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World University Games Final Standings
 1. Russia
 2. Australia
 3. Serbia
 4. Canada
 5. Lithuania
 6. Romania
 7. Estonia
 8. Brazil
 9. USA
 10. Finland
 11. Mexico
 12. Germany
 13. Norway
 14. S.Korea
 15. Czech Rep.
 16. Mongolia
 17. Sweden
 18. Japan
 19. Ukraine
 20. United Ara.
 21. Chile
 22. China
 23. Philippine.
 24. Oman

World University Games Standings
Group A
 1. Russia 5-0 
 2. Estonia 4-1 
 3. Germany 3-2 
 4. S.Korea 2-3 
 5. Ukraine 1-4 
 6. Oman 0-5 
Group B
 1. Serbia 5-0 
 2. Romania 4-1 
 3. Mexico 3-2 
 4. Mongolia 2-3 
 5. Japan 1-4 
 6. Philippine. 0-5 
Group C
 1. Canada 5-0 
 2. Australia 4-1 
 3. USA 3-2 
 4. Czech Rep. 2-3 
 5. Sweden 1-4 
 6. United Ara. 0-5 
Group D
 1. Lithuania 5-0 
 2. Brazil 4-1 
 3. Finland 3-2 
 4. Norway 2-3 
 5. China 1-4 
 6. Chile 0-5 


 

Russia triumphs at 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan (Photo: kazan2013.ru)
Russian 2013 University NT
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Russian University National Team 2013
Pavel Antipov
Antipov
Semen Antonov
Antonov
Nikita Balashov
Balashov
Evgeny Valiev
Valiev
Artem Vikhrov
Vikhrov
Pavel Antipov 204-F-91 Unics Russia
Semen Antonov 202-PF-89 N.Novgorod Russia
Nikita Balashov 207-F-91 Krasnie Krilya Russia
Evgeny Valiev 205-F-90 Triumph Russia
Artem Vikhrov 196-PG-92 Triumph Russia
Maxim Grigoryev 195-G-90 Lokomotiv Russia
Viacheslav Zaitsev 191-G-89 Khimky Russia
Viktor Zaryazhko 194-G-92 Krasnie Krilya Russia
Andrey Zubkov 205-F-91 Lokomotiv Russia
Sergey Karasev 202-SG-93 Triumph Russia
Pavel Korobkov 206-C-90 N.Novgorod Russia
Dmitry Kulagin 197-F-92 Krasnie Krilya Russia
Ivan Lazarev 210-C/F-91 Triumph Russia
Vladimir Pichkurov 192-G-90 Volgograd Russia
Sergey Toropov 206-F/C-89 Avtodor Russia
Dmitry Khvostov 190-G-89 Khimky Russia

Vasiliy Karasev Head Coach Triumph Russia

Eurobasket.com All-World University Games Awards 2013 - Jul 19, 2013

Eurobasket.com All-World University Games 1st Team 2013
Sergey Karasev
Karasev
Daniel Mullings
Mullings
Andrey Zubkov
Zubkov
Cameron Bairstow
Bairstow
Djordje Gagic
Gagic

Finals MVP: Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91) of Russia
Best Player: Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93) of Russia
Best Guard: Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93) of Russia
Best Forward: Cameron Bairstow (6'9''-F-90) of Australia
Best Center: Djordje Gagic (210-C-90) of Serbia

1st Team
SG: Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93) of Russia
G: Daniel Mullings (6'2''-G-91) of Canada
F: Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91) of Russia
F: Cameron Bairstow (6'9''-F-90) of Australia
C: Djordje Gagic (210-C-90) of Russia

2nd Team
SG: Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) of Lithuania
F: Carl Lindbom (206-F-91) of Finland
F: Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) of Estonia
C: Cristiano Felicio (6'9''-C-92) of Brazil
C: Bogdan Tibirna (210-C-91) of Romania

Honorable Mention
Will Sheehey (6'7''-F-92) of USA
Doug McDermott (6'8''-F-92) of USA
Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90) of Germany
Ricardo Calatayud (182-PG-92) of Mexico
Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) of Norway
Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) of Mongolia
Michal Mares (192-G/F-92) of Czech Rep.
Jiri Slavik (203-F-89) of Czech Rep.
Gustav Sundstrom (197-G-91) of Sweden
Chris Czerapowicz (6'7''-G-91) of Sweden
Nikola Polyulyak (192-G-90) of Ukraine
Camilo Bustamante (187-F-89) of Chile
Meng Wei (210-C-89) of China



Russia triumphs at 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan - Jul 16, 2013

FINAL

Russia-Australia 81:74

Russia triumphs at 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The home side overcame Australia 81:74 to get Gold medals of the tournament.

Evgeny Valiev (205-F-90, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) and Clint Steindl (201-F/G-89, college: St.Mary's, CA) exchanged the early baskets, while KHVOSTOV Dmitriy scored for 10:9 in the opening tip. Russia pushed the tempo at the end of the frame and reached 25:15 lead. Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) increased the lead to 15 points, while Cameron Bairstow (206-F-90) reduced to 37:30 . YOUNG Mitch closed the second period at 41:31 and Clint Steindl cut it to 3 points midway through the third period and Todd Blanchfield (200-F-91) scored for 56:54. ELLIS Cody also kept the guests within two points early in the last stanza, but Russia was not too easy to be caught. Sergey Karasev and Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91) scored the last points for Russia to win Gold at the tournament.
Andrey Zubkov top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Sergey Karasev netted 15. Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) nailed 9, while Evgeny Valiev and Nikita Balashov (207-F-91) added 8 each. Clint Steindl and Cameron Bairstow replied with 21 points in the losing effort. Todd Blanchfield notched 10, while Ryan Broekhoff (201-F-90, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in with 8 points.

Russia:
Andrey Zubkov 19, Sergey Karasev 15, Semen Antonov 9, Evgeny Valiev 8, Nikita Balashov 8
Australia:
Clint Steindl 21, Cameron Bairstow 21, Todd Blanchfield 10, Ryan Broekhoff 8

3rd place

Canada-Serbia 74:87

Serbia clinch Bronze at the 2013 University Games. The Balkan side overcame Canada 87:74 at the 2013 University Games.
Two years ago both teams faced each other in the Final game. Serbia regained the World University Games title. They prevailed against Canada 68:55 in the championship game in Shenzhen. Mladen Jeremic stepped up with 17 points to lead the charge.
Today the teams played for the Bronze medals. Serbia won the first period 24:16 and added 23-21 lead in the second frame. Canada however replied with a 26-14 surge and EJIM Melvin tied the game at 57:57.
Dwight Powell (208-F-91) made it 70:70, but Serbia erupted with a 17-4 surge to seal the victory.
Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Ivan Smiljanic (199-F-89) nailed 13. Milos Dimic (195-G-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) and Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) posted 9 points each. Dwight Powell answered with 12 points in defeat and Thomas Scrubb (196-F-91) netted 11. Daniel Mullings (188-G-91) brought 10, while Philip Scrubb (190-G-92) had 9.

Canada:
Dwight Powell 12, Thomas Scrubb 11, Daniel Mullings 10, Philip Scrubb 9
Serbia:
Djordje Gagic 24, Ivan Smiljanic 13, Milos Dimic 9, Stefan Zivanovic 9


5th place

Romania-Lithuania 50:87

Lithuania ended up on the 5th place at the 2013 University Games. The Baltic side overcame Romania 87:50 in the game for 5-6 places in Kazan.
Lithuania started the game with a 5-0 run, while
Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-G-89, agency: Alti Sport) closed the quarter with 6 consecutive points for 18:7 lead. Lithuania added 25-15 rally in the second frame and enjoyed a 43:22 halftime advantage. Moreover Lithuania increased the lead to 29 points after three quarters when Adomas Drungilas (203-C-90) scored for 63:34. The Baltic side led 43 points midway through the last frame but was satisfied with the final 87:50 win.
Adomas Drungilas top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Sarunas Vasiliauskas tallied 14. Vytenis Lipkevicius (197-F-89) notched 13, while Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) added 12. Bogdan Tibirna (210-C-91) replied with 16 points in the losing effort and Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) had 7. TOROK Rolland and Iulian Orbeanu (204-C-91) brought 6 points each in a loss.

Romania:
Bogdan Tibirna 16, Adrian Gutoaia 7, TOROK Rolland 6, Iulian Orbeanu 6
Lithuania:
Adomas Drungilas 16, Sarunas Vasiliauskas 14, Vytenis Lipkevicius 13, Vytenis Cizauskas 12
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'7th place
Brazil-Estonia 63:67

Estonia finished 7th after the win over Brazil at the 2013 University Games. They overcame the opponents 67:63 as both teams finished their campaign in Kazan.
Brazil looked better in the first period and led 4 points twice during the quarter. GONCALVES Isaac nailed three for 22:21 and le later brought 26:25. Estonia however got the lead and grabbed 34:33 halftime advantage. Brazil replied with 21-16 rally in the third period, but Estonia pushed the tempo in the last stanza.
Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) scored 11 points in a row for the Estonian team that enjoyed a 67:63 victory.
Toomas Raadik stepped up with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Taavi Hamarsalu (200-C/F-89), Madis Saarmets (201-C-90) and Erik Keedus (198-F-90) netted 12 each. Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) replied with 18 points for Brazil that finished 8th at the 2013 University Games. George Chaia (190-G-91) and DEODATO Guilherme brought 9 points each, while Leonardo Meindl (200-F-93) had 8.

Brazil:
Cristiano Felicio 18, George Chaia 9, DEODATO Guilherme 9, Leonardo Meindl 8
Estonia:
Toomas Raadik 19+10 rebs, Taavi Hamarsalu 12, Madis Saarmets 12, Erik Keedus 12
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'9th place
USA-Finland 97:70

USA rout Finland for the final 9th position at the 2013 University Games. One of the favorites posted a 97:70 victory in their last game of the campaign.
It was not the Classification Round the USA dreamt to play in. The team could not make it to the Quarterfinals and desired however to finish on a high note. USA started the game with 25-20 lead and erupted with 27-6 surge in the second frame. Moreover USA posted a 20-18 rally in the third quarter, while Finland replied with 26-25 run in the last stanza.

Will Sheehey (6'7''-F-92) stepped up with 20 points for the winners and Adreian Payne (6'10''-C-91) delivered 13. Aaron White (6'8''-F-92) brought 12 and Kevin Ferrell (6'0''-G-93) scored 11. Finland got 18 points from Carl Lindbom (6'9''-F-91), while Antto Nikkarinen (6'1''-PG-91, agency: Blacktop Management) netted 10. Roope Ahonen (6'1''-G-90, agency: FCM) posted 9 points and Jesse Niemi (6'4''-F/G-90) added 8 in a loss.

USA:
Will Sheehey 20, Adreian Payne 13, Aaron White 12, Kevin Ferrell 11
Finland:
Carl Lindbom 18, Antto Nikkarinen 10, Roope Ahonen 9, Jesse Niemi 8
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11th place
Germany-Mexico 64:71

Mexico overcame Germany, as both teams farewell to Kazan. Mexico finished on the 11th spot after a 71:64 win at the 2013 University Games.
Both teams entered Miras Sports Complex in order to win their last game. Mexico posted a 20-18 run in the first period, while Germany replied with 16-11 rally in the second frame. The third period was decisive in the game as Mexico exploded with 30-16 burst and never looked behind after. The European team managed to win the last stanza 14-10, but reduced to final 7 points.

Juan Ramirez (195-F-91) paced all the winners with 17 points and Ricardo Calatayud (182-PG-92) followed him with 15. Jesus Felix (194-F-90) brought 13 points and Fernando Benitez (204-F/C-89) had 12. Ole Wendt (190-PG-92) notched 16 points for Germany and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) had 13. Florian Koch (197-SF-92) scored 12, and MOENNINGHOFF Mathis added 9.

Germany:
Ole Wendt 16, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 13, Florian Koch 12, MOENNINGHOFF Mathis 9
Mexico:
Juan Ramirez 17, Ricardo Calatayud 15, Jesus Felix 13, Fernando Benitez 12
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13th place
Norway -South Korea 79:77

Norway ended up on 13th place at the 2013 University Games. They needed a final 79:77 win over South Korea in their last game of the tournament.
Norway started the game with 24:17 lead and added 21-13 rally in the second period.
Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) gave his team 19-point advantage, however Norway hardly escaped with the win. South Korea erupted with a 17-2 surge as HAN Ho Bin reduced to 47:43 early in the third. Norway again pushed the tempo and reached 73:60 with 5 minutes to go. South Korea could not take the lead in the game and managed only to reduce to 79:77.
Stian Mjos and Magne Fivelstad (198-G-89) top-scored for the winners with 16 points each, while Anders Stien (195-G-90) notched 14. Karamo Jawara (201-F-91) collected 10 points and 12 rebounds in a win. DOO Kyung Min answered with 29 points in the losing effort and JEON Seong Hyen had 17. LEE Dae Heon brought 11, whilst HAN Ho Bin notched 9.

Norway:
Stian Mjos 16, Magne Fivelstad 16, Anders Stien 14, Karamo Jawara 10+12 rebs
South Korea: DOO Kyung Min 29, JEON Seong Hyen 17, LEE Dae Heon 11, HAN Ho Bin 9
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'15th place
Mongolia-Czech Republic 80:94

Czech Republic closed the campaign with the win over Mongolia at the 2013 University Games. Czech Republic produced a 94:80 victory for the 15th place at the tournament. Mongolia finished the tournament on the 16th position.
Both teams did their best to finish on a high note. Czech Republic started the game with 18-17 lead and added 24-22 before the halftime. The European side also posted a 31-25 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with 21-16 end.

Michal Mares (192-G/F-92) paced all the winners with 21 points and Viktor Cvek (200-C-89) nailed 14. Martin Gniadek (201-F/C-90) and Adam Ciz (190-PG-91) delivered 12 points each, while Jan Jiricek (203-F-90) had 10. Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) answered with 26 points in defeat and Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj (189-SG-89) had 14. Bilguun Battuvshin (197-F-89) brought 13, whilst Gansukh Avarzed (191-G-92) chipped in with 8.

