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Latvia 50% Aug.20 Taiwan
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South Korea 50% Aug.20 Mexico
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Finland 50% Aug.20 Japan
Hong Kong 50% Aug.20 Germany
Norway 50% Aug.20 Canada
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Romania 50% Aug.20 Czech R.
United Arab 50% Aug.20 Estonia
Group D
Mozambique 50% Aug.20 Russia
Israel 50% Aug.20 Lithuania
Australia 50% Aug.20 Ukraine
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Last day of Preliminary Round in Belgrade - Jul 4, 2009

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Greg Surmacz


University Games, Day 3: Australia - Serbia 66-84

Serbia finished Preliminary Round perfect. After victory in the first game against Greece, the hosts of the World University Games 2009 managed to beat Australia for
position No.1 in Group A. On the other side, Australia ended this stage winless (0-2). Ivan Paunic (194-G-87) this time led the scorers in Serbia with 15 points. Nemanja Protic (182-G-86) was behind him with 14, while Dejan Borovnjak (208-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) helped with double-double, 13 points and 13 rebounds. Cameron Tovey (200-F-85, college: Augusta St.) was on fire in Australia scoring 21 points. Ben Allen (211-C-86, college: Indiana) had 12 pts and 9 rebs, while Carlin Hughes (188-G-85, college: Montana St. - Billin) posted 11 pts.

Australia: Cameron Tovey 21+5 boards, Ben Allen 12+9 boards, Carlin Hughes 11+5 boards
Serbia: Ivan Paunic 15, Nemanja Protic 14, Dejan Borovnjak 13+13 boards


University Games, Day 3: Lithuania - Romania 85-65

Lithuania ended the Preliminary Round at the World University Games in Belgrade with perfect 3-0 record (Group B). The Lithuanians trashed Romanians 85-65, who were undefeated until today. Both teams are going to Intermediate Round. Deividas Gailius (200-F-88) led the scorers in Lithuania today with 18 points. Zydrunas Kelys (188-G-87, agency: Interperformances) and Arnas Labuckas (205-F-87) had 11 each, while Laurynas Mikalauskas (203-F-85, college: Virginia) delivered one point less. On the other side, Ionut Dragusin (221-C-85) shined with 19 pts and 8 rebs. Titus Nicoara (200-F-88, agency: Interperformances) scored 15 and Mihai Silvasan (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) contributed with 13 pts.

Lithuania: Deividas Gailius 18, Zydrunas Kelys 11+5 as, Arnas Labuckas 11, Laurynas Mikalauskas 10
Romania: Ionut Dragusin 19+8 boards, Titus Nicoara 15+13 boards, Mihai Silvasan 13

University Games, Day 3: UAE - Mexico 54-130

It was a game between two winless teams after two days. Mexico totally dominated during the entire time ending the Preliminary Stage as No.3 in Group B with 2-1 record. Joel Reynoso (195-G-85) (195-G-85) was totally unstoppable for UAE draining impressive 35 points. He also registered 6 rebounds and 6 assists beside that. Julio Cesar Martin (195-G/F-88) also shined with 22, while Jorge Chavez (198-G/F-87) added 17 points and 8 rebounds. Omar Khalid Faqqas (195-F-91) responded with 18 points in loss. Khalifa Khalil Ibrahim (180-G-91) stopped on 9 pts, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.

UAE: Omar Khalid Faqqas 18, Khalifa Khalil Ibrahim 9+6 boards+7 as
Mexico: Joel Reynoso 35+6 boards+6 as, Julio Cesar Martin 22, Jorge Chavez 17+8 boards


University Games, Day 3: China - Canada 83-100

Another great performance by Canada at the World University Games in Belgrade. After win in the first appearance, the Canadians managed to beat China today finishing the Preliminary Round on top of Group C with prefect 2-0 record. On the other side, China remained winless. Greg Surmacz (203-F-86) (203-F-86) stepped up for the winning squad collecting 22 points and 8 rebounds. Josh Gibson-Bascombe (193-G-86) was behind him with 15, while Jacob Doerksen (200-F-88) netted one point less. Yang Chao (195-G/F-84) was on fire for Team China delivering impressive 35 points. Cao Zhenhua (205-C-85) had 19 pts and 6 rebounds.

China: Yang Chao 35, Cao Zhenhua 19+6 boards
Canada: Greg Surmacz 22+8 boards, Josh Gibson-Bascombe 15+5 boards, Jacob Doerksen 14


University Games, Day 3: Bulgaria - Japan 108-96

Bulgarians were on fire today outplaying Japan 108-96. It means that Bulgaria ended Preliminary Round on top of Group D with perfect 2-0 record. On the other side, Japan is winless. Ivan Lilov (196-F/G-88, agency: FCM) top-scored in victory with 16 points. Hristo Nikolov (200-F-85) had 14, while Stanislav Slaveykov (198-F-86, agency: Interperformances) and Pavel Marinov (196-G-88) drained 13 points each. Slaveykov also had 6 rebounds beside that. In Team Japan, Kanamaru Kosuke demonstrated magnificent performance netting 38 points. Nishimura Fumio was far behind him with 14.

