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Classification round is being completed in Bangkok - Aug 14, 2007

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Group M

Brazil - Thailand 109:60

Brazilian team gained the third straight win at the classification round of the Universiade. They beat hosting Thailand to maintain their perfect record at the second stage of the tournament.
Latin American team were dominant from the start and overwhelmed their opponents 26:12 in the first frame. An impressive offensive effort paced Brazil to a 54:29 advantage at halftime. Thailand struggled to maintain Brazilian players in the second half and never managed to come closer. The gap grew to a 67:47 mark at the end of the final term. Thailand were distressed and simply stopped in the fourth quarter allowing Brazil to reign the court 32:13.
Six Brazilian players scored in double figures. Marcos Hubner (205-F-82, college: NE Oklahoma A&M CC) nailed 22 points to lead Brazil. Gustavo Lima (178-G-90) contributed 21 points for the winners. Chaiwat Kaedum (-C-85) replied with 13 points for Thailand. Ratdech Kruatiwa (190-F-85) secured 11 points in defeat.
Brazil outrebounded the home side 54:25. They converted 60% of field goals, while Thailand shot just 38% from the field.
Brazil and Thailand will now play in the classification games on July 15.

Brazil: Marcos Hubner 22, Gustavo Lima 21
Thailand: Chaiwat Kaedum 13, Ratdech Kruatiwa 11

Taiwan - South Africa 89:50
Taiwan posted their second straight victory at the Summer Universiade in Bangkok. They edged South Africa in Group M action today. South Africa remained winless at the tournament.
The game was a close contest at the start as South African players stayed at a striking distance. They lost the opening frame 20:22 and remained in the race for a bigger part of the second. However Taiwan capitalized on mistakes at the end of the second term and recorded a 42:31 advantage at halftime. Taiwan went out of the dressing room ready to decide on the winner early on and stormed past African side 25:12 in the third quarter. Piling up a safe 67:43 lead after three frames Taiwan let the bench fulfill the task at the end. They perfectly performed the task cruising past their opponents 22:7 in the final stanza.
Shih-chieh Chen scored 19 points for Taiwan. Chun-chieh Chen chipped in another 17 points. Jerry Manyubele (195-F-83) responded with 15 points and 7 boards for South Africa. Philani Biyela (188-G-88) and Amogelang Keogatile (193-G-88) netted 8 points apiece in defeat.
Both teams pulled down 34 rebounds, however South Africans players lost the ball to often committing 28 turnovers. Taiwan converted 57% from the field limiting their opponents to just 36%.

Taiwan: Chen Shih Chieh (175-F-84) 19, Chen Chun Chieh (180-G-83) 17
South Africa: Jerry Manyubele 15, Philani Biyela 8, Amogelang Keogatile 8

Group N

Czech Republic - Angola 82:39
Czech Republic University team posted their second victory at the classification round Group N. They thrashed Angolan team 82:39 today. Angola suffered their 5th consecutive loss and stayed at the bottom of the ladder.
The teams remained close in the opening frame. Czech Republic managed to outscore African team 17:15. But the things started to turn Czech way in the second quarter. European side tightened defence and limited Angola to just 7 points establishing a 38:22 advantage at halftime. Angola could not recover in the second half. They shot only 25% from the field and slumped behind. Czech team extended the lead by 6 points in a low-scoring third term 13:7. But Angolan defence collapsed in the last part of the game and surrendered 31 points and lost the encounter.
Pavel Slezak (185-G-84) scored 14 points to pace Czech team. Pavel Houska (201-F-84, agency: PPGroup) added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Joao Suingue (185-G-83) provided 10 points and 10 boards for Angola. Jose Miguel (185-G-86) had 9 points in defeat.
Czech players converted 52% of field goals and 67% from free throw line. They also outrebounded their opponents 41:24.