Mongolia:
Sanchir Tungalag 26, Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj 14, Bilguun Battuvshin 13, Gansukh Avarzed 8
Czech Republic:
Michal Mares 21, Viktor Cvek 14, Martin Gniadek 12, Adam Ciz 12, Jan Jiricek 10
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17th place
Sweden-Japan 62:50

Sweden rout Japan in the last day opener of the 2013 University Games. The Scandinavian team posted a 62:50 win to finish on the 17th place.
Sweden opened the game with 16-6 lead and never looked behind after. The European team added 17-15 rally in the second period and led 12 points at the halftime. Japan managed to score the same number of points with the opponents in the second half. Both teams posted 15 points in the third period and ended up with 14 points apiece.

Gustav Sundstrom (197-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) nailed 16. Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91) poured in 8, while Sebastian Norman (206-F-92) added 6. Kengo Nomoto (196-F-92) replied with 16 points in defeat and Taku Bandoh (185-G-92) brought 15. Seiji Ikaruga (185-G-94) netted 7 and Kebin Hareyama (191-F-93) brought 5.

Sweden:
Gustav Sundstrom 17, Chris Czerapowicz 16, Alexander Lindqvist 8, Sebastian Norman 6
Japan:
Kengo Nomoto 16, Taku Bandoh 15, Seiji Ikaruga 7, Kebin Hareyama 5
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19th place
Ukraine-United Arab Emirates 107:54

Ukraine enjoy the last victory in Kazan as they overcame United Arab Emirates 107:54. Ukraine finished on the 18th place at the 2013 University Games.
Ukraine erupted with 32-4 surge and dominated the whole game. The European side posted a massive 33-14 in the second frame as
Nikola Polyulyak (192-G-90) made it 65:18. He also increased the lead to +50, while AL BRAIKI Mohamed reduced to 83:38 at the end of the third period. Ukraine added 24-16 rally in the last stanza for the final result.
Rodion Borovskyi (195-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Nikola Polyulyak nailed 18. Alexei Pavlenko (186-PG-90) delivered 16, while MYKHAILOV Anton netted 14 and ROCHNIAK Anton brought 12. OMAR ALAMERI Omer answered with 20 points in the losing effort and AHMAD AL SHABEBI Qais had 17. AL BRAIKI Mohamed poured in 7, whilst KHALIFA AHMAD Khalid chipped in with 6.

Ukraine:
Rodion Borovskyi 19, Nikola Polyulyak 18, Alexei Pavlenko 16, MYKHAILOV Anton 14, ROCHNIAK Anton 12
United Arab Emirates: OMAR ALAMERI Omer 20, AHMAD AL SHABEBI Qais 17, AL BRAIKI Mohamed 7, KHALIFA AHMAD Khalid 6
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'21st place
Chile-China 76:72

Chile beat China to finish a step higher at the 2013 University Games. Chile needed a 76:72 win for 21st place in Kazan.
Chile started the game with 22-18 lead, but China replied with a 23-11 surge in the second frame. XIAO Jian made it 41:33 to send both sides to the lockers.
Cui Jinming (193-G-92) increased to 10 points early in the third period, but China could not win the game. Tomas Alvarez (185-G-89) nailed three for 60:59 early in the last period and then COTRONEO Rocco scored for 68:64. Chile managed to keep the lead and won their last game.
Camilo Bustamante (187-F-89) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Tomas Alvarez nailed 15. Francisco Pena (187-G/F-89) brought 13, while Osven Ledezma (202-C-90) collected 9 points and 19 rebounds. Liu Zihao (183-PG-92) replied with 16 points in defeat, while Cui Jinming had 15. Wei Meng (210-C-89) collected 12 points and 12 rebounds for China that finished on the 22nd place.

Chile:
Camilo Bustamante 18, Tomas Alvarez 15, Francisco Pena 13, Osven Ledezma 9+19 rebs
China:
Liu Zihao 16, Cui Jinming 15, Wei Meng 12+12 rebs


Russia and Australia will face in the Final - Jul 15, 2013

SEMIFINALS
Russia - Canada 78:68

Russia punched the Final ticket at the World University Games. The hosts defeated Canada in the second semifinal of the day. Russia will now face Australia in the title game. Canada will take on Serbia in the consolation final.
Russia entered the game as big time favourites and they started to confirm the status from the starting minutes. Russia gained a 22:11 lead after the opening frame. The hosts kept Canada at distance throughout the second frame. Russia piled up a 43:26 halftime lead. They did not loosen the grasp in the third frame. They secured a 20-point lead before the final stanza. Canada went on a desperate rescue rally in the fourth period. They cut the deficit but came up empty-handed at the end.
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) nailed 20 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for Russia. Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Nikita Balashov (207-F-91) had 11 points each for the winning side. Brady Heslip (188-G-90), Melvin Ejim (198-F-91) and Daniel Mullings (188-G-91) replied with 12 points apiece in the loss.

Russia:
Sergey Karasev 20+10 boards, Semen Antonov 11, Nikita Balashov 11
Canada:
Brady Heslip 12, Melvin Ejim 12, Daniel Mullings 12

Australia - Serbia 65:62
Australia have become the first University Games finalists. They narrowly defeated Serbia in the first semifinal in Kazan today.
Jason Cadee (186-G-91) scored 19 points to lead the Aussies to a come-from-behind victory.
Serbia shocked their opponents in the first period. The European team got to a flying start posting a 24:6 lead after the starting quarter. Australia narrowed the deficit in the second term. They stopped the rot and got within 16 points at halftime 21:37. Australia adjusted the tempo in the third term. They triggered a 21:11 rally to get within 6 points at the final break. Australia used a 9:1 run midway through the fourth term to spur ahead.
Jason Cadee and Cameron Bairstow (206-F-90) stepped up for the Aussies in the dying second and helped them protect the lead. Cameron Bairstow finished with 14 points and 7 boards, while Todd Blanchfield (200-F-91) delivered 12 points for the winners. Darko Balaban (211-C-89, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 14 points for Serbia. Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) had 10 points in the loss.

Australia:
Jason Cadee 19, Cameron Bairstow 14, Todd Blanchfield 12
Serbia:
Darko Balaban 14, Stefan Zivanovic 10
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'5-8 places
Romania-Brazil 82:75

Romania outscore Brazil and will face Lithuania for the 5th place at the 2013 University Games. The European team posted an 82:75 victory at the Classification Round for 5-8 places. Brazil will take on Estonia in the game for 7-8 places.
Romania won the first period 26:23 and led three points at the halftime. Both teams posted 16 points each in the third period and then Romanian increased to final 7 points. They won the last stanza 27-23 and will play for the fifth spot tomorrow.

Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) stepped up with 21 points and TOROK Rolland netted 17. Bogdan Tibirna (210-C-91) poured in 11, while Catalin Petrisor (184-PG-92) had 10. Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) replied with 18 points and 11 rebounds in defeat, while DALLA BARBA Matheus scored 11. George Chaia (190-G-91) and DEODATO Guilherme poured in 9 points each in a loss.

Romania:
Adrian Gutoaia 21, TOROK Rolland 17, Bogdan Tibirna 11, Catalin Petrisor 10
Brazil:
Cristiano Felicio 18+11 rebs, DALLA BARBA Matheus 11, George Chaia 9, DEODATO Guilherme 9

Estonia-Lithuania 61:82
Lithuania edge Estonia in Baltic battle at the 2013 University Games. The Lithuanian team will play for the 5th place against Romania after an 82:61 win. Estonia will take on Brazil in the game for 7-8 places.
Lithuania posted a 20:13 lead in the first period and added 17-15 rally in the second frame. Moreover the favorites added two narrow victories in the second half to seal the victory.
Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91, agency: Dynamics Global Management) scored the last points for the winners from the free throw line for the final 21-point victory.
Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) netted 13. Augustas Peciukevicius brought 12 points, while Simas Buterlevicius (200-F-89) posted 11. Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) ended up with 16 points in defeat and Madis Saarmets (201-C-90) had 15. Taavi Hamarsalu (200-C/F-89), Erik Keedus (198-F-90) and Kristjan Keres (196-F-89) netted 8 points each in a loss.

Estonia:
Toomas Raadik 16, Madis Saarmets 15, Taavi Hamarsalu 8, Erik Keedus 8, Kristjan Keres 8
Lithuania:
Adas Juskevicius 14, Vytenis Cizauskas 13, Augustas Peciukevicius 12, Simas Buterlevicius 11
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'9-12 places
USA - Germany 92:70

The USA will play for the 9th position at the World University Games in Kazan. They knocked down Germany in the classification round today.
Doug McDermott (6'8''-F-92) posted 18 points to lead the North American side.
Germany led by two points after ten minutes of action 19:17. The USA bounced back in the second term. They went on a 29:13 rally to take a 46:32 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term. The USA entered the fourth frame up by 14 points. They poured in 27 points and escaped with a comfortable win at the end.
Luke Hancock (6'6''-F-90) chipped in 16 points, while Cory Jefferson (6'9''-F-90) netted 11 points for the winners. Konstantin Klein (6'2''-PG-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) answered with 16 points for Germany. Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (6'10''-C-90, agency: Court Side) had 13 points in the loss.

USA:
Doug McDermott 18, Luke Hancock 16, Cory Jefferson 11
Germany:
Konstantin Klein 16, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 13

Finland - Mexico 82:70
Finland will fight for the ninth overall position at the World University Games. They defeated Mexico today to face the USA in the final game at the tournament.
Carl Lindbom (206-F-91) nailed 20 points to lead the Finnish team. Mexico will take on Germany next.
Finland eked out an 18:17 lead after ten minutes. They extended the lead in the second period. Finland recorded a 39:30 halftime advantage. The European team kept Mexico at distance throughout the third quarter. Finland entered the final stanza up by 10 points and rallied to the victory in the final minutes.
Roope Ahonen (186-G-90, agency: FCM) delivered 13 points, while Antto Nikkarinen (185-PG-91, agency: Blacktop Management) contributed 11 points for the winning team. Fernando Benitez (204-F/C-89) answered with 18 points for Mexico. Fabian Jaimes (198-F-92) and Ricardo Calatayud (182-PG-92) dropped 12 points apiece in the loss.

Finland:
Carl Lindbom 20, Roope Ahonen 13, Antto Nikkarinen 11
Mexico:
Fernando Benitez 18, Fabian Jaimes 12, Ricardo Calatayud 12
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'13-16 places
Mongolia-Norway 54:83

Norway roll over Mongolia on Monday at the Classification Round for 13-16 places at the 2013 University Games. The European team overcame the opponents 83:54 and will play for the 13th place tomorrow against South Korea. Mongolia will take on Czech Republic in the game for the 15-16 places.
Norway erupted with a 20-2 surge and never looked behind. They enjoyed a 26:6 lead after the first period and led 19 points at the halftime. Both teams nailed 19 points each in the third period, while Norway pushed the tempo at the end of the game. They finished the game with 23-13 rally to seal the victory.
BOEHN Fredrik stepped up with 24 points for the winners and
Anders Stien (195-G-90) notched 16. Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) brought 11, while Aksel Bolinz (201-G/F-90) had 9. Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) and Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj (189-SG-89) top-scored for Mongolia with 11 points each. Azbayar Tserendagva (202-F-89) netted 9, while Tserenbaatar Enkhtaivan (195-F/C-90) added 7.

Mongolia:
Sanchir Tungalag 11, Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj 11, Azbayar Tserendagva 9, Tserenbaatar Enkhtaivan 7
Norway: BOEHN Fredrik 24,
Anders Stien 16, Stian Mjos 11, Aksel Bolinz 9

South Korea- Czech Republic 92:88 OT
South Korea needs overtime to beat Czech Republic at the 2013 University Games. South Korea grabbed a 92:88 win and will face Norway in the game for 13-14 places. Czech Republic meanwhile will take on Mongolia in the game for 15-16 places.
Czech Republic grabbed 26:17 lead and led 5 points at the halftime. Both teams later scored 21 points each in the third period, while South Korea tied the score at the end of the fourth period when they posted 17-12 in it. Due to 16-12 rally in overtime the Asian team won the game.
KIM Jun Yl top-scored for the winners with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while JEON Seong Hyen and DOO Kyung Min added 19 each. PARK Jae Hyun followed them with 15 points in a win.
Jiri Slavik (203-F-89) answered with 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Michal Mares (192-G/F-92) added 20. Adam Ciz (190-PG-91) poured in 19 points, while Martin Gniadek (201-F/C-90) had 12.

South Korea: KIM Jun Yl 22+11 rebs, JEON Seong Hyen 19, DOO Kyung Min 19, PARK Jae Hyun 15
Czech Republic:
Jiri Slavik 24+13 rebs, Michal Mares 20, Adam Ciz 19, Martin Gniadek 12
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Japan-United Arab Emirates 79:63

Japan defeats United Arab Emirates in Kazan at the Classification Round for 17-20 places. The Japanese team overcame the opponents 79:63 and will take Sweden for the 17th place tomorrow. The United Arab Emirates will face Ukraine in the game for 19-20 places.
Japan enjoyed a minimum lead at the end of the first period, while United Arab Emirates managed to tie the game at the halftime. Japan needed t limit the opponents to just 12 points in the last two quarters for the final victory. Japan won the third quarter 16-12 and added 24-12 in the last stanza.

Seiji Ikaruga (185-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Yuya Nagayoshi (199-C-91) nailed 17. Kosuke Hashimoto (202-F-93) produced 13, whilst Naoki Uto (91) notched 9. AHMAD AL SHABEBI Qais answered with 19 points in defeat, while KHALIFA AHMAD Mubarak and AHMED AL-ALI Rashid poured in 13 each. OMAR ALAMERI Omer delivered 8 points in a loss.

