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Bangkok still awaits for the men's basketball tournament winner - Aug 17, 2007

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Sinan Guler
5th-6th spots

Turkey - Russia 97:87
Turkey overcame Russia on the last day of the Universiade basketball tournament to clinch the 5th spot. The win marked a 4-2 record for Turkish side at the competition. Russia meanwhile lost three consecutive games and completed their campaign with a 3-3 record.
Turkey seemed to save more energy for this battle as they looked more impressive from the start. They rolled to a 26:19 advtantage after the first frame but Russia finally found the touch late in the second frame and cut the deficit to just 3 points at halftime 41:44. Turkey though did not slow down and posted another impressive rally in the third stanza to built a 74:65 gap entering the fourth quarter. Russia run out of steam in the dying stages and had to surrender at the end.
Serhat Getin (-F-86) notched 28 points to lead Turkey. Sinan Guler (192-G-83, college: Carroll (MT)) secured another 19 points in a winning effort. Evgeni Voronov (192-G-86) scored 15 points to pace Russia. Nikita Kurbanov (202-F-86) added 14 points in defeat.
Turkey shot impressive 64% from the field, including 50% from beyond the arc. Russia also had solid 50% accuracy. Russia outrebounded their opponents 30:23. Both teams committed 16 turnovers.

Turkey: Serhat Getin 28, Sinan Guler 19
Russia: Evgeni Voronov 15, Nikita Kurbanov 14

7th-8th spots

Korea - Germany 60:72
Korean team completed their Bangkok campaign with a loss to Germany. The defeat saw Korea occupy the 8th spot in overall ladder. Korea team lost three in a row and finished the tournament with a 3-4 record.
The teams played close basketball in the first quarter and Germany enjoyed a narrow 18:17 lead after it. But imressive performance from Dirk Madrich helped Germany to surge ahead in the second quarter and they drove to a 41:32 advantage at halftime. Korea managed to slow down European team and outscord them 20:19. But it never helped as they could not convert at the dying stages of the game. Germany limited Korean players to just 8 points in the fourth term and celebrated a confident victory.
Dirk Madrich provided 20 points and 16 boards for Germany. Gordon Geib (180-G-83, agency: LimeLight) contributed 16 points for the winners. Yoo Hee Sun (201-F-86) scored 12 points to lead Korea. Oh Sekeun (201-C-87) had 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in a loss.
Germany shot 55% from the field, while Korea recorded 42% accuracy. Germany also outmuscled their opponents on the boards 34:23. Korea at the same time forced German side to 23 turnovers.

Korea: Yoo Hee Sun 12, Oh Sekeun 9
Germany: Dirk Madrich 20+16 boards, Gordon Geib 16

9th-10th spots
USA - Israel 63:57
United States team celebrated a tough win over Israel to finish the Summer Universiade at the 9th overall spot. USA squad lost the opening game to Lithuania but then performed an impressive 5-game winning streak to complete the tournament with 5-1 record.
USA started the game pretty confidently and rolled to a 20:14 advantage after the opening frame. Both teams struggled from the field in the second quarter and Israel outscored USA 10:9 to trail by 5 points at halftime 24:29. United States players got to a 5:1 run early in the second half and later marked a 35:25 lead. But Israeli team responded with 11:4 rally of their own and cut the deficit to 36:39 late in the third term. Erez Kohansky connected from outside to tie the scoreline early in the fourth stanza 45:45. But Kerwin Dunham (198-G) responded with a trey to regain the lead for North American team and never looked back. Brooks McKowen added another three pointer at the dying stage to cool off Israel.
Eric Coleman (198-C-85) scored 14 points and 6 boards for USA. Kerwin Dunham and Adam Koch (203-F) provided 11 points apiece for the winners. Yuval Naimy (185-G/F-86) nailed 16 points for Israel. Nitzan Hanochi (190-G-86, agency: Ronsport) added 11 points and 11 boards in defeat.
USA outrebounded Israel 39:29. They shot 44% from the field, while Israel were limited to 38% accuracy.

USA: Eric Coleman 14, Kerwin Dunham 11, Adam Koch 11
Israel: Yuval Naimy 16, Nitzan Hanochi 11+11 boards

11th-12th spots
Greece - Finland 68:69
Greece: Kostas Kakaroudis (204-C-83) 20, Dimitris Maslarinos (195-G-82) 16
Finland: Ville Makalainen (194-F-85, agency: Rasmussen Services) 25+11 boards, Samuel Haanpaa (203-G-86) 14