Czech Republic: Pavel Slezak 14, Pavel Houska 11+10 boards
Angola: Joao Suingue 10+10 boards, Jose Miguel 9

Kazakhstan - Australia 57:89
Kazakhstan suffered their first defeat in the classification round of the Summer Universiade in Bangkok. They were beaten by Australian University team in Pool N action today. Kazakhstan entered the game after two impressive victories over Czech Republic and Angola but did not manage to extend the winning streak.
Australia dominated the game right from the start and drove to a 22:17 lead after the opening frame. Kazakhstan though bounced back in the second term and cut the deficit trailing by a single point at halftime 34:35.
Aussies spurred ahead after the break. They stored past Kazakhstan in the third quarter 25:12 and never looked back later on. Kazakhstan were outscored 11:29 in the fourth frame and had to surrender at the end.
Carlin Hughes (185-G) led Australian students with 23 points. Aron Baynes (208-C-86) contributed 21 points and 10 boards for the winners. Anton Ponomarev (209-C-88) had 19 points for Kazakhstan. Maxim Voyeikov (195-F-88) and Mikhail Yevstigneyev (198-F-84) scored 9 points apiece in defeat.
Kazakh players knocked down just 29% of field goals and 63% from charity stripe. They also lost the battle under the rims 23:44. Both teams committed 19 turnovers.

Kazakhstan: Anton Ponomarev 19, Maxim Voyeikov 9, Mikhail Yevstigneyev 9
Australia: Carlin Hughes 23, Aron Baynes 21+10 boards

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World University Games Final Standings
 1. Lithuania
 2. USA
 3. Latvia
 4. Serbia
 5. Germany
 6. Israel
 7. Finland
 8. Argentina
 9. Australia
 10. Canada
 11. Mexico
 12. Czech Rep.
 13. Taiwan
 14. Norway
 15. Ukraine
 16. Estonia
 17. Russia
 18. Hungary
 19. Romania
 20. Japan
 21. S.Korea
 22. Hong Kong
 23. Mozambique.
 24. United Ara.
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Vasiljevic, AUS21.5 
 2. Keane, CAN20.4 
 3. Edwards, USA19.3 
 4. Leung, HKG17.8 
 5. Tsai, HKG17.5 
 6. Edwards, USA17.4 
 7. Kirves, EST17.4 
 8. Alvarez Diez, MEX17.1 
 9. Odabasi, FIN17.1 
 10. Obst, GER16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Odabasi, FIN11.7 
 2. Jonatan, MEX10.1 
 3. Lazar, ROM9.8 
 4. Carlos, MOZ9.0 
 5. Abdulbasirov, RUS8.9 
 6. Ginat, ISR8.6 
 7. Gak, AUS8.4 
 8. Galardo, ARG8.1 
 9. Cooks, AUS8.1 
 10. Richter, GER7.6 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7
 1. Sharon, ISR7.0 
 2. Chen, TAI6.6 
 3. Boyarkin, UKR6.6 
 4. Keane, CAN5.3 
 5. Sandrini, ARG5.1 
 6. Artamonov, UKR4.9 
 7. Grof, GER4.9 
 8. Urrutia, MEX4.9 
 9. Ziv, ISR4.8 
 10. Jihoon, KOR4.8 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Keane, CAN2.8 
 2. Thomas, ARG2.8 
 3. Mubarak, UAE2.5 
 4. Ziv, ISR2.5 
 5. Mohammad, UAE2.4 
 6. Urrutia, MEX2.3 
 7. Edwards, USA2.1 
 8. Vendrame, JPN2.1 
 9. Shuchman, ISR2.0 
 10. Boyarkin, UKR2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier COOKS
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cooks, AUS2.4 
 2. Ahmed, UAE2.3 
 3. Brkic, SRB2.0 
 4. Tejic, SRB1.6 
 5. Park, KOR1.6 
 6. Haas, USA1.5 
 7. Madsen, FIN1.4 
 8. Kovago-Laska, HUN1.4 
 9. Kvapil, CZE1.3 
 10. Abdulbasirov, RUS1.3 
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