Japan:
Seiji Ikaruga 20, Yuya Nagayoshi 17, Kosuke Hashimoto 13, Naoki Uto 9
United Arab Emirates: AHMAD AL SHABEBI Qais 19, KHALIFA AHMAD Mubarak 13, AHMED AL-ALI Rashid 13, OMAR ALAMERI Omer 8

Ukraine - Sweden 73:75
Sweden steals the victory from Ukraine at the Classification Round for 17-20 places at the 2013 University Games. The Scandinavian team grabbed a 75:73 win due to the final push.
Both teams scored 16 points each in the first period. They also scored 16 points each in the third period before Ukraine posted a 25-20 rally in the second frame. Sweden however dominated the end of the game and needed a 23-16 finish to seal the victory.

Gustav Sundstrom (197-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) nailed 16. Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91) delivered 13, while BARTON Charles had 10. Nikola Polyulyak (192-G-90) and ROCHNIAK Anton combined for 50 points in the losing effort. SAINIIEV Vasyl and Oleksandr Dolenko (191-PG-90) followed them with 5 points each.

Ukraine:
Nikola Polyulyak 29, ROCHNIAK Anton 21, SAINIIEV Vasyl 5, Oleksandr Dolenko 5
Sweden:
Gustav Sundstrom 19, Chris Czerapowicz 16, Alexander Lindqvist 13, BARTON Charles 10
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Oman-China 53:89

China leave no chance for Oman in Kazan at the 2013 University Games. China delivered an 89:53 win at the Classification Round for 21-24 places.
AL HALHALI Ahmed opened the game with a three-pointer, while China won the first period 20:9. The latter also added 18-14 rally in the second frame and led 13 points at the halftime. Moreover the second half also belonged to the Chinese team. They won the third period 29-18 and finished the game with 22-12 surge in the last period.

Wei Meng (210-C-89) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Cui Jinming (193-G-92) netted 18. Zhang Hanqi (205-C-91) collected 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Gao Xiangnan (190-G-90) added 11. AL HALHALI Ahmed produced 13 points in a loss, while AL FARRAJI Hassan collected 12 points and 13 rebounds. AL SIBANI Ahmed notched 11 and BANI ARABA Haitham added 7 points and 13 boards.

Oman: AL HALHALI Ahmed 13, AL FARRAJI Hassan 12+13 rebs, AL SIBANI Ahmed 11, BANI ARABA Haitham 7+13 rebs
China:
Wei Meng 19+11 rebs, Cui Jinming 18, Zhang Hanqi 13+10 rebs, Gao Xiangnan 11


Russia, Canada, Australia and Serbia advanced to the Semifinals - Jul 14, 2013

SEMIFINALS

Canada-Brazil 88:77

Canada reach the Semifinals of the 2013 University Games. The team overcame Brazil 88:77 and will take on Russia in the Top Four clash. Brazil will place in the Classification Round for 5-8 places.
It was Brazil to start better in the game. They took 20:17 lead at the end of the first period, while Canada grabbed 1-point halftime advantage after 21-17 rally in the second frame. Moreover Canada won the third period 21-15 and finished the game with 29-25 run.

Brady Heslip (188-G-90) paced all the winners with 20 points and Dwight Powell (208-F-91) netted 15. Melvin Ejim (198-F-91) delivered 12, while Kyle Wiltjer (208-F-92) notched 11. Andre Silva (193-F-89) replied with 15 points in the losing effort and DEODATO Guilherme brought 14. Leonardo Meindl (200-F-93) netted 11, whilst Lucas Mariano (207-C-93) added 10.

Canada:
Brady Heslip 20, Dwight Powell 15, Melvin Ejim 12, Kyle Wiltjer 11
Brazil:
Andre Silva 15, DEODATO Guilherme 14, Leonardo Meindl 11, Lucas Mariano 10

Russia-Romania 78:53

Karasev leads Russia to the semis of the 2013 University Games. The Russian player scored 22 points against Romania in a 78:53 win. Tomorrow Russia will take on Canada in the semifinal clash, while Romania will play at the Classification Round for 5-8n places.
Russia continued their winning streak at the home tournament. They started with 17-15 lead and added 16-12 rally in the second frame. Moreover Russia needed a 21-12 surge for the comfortable lead after three quarters. Russia finished the game with 24-14 to seal the semifinal berth.
ZARYAZHKO Victor scored 13 points for the winners.
Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) netted 10 and Evgeny Valiev (205-F-90, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) added 7. Bogdan Tibirna (210-C-91) brought 18, while Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) notched 9. TOROK Rolland scored 7 and Iulian Orbeanu (204-C-91) brought 5.

Russia:
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) 22, ZARYAZHKO Victor 13, Semen Antonov 10, Evgeny Valiev 7
Romania:
Bogdan Tibirna 18, Adrian Gutoaia 9, TOROK Rolland 7, Iulian Orbeanu 5

Serbia - Estonia 88:43
Serbia recorded victory in the first quarterfinal clash at the World University Games. They knocked down Estonia to reach the semifinal stage.
Djordje Drenovac (208-G/F-92, agency: Interperformances) and Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) nailed 13 points each for the winners.
The teams traded baskets throughout intense first period. The Balkan team eked out an 18:16 lead after ten minutes. Serbia boosted the lead in the second frame. They went on a 20:9 rally to pile up a 38:25 halftime lead. Serbia knocked down 20 points in the third term to clear off. They ensured a 19-point buffer before the final period and never looked back en route to the victory.
Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) netted 12 points in the win. Erik Keedus (198-F-90) answered with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Estonia. Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) had 10 points in the loss.

Serbia:
Djordje Drenovac 13, Stefan Zivanovic 13, Djordje Gagic 12
Estonia:
Erik Keedus 12, Toomas Raadik 10

Lithuania-Australia 55:60
Australia advanced to the Semifinals of the 2013 University Games. They needed to beat the Lithuanian team 60:55 and will face Serbia tomorrow. Lithuania will play at the Classification Round for 5-8 places.
It was one of the best Quarterfinal games tonight. At first Lithuania took 20-11 lead, but Australia replied with a 15-8 rally and reduced to 28:26 at the halftime. The teams exchanged the lead several times in the third period as
Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) nailed 4 in a row for 45:40 after three quarters. Ryan Broekhoff (201-F-90, agency: Priority Sports) however nailed two three-pointers I a row to give his side 51:49 lead. Jason Cadee (186-G-91) and v scored the final points in the game for the Semifinal berth.
Ryan Broekhoff stepped up with 14 points and Jason Cadee netted 12. Cody Ellis (203-F-90) and Mitchell Young (206-F-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) delivered 9 points each. Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) and Adas Juskevicius posted 16 points each in defeat, while Sarunas Vasiliauskas notched 6. Vytenis Lipkevicius (197-F-89) and Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) poured in 5 points each in a loss.

Lithuania:
Vytenis Cizauskas 16, Adas Juskevicius 16, Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-G-89, agency: Alti Sport) 6, Vytenis Lipkevicius 5, Gediminas Orelikas 5
Australia:
Ryan Broekhoff 14, Jason Cadee 12, Cody Ellis 9, Mitchell Young 9
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USA-Norway 91:51

USA rout Norway at the start of the Classification Round for 9-16 places at the 2013 University Games. USA posted a comfortable 91:51 win on Sunday morning.
USA opened the game with a 17-15 run and then pushed the tempo in the rest of the game. The favorites needed a 26-10 surge to take 43:25 halftime advantage. Moreover USA posted 21-15 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with massive 27-11 burst.
SHEEHEY William paced all the winners with 16 points and
Cory Jefferson (6'9''-F-90) as well as Aaron White (6'8''-F-92) delivered 11 each. Tyler Haws (6'5''-G-91) and Spencer Dinwiddie (6'5''-G-93) finished the game with 9 points each in win. Roy Nwachukwu (6'5''-F-90, college: Seminole St.CC) answered with 10 points in the losing effort. OSTBYE Nicolay and Stian Mjos (6'0''-PG-89) followed him with 8 points apiece.

USA: SHEEHEY William 16,
Cory Jefferson 11, Aaron White 11, Tyler Haws 9, Spencer Dinwiddie 9
Norway:
Roy Nwachukwu 10, OSTBYE Nicolay 8, Stian Mjos 8

Germany-Mongolia 101:68
Germany smashes Mongolia in Kazan at the start of the Classification Round for 9-16 places at the 2013 University Games. The German side left no chances for the opponents in a 101:68 win.
The victory was not actually that easy for the European team. Mongolia looked better in the first period and grabbed 20:18 lead. Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) scored for 26:21 early in the second frame. But then Germany took control of the game. They won the second frame 31-18 and added 28-15 surge in the third period. Moreover German finished the game with 24-15 to seal the victory.
Florian Koch (197-SF-92) stepped up with 16 points for the winners and Dennis Kramer (211-F-92) nailed 14. Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) netted 13, while Anthony Canty (183-PG-91) scored 12 and Konstantin Klein (187-PG-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) posted 11. Sanchir Tungalag finished the game with 27 points and 11 rebounds in defeat, while Azbayar Tserendagva (202-F-89) chipped in with 17. Bilguun Battuvshin (197-F-89) brought 12 points in a loss.

Germany: Florian Koch 16, Dennis Kramer 14, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 13, Anthony Canty 12, Konstantin Klein 11
Mongolia: Sanchir Tungalag 27+11 rebs, Azbayar Tserendagva 17, Bilguun Battuvshin 12

Finland-Czech Republic 70:52
Finland pip Czech Republic on Sunday at the Classification Round for 9-16 places at the 2013 University Games. The Nordic side posted a 70:52 win over the opponents in one of the first games.
Finland took control of the game in the first period and enjoyed an early 20:9 lead. Czech Republic managed to reduce the gap to 6 points, however MOLENIUS Markus closed the half at 34:23. Again Czech Republic cut it to 39:38 midway through the third period, while Finland reached 15-point deficit at the end of 30 minutes. They also added 17-14 rally in the last quarter for the final result.
Roope Ahonen (186-G-90, agency: FCM) stepped up with 19 points and Jesse Niemi (193-F/G-90) netted 13. Mikael Sandberg (210-C-91) brought 8, whilst Lauri Toivonen (201-F-91) had 6. Jiri Slavik (203-F-89) produced 13 points in the losing effort, whilst Adam Ciz (190-PG-91) and Viktor Cvek (200-C-89) delivered 9 each.

Finland: Roope Ahonen 19, Jesse Niemi 13, Mikael Sandberg 8, Lauri Toivonen 6
Czech Republic: Jiri Slavik 13, Adam Ciz 9, Viktor Cvek 9

Mexico-South Korea 98:70
Mexico outscore South Korea at the Classification Round for 9-16 places at the 2013 University Games. Mexico dominated the whole game and posted a 98:70 win.
Mexico grabbed 24:21 lead at the end of the first period and added massive 25-12 surge in the second period. Mexico also erupted with a 31-19 burst in the third period, while both teams nailed 18 points each in the last quarter. GARAY Alejandro and
Ivan Gracia (179-PG-89) scored the last points for the winners.
Fabian Jaimes (198-F-92) stepped up with 26 points and 17 rebounds, while Juan Ramirez (195-F-91) and Fernando Benitez (204-F/C-89) added 11 points each. Israel Nolasco (205-C-89) scored 10, while Daniel Giron (175-G-89) and Ricardo Calatayud (182-PG-92) had 9 points apiece. DOO Kyung Min replied with 22 points in defeat and PARK Jae Hyun posted 11. JEONG Hyo Geun followed them with 7 points in a loss.

Mexico:
Fabian Jaimes 26+17 rebs, Juan Ramirez 11, Fernando Benitez 11, Israel Nolasco 10, Daniel Giron 9, Ricardo Calatayud 9
South Korea: DOO Kyung Min 22, PARK Jae Hyun 11, JEONG Hyo Geun 7
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Sweden-Chile 80:49

Sweden open Classification Round with the win at the 2013 University Games. The Scandinavian side overcame Chile 80:49 at the Quarterfinals Rank 17-24.
Sweden took 15:6 lead in the first period and never looked behind in the game. They added 17-13 rally in the second frame and enjoyed a 32:19 halftime advantage. Sweden also dominated the second half and posted two victories. The European side won the third quarter 26-10 and added 22-20 in the last stanza.
BARTON Charles top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Gustav Sundstrom (197-G-91) nailed 12. Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91) poured in 11, while Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) and Andreas Karlsson (200-F/G-89) added 10 each. Tomas Alvarez (185-G-89) ended up with 18 points in the losing effort, while Cristian Iturriaga (F-89) posted 12. Camilo Bustamante (187-F-89) followed them with 9 points.

Sweden: BARTON Charles 16, Gustav Sundstrom 12, Alexander Lindqvist 11, Chris Czerapowicz 10, Andreas Karlsson 10
Chile: Tomas Alvarez 18, Cristian Iturriaga 12, Camilo Bustamante 9

China-United Arab Emirates 62:64
United Arab Emirates surprise China in Kazan at the start of the Classification Round for 17-24 places at the 2013 University Games. United Arab Emirates grabbed 64:62 win on Sunday.
China came in a better shape to this game and started with 25:16 lead. They had 5-point advantage at the halftime but could not win the game. United Arab Emirates posted two narrow victories in the second half and won the game. They needed a 17-15 rally in the third period and closed the game with a 16-11 burst.
AHMAD AL SHABEBI Qais top-scored for the winners with 24 points and OMAR ALAMERI Omer netted 15. KHALIFA AHMAD Mubarak brought 10, whilst KHALIFA AHMAD Khalid nailed 8 and AL BRAIKI Mohamed had 6.
Cui Jinming (193-G-92) answered with 19 points in defeat and Li Zhigang (200-F-91) as well as Lian Liu (200-F-91) poured in 10 each. Liu Zihao (183-PG-92) scored 8, while Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94) added 7.

