy the fifth overall position. Trevor Mbakwe (203-F-89) stepped up with 21 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners. USA and Germany traded baskets throughout close first quarter. The lead changed hands before Germany posted a 21:19 lead after ten minutes. The European team maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Germany arrived at halftime up by a single point 41:40. Jamychal Green (206-F-90) scored 10 points in the third frame allowing USA to take a 64:61 lead heading into the fourth frame. Trevor Mbakwe helped the United States build an 11-point lead midway through the fourth stanza. Johannes Lischka (203-F/C-87) drained a pair of triples late in regulation as Germany got within three points but USA stayed calm as Gibbs and Trevor Mbakwe sealed the winning outcome from the charity stripe. John Jenkins (193-G-91) scored 15 points, while Jamychal Green added 12 points for the winners. Johannes Lischka responded with 28 points for Germany. Bastian Doreth (183-G-89) notched 12 points in the loss.

7-8 place
Finland - Romania 76-69
Finland celebrated the victory on the final day of the World University Games in Shenzhen. They overcame Romania to clinch the seventh overall position. Antti Kanervo (193-G/F-89) scored 21 points to pace the winners. Finland jumped ahead early in the encounter and ensured 23:20 lead at the first break. The teams stayed close throughout the second quarter. Finland hung on to establish a 39:38 halftime lead. Romania denied the deficit late in the third quarter. They drew things level at 55 heading into the fourth period. Vlad Moldoveanu (207-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances, college: American) put Romania in front 67:65 with three minutes to go in regulation. But Roope Ahonen stepped up with nine points in the reminder of the contest carrying Finland to the victory. He finished with 20 points, while Matti Nuutinen (200-F-90) added 11 points in the win. Titus Nicoara (202-F-88, agency: Interperformances) answered with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for Romania. Vlad Moldoveanu delivered 17 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

9-10 place
Ukraine - Turkey 76-71
Ukraine earned the 9th place at the World University Games in Shenzhen. They defeated Turkey tonight. Maksym Kornienko (205-F/C-87) stepped up with 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the winners. Ukraine had to overcome a sloppy start. Turkey capped the opening period on a 14:2 run to take a 23:13 lead. The Turkish team maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. They headed into the second half up by 9 points 36:27. But Ukraine exploded with a 17:7 rally late in the third quarter to level things up at 56. Ukraine quickly cleared off to a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and kept Turkey at bay afterwards. Dmytro Khodov (201-F-87) finished with 18 points, while Oleksandr Tischenko (206-C-89) added 13 points in the winning effort. Melih Mahmutoglu (193-G-90) responded with 16 points for Turkey. Bora Pacun (210-F-87) delivered 14 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.

11-12 place
Czech Republic - Japan 94-81
Czech Republic ended their World University Games campaign with victory. They toppled Japan to clinch the 11th overall position. Patrik Auda (205-F-89) stepped up with 27 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort. The teams got to a flying start. They traded baskets eagerly throughout the opening frame. Japan eked out a 29:28 lead after ten minutes. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the second frame. Czech Republic gained a narrow 47:44 lead at the interval. The Czech team finally cleared off in the third stanza. The Europeans arrived at the final pause up by 10 points 68:58. Czech Republic unloaded 26 points in the fourth period and rolled to the victory at the end. Tomas Macela (179-G-88) and Vojtech Hruban (200-F-89) delivered 15 points apiece in the win. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) answered with 17 points for Japan. Ruymo Ono (197-F/C-88) had 14 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.

13-14 place
Israel - Brazil 60-65
Brazil registered victory on the final day of World University Games tournament. They held off Israel to claim the 13th position. Frederico Santos (91) posted 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort. Brazil posted a 17:15 lead at the first break. But Israel bounced back and levelled things up at 32 at halftime. Israel pulled in front in the third quarter. They ensured a 48:41 lead heading into the fourth period. Brazil turned things around in the fourth stanza. The Latin American side erased the deficit and finished the game strongly stealing a tough win at the end. Lucas Nogueira (213-C-92) had 13 points, while Fabricio Melo (212-C-90) and Rafael Stabile (F-88) delivered 10 points apiece in the victory. Ben Rice (195-F-90) and Gilad Karni (195-F/G-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) answered with 13 points each in the loss.

15-16 place
Australia - Mexico 71-68
Australia overcame Mexico on the final day of action at World University Games in China. The Aussies thus earned the 15th place at the tourney. Clinton Steindl (200-F-89) registered 15 points to lead the effort. Mexico looked better in the starting frame. They established a 19:14 lead after ten minutes. The Latin American team maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. They posted a 31:25 halftime lead. Australia managed to narrow the gap in the third quarter. They cut the deficit at 4 points 42:46 entering the fourth frame. Australia got within striking distance in the dying minutes and eventually snatched a difficult win at the end. Matthew Hodgson (211-C-91) provided 14 points for Australia. Cameron Gliddon (196-G/F-89) delivered 11 points in the win. Francisco Cruz (191-G-89) answered with 15 points for Mexico. Israel Nolasco (205-C-89) had 12 points in the loss.

