New Zealand - Thailand 108:73 New Zealand delivered the winning result in their second encounter at the Summer Universiade in Bangkok. In a must-win game they crashed hosting Thailand 108:73 to improve to 1-1 record. Emerging Tall Blacks will now face Israel in the qualifying round tomorrow. Thailand takes on South Africa earlier the same day. New Zealand got to flying start as they outscored their opponents 24:12 in the first frame. The home side tried to stay at a striking distance throughout the second quarter and trailed 28:41 at halftime. Thailand cut the deficit by 4 points in the third frame to come within 9 at the start of the final stanza 54:63. But Emerging Tall Blacks were unstoppable in the fourth quarter as they nailed 45 points to leave Thailand far behind and posted their first victory at the tournament. Everald Bartlett (191-G-86) led the action with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Callum MacLeod (216-C-84, college: Gonzaga) contributed 18 points for Kiwis. Thailand were paced by 18 points from Jakkrapan Silapapitat and Chaiwat Kaedum. Ratdech Kruatiwa added 13 points and 6 boards in a losing clause. New Zealand players dominated the boards 50:22 and forced hosts to 27 turnovers. They also converted solid 49% from the field, while Thailand shot 44% of field goals and just 28% from free throw line.
Group B USA - Angola 84:26 USA team rebounded after a stunning loss to Lithuania at the start of the Univerisade in Thailand. They thrashed Angola in the second encounter in Pool B yesterday and improved to 1-1 record. United States will now face Turkey in the qualifying round of the tournament tomorrow. Angola suffered their second straight defeat and plays against Australia. USA team set the right tone early in this one as they rallied past African team 23:5 in the opening frame. The gap reached a 41:11 mark at halftime and the task was fulfilled. United States coach Benjamin Jacobson let the bench players log more minutes. They though never allowed Angola to come closer and limited them to only 5 points in the third quarter piling up a massive 65:16 lead. United States proved the difference also in the fourth frame as they outscored Angola 19:10 and celebrated an easy victory. Jordan Egiseder led the action with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Jared Josten (180-G-84) provided 13 points in a win. Wilson Joao was the only player to score in double figures for Angola. He netted 12 points and collected 6 boards. Andre Goncalo (196-F-87) scored 5 points in a losing case. USA shot 55% from the field and pulled down 48 rebounds. Angola hit just 13% of field goals and 37% from free throw line.
Ukraine - Brazil 78:59 Ukraine gained their first win at the Summer World University in Thailand. They cruised past Brazil in the second round of action in Pool C. The win saw Ukraine improve to 1-1 record and occupy the second spot in Pool C. Brazil completed preliminary round winless at the bottom of the ladder. Ukraine will now take on Germany in qualifying round tomorrow. Brazil will try to grab their first victory against Taiwan. Brazilian players played slightly better basketball in the starting quarter and stayed ahead 17:14 early on. But Ukrainian side gradually levelled the contest and finished the first half trailing by just a single point 29:30. Ukraine finally reached their opponents in the third quarter and the teams entered the fourth quarter all square 47:47. But Brazil simply collapsed defensively in the fourth quarter. Ukrainian players easily past Brazilian defensive walls and keep on firing points. Sergiy Gorbenko, Oleksandr Panchenko (184-G-84) and Dmytro Diatlovskyi all connected from beyond the arc and ensured a 31:12 final run for Ukraine. The winning side was led by Oleksandr Panchenko with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Vladimir Orlenko (215-C-85) added 12 points for Ukraine. Gustavo Lima (175-G-90) poured in 18 points for Brazil. Joao Victor Ramalho (203-C) produced 8 points and 14 boards in defeat.
Mexico - Serbia 75:95 Mexican team was not able to succeed in the second game at the Unievrsiade. They had to surrender to Serbia in the second round of action in Pool D. Mexico fell to 1-1 record and finished the prelimianary round at the second spot in Group D. They will now face Russia in the qualifying round tomorrow. Serbia is scheduled to play against Finland. Serbian players got to a better start as they overcame their Mexican counterparts 19:14 in the first frame. Mexico were not solid defensively and allowed Serbia to pour in another 30 points in the second quarter. European team enjoyed a 49:34 advantage at halftime and and never gave it up in the second half. The game was pretty close after the break but Sebian squad still managed to narrowly defeat Latin Americans in the third and fourth frames. Six Serbian players scored in double digits. Vukasin Aleksic (185-G-85, agency: Beo Basket) provided 16 points for them. Vladan Vukosauyevie and Marko Simonovic (203-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points apiece in a win. Joel Reynoso (190-G) answered with game-high 17 points for Mexico. Julio Martin had 14 points and 6 rebounds in defeat. Mexico shot more accurately from the field knocking down 50% comparing to 43% from Serbia. However Mexican team allowed their opponents to pull down 19 offensive rebounds and committed 28 turnovers.