China:
Cui Jinming 19, Li Zhigang 10, Lian Liu 10, Liu Zihao 8, Dai Huaibo 7
United Arab Emirates: AHMAD AL SHABEBI Qais 24, OMAR ALAMERI Omer 15, KHALIFA AHMAD Mubarak 10, KHALIFA AHMAD Khalid 8, AL BRAIKI Mohamed 6

Japan-Oman 123:40
Japan rolled over Oman at the Classification Round for 17-24 places. Japan stormed past the opponents with 123:40 win.
Japan exploded with 27-14 lead in the first period and dominated the whole court. They added massive 35-11 surge in the second frame and increased to 62:25 at the halftime. Moreover Japan posted two comfortable victories in the second half as well. They won the third period 26-9 and finished the game with 35-6 in the last quarter.

Seiji Ikaruga (185-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Sohei Kawakami (190-G-91) as well as Naoki Uto (91) netted 15 each. Taku Bandoh (185-G-92) brought 14, while Kengo Nomoto (196-F-92) had 11. AL AAMRI Nouh answered with 15 points in defeat and AL FARRAJI Hassan had 7. AL SIBANI Ahmed and AL SAADI Said scored 6 points each in defeat.

Japan:
Seiji Ikaruga 21, Sohei Kawakami 15, Naoki Uto 15, Taku Bandoh 14, Kengo Nomoto 11
Oman: AL AAMRI Nouh 15, AL FARRAJI Hassan 7, AL SIBANI Ahmed 6, AL SAADI Said 6


Quarterfinals are set in Kazan - Jul 12, 2013

GROUP A

Ukraine-Oman 99:35

Ukraine celebrated the initial win in Kazan at the 2013 University Games. They won over Oman 99:35 and finished Group A with 1-4 record. Oman meanwhile lost all five games at the tournament.
Ukraine scored the first 6 points in the game and MYKHAILOV Anton later brought 14:2. Ukraine won the first period 25:9 and continued their dominance in the rest of the game. Ukraine won the second period 32-10 and led 57:19 at the halftime. Moreover the European team posted a 19-9 rally in the third period and added 23-7 burst in the last stanza.

Anton Rochnyak stepped up with 21 points and Anton Mikhaylov delivered 13. Alexei Pavlenko (186-PG-90) poured in 12, while Rodion Borovskyi (195-F-92) and POLYULYAK Mykola added 11 each. AL ASMI Mohamed and AL SIBANI Ahmed brought 7 in defeat and AL AAMRI Nouh had 6.

Ukraine:
Anton Rochnyak (206-F-91) 21, Anton Mikhaylov (192-F-91) 13, Alexei Pavlenko 12, Rodion Borovskyi 11, POLYULYAK Mykola 11
Oman: AL ASMI Mohamed 7, AL SIBANI Ahmed 7, AL AAMRI Nouh 6


South Korea -Estonia 61:68

Estonia edge South Korea in Kazan at the 27th Summer Universiade. The European side posted a 68:61 win to finish second in Group A with 4-1 record. South Korea ended up with 2-3 record on the fourth place.
South Korea started the game better and posted 17:13 rally in the first period. They missed however a 20-14 burst in the second frame and trailed 2 points at the halftime. Estonia managed to win the last quarter as well 18-12 and grabbed the second place in the group.

Madis Saarmets (201-C-90) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) also scored 18. Jaan Puidet (191-G/F-92) delivered 15, while Kristjan Voolaid (201-F-92) netted 6. KIM Jun Yl finished the game with 21 points in defeat and Jeon Seong Hyen (190-G-91) scored 14. DOO Kyung Min and HAN Ho Bin nailed 7 points each.

South Korea: KIM Jun Yl 21,
Jeon Seong Hyen 14, DOO Kyung Min 7, HAN Ho Bin 7
Estonia:
Madis Saarmets 18+11 rebs, Toomas Raadik 18, Jaan Puidet 15, Kristjan Voolaid 6


Russia-Germany 80:52

Russia remained perfect at 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The favorites overcame Germany 80:52 in the last game of the Group Stage and won the group with 5-0 record. Germany could not make it to the next stage as they finished with 3-2 record on the third place.
Russia scored the first five points in the game and KULAGIN Dmitrii closed the first period at 15:7.
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) made it 24:14 early in the second and ANTONOV Semen nailed two for 28:20. Again KULAGIN Dmitrii was the last to score in the period as Russia enjoyed a 37:22 advantage at the halftime. Russia also won the third period 23-16 and finished the game with 20-14.
Sergey Karasev and Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91) paced all the winners with 12 points each, while Nikita Balashov (207-F-91) added 11. KULAGIN Dmitrii poured in 10 points in a win. Konstantin Klein (187-PG-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) replied with 13 points in the losing effort and MOENNINGHOFF Mathis added 10. Johannes Voigtmann (208-C-92) finished the game with 8 points for Germany.

Russia:
Sergey Karasev 12, Andrey Zubkov 12, Nikita Balashov 11, KULAGIN Dmitrii 10
Germany:
Konstantin Klein 13, MOENNINGHOFF Mathis 10, Johannes Voigtmann 8
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Serbia-Romania 78:53

Serbia and Romania head to the Quarterfinals of the 2013 University Games. Serbia won Group B with 5-0 record after a 78:53 win. Romanian side meanwhile suffered their first loss, but advanced to the next stage with 4-1 record from the second spot.
Both teams entered the game undefeated. Serbia as the defending champions started the game with 20:10 and never looked behind after. Romania however managed to win the second and the third quarters and
Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) reduced to 50:44 after three quarters. Serbia meanwhile erupted with 28-9 burst in the last stanza to seal the 5th straight win.
Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Milos Dimic (195-G-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) nailed 12. MARKOVIC Nikola and Darko Balaban (211-C-89, agency: Beo Basket) posted 11 each, while Nikola Kalinic (202-F-91) added 7. George Toth (212-C-92) replied with 20 points in defeat and Adrian Gutoaia had 13. TOROK Rolland produced 11, whilst Adrian Rosu (196-F-91) scored 4.

Serbia:
Stefan Zivanovic 14, Milos Dimic 12, MARKOVIC Nikola 11+11 rebs, Darko Balaban 11+10 rebs, Nikola Kalinic 7
Romania:
George Toth 20, Adrian Gutoaia 13, TOROK Rolland 11, Adrian Rosu 4

Mexico-Philippines 139:67
Mexico edge Philippines at the Basket Hall of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. Mexico erupted with a 139:67 win to finish the group with 3-2 record. Philippines meanwhile could not win any games in Group B.
Mexico opened the game with a massive 34-11 surge and never looked behind after. They added 37-15 rally in the second frame and enjoyed a 71:26 halftime advantage. Moreover Mexico produced a 39-16 burst in the third period and added 29-25 rally in the last stanza.

Mauricio Cheda (198-F-90, college: UTEP) stepped up with 23 points and GARAY Alejandro nailed 21. Daniel Giron (175-G-89) poured in 16, whilst Fabian Jaimes (198-F-92) and Ivan Gracia (179-PG-89) had 14 each. Chris Perolino (93) and MARQUEZ Miko answered with 15 points each, while Vincent Mendozan (93) had 10. Arvie Cabanero (91) followed them with 6 points in a loss.

Mexico:
Mauricio Cheda 23, GARAY Alejandro 21, Daniel Giron 16, Fabian Jaimes 14, Ivan Gracia 14
Philippines:
Chris Perolino 15, MARQUEZ Miko 15, Vincent Mendozan 10, Arvie Cabanero 6

Japan-Mongolia 72:75
Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) leads Mongolia over Japan at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. He erupted with 33 points and 11 rebounds in a 75:72 win. Mongolia finished Group B with 2-3 record, while Japan fell at 1-4 record.
Mongolia grabbed 20:11 lead after the first period, but Japan took control in the second frame. They erupted with 27-8 surge in the second period and took 38:28 halftime advantage. Mongolia was too fat to give up and came up with two victories in the second half. They needed a 20-16 rally in the third period and finished the game with 27-18 burst.

Azbayar Tserendagva (202-F-89) scored 16 points and Bilguun Battuvshin (197-F-89) netted 12. Sergelen Otgonbaatar (178-PG-89) followed them with 9 points. Naoki ended up with 27 points in the losing effort and Taku Bandoh (185-G-92) notched 13. Yuya Nagayoshi (199-C-91) collected 11 points and 16 rebounds, whilst Kosuke Hashimoto (202-F-93) added 10.

Japan:
Naoki Uto (91) 27, Taku Bandoh 13, Yuya Nagayoshi 11+16 rebs, Kosuke Hashimoto 10
Mongolia:
Sanchir Tungalag 33+11 rebs, Azbayar Tserendagva 16, Bilguun Battuvshin 12, Sergelen Otgonbaatar 9

GROUP C
Czech Republic-Sweden 65:63
Czech Republic pip Sweden in Day 6 of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The Czechs finished the group on the 4th place with 2-3 record after a 65:63 victory. The Scandinavian team ended up with 1-4 record.
Czech Republic started the game with 18:15 lead, while Sweden tied the score at the halftime. Czech Republic again pulled the tempo and grabbed 7 points after three quarters.
Gustav Sundstrom (197-G-91) reduced to 4 early in the fourth quarter, while Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) tied it all at 58:58. Jiri Slavik (203-F-89) scored three free throws at the end of the game for the final victory.
Jiri Slavik top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Adam Ciz (190-PG-91) netted 13. Martin Gniadek (201-F/C-90) and Jan Jiricek (203-F-90) poured in 8 points each. Gustav Sundstrom finished the game with 16 points in a loss, while Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91) had 14. Chris Czerapowicz chipped in with 11 points and Pierre Hampton (202-F-91) added 10.

Czech Republic:
Jiri Slavik 17, Adam Ciz 13, Martin Gniadek 8, Jan Jiricek 8
Sweden:
Gustav Sundstrom 16, Alexander Lindqvist 14, Chris Czerapowicz 11, Pierre Hampton 10

Australia-United Arab Emirates 131:43
Australia finished Group C with 4-1 record after a stunning win over United Arab Emirates. Australia exploded with 131:43 victory in the last Day of the First Stage.
Australia erupted with a 34:10 start and never looked behind. They added 31-10 burst in the second frame and led 65:20 halftime advantage. Australia did not even think to slow down in the second half and came up with two massive victories. They won the third period 35-8 and finished the game with 31-15.

Clint Steindl (201-F/G-89, college: St.Mary's, CA) led the way with 21 points and Todd Blanchfield (200-F-91) netted 19. Cody Ellis (203-F-90) delivered 17, whilst Jason Cadee (186-G-91) and Igor Hadziomerovic (193-G-92) notched 14 each. OMAR ALAMERI Omer finished the game with 9 points in defeat and ZAAL ALWALI Khamis nailed 8. AL BRAIKI Mohamed scored 7, while AHMED AL-ALI Rashid posted 6.

Australia:
Clint Steindl 21, Todd Blanchfield 19, Cody Ellis 17, Jason Cadee 14, Igor Hadziomerovic 14
United Arab Emirates: OMAR ALAMERI Omer 9, ZAAL ALWALI Khamis 8, AL BRAIKI Mohamed 7, AHMED AL-ALI Rashid 6

Canada-United States 94:85
Canada sent the United States out of the Quarterfinals at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. Canada won Group C with a perfect 5-0 record, while USA finished only with 2-3 record on the third place.
United States needed a victory in this game and scored the first 5 points in the game.
Luke Hancock (198-F-90) brought 14:4, but Jordan Bachynski (218-C-89) gave Canada 18:17 lead at the end of the first period. Canada dominated the second frame and added 28-19 rally before the halftime. Moreover they won the third period 23-22 and had 11-point lead. Jordan Bachynski and Brady Heslip (188-G-90) scored for 74:58 early in the last stanza as Canada remained undefeated at the tournament.
Brady Heslip top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Jordan Bachynski netted 13. Dwight Powell (208-F-91) poured in 10, while Kevin Pangos (188-G-93) notched 9. Luke Hancock had a great game with 27 points, while MCDERMOTT Douglas and Cory Jefferson (206-F-90) posted 17 each. Treveon Graham (196-G-93) followed them with 9 points in a loss.

Canada:
Brady Heslip 20, Jordan Bachynski 13, Dwight Powell 10, Kevin Pangos 9
United States:
Luke Hancock 27, MCDERMOTT Douglas 17, Cory Jefferson 17, Treveon Graham 9

GROUP D
China-Chile 94:75
China escape the last spot in Group D of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The Asian side finished the group with 1-4 record after a 94:75 victory over Chile. The latter could not win any games in the group.
China and Chile started the game without victories and desired to open the winning account in Kazan. China erupted with 34-19 lead in the first period and did not have any difficulties to win the game. China added 24-19 rally in the third period and finished the game with 17-14 run.

Lian Liu (200-F-91) was unstoppable with 30 points and Li Zhigang (200-F-91) scored 16. Cui Jinming (193-G-92) delivered 14, while Zhang Hanqi (205-C-91) notched 12. Osven Ledezma (202-C-90) collected 21 points and 17 rebounds in defeat and Tomas Alvarez (185-G-89) added 15. Francisco Pena (187-G/F-89) scored 9 points, while Rocco Cotroneo (202-C-89) added 8.

China:
Lian Liu 30, Li Zhigang 16, Cui Jinming 14, Zhang Hanqi 12
Chile:
Osven Ledezma 21+17 rebs, Tomas Alvarez 15, Francisco Pena 9, Rocco Cotroneo 8

Brazil-Norway 77:47
Brazil advanced to the Quarterfinals of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The team from Latin America needed a 77:47 win to finish Group D with 4-1 record on the second spot. Norway ended up with 2-3 record.
Both teams needed the victory as Brazil started with 18:14 lead. They also added 23-15 rally in the second frame and enjoyed 12 points advantage. Brazil continued to dominate the court in the second half and posted two comfortable victories. Brazil won the third period 20-10 and added 16-8 in the last stanza.