13th-14th spots

Mexico - Ukraine 20:0

15th-16th spots

New Zealand - China 117:88
New Zealand Emergin Tall Blacks secured the 15th spot at the Summer University Games in Bangkok. They thumped China on the last day of action in Bangkok. The win was crafted by the Bay Hawk's guard Everard Bartlett (191-G-86). Bartlett was impressive in the last game against Ukraine pouring in 39 points but it was not the end for him. Kiwi youngster was red-hot as he dropped remarkable 50 points against China. He converted 18/29 field goals, including 10/17 three pointers and 4/4 free throws, grabbed 9 rebounds, dished out 3 assists and made 3 steals.
New Zealand treated the fans gathered in Bangkok Youth Centre to some spectacular attacking basketball. They nailed 30 points in the opening frame to gain an early 30:18 lead. The gap grew to 58:39 mark at halftime. But Emerging Tall Blacks were not about to stop. One man show continued as Everard Bartlett lifted his side to a 35:28 advantage after three quarters and piled up an unassailable 93:67 lead. China never recovered and lost the game.
Zane Meehl (190-G-86) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for New Zealand. Thomas Abercombie and Callum Macleod secured 9 points apiece for Kiwis. Yang Chao (192-G/F-84) scored 32 points for China. Han Shuo (198-G-89) had 25 points in a losing clause.

New Zealand: Everard Bartlett 50, Zane Meehl 11
China: Yang Chao 32, Han Shuo 25

17th-18th spots
Australia - Czech Republic 63:54
Australian students completed their Universiade campaign with a victory over Czech Republic today. This victory allowed them to occupy the 17th overall place in Thailand. Australia won three consecutive games and ended the competition with a 4-3 record. They also revenged for a sour loss from Czech Republic in the classification round 53:69.
Australia counted for the mistakes of the previous encounter and got off to a confident start. They took an early lead and won the opening frame 16:11. Czech team however was not about to lose today. They replied with a tight defence in the second quarter and cut the deficit to 23:26 at halftime. But Aron Baynes (208-C-86) shouldered Aussies in the second half to a victory. He led Australia to a 16:11 third term as they cleared off to a 42:34 distance entering the fourth stanza. The game became more aggressive in the final part but Australia still emerged on top winning this battle.
Aron Baynes produced 19 points and 9 boards to pace Australia. Carlin Hughes (185-G) netted another 14 points for the winners. Michal Vocetka (192-G/F-87) nailed 13 points for Czech Republic. Pavel Houska (201-F-84, agency: PPGroup) added 10 points and 10 boards in defeat.

Australia: Aron Baynes 19+9 boards, Carlin Hughes 14
Czech Republic: Michal Vocetka 13, Pavel Houska 10+10 boards

19th-20th spots

Brazil - Taiwan 80:66
Brazilian team celebrated a comprehensive victory over Taiwan on the last day of the Universiade in Bangkok. The victory means Brazil finished the tournament at the 19th overall spot. Five Brazilian players deliver in double digits to lead well-balanced team to success in today's clash.
Brazil got to a confident start of the game and built a safe 45:28 lead at halftime. Taiwan however began to show the signs of revival in the third term. They outscored Latin American team 23:16 and narrowed teh distance to 51:61. But it was as close as they managed to get this evening. Brazil limited Taiwan offensive opportunities and sealed victory at the end.
Henrique Cruz (200-F/C-85) paced Brazil with 15 points and 13 boards. Audrei Parisotto (194-F-84) added 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Sheng Yao Liu and Chen Shun Hsiang (190-F-85) produced 13 points apiece for Taiwan. Shih Chieh Chen had 11 points and 8 boards in a losing effort.
Brazil recorded solid 52% accuracy from the field but they struggled from free throw line converting just 35%. Taiwan shot 33% of field goals and were perfect from charity stripe. Brazil won the battle under the rims outrebounding their opponents 56:27.

Brazil: Henrique Cruz 15+13 boards, Audrei Parisotto 14+9 boards
Taiwan: Sheng Yao Liu 13, Chen Shun Hsiang 13

21st-22th spots

Thailand - Kazakhstan 62:88

23rd-24th spots

Angola - South Africa 74:46
Angolan team secured their first victory at the Summer University Games in Thailand. They defeated South Africa in the battle for the 23rd spot today. South Africa meanwhile suffered their 7th straight loss and finished the tournament winless.
Angola were quick at to start biulding their lead and marked a 20:9 dominance at the end of the first quarter. Both teams played open attacking basketball in the second frame and Angola succeeded in it. They strengthen their lead and were up 46:23 at halftime. The game slowed down drastically after the intermission but it hardly helped South Africa. They still trailed and looked too weary to perform any sort of comeback. Angola easily secured the lead and drove to a comprehensive win at the end.
Joao Suingue (185-G-83) produced 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 steals to pace Angola. Adilson Baza (185-C-86) contributed 14 points, 9 steals, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Tsepo Matsie (185-G-86) replied with 16 poitns for South Africans. Jerry Manyubele (195-F-83) had 11 points and 9 boards in a loss.
Angola shot 45% from the field limiting their opponents to 29% accuracy. Both teams pulled down 40 rebounds and knocked down 38% from free throw line. South African team committed massive 40 turnovers.

Angola: Joao Suingue 19, Adilson Baza 14+9 steals
South Africa: Tsepo Matsie 16, Jerry Manyubele 11+9 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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