Russia - Taiwan 78:67 Russia ensured their perfect record at the preliminary round of the Summer Universiade basketball tournament. They overcame Taiwan for the second straight victory in Pool E. Taiwan meanwhile suffered the second consecutive loss and finished at the bottom of the ladder. Russia will now play against Mexico in the qualifying round. Taiwan will seek for their first win in the competition against Brazil tomorrow. The teams started the game slowly and kept it close throughout the opening frame. Russia led by just 2 points 17:15. However Russian players increased the tempo in the second frame and easily ran away to a 39:29 distance at halftime. The game hardly changed after the break as Russia continued to enlarge the lead. They were up by 27 points entering the final quarter 66:39. Having reached an unassailable advantage Russia put bench players on the court and allowed Taiwan to cut the deficit to a respectable 67:78 at the end. Five Russian players scored in double figures. Timofey Mozgov (215-C-86) topscored for the winners with 12 points and 8 boards. Damir Zibirov (188-G-86) chipped in 11 points for Russia. Chun-chieh Chen nailed game-high 27 points and pulled down 6 boards for Taiwan. Chien-wei Wang dropped 8 points in defeat.
Kazakhstan - Germany 49:89 Kazakhstan were not able to deliver in the second round of action in Pool F. They were beaten by Germany to fall to 0-2 record at the bottom of the ladder. Germany meanwhile occupied the top spot in Group F. They will now play versus Ukraine in the qualifying round. Kazakhstan faces Czech Republic tomorrow. Kazakhstan started the game confidently and led 11:10 after the opening frame. However German team quickly rebounded and rolled to a stunning 33:12 advantage in the second quarter. Kazakhstan struggled to stop their opponents after the break and European team extended the gap to 67:32 at the start of the fourth quarter. Kazakh could not match the tempo and lost the final stanza 17:22 suffering another defeat at the tournament. Yassin Idbihi (208-F-83, college: Buffalo) secured game-high 18 points and 6 boards for Germany. Jermain Raffington (205-C/F-85, college: Southeastern CC) added 12 points and 10 boards for the winners. Kazakhstan responded with 16 points from Roman Maravyov. Rustam Yargaliyev and Mikhail Yevstigneyev (198-F-84) provided 8 points each in a losing clause. Kazakhstan lost the battle in the paint as they were outrebounded by Germany 28:46. Kazakh players converted 32% from the field and 52% from free throw line, while Germany shot 46% of field goals and had 74% accuracy from charity stripe.
Group G Turkey - South Africa 76:51 Turkey: Cem Coskun (209-C-87) 20+10 boards, Caner Senturk (196-G-86) 13 South Africa: Jerry Manyubele 20+11 boards, Mogomutsi Ntladi 8
Group H Israel - Australia 74:62 Israeli University team posted another victory at the Summer Universiade in Bangkok. They defeated Australian students' team 74:62 to improve to 2-0 record. Israel thus occupied the top spot in Pool H and will now face New Zealand in the next round of competition. Australia meanwhile completed the preliminary round winless and will battle against Angola tomorrow. Israel dominated the game right from the start and led 16:11 after the opening frame. Australia managed to cut the deficit by one points and trailed 26:30 at halftime. However it was as close as Aussies could get. Israel steadily enlarged the gap and entered the final stanza ahead by 9 points 49:40. Australia tried to play an aggressive basketball in the last part of the encounter but Israeli players easily matched the rhythm and came out as winners. Anton Kazarnovski (205-F/C-85, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) led Israel with 16 points. Jonathan Nir contributed 12 points for the winners. Aron Baynes (208-C-86) and Carlin Hughes (185-G) produced 14 points apiece for Australia. Luke Cooper added 6 points in a losing case. Israel converted 44% from the field, while Aussies responded with 32% accuracy. Australia though managed to outrebound their opponents 35:24.