Leonardo Meindl (200-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 11 points and Andre Silva (193-F-89) notched 10. Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) delivered 9, while ALVES MAIA Rafael added 8. Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) replied with 11 points in defeat and Anders Stien (195-G-90) scored 9. NWACHUKWU Roy Emeka brought 7, whilst Magne Fivelstad (198-G-89) netted 6.

Brazil:
Leonardo Meindl 11, Andre Silva 10, Cristiano Felicio 9, ALVES MAIA Rafael 8
Norway:
Stian Mjos 11, Anders Stien 9, NWACHUKWU Roy Emeka 7, Magne Fivelstad 6

Lithuania- Finland 70:51
Lithuania wins Group D with 5-0 record at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The Group leaders overcame Finland 70:51 in their last game of the First Stage. Finland meanwhile finished the group with 3-2 record.
Lithuania won the first period 18:7 and added 19:14 frame in the second quarter. Moreover the Baltic State produced a 17-7 run in the third frame and enjoyed their lead. Finland closed the game with a 23-16 rally to make the final 70:51 result.

Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-C-89, agency: Interperformances) notched 14. Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-G-89, agency: Alti Sport) delivered 9, while Eimantas Bendzius (203-F-90) and Mindaugas Kupsas (217-C-91) scored 6 each. Lauri Toivonen (201-F-91) replied with 8 points in the losing effort and Markus Molenius (203-F-92, agency: FCM) had 6. Jesse Niemi (193-F/G-90) and Juho-Matti Lehtoranta (194-SF-89) brought 5 points apiece.

Lithuania:
Gediminas Orelikas 15, Vaidas Cepukaitis 14, Sarunas Vasiliauskas 9, Eimantas Bendzius 6, Mindaugas Kupsas 6
Finland:
Lauri Toivonen 8, Markus Molenius 6, Jesse Niemi 5, Juho-Matti Lehtoranta 5


Results and Stats from Day 5 in Kazan - Jul 11, 2013

GROUP A

Estonia-Oman 77:52

Estonia beat Oman in Day 5 opener at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The Estonian team improved to 3-1 record at the 2013 University Games. Oman remained winless at the tournament and fell at 0-4 record.
Estonia won the first period 32-18 and led 11 points at the halftime. The European team limited Oman to just 4 points in the third quarter and enjoyed a 60:37 lead after three quarters. Estonia added a 17-15 rally in the last quarter for the final result.

Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Jaan Puidet (191-G/F-92) as well as Kristjan Keres (196-F-89) had 12 each. Taavi Hamarsalu (200-C/F-89) poured in 8 points in the winning effort. AL AAMRI Nouh finished the game with 14 points in defeat and AL HALHALI Ahmed notched 13. AL ASMI Mohamed and AL FARRAJI Hassan poured in 7 points each in a loss.

Estonia:
Toomas Raadik 20, Jaan Puidet 12, Kristjan Keres 12, Taavi Hamarsalu 8
Oman: AL AAMRI Nouh 14, AL HALHALI Ahmed 13, AL ASMI Mohamed 7, AL FARRAJI Hassan 7

Germany-South Korea 93:69
Germany prevail against South Korea at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The German team produced a 93:69 win at the 2013 University Games.
Both teams entered the game with 2-1 records. The European side started with 24-16 and only increased the lead in the game. They added 22-13 rally in the second period and enjoyed 17 points at the halftime. Moreover Germany erupted with a 28-15 surge in the third period and led 30 points after 30 minutes of the game. South Korea managed to win the last period 25-19 and reduced the game to 93:69.

Johannes Voigtmann (208-C-92) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) nailed 18. Konstantin Klein (187-PG-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) and Till-Joscha Joenke (190-PG-92) delivered 9 points each.

Germany:
Johannes Voigtmann 20+11 rebs, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 18, Konstantin Klein 9, Till-Joscha Joenke 9
South Korea: DOO Kyung Min 20, PARK Jae Hyun 15,
Lee Hyeon Seok (189-G-92) 9, Bae Soo Yone (196-F-92) 8
Russia - Ukraine 94:43

Russia gained the fourth straight win at the home University Games. They bruised Ukraine to remain undefeated on top of Group A.
Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91) nailed 17 points to lead the hosts. Ukraine fell at 0-4 record after the loss.
Russia grabbed a 23:14 lead ten minutes into the game. They boosted the margin in the second frame. Ukraine managed just 10 points in the period to face a 21-point deficit before the second half. Russia finished the third period strongly and piled up a comfortable 29-point buffer before the fourth stanza. Russia limited Ukraine to only 6 points in the final quarter and sealed the winning outcome at the end.
Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) netted 15 points, while Vladimir Ivlev (207-F-90) added 11 points in the victory. Anton Rochnyak (206-F-91) answered with 13 points for Ukraine. Ivan Poliezhaiev (204-F-89) had 8 points in the loss.

Russia:
Andrey Zubkov 17, Pavel Antipov 15, Vladimir Ivlev 11
Ukraine:
Anton Rochnyak 13, Ivan Poliezhaiev 8
GROUP B


Romania - Mexico 76:67

Romania maintains their perfect record at the 2013 World University Games. They knocked down Mexico to gain 4-0 record in Group B.
Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) came up with 25 points to lead the winning side.
Mexico and Romania exchanged baskets throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 15:15 after ten minutes. Romania pulled ahead in the second frame. They dropped 22 points to establish a 37:31 halftime lead. Mexico turned things around in the third quarter. They erased the deficit and posted a 49:47 lead before the final frame. Romania responded with a 29-point outburst in the fourth period and sealed the win.
Bogdan Tibirna (210-C-91) notched 22 points and 12 boards, while Vlad Corpodean (194-F-91) chipped in 8 points in the win. Jesus Felix (194-F-90) answered with 17 points for Mexico. Fernando Benitez (204-F/C-89) recorded 16 points and 9 rebounds in the losing case.

Romania:
Adrian Gutoaia 25, Bogdan Tibirna 22+12 boards, Vlad Corpodean 8
Mexico:
Jesus Felix 17, Fernando Benitez 16

Serbia-Japan 105:64
A 17-0 start allows Serbia to stun Japan at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The Balkan side improved to 4-0 record after a comfortable 105:64 win.
Serbia won the first period 27-13 and added 22-17 rally in the second frame. Serbia also grabbed 24-16 burst in the third period and erupted with 32-18 burst in the last stanza.
Darko Balaban (211-C-89, agency: Beo Basket) brought three-digit number for the winners and Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) scored the last points in the game.
Djordje Gagic top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) netted 13. Nikola Malesevic (201-F-89) delivered 11 points in a win. Yuma Fujii (91) replied with 13 points in the losing effort, whilst Naoki Uto (91) netted 12. Kengo Nomoto (196-F-92) ended up with 10 points in a loss.

Serbia will take on Romania tomorrow, while Japan will face Mongolia.

Serbia:
Djordje Gagic 14, Dejan Djokic 13, Nikola Malesevic 11
Japan:
Yuma Fujii 13, Naoki Uto 12, Kengo Nomoto 10

Philippines-Mongolia 79:92
Mongolia tastes initial success in Kazan at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. Mongolia overcame Philippines 92:79 for 1-3 record in Group B. Philippines meanwhile fell at 0-4 record.
Both teams desired to win their initial game at the tournament. Philippines opened the game with 26-23 lead, but the second frame was crucial for them. Mongolia needed a 24-12 surge in the second frame and added 20-17 rally in the third period. Mongolia grabbed the last 25-24 quarter-run and won the game by 13 points.

Bilguun Battuvshin (197-F-89) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) netted 21. Azbayar Tserendagva (202-F-89) produced 16, while Deigernyam Davaasambuu (194-G-90) netted 14. John Abad (90) replied with 30 points and 11 rebounds in defeat, whilst Chris Perolino (93) had 14. Hernal Escosio (90) ended up with 11 points in a loss, whilst Rhaffy Octobre (92) scored 10.

Philippines:
John Abad 30+11 rebs, Chris Perolino 14, Hernal Escosio 11, Rhaffy Octobre 10
Mongolia:
Bilguun Battuvshin 26, Sanchir Tungalag 21, Azbayar Tserendagva 16, Deigernyam Davaasambuu 14
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United States of America-Australia 84:93

Australia surprise USA in Kazan at the 27th Summer Universiade. Australia needed a 93:84 win as both sides are now with 3-1 records.
Australia grabbed 20:19 lead after the first period, but USA replied with 24-20 rally in the second frame. Moreover USA needed a 21-19 rally in the third period to take 5-point advantage. Australia meanwhile dominated the last stanza and erupted with a massive 34-20 surge. SHEEHEY William gave USA 65:64 lead, but it was the last for them in the game. Australia created an 8-0 run for 72:64 and then
Jason Cadee (6'1''-G-91) brought 87:79. He also scored the last points in the game.
Jason Cadee stepped up with 23 points for the winners and Cameron Bairstow (6'9''-F-90) nailed 22. Mitchell Young (6'9''-F-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) posted 12, while Ryan Broekhoff (6'7''-F-90, agency: Priority Sports) collected 10 points and 12 rebounds. MCDERMOTT Douglas ended up with 22 points in the losing effort and Spencer Dinwiddie (6'5''-G-93) had 14. Sean Kilpatrick (6'4''-G-90) and Kevin Ferrell (6'0''-G-93) followed them with 10 points each.

United States of America: MCDERMOTT Douglas 22,
Spencer Dinwiddie 14, Sean Kilpatrick 10, Kevin Ferrell 10
Australia:
Jason Cadee 23, Cameron Bairstow 22, Mitchell Young 12, Ryan Broekhoff 10+12 rebs

United Arab Emirates-Sweden 69:79
Sweden pip United Arab Emirates in Day 5 of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The Scandinavian team posted a 79:69 win to earn the initial win at the tournament. The United Arab Emirates remained winless and dropped at 0-4 record.
Both teams entered the game without victories and did their best to achieve the first W in Kazan. Sweden won the first period 20-13 and led 7 points at the halftime. Moreover Sweden pulled a 22-18 rally in the third frame and did not mind 21-22 loss in the last stanza.

Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91) paced all the winners with 24 points and Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) nailed 17. Richard Hartmann (201-F-89) delivered 11, while Odin Lindell (205-C-90) scored 10. OMAR ALAMERI Omer ended up with 25 points in the losing effort and AL BRAIKI Mohamed netted 17. ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh brought 15, whilst OBAID GHABISH Hamad had 4.

United Arab Emirates: OMAR ALAMERI Omer 25, AL BRAIKI Mohamed 17, ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh 15, OBAID GHABISH Hamad 4
Sweden:
Alexander Lindqvist 24, Chris Czerapowicz 17, Richard Hartmann 11, Odin Lindell 10

Canada - Czech Republic 87:56
Canada eased to the fourth straight win at the World University Games in Kazan. They fired past Czech Republic to earn 4-0 record in a highly contestant Group C.
Kevin Pangos (188-G-93) nailed 17 points to lead the winners. Czech Republic slipped at 1-3 record after the defeat.
Czech Republic got to a sizzling start. They accumulated a 19:10 lead ten minutes into the encounter. But Canada slowly returned into contest. They trimmed the deficit at 6-point mark at halftime 28:34. The North American side exploded with 30 points in the third term to surge ahead. They piled up a 58:46 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Czech Republic never recovered conceding 29 points in the final period.
Daniel Mullings (188-G-91) produced 15 points, while Dwight Powell (208-F-91) and Murphy Burnatowski (201-F-90) chipped in 11 points each for the winners. Michal Mares (192-G/F-92) responded with 13 points for Czech Republic. Adam Ciz (190-PG-91) netted 12 points in the loss.

Canada:
Kevin Pangos 17, Daniel Mullings 15, Dwight Powell 11, Murphy Burnatowski 11
Czech Republic:
Michal Mares 13, Adam Ciz 12
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Chile-Norway 48:62

Norway outscore Chile in the start of Day 5 of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. Norway improved to 2-2 record after a 62:48 victory. Chile meanwhile fell at 0-4 record in Group D.
Norway scored the first eight points in the game and led 14:7 after 10 minutes. They added 18-11 rally in the second frame and enjoyed a 32:18 halftime advantage. Chile looked better in the second half and managed for a short comeback. They produced a 9-8 run in the third period and trailed 13 points with 10 minutes to go. Norway however did not allow the opponents to come closer and after 22-21 increased to the final 62:48 victory.
Karamo Jawara (201-F-91) stepped up with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Magnus Midtvedt (182-PG-90) and Torgrim Sommerfeldt (198-F-89, college: Manhattan) delivered 8 each. LUNDESTAD Oevind and Aksel Bolinz (201-G/F-90) followed them with 7 points each in a loss. Osven Ledezma (202-C-90) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort and Tomas Alvarez (185-G-89) poured in 11. Francisco Pena (187-G/F-89) followed them with 10 points in defeat.

Chile: Osven Ledezma 20, Tomas Alvarez 11, Francisco Pena 10
Norway: Karamo Jawara 10+13 rebs, Magnus Midtvedt 8, Torgrim Sommerfeldt 8, LUNDESTAD Oevind 7, Aksel Bolinz 7

Lithuania-Brazil 77:69
Lithuania beat Brazil in the top game of Group D at the 2013 University Games. The Baltic State posted a 77:69 win for 4-0 record. Brazil meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped at 3-1 record.
Both teams entered the game undefeated. Lithuania opened the game with 22-16 and added 19-14 rally in the second frame. Brazil did their best to recover and posted two narrow victories in the second half. It was not however enough to seal the victory as Brazil reduce to final 8 points.

Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-G-89, agency: Alti Sport) paced all the winners with 17 points and Simas Buterlevicius (200-F-89) nailed 13. Eimantas Bendzius (203-F-90) poured in 11 points and Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) added 10. Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) answered with 20 points and 12 rebounds in defeat, whilst Leonardo Meindl (200-F-93) notched 10. George Chaia (190-G-91) ended up with 8, while CORAZZA NETO Elio notched 7.