17-18 place
China - South Korea 87-88
South Korea stole a narrow win over China on the final day of World University Games in Shenzhen. Five players scored in double figures to lead South Korea to the victory. They thus claimed the 17th place at the tournament. South Korea were well in control throughout the opening quarter. They posted a 28:16 lead after ten minutes. But the hosts stopped the rot and narrowed the deficit in the second frame. China got as close as three points at the interval 41:44. South Korea kept their opponents at distance in the third frame. China faced a 5-point deficit into the fourth quarter. The home team trimmed the distance to just three points with under three minutes to go. But Jaehyun Park and Lee Jung-Hyun (190-F-87) sealed the victory for South Korea. Kim Mingoo (188-G-91) posted 17 points, while Choi Bu Kyung (200-F-89) delivered 16 points in the victory. Ling Chang (206-F-88) and Ren JunFei (204-C-90) answered with 20 points each for China.

19-20 place
Hungary - United Arab Emirates 84-62
Hungary overcame UAE on the final day of action at World University Games. The victory sealed the 19th-place finish for the winners. Mate Mohacsi (192-F-90) scored 20 points and collected 8 rebounds to pace the effort. UAE jumped to an early lead but Hungary quickly denied the deficit. The European team posted a 25:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Hungary opened a double-digit lead early in the second term and maintained it well throughout the period. Hungary mounted the pressure in the third term and eased to a 20-point lead at the final break 68:48. UAE did not recover in the fourth frame and had to surrender at the end. Peter Szabo (183-G-89) posted 19 points, while Zoltan Supola (190-G-88, agency: FCM) added 18 points in the win. Qais Alshabebi (200-F-91) responded with 21 points for UAE. Mohamed AlBraiki (205-C-91) netted 17 points in defeat.

21-22 place
New Zealand - Hong Kong 92-61
New Zealand finished their World University Games campaign on a high note. The Kiwis thumped Hong Kong to earn the 21st place at the tournament. Marco Alexander (186-G-91) scored 25 points to lead the charge. New Zealand fired 27 points in the opening term to build a 9-point lead. The Kiwis cleared off in the second frame. They built a 22-point halftime advantage. New Zealand went on a 13:4 run to open the third stanza. Hong Kong never recovered in the reminder of the contest as New Zealand cruised to the victory at the end. Justin Richard Edwards (197-F-90) posted 24 points, while Dion Prewster (195-G/F-91, college: Stephen F. Austin) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the winning effort. Hong Kong answered with 23 points from Lee Ki (177-PG-87). Chan Yik Lun (190-G-87) had 11 points in defeat.


  




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World University Games Standings
Group A
 1. Germany 4-0 
 2. Estonia 3-1 
 3. S.Korea 1-2 
 4. China 1-3 
 5. Mozambique. 0-3 
Group B
 1. Russia 5-0 
 2. Canada 4-1 
 3. Sweden 3-2 
 4. Montenegro. 2-3 
 5. Mexico 1-4 
 6. Mongolia 0-5 
Group C
 1. France 5-0 
 2. Lithuania 4-1 
 3. Australia 3-2 
 4. Finland 2-3 
 5. Japan 1-4 
 6. Taiwan 0-5 
Group D
 1. USA 5-0 
 2. Brazil 4-1 
 3. Serbia 3-2 
 4. Turkey 2-3 
 5. Switzerlan. 1-4 
 6. Chile 0-5 
Points Per Game
 Alex MURPHY
  FIN
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 20
 1. Murphy, FIN20.0 
 2. Selden, USA19.3 
 3. Nordstrom, SWE17.1 
 4. Steinmann, SUI15.5 
 5. Mason, USA14.5 
 6. Giedraitis, LTU13.9 
 7. Spasojevic, MNT13.8 
 8. Lindqvist, SWE13.5 
 9. Mathiang, AUS13.5 
 10. Ellis, USA13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mangok MATHIANG
  AUS
  (208-F/C-92)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Mathiang, AUS10.3 
 2. Sanli, TUR10.0 
 3. Dubas, BEL8.5 
 4. Enkhbat, MGL8.0 
 5. Mula, MOZ7.8 
 6. Caifaz, MOZ7.8 
 7. Pot, SRB7.5 
 8. Brase, GER7.4 
 9. Nordstrom, SWE7.4 
 10. Radosavljevi., SRB7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Frank MASON
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Mason, USA4.4 
 2. Lo, GER4.2 
 3. Torres, BRA4.0 
 4. Pot, SRB3.9 
 5. Vikhrov, RUS3.8 
 6. Heo, KOR3.3 
 7. Vrbica, MNT3.3 
 8. Julien, FRA3.0 
 9. Strebkov, RUS2.8 
 10. Shtarkman, ISR2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Yudai BABA
  (193-SF-95)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Baba, JPN2.8 
 2. Dorbek, EST2.7 
 3. Leo, JPN2.5 
 4. Lee, KOR2.5 
 5. Mason, USA2.5 
 6. Torres, BRA2.3 
 7. Machava, MOZ2.2 
 8. Lee, KOR2.2 
 9. Laane, EST2.1 
 10. Djurisic, MNT2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Maik-Kalev KOTSAR
  (201-F/G-96)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kotsar, EST1.9 
 2. Choi, KOR1.8 
 3. Desyatnikov, RUS1.8 
 4. Sanli, TUR1.8 
 5. Fall, FRA1.7 
 6. Mockevicius, LTU1.5 
 7. Caven, FIN1.4 
 8. Senli, TUR1.3 
 9. Guo, CHN1.3 
 10. Morin, FRA1.3 
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