Purdue to represent Team USA in 2017 World University Games - 11 months ago
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Less than a year after Bill Self's Kansas program represented the United States at the World University Games and won the country's first men's basketball gold medal at the event since 2005, another Division I program announced that it will represent the nation at next year's World University games. Tuesday morning it was announced that next summer it will be Purdue that represents the country at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Matt Painter 's program joins Kansas and Northe... [read more]
Less than a year after Bill Self's Kansas program represented the United States at the World University Games and won the country's first men's basketball gold medal at the event since 2005, another Division I program announced that it will represent the nation at next year's World University games. Tuesday morning it was announced that next summer it will be Purdue that represents the country at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Matt Painter 's program joins Kansas and Northern Iowa (2007) as programs that have been selected to represent the United States at the World University Games. This won't be Painter's first experience with USA Basketball, as he was an assistant on Jamie Dixon 's staff that led the U19 team to gold at the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championships in New Zealand. He was also head coach of the 2011 World University Games team, leading the United States to a fifth-place finish in Shenzhen, China. Amongst the players on the current roster, rising sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan was a member of the United States U17 and U19 teams, winning gold at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships and the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships. Leading up to next year's event it will also be interesting to see if Painter fills out his roster with a couple players from other programs. Last year's World University Games roster had two non-Jayhawks, SMU point guard Nicolas Moore (175-PG-92) and FGCU shooting guard Julian DeBose (193-G-92). Courtesy of: nbcsports.com
Germany - USA 77-84 2OT
The USA celebrated the Gold medals at the World University Games. They defeated Germany in double-overtime thriller. Wayne Selden (196-SF-94) stepped up with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the champions. Team USA claimed a 20:13 lead after ten minutes. Germany narrowed the gap in the second term. They pulled within 5 points at the interval 33:38. Germany triggered a 21:16 run in the third term to even things up at 54. The teams traded baskets throughout t... [read more]
Germany - USA 77-84 2OT The USA celebrated the Gold medals at the World University Games. They defeated Germany in double-overtime thriller. Wayne Selden (196-SF-94) stepped up with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the champions. Team USA claimed a 20:13 lead after ten minutes. Germany narrowed the gap in the second term. They pulled within 5 points at the interval 33:38. Germany triggered a 21:16 run in the third term to even things up at 54. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth frame and first overtime. The USA dropped 11 points in the second extra period and sealed the victory. Perry Ellis (203-F-93) provided 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Frank Mason (180-PG) added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Maodo Lo (190-G-92) answered with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Germany. Niklas Geske (188-PG-94) had 11 points in the defeat.
Brazil - Russia 72-80 Russia stepped onto the pedestal in Gwangju. Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) recorded 22 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Russia grabbed a 19:14 lead after ten minutes. Brazil narrowed the gap at 2-point mark at the interval. But Russia stepped onto the gas in the second half. They unloaded 49 points after the big break and rallied to the victory. Artem Vikhrov (196-PG-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) delivered 13 points in the win. Henrique Coelho (183-PG-93) responded with 26 points and 8 rebounds for Brazil.
USA and Germany advance into Final in Gwangju - 2 Years ago
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USA - Russia 78-68
The USA advanced into the World University Games Final. They held off Russian in an exciting semifinal clash. Perry Ellis (203-F-93) scored 23 points to pace the winners. Russia gained an 18:14 lead after the opening quarter. But the USA responded with a 28-point outburst to secure a 42:39 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 5-point mark at the final intermission. The North American team held Russia to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and mar... [read more]
USA - Russia 78-68 The USA advanced into the World University Games Final. They held off Russian in an exciting semifinal clash. Perry Ellis (203-F-93) scored 23 points to pace the winners. Russia gained an 18:14 lead after the opening quarter. But the USA responded with a 28-point outburst to secure a 42:39 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 5-point mark at the final intermission. The North American team held Russia to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and marched to the victory. Wayne Selden (196-SF-94) netted 22 points, while Frank Mason (180-PG) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Ivan Strebkov (192-PG-91) answered with 20 points for Russia. Artem Vikhrov (196-PG-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) had 11 points in the loss.
Germany - Brazil 59-49 Germany overcame Brazil in the semifinal clash in Gwangju. Bogdan Radosavljevic (213-C-93) posted 11 points and 13 rebounds to pace the winners. Germany eked out a narrow 24:23 halftime lead. The European team accounted for a 2-point lead before the fourth term. Germany held their opponents to just 11 points in the final frame and raced to the victory. Hans-George Brase (203-F-93) provided 10 points in the win. Lucas Dias Silva (209-F-95) responded with 11 points for Brazil.
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