Lithuania:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas 17, Simas Buterlevicius 13, Eimantas Bendzius 11, Adas Juskevicius 10
Brazil:
Cristiano Felicio 20+12 rebs, Leonardo Meindl 10, George Chaia 8, CORAZZA NETO Elio 7

Finland-China 93:64
Finland keep China winless at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The Finnish side improved to 3-1 record in Group D after a 93:64 win. China meanwhile dropped at 0-4 record.
Finland started the game with 20:12 and never looked behind after. The Nordic side added 18-14 rally in the second period and led 12 points at the halftime. Moreover Finland dominated the second half and posted two victories. They needed 25-19 in the third quarter and finished with 30-19 in the last frame for mo0re comfortable win.

Carl Lindbom (206-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Antto Nikkarinen (185-PG-91, agency: Blacktop Management) netted 17. Lauri Toivonen (201-F-91) poured in 14, whilst Juho-Matti Lehtoranta (194-SF-89) and Matias Ojala (197-F-89) had 10 each. Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94) finished the game with 14 points in a loss, whilst Lian Liu (200-F-91) brought 13. Liu Zihao (183-PG-92) had 9, whilst Sun HeFeng (204-F-92) notched 7.

Finland:
Carl Lindbom 19, Antto Nikkarinen 17, Lauri Toivonen 14, Juho-Matti Lehtoranta 10, Matias Ojala 10
China:
Dai Huaibo 14, Lian Liu 13, Liu Zihao 9, Sun HeFeng 7


Results and Stats from Day 3 and Day 4 in Kazan - Jul 10, 2013

GROUP A

Germany-Oman 123:32

Germany stun Oman in Day 3 opener of the 2013 University Games. The German side improved to 2-1 record after a 123:32 victory. Oman remained winless at the tournament in Kazan and dropped at 0-3 record.
Germany won the first period 34:7 and looked better in each of the frames. The European side added 23-11 rally in the second period and led 57:18 at the halftime. Moreover Germany erupted with 42-7 surge in the third quarter and had 99 points entering the last stanza. They added 24-7 run at the end of the game for the final result.

Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and MOENNINGHOFF Mathis netted 18. Dennis Kramer (211-F-92) had 16, Johannes Voigtmann (208-C-92) netted 13 and Ole Wendt (190-PG-92) added 12. AL AAMRI Nouh replied with 12 points in the losing effort, whilst AL AMRANI Mohanned and AL FARRAJI Hassan had 6 each.

Germany:
Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 19, MOENNINGHOFF Mathis 18, Dennis Kramer 16, Johannes Voigtmann 13, Ole Wendt 12
Oman: AL AAMRI Nouh 12, AL AMRANI Mohanned 6, AL FARRAJI Hassan 6


Ukraine-Estonia 52:71

Estonia keep Ukraine winless in Kazan at the third day of the 2013 University Games. The Baltic side grabbed a 2-1 record after a 71:52 win. Ukraine meanwhile lost their third consecutive game.
Estonia scored the first five points in the game and
Madis Saarmets (201-C-90) brought 13:5. They led 18:14 after the first period and added 23-14 rally in the second frame. Ukraine managed to win the third period 15-14 but could not come closer to the Estonian side. The latter finished the game with a 16-9 surge for the final result.
Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) led the way with 24 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Madis Saarmets nailed 14. KEEDUS Erik had 12 and Priidik Ulp (189-G-92) added 8. POLYULYAK Mykola top-scored for the Ukrainian side with 12 points and ROCHNIAK Anton collected 9 points and 14 rebounds. MOTORCHUK Viacheslav and Dmytro Marchenko (202-F-92) finished the game with 7 points each.

Ukraine: POLYULYAK Mykola 12, ROCHNIAK Anton 9+14 rebs, MOTORCHUK Viacheslav 7,
Dmytro Marchenko 7
Estonia:
Toomas Raadik 24+10 rebs, Madis Saarmets 14, KEEDUS Erik 12, Priidik Ulp 8



Russia-South Korea 113:53

Balanced Russia beat South Korea in the last game of Day 3 at the 2013 University Games. The hosts of the tournament closed the day with a 113:53 win and improved to 3-0 record. The Asian team meanwhile fell at 2-1 record in Group A.
Russia started the game with 27:14 and continued their dominance in the second period. They added 30-15 surge before the halftime for 57:29 after 20 minutes in the court. Moreover Russia erupted with 33-13 burst in the third quarter and finished the game with 23-11 run.

Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) stepped up with 20 points for the winners and Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) as well as Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) poured in 13 each. Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91) notched 12, whilst Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) and Evgeny Valiev (205-F-90, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) netted 10 apiece. Jeong Hyo Geun (200-F-93) finished the game with 14 points in a loss, whilst Lee Dae Heon (198-F-92) and DOO Kyung Min scored 10 each.

Russia:
Sergey Karasev 20, Maxim Grigoryev 13, Semen Antonov 13, Andrey Zubkov 12, Pavel Antipov 10, Evgeny Valiev 10
South Korea:
Jeong Hyo Geun 14, Lee Dae Heon 10, DOO Kyung Min 10
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Romania-Mongolia 89:72

Romania improved to 3-0 record in Group B at the 2013 University Games. The European team overcame Mongolia 89:72 in the start of Day 3 and kept them winless.
Romania started with 23-19 lead and also scored the same number of points in the second frame. They led 12 points at the halftime and pushed the tempo in the third quarter. After a 24-16 surge Romania grabbed a 70:50 lead after three quarters and did not mind Mongolias 22-19 rally in the last quartet.
Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) stepped up with 23 points and Vlad Corpodean (194-F-91) as well as TOROK Rolland posted 14 points. Catalin Petrisor (184-PG-92) delivered 9 points in a win. Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) answered with massive 25 points, while Bilguun Battuvshin (197-F-89) notched 21. Sergelen Otgonbaatar (178-PG-89) finished the game with 12 points in a loss.
Romania showed 63% from the field. Mongolia had 43 as they scored 23/54 shots.

Romania: Adrian Gutoaia 23, Vlad Corpodean 14, TOROK Rolland 14+15 rebs, Catalin Petrisor 9
Mongolia: Sanchir Tungalag 25, Bilguun Battuvshin 21, Sergelen Otgonbaatar 12


Japan-Philippines 93:51

Japan tastes the initial victory in Kazan in Day 3 of the 2013 University Games. They improved to 1-2 record after a 93:51 win over Philippines. The latter still remained winless at the tournament.
Both teams entered the game without victories and desired to achieve the first success. Japan took 20:12 in the first period and added 20-9 surge in the second frame. Moreover Japan won the third period 22-19 and finished with massive 31-11 burst.

Soichiro Fujitaka (190-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Soichiro Fujitaka netted 11. Kebin Hareyama (191-F-93) poured in 10, whilst Kosuke Hashimoto (202-F-93) and Sohei Kawakami (190-G-91) nailed 9 each. Rhaffy Octobre (92) ended up with 15 points in the losing effort. John Abad (90) had 14 and Alfred Codilla (91) brought 6.

Japan:
Soichiro Fujitaka 17, Soichiro Fujitaka 11, Kebin Hareyama 10, Kosuke Hashimoto 9, Sohei Kawakami 9
Philippines:
Rhaffy Octobre 15, John Abad 14, Alfred Codilla 6

Serbia-Mexico 100:48

Serbia scored 100 points against Mexico to win in Day 3 at the 2013 University Games. Serbia enjoyed a 100:48 win for 3-0 record. Mexico meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped ta 2-1 record.
Serbia won the first period 23-10 and added 24-11 in the second frame. The Balkan side looked also confident in the second half and posted two victories. Serbia needed a 37-14 surge in the third quarter and finished the game with 16-13 rally. Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) brought 100th points at the end of the game.
Nikola Markovic (208-F/C-89) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) netted 15. BALABAN Darko poured in 10, whilst Stefan Zivanovic and MAJSTOROVIC Dorde had 9 each. Daniel Giron (175-G-89) ended up with 8 points in the losing effort and FELIX Jesus added 6. Ricardo Calatayud (182-PG-92), Juan Ramirez (195-F-91) and SANTANA Pablo delivered 5 points each.

Serbia: Nikola Markovic 22, Dejan Djokic 15, BALABAN Darko 10, Stefan Zivanovic 9, MAJSTOROVIC Dorde 9
Mexico: Daniel Giron 8, FELIX Jesus 6, Ricardo Calatayud 5, Juan Ramirez 5, SANTANA Pablo 5
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USA-Sweden 83:65

USA close Day 4 with the win at the 2013 University Games. They won over Sweden 83:65 in the last game of the day and improved to 3-0 record. The Scandinavian team lost the third consecutive team and dropped at 0-3 record.
Although USA were the favorites of the game, the victory was not that easy. Sweden trailed only 1 point at the end of the first period and lost the second frame 10:19. USA managed to add 27-17 surge in the third period, but then Sweden closed the game with a 21-19 rally.
Kevin Ferrell (6'0''-G-93) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Treveon Graham (6'5''-G-93) notched 14. Luke Hancock (6'6''-F-90) and Adreian Payne (6'10''-C-91) produced 9 points apiece. Chris Czerapowicz (6'7''-G-91) finished the game with 12 points in defeat, while Sebastian Norman (6'9''-F-92) posted 8.

USA: Kevin Ferrell 20, Treveon Graham 14, Luke Hancock 9, Adreian Payne 9
Sweden: Chris Czerapowicz 12, Sebastian Norman 8

Czech Republic-United Arab Emirates 100:54
Czech Republic outscore United Arab Emirates in Kazan in the start of Day 4 of the 2013 University Games. The European side enjoyed a 100:54 win for 1-2 record.
Peterka and ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh exchanged the early baskets, while Czech Republic took 19:13 lead at the end of the first period. Moreover the European side added massive 28-11 surge and took 47:24 halftime advantage. Czech Republic also dominated the second half and posted two victories. They won the third period 21-16 and added 32-14 in the last stanza.

Jan Jiricek (203-F-90) paced all the winners with 18 points and Adam Ciz (190-PG-91) notched 14. Martin Gniadek (201-F/C-90) brought 13, whilst Michal Mares (192-G/F-92) had 11 and Adam Zampach (197-SF-90) added 10. OMAR ALAMERI Omer replied with 13 points in the losing effort and AL BRAIKI Mohamed had 11. ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh notched 10, whilst KHALIFA AHMAD Khalid added 9.

Czech Republic:
Jan Jiricek 18, Adam Ciz 14, Martin Gniadek 13, Michal Mares 11, Adam Zampach 10
United Arab Emirates: OMAR ALAMERI Omer 13, AL BRAIKI Mohamed 11, ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh 10, KHALIFA AHMAD Khalid 9

Canada-Australia 92:83
Canada beat Australia in Day 4 of the 2013 University Games. Canada enjoyed a 92:83 win for a perfect 3-0 record. Australia meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped at 2-1 record.
Australia scored the first 6 points in the game, but
Brady Heslip (188-G-90) brought 21:8 for Canada. The latter won the first period 27:15, but Australia replied with a 31-14 surge. Only due to the second half Canada managed to win the game. Canada posted a 24-21 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with 27-16 burst.
Brady Heslip led the way with 18 points and Daniel Mullings (188-G-91) notched 15. Dwight Powell (208-F-91) scored 10, whilst Kevin Pangos (188-G-93), Melvin Ejim (198-F-91) and Owen Klassen (208-F-91) netted 9 each. Cameron Bairstow (206-F-90) ended up with 19 points in defeat and Jason Cadee (186-G-91) nailed 16. Clint Steindl (201-F/G-89, college: St.Mary's, CA) and Mitchell Young (206-F-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) brought 14 points apiece in a loss.

Canada:
Brady Heslip 18, Daniel Mullings 15, Dwight Powell 10, Kevin Pangos 9, Melvin Ejim 9, Owen Klassen 9
Australia:
Cameron Bairstow 19, Jason Cadee 16, Clint Steindl 14, Mitchell Young 14
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GROUP D
Brazil-Chile 106:40

Brazil opens Day 4 with the win over Chile at the 2013 University Games. Brazilian team improved to 3-0 record in Group D after a comfortable 106:40 win. Chile remained winless at the tournament.
Brazil took the lead from the very beginning and never looked behind in the game. The favorites grabbed 27:11 after the first 10 minutes and added 25-9 surge in the second frame. Moreover Brazil limited Chile to just 3 points in the third period and produced 26 points. They finished the game with 28-17 rally for the final result.

Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) paced all the winners with 28 points and DEODATO Guilherme added 18. Leonardo Meindl (200-F-93) delivered 15, whilst Joao Bernardi (F-90) and Lucas Mariano (207-C-93) had 10 each. Osven Ledezma (202-C-90) answered with 12 points in defeat, whilst Rolando Arteaga (178-G-92) poured in 9. Tomas Alvarez (185-G-89) and Gabriel Sanino (201-C-92) scored 5 points each in a loss.

Brazil:
Cristiano Felicio 28, DEODATO Guilherme 18, Leonardo Meindl 15, Joao Bernardi 10, Lucas Mariano 10
Chile:
Osven Ledezma 12, Rolando Arteaga 9, Tomas Alvarez 5, Gabriel Sanino 5

Finland-Norway 60:55
Finland wins over Norway in Day 4 of the 2013 University Games. The Finnish side improved to 2-1 record in Group D after a 60:55 win. Norway meanwhile fell at 1-2 record.
Norway won the first period 16:9, but could not keep the advantage t the halftime. Finland replied with a 21-10 run and took 30:26 lead after two quarters. Again Norway grabbed a lead in the end of the third quarter when they won the quarter 13-8. Finland however needed a 22-16 rally at the end to seal the victory.

Roope Ahonen (186-G-90, agency: FCM) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Carl Lindbom (206-F-91) as well as Antto Nikkarinen (185-PG-91, agency: Blacktop Management) had 12 each. Jesse Niemi (193-F/G-90) followed them with 7 points in a win. Stian Mjos (182-PG-89), NWACHUKWU Roy Emeka and Torgrim Sommerfeldt (198-F-89, college: Manhattan) poured in 12 points each in a loss. Anders Stien (195-G-90) ended up with 6 points in the losing effort.

Finland:
Roope Ahonen 15, Carl Lindbom 12, Antto Nikkarinen 12, Jesse Niemi 7
Norway:
Stian Mjos 12, NWACHUKWU Roy Emeka 12+13 rebs, Torgrim Sommerfeldt 12, Anders Stien 6

Lithuania-China 129:52
Lithuania overwhelm China in Basket Hall in Day 4 of the 2013 University Games. The Baltic State posted a 129:52 win for a perfect 3-0 record. China remained without victories after three games played.
Lithuanian team won the first period 34:20 and added massive 34-6 surge in the second frame. The board showed 68:26 at the halftime, but Lithuania did not even think of slowing down in the rest of the game. The favorites won the third quarter 23-16 and finished the game with 38-10 burst.

Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) stepped up with 22 points and Eimantas Bendzius (203-F-90) notched 17. Vytenis Lipkevicius (197-F-89) delivered 13, while Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-C-89, agency: Interperformances) had 12. Liu Zihao (183-PG-92) ended up with 16 points in the losing case and Sun HeFeng (204-F-92) notched 10. Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94) poured in 7, whilst Cui Jinming (193-G-92) had 6.

Lithuania:
Gediminas Orelikas 22, Eimantas Bendzius 17, Vytenis Lipkevicius 13, Vaidas Cepukaitis 12
China:
Liu Zihao 16, Sun HeFeng 10, Dai Huaibo 7, Cui Jinming 6


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Kazan - Jul 8, 2013

GROUP A
Russia-Estonia 106:43


Russia closed Day 2 with the win over Estonia at the 2013 University Games. The home side of the tournament posted the second straight 106:43 win for 2-0 record. Estonia meanwhile fell at 1-1 record as they suffered their first loss.
Russia proved the ambitions again for the top places in Kazan and did not have any problems reaching another victory. They started the game with 24-10 and added 25-13 surge in the second period. The third period was a nightmare for the guests that managed to score only 4 points. Russia exploded with 26 and then added 31-16 rally in the last period.
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) notched 20. ANTIPOV Pavel delivered 14 and KULAGIN Dmitrii notched 12. Kristjan Keres (196-F-89) and PUIDET Jaan produced 9 points each, while ULP Priidik had 8. VOOLAID Kristjan delivered 6 points in a loss.

Russia: Sergey Karasev 25, Maxim Grigoryev 20, ANTIPOV Pavel 14, KULAGIN Dmitrii 12
Estonia: Kristjan Keres 9, PUIDET Jaan 9, ULP Priidik 8, VOOLAID Kristjan 6

Germany-Ukraine 78:58
Germany rolled over Ukraine in Kazan at the 2013 University Games. The German side improved to 1-1 record after a comfortable 78:58 win. Ukraine however fell at 0-2 record in Group A.
Germany and Ukraine lost their opener sin Day 1 and looked forward to achieve the initial win. The German side posted a 18:14 lead in the first period and led 4 points at the halftime. The third quarter was decisive in the game as Germany needed a 25-13 surge to seal the victory. They also posted 18-14 run in the last quarter for 20-point success.
Anthony Canty (183-PG-91) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) notched 16. SCHMIDT Stefan scored 12, while KLEIN Konstantin added 10. ROCHNIAK Anton answered with 20 points in defeat, whilst SAINIIEV Vasyl had 9. BOROVSKYI Rodion and POLIEZHAIEV Ivan poured in 6 points apiece.

Germany: Anthony Canty 18, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 16, SCHMIDT Stefan 12, KLEIN Konstantin 10
Ukraine: ROCHNIAK Anton 20, SAINIIEV Vasyl 9, BOROVSKYI Rodion 6, POLIEZHAIEV Ivan 6

South Korea-Oman 126:77
South Korea beat Oman in Kazan in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Asian team celebrated the second straight 126:77 win for 2-0 record. Oman meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
South Korea won the opening period 34:12 and added 20-15 in the second frame. Moreover the team dominated the second half and won both quarters. South Korea needed 35-24 lead in the third period for 89:51 lead and added 37-26 rally in the last stanza.
HEO Ung top-scored for the winners with 27 points and JEON Seong Hyen netted 17. JEONG Hyo Geun and KIM Jihoo poured in 14 points each, while LEE Hyeon Seok added 10. AL ASMI Mohamed ended up with 20 points in the losing effort and BANI ARABA Haitham netted 14. AL SAADI Said and AL FARRAJI Hassan brought 10 points each.

South Korea: HEO Ung 27, JEON Seong Hyen 17, JEONG Hyo Geun 14, KIM Jihoo 14, LEE Hyeon Seok 10
Oman: AL ASMI Mohamed 20, BANI ARABA Haitham 14, AL SAADI Said 10, AL FARRAJI Hassan 10

GROUP B

Serbia-Philippines 125:44

Serbia leave no chances for Philippines in day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Balkan team won their second game in a row as they posted a 125:44 victory. Philippines meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Serbia started the game with a 7-0 run and never looked behind after. The European team managed to win the first period 24:15 and added massive 35-11 in the second period. Serbia erupted with another 29-10 surge in the third period and finished the game with 37-8 burst.
Milos Dimic (195-G-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) stepped up with 22 points for the winners, while DRENOVAC Dorde had 20. GAGIC Dorde delivered 15, MARKOVIC Nikola had 14, whilst Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) collected 12 points and 10 assists. ABAD John responded with 8 points in the losing effort and MENDOZAN Vincent as well as PEROLINO Chris added 7 each. CODILLA Alfred finished the game with 6 points in defeat.

Serbia: Milos Dimic 22, DRENOVAC Dorde 20, GAGIC Dorde 15, MARKOVIC Nikola 14, Dejan Djokic 12+10 ast
Philippines: ABAD John 8, MENDOZAN Vincent 7, PEROLINO Chris 7, CODILLA Alfred 6

Mexico-Mongolia 108:54
Mexico thrash Mongolia in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Latin American side won all the quarters of the game for the final 108:54 win. Mexico improved to 2-0 record in Group B, while Mongolia fell at 0-2.
Mexico was the favorite of the game and started with 25-13 surge. They added massive 29-12 burst in the second frame and led 54:25 at the halftime. Moreover Mexico dominated the second half as well and won both quarters. They had 29-18 in the third period and finished with 25-11 in the last stanza.
Mauricio Cheda (198-F-90, college: UTEP) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and JAIMES Fabian notched 13. BENITEZ Fernando brought 12, whilst GRACIA Ivan had 11. Azbayar Tserendagva (202-F-89) finished the night with 18 points in defeat and BATTUVSHIN Bilguun poured in 11. DAVAASAMBUU Delgernyam scored 8, whilst TUNGALAG Sanchir added 7.

Mexico: Mauricio Cheda 17, JAIMES Fabian 13, BENITEZ Fernando 12, GRACIA Ivan 11
Mongolia: Azbayar Tserendagva 18, BATTUVSHIN Bilguun 11, DAVAASAMBUU Delgernyam 8, TUNGALAG Sanchir 7

Romania -Japan 77:57
Romania jumps top 2-0 record in Group B at the 2013 University Games. The European side celebrated another victory as they beat Japan 77:57. The latter meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Romania won the opening period 20-9 and never looked behind in the game. They added 18-13 in the second period and led 16 points at the halftime. Moreover Romanian posted two narrow wins in the second half and remained undefeated. Romania won the third quarter 19-18 and added 20-17 rally at the end of the game.
Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and CORPODEAN Vlad as well as TOROK Rolland had 12 each. TOTH George followed them with 9 points in a win. NOMOTO Kengo and UTO Naoki replied with 12 points each in defeat, whilst FUJII Yuma and BANDO Taku had 5 apiece.

Romania: Adrian Gutoaia 16, CORPODEAN Vlad 12, TOROK Rolland 12, TOTH George 9
Japan: NOMOTO Kengo 12, UTO Naoki 12, FUJII Yuma 5, BANDO Taku 5

GROUP C

Canada-United Arab Emirates 137:43

Canada stun United Arab Emirates at the Miras Sports Complex of the 2013 University Games. Canada reached 137:43 win for 2-0 record in Kazan. The United Arab Emirates meanwhile dropped at 0-2 record.
Canada opened the game with 18 answered points and never looked behind after. They won the first period 31:12 and added 36-15 in the second frame. Moreover the favorites posted a crucial 33-12 surge in the third period and finished the game with 37-4 in the last stanza.
Brady Heslip (188-G-90) and WILTJER Kyle led the way with 22 points each, while POWELL Dwight added 21. Mangisto Arop (198-F-90) followed them with 14 points in a win. ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh poured in 15 points and AL BRAIKI Mohamed as well as OMAR ALAMERI Omer had 10 each in defeat.

Canada: Brady Heslip 22, WILTJER Kyle 22, POWELL Dwight 21, Mangisto Arop 14
United Arab Emirates: ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh 15, AL BRAIKI Mohamed 10, OMAR ALAMERI Omer 10

USA-Czech Republic 96:53
USA outclass Czech Republic for 2-0 record at the 2013 University Games. The American side left no chance for the European team after a 96:53 win. Czech Republic meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
USA scored the first 4 points in the game and led 12:4 in the opening tip. They managed to win the first period 20-9 and added 21-13 in the second frame. Moreover USA looked better in the second half and posted two victories. They won the third period 25-16 and finished the game with 30-15 surge.
MCDERMOTT Douglas top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Luke Hancock (198-F-90) netted 15. JEFFERSON Cory collected 10 points and 15 rebounds, while SHEEHEY William scored also 10. PETERKA Ondrej finished the game with 12 points in defeat and VOSLAJER Tomas netted 11. SOTNAR Michal poured in 9, while SLAVIK Jiri netted 6.

USA: MCDERMOTT Douglas 23+10 rebs, Luke Hancock 15, JEFFERSON Cory 10+15 rebs, SHEEHEY William 10
Czech Republic: PETERKA Ondrej 12, VOSLAJER Tomas 11, SOTNAR Michal 9, SLAVIK Jiri 6

Australia-Sweden 70:53
Australia keep Sweden winless at the 2013 University Games. Australia meanwhile improved to 2-0 record after a 70:53 win. The Scandinavian side suffered their second loss and dropped at the bottom of the group.
It was a great start from both teams that stayed close to each other in the first period. Only 13-12 rally allowed Australia to take the lead as they also added 16-7 surge later in the half. Australia won the third period 19-14 and finished the game with a 22-20 run.
DUMOVIC Andrija stepped up with 12 points for the winners and Ryan Broekhoff (201-F-90, agency: Priority Sports) nailed 11. CADEE Jason brought 8, whilst ELLIS Cody and YOUNG Mitch notched 7 each. Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91) delivered 12 points in defeat, while CZERAPOWICZ Chris and BARTON Charles had 9 each. Gustav Sundstrom (197-G-91) finished the game with 5 points in a loss.

Australia: DUMOVIC Andrija 12, Ryan Broekhoff 11, CADEE Jason 8, ELLIS Cody 7, YOUNG Mitch 7
Sweden: Alexander Lindqvist 12, CZERAPOWICZ Chris 9, BARTON Charles 9, Gustav Sundstrom 5

GROUP D

Lithuania-Chile 116:51

Lithuania starts with 14-0 run to beat Chile in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Baltic side overcame the opponents 116:51 for 2-0 record. Chile fell at 0-2 record in Group D.
Only AGUIRRE Diego managed to break the silence for his team in the game as Chile trailed 2:14 in the opening tip. Lithuania won the first period 34-12 and added massive 29-8 in the second frame. The second half also belonged to the favorites as Lithuania won the third quarter 37-18 to have 100:38 after three quarters. The Baltic side added 16-13 rally in the last period for the final success.
KUPSAS Mindaugas top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) netted 15. CIZAUSKAS Vytenis brought 13 points and LIPKEVICIUS Vytenis notched 12. ALVAREZ Tomas answered with 13 points in the losing effort, while Rocco Cotroneo (202-C-89), IRRIBARRA Jonathan and BUSTAMANTE Camilo added 9 apiece.

Lithuania: KUPSAS Mindaugas 20, Adas Juskevicius 15, CIZAUSKAS Vytenis 13, LIPKEVICIUS Vytenis 12, BUTERLEVICIUS Simas 11
Chile: ALVAREZ Tomas 13, Rocco Cotroneo 9, IRRIBARRA Jonathan 9, BUSTAMANTE Camilo 9

Finland - Brazil 65:75
Brazil improved to 2-0 record in Group D of the 2013 University Games. Brazil overcame Finland 75:65 and handed them their first loss.
Brazil managed to take 16:15 lead at the end of the first period and then erupted with 23-13 burst in the second quarter. Finland recovered a bit in the second half but could not change the picture in the game.
BERNARDI Joao tops-cored for the winners with 16 points and Leonardo Meindl (200-F-93) netted 10. ALVES MAIA Rafael delivered 9, while CHAIA George had 8. AHONEN Roope answered with 23 points in the losing case and LINDBOM Carl poured in 14. Juho-Matti Lehtoranta (194-SF-89) delivered 12, while NIKKARINEN Antto added 11.
Brazil made 20/27 shots from the 2-point line. They scored however only 6 three-pointers out of 20.

Finland: AHONEN Roope 23, LINDBOM Carl 14, Juho-Matti Lehtoranta 12, NIKKARINEN Antto 11
Brazil: BERNARDI Joao 16, Leonardo Meindl 10, ALVES MAIA Rafael 9, CHAIA George 8

China-Norway 74:106

Norway upset China in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Nordic side improved to 1-1 record after a 106:74 victory. The Chinese team meanwhile suffered their second loss and dropped at 0-2 record.
Both teams lost their openers and desired to open the winning account. Norway started the game with 26:11 run and continued their dominance in the rest of the game. The European team added 19-14 in the second period and led 20 points at the halftime. Moreover Norway won the third period 26-15 and finished the game with 35-34 rally.
Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) paced all the winners with 22 points and STIEN Anders as well as Karamo Jawara (201-F-91) had 16. FIVELSTAD Magne poured in 10 points in a win. CUI Jinming ended up with 14 points in the losing effort and LIU Zihao as well as GAO Xiangnan had 11 each. ZHANG Hanqi and WEI Meng poured in 9 points each in a loss.

China: CUI Jinming 14, LIU Zihao 11, GAO Xiangnan 11, ZHANG Hanqi 9, WEI Meng 9
Norway: Stian Mjos 22, STIEN Anders 16, Karamo Jawara 16, FIVELSTAD Magne 10


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Kazan - Jul 7, 2013

GROUP A

Germany - Estonia 59:65 OT

Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) leads Estonia past Germany in Day 1 of the 2013 University Games. The Estonian player erupted with 36 points for a 65:59 overtime win.
Both teams scored only 9 points as Estonia took 6:3 lead at the end of the first period. They added 15-10 rally in the second frame and then even posted a 21-17 rally in the third period. Germany however needed a 23-11 surge to tie the game at the end of the fourth quarter. Only due to 12-6 in overtime, Estonia managed to grab the win in the opener.

Kristjan Keres (196-F-89) posted 12 points for the winners, while Jaan Puidet (191-G/F-92) and Madis Saarmets (201-C-90) added 7 each. Moenninghoff Mathis and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) replied with 11 points each in defeat, while Stefan Schmidt (206-C-89, agency: LUMANI 10.7) netted 9. Konstantin Klein (187-PG-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) followed them with 8 points in a loss.

Germany: Moenninghoff Mathis 11,
Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 11, Stefan Schmidt 9, Konstantin Klein 8
Estonia:
Toomas Raadik 36, Kristjan Keres 12, Jaan Puidet 7, Madis Saarmets 7

South Korea - Ukraine 100:98 (OT)
South Korea claimed the first win at the World University Games. They snatched a tough overtime victory over Ukraine in Group A. Doo Kung-Min nailed 28 points to lead the winners.
South Korea dominated the first half. They recorded a 24:20 lead after ten minutes. The Asian team boosted the gap in the second frame. They accounted for a 48:35 halftime advantage. Ukraine however turned things around in the third period. They went on a 31:19 run to cut the distance to a single point before the fourth frame. South Korea pulled ahead late in regulation but a three-pointer from Sainiiev forced overtime. South Korea stayed calm in the extra period and sealed the victory from the stripe.
Kim Jun-Yl (202-C-92) netted 18 points, while Jihoo Kim Jun-Yl and Hyo-Geun Jeong added 15 points for the winners. Anton Rochnyak (206-F-91) answered with 27 points for Ukraine. Nikola Polyulyak (192-G-90) netted 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss.

South Korea:
Doo Kung-Min 28, Kim Jun-Yl 18, Jihoo Kim Jun-Yl 15, Hyo-Geun Jeong 15
Ukraine:
Anton Rochnyak 27, Nikola Polyulyak 16+10 boards

Russia - Oman 117:24
Russia got to a convincingly good start to their World University Games campaign. The hosts thumped Oman in Kazan. Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) nailed 31 points to lead the charge.
It was a one-way traffic right from the start. Russia posted a 29:6 lead after the opening quarter. They boosted the margin at 45-point mark at halftime. Russia unleashed 60 points in the second half to coast to the victory.
Dmitry Kulagin (197-F-92) nailed 16 points, grabbed 6 boards and issued 6 assists for Russia. Artem Vikhrov (196-PG-92, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) notched 10 points for the winning side. Said Al Saadi answered with 8 points for Oman. Ahmed Al Halhali had 7 points in the loss.

Russia:
Sergey Karasev 31, Dmitry Kulagin 16, Artem Vikhrov 10
Oman: Said Al Saadi 8, Ahmed Al Halhali 7
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Serbia-Mongolia 110:56

Serbia beat Mongolia in the opener of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The European side overcame Mongolia 110:56 for the first victory.
Serbia was the favorite of the game and started with a 28-11 surge. The European side never looked behind and dominated the whole court. They added 26-19 rally in the second period and enjoyed a 54:30 halftime advantage. Moreover Serbia posted a massive 32-11 burst in the third quarter and added final 24-15 surge in the last stanza.
Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) scored the last points for the winners.
Milos Dimic (195-G-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) netted 16. Djordje Drenovac (208-G/F-92, agency: Interperformances) poured in 14, whilst Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) added 13. Bilguun Battuvshin answered with 21 points in defeat and Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) notched 16.

Serbia:
Milos Dimic 17, Dejan Djokic 16, Djordje Drenovac 14, Djordje Gagic 13
Mongolia:
Bilguun Battuvshin 21, Sanchir Tungalag 16
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Romania - Philippines 106:58

Romania opened their World University Games campaign with victory. They outgunned Philippines in Kazan today.
Roland Torok (202-C-90, agency: TSS Management) and Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) finished with 15 points each for the winners.
Romania jumped to an early lead. They recorded a 22:8 advantage after ten minutes. Romania stretched the gap at 16-point mark at the interval. The European side increased the tempo in the third term. They poured in 35 points in the quarter to gain a 30-point cushion before the fourth frame. Philippines could not recover in the final ten minutes and suffered a heavy defeat at the end.
Vlad Dumitrescu (190-G-90), Vlad Negoitescu (204-C-91) and Bogdan Tibirna (210-C-91) accounted for 11 points each in the victory. John Abad responded with 19 points for Philippines. Mendozan chipped in 13 points in the loss.

Romania:
Roland Torok 15, Adrian Gutoaia 15, Vlad Dumitrescu 11, Vlad Negoitescu 11, Bogdan Tibirna 11
Philippines: John Abad 19, Mendozan 13
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Japan - Mexico 71:83

Ricardo Calatayud leads Mexico over Japan in the opener of the 27th Summer Universiade. He nailed 25 points as his Mexico posted an 83:71 victory in Group B.
Mexico took 20:16 lead at the end of the first period and added 21-19 before the halftime. Both teams scored 22 points in the third quarter that brought 63:57 for Mexico. The latter also added 20-14 rally in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Japan showed 56% from the field, while Mexico had 47%.

Fernando Benitez (204-F/C-89) poured in 16 points for the winners. RAMIREZ Juan delivered 12, while Fabian Jaimes added 10. Yuya Nagayoshi (199-C-91) ended up with 22 points in the losing effort and Kosuke Hashimoto (202-F-93) delivered 17. UTO Naoki scored 11 and FUJII Yuma added 9.

Japan:
Yuya Nagayoshi 22, Kosuke Hashimoto 17, UTO Naoki 11, FUJII Yuma 9
Mexico:
Ricardo Calatayud 25, Fernando Benitez 16, RAMIREZ Juan 12, Fabian Jaimes 10
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GROUP C
Czech Republic Australia 57:85

Australia leave no chance for Czech Republic at the Men's Preliminary Round Group C of the 27th Summer Universiade. Australia grabbed 85:57 win in their first game in Kazan.
Australia opened the game with 21-11 lead, but could not dominate the half. The European side replied with 21-15 rally in the second frame and reduced to 4 points at the halftime. The third period was decisive in the game when Australia erupted with a 35-11 surge and never looked behind. Both teams managed to add 14 points in the last stanza for the final result.

Todd Blanchfield (200-F-91) and Clint Steindl (201-F/G-89, college: St.Mary's, CA) top-scored for the winners with 15 points each, while Cody Ellis (203-F-90) added 14. Mitchell Young (206-F-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) followed them with 12 points. Adam Ciz (190-PG-91) replied with 14 points in the losing effort and Viktor Cvek (200-C-89) notched 8. Jiri Slavik (203-F-89), Tomas Voslajer (211-C-90) and Jakub Krakovic (205-F-90) delivered 7 points each in a loss.

Czech Republic:
Adam Ciz 14, Viktor Cvek 8, Jiri Slavik 7, Tomas Voslajer 7, Jakub Krakovic 7
Australia:
Todd Blanchfield 15, Clint Steindl 15, Cody Ellis 14, Mitchell Young 12

USA - UAE 140:46
The USA opened win count at the 2013 World Universuty Games. They cruised past the United Arab Emirates in the opener. Nine players scored in double digits for the winners.
Sean Kilpatrick (6'4''-G-90) notched 18 points for the USA.
The USA fired 35 points in the first quarter to take a 19-point lead. The North American team maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They poured in 34 points in the next stanza to gain a 69:23 halftime lead. The USA never looked back in the second half. They held the UAE to just 23 points in the half to claim a comprehensive win.
Aaron White (6'8''-F-92) nailed 16 points, while Kevin Ferrell (6'0''-G-93), Will Sheehey (6'7''-F-92) and Doug McDermott (6'8''-F-92) added 15 points each in the win. Khalil Salem (5'10''-G-91) answered with 14 points for the UAE. Omar Alameri (6'7''-F-91) netted 12 points in the loss.

USA:
Sean Kilpatrick 18, Aaron White 16, Kevin Ferrell 15, Will Sheehey 15, Doug McDermott 15
UAE:
Khalil Salem 14, Omar Alameri 12

Canada - Sweden 84:69
Canada marched to the first win at the 2013 World Universiade. They knocked down Sweden in Group C opener.
Brady Heslip (188-G-90) nailed 22 points to lead the North American side.
Canada started the game with an aggressive defense. They held Sweden to 10 points in the first frame. Canada gained a 9-point lead at the first break. The North American team stayed in charge throughout the second period. They registered a 43:25 halftime lead. The Scandinavian team picked up the tempo in the third term. Sweden fire 26 points to cut the deficit at 11-point mark at the final break. But Canada sank 22 points in the fourth quarter and secured the winning outcome.
Dwight Powell (208-F-91) chipped in 16 points and grabbed 9 boards, Kevin Pangos (188-G-93) added 12 points for the winners. Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Sweden. Odin Lindell (205-C-90) netted 10 points in the loss.

Canada:
Brady Heslip 22, Dwight Powell 16, Kevin Pangos 12
Sweden:
Chris Czerapowicz 20, Odin Lindell 10
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GROUP D
Finland -Chile 71:52

Finland edge Chile in Kazan in one of the first games of the 27th Summer Universiade. The Finish team overcame Chile 71:52 as they won all the quarters of the game.
Finland grabbed 18:16 lead at the end of the first period and added 18-12 in the second frame. Finland also looked better in the second half and produced two narrow victories in the third and the last stanzas. Finland won the third period 17-10 and then added 18-14 in the final period.

Juho-Matti Lehtoranta (194-SF-89) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Carl Lindbom (206-F-91) had 11. Roope Ahonen (186-G-90, agency: FCM) delivered 10, whilst Jesse Niemi (193-F/G-90) added 8. Osven Ledezma (202-C-90) CHOMON Osven answered with 15 points in defeat and Yonathan Nehring (195-C-89) had 13. AGUIRRE URRUTIA Diego and Camilo Bustamante (F) brought 8 points apiece for the Chilean team.

Finland:
Juho-Matti Lehtoranta 14, Carl Lindbom 11, Roope Ahonen 10, Jesse Niemi 8
Chile:
Osven Ledezma 15, Yonathan Nehring 13, AGUIRRE URRUTIA Diego 8, Camilo Bustamante 8

Brazil- China 107:65
Five players scored in double figures as Brazil rout China at their start of the 27th Summer Universiade. Brazil destroyed China 107:65 for the first victory in Group D.
Brazil opened the game with a confident 24:17 lead and continued their dominance in the rest of the game. The team from Latin America added 26-15 rally in the second quarter and enjoyed a 50:32 halftime advantage. Moreover Brazil won the third period 26-16 and finished the game with 31-17 burst.

Lucas Mariano (207-C-93) stepped up with 18 points for the winners and Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) had 16. Joao Bernardi (F-90) brought 15, DALLA BARBA Matheus added 13 and ALVES MAIA Rafael Donatti chipped in with 10. CUI Jinming replied with 22 points in the losing effort and Lian Liu (200-F-91) scored 13. Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94) poured in 9 and WEI Meng nailed 8.

Brazil:
Lucas Mariano 18, Cristiano Felicio 16, Joao Bernardi 15, DALLA BARBA Matheus 13, ALVES MAIA Rafael Donatti 10
China: CUI Jinming 22,
Lian Liu 13, Dai Huaibo 9, WEI Meng 8

Lithuania - Norway 94:71
Lithuania earned the first win at the World University Games. They overcame Norway in Kazan tonight.
Simas Buterlevicius (200-F-89) stepped up with 16 points to lead the charge.
Lithuania dominated from the starting point. The Baltic team accounted for a 23:15 lead after ten minutes. Lithuania shifted the gear in the second frame. They exploded with 33 points to arrive at halftime up by 18 points 56:38. Lithuania did not loosen the grasp in the third term. They accounted for a comfortable 23-point lead at the final intermission. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth term as Lithuania cruised to the victory.
Eimantas Bendzius (203-F-90) produced 13 points, while Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) added 12 points for the winners. Anders Stien (195-G-90) answered with 18 points for Norway. Torgrim Sommerfeldt (198-F-89, college: Manhattan) and Roy Nwachukwu (196-F-90, college: Seminole St.CC) had 9 points apiece in the loss.

Lithuania:
Simas Buterlevicius 16, Eimantas Bendzius 13, Vytenis Cizauskas 12
Norway:
Anders Stien 18, Torgrim Sommerfeldt 9, Roy Nwachukwu 9



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