Bulgaria: Ivan Lilov 16, Hristo Nikolov 14, Stanislav Slaveykov 13+6 boards, Pavel Marinov 13
Japan: Kanamaru Kosuke 38, Nishimura Fumio 14


University Games, Day 3: Iran - Turkey 76-91

Turkey managed to beat Iran in the last game of the Preliminary Round ending it on top of Group E with perfect 2-0 record. The Iranians faced with two failures in two games, meaning that they are No.3 team in the same pool. Ali Kavaklioglu (186-G-86, agency: 1x1 Sports) (186-G-86, agency: 1x1 Sports) demonstrated impressive performance for Turkey. He was totally the best player in this match netting 25 points. Caner Oner (200-F-87) helped the winners with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Mohammad Reza Akbari (197-F/G-86) was on high level on the other side registering double-double, 20 points and 10 rebounds. Mehrad Atashi (186-G-86) replied with 17 pts.

Iran: Mohammad Reza Akbari 20+10 boards, Mehrad Atashi 17
Turkey: Ali Kavaklioglu 25, Caner Oner 14+5 boards


University Games, Day 3: Russia - Israel 55-81

It was a decisive game for the first place in Group F as both teams were undefeated after two days. Both are going to Intermediate Round, but Israel as No.1 and Russia as No.2. Elishay Kadir (203-F-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) stepped up for the winners with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Yogev Ohayon (189-G-87, agency: Interperformances) had 14, while Robert Rothbart (216-C-86) delivered 12 points and grabbed 8 boards. Gal Mekel (195-G-88, college: Wichita St.) also had 12 pts in victory. Evgeniy Kolesnikov (195-G-85) led the scorers in Russia with 13 points. Dramir Zibirov (188-G-86) contributed with 12.

Russia: Evgeniy Kolesnikov 13, Dramir Zibirov 12
Israel: Elishay Kadir 15+13 boards, Yogev Ohayon 14, Robert Rothbart 12+8 boards, Gal Mekel 12


University Games, Day 3: South Africa - Germany 42-86

As it was expected, Germany destroyed South Africa registering the first win on the World University Games in Belgrade. It means that Germany is No.2 in Group G

with 1-1 record, while South Africa is the last ranked team with no win. Per Gunther (185-G-88, agency: Rasmussen Services) led the scorers in Germany today with 14 points. Lucca Staiger (196-G-88) followed him with 13 points and 5 boards, while Jannik Freese (208-F/C-86) helped with 11 pts and 5 rebounds. South Africa did not have any player with double-digits in scoring. Celemusa Khumalo (193-G-88) and Nhlanhla Dlamini (174-G-86) were the best ones with 9 pts each. All other played had less than 8.

South Africa: Celemusa Khumalo 9, Nhlanhla Dlamini 9
Germany: Per Gunther 14, Lucca Staiger 13+5 boards, Jannik Freese 11+5 boards


University Games, Day 3: USA - Korea 113-76

Another expected win for the USA Team. In the first match USA was better than Finland and today they blasted Korea with huge 113-76. It means that USA advanced to next stage as No.1 of Group H (2-0). Quincy Pondexter (6'6''-F) stepped up in victory with 14 points and 6 rebounds. James Anderson (6'6''-G-89) also had 14 pts, plus 5 boards, while Lazar Hayward (6'6''-F-86), Talor Battle (5'11''-G-88) and Deon Thompson (6'8''-F-88) helped with 12 points each. Ki Seungho responded with 20 points for Korea. They ended this stage winless.

USA: Quincy Pondexter 14+6 boards, James Anderson 14+5 boards, Lazar Hayward 12+6 boards, Talor Battle 12, Deon Thompson 12
Korea: Ki Seungho 20


Matt Painter
Purdue to represent Team USA in 2017 World University Games - 1 Year ago
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]

Wayne Selden
USA celebrate title in Gwangju - 2 Years ago
FINAL 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]

Perry Ellis
USA and Germany advance into Final in Gwangju - 2 Years ago
SEMIFINALS 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]

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World University Games Standings
Group A
 1. Hungary 0-0 
 2. S.Korea 0-0 
 3. Latvia 0-0 
 4. Mexico 0-0 
 5. Serbia 0-0 
 6. Taiwan 0-0 
Group B
 1. Canada 0-0 
 2. Finland 0-0 
 3. Germany 0-0 
 4. Hong Kong 0-0 
 5. Japan 0-0 
 6. Norway 0-0 
Group C
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 3. Estonia 0-0 
 4. Romania 0-0 
 5. UAE 0-0 
 6. USA 0-0 
Group D
 1. Australia 0-0 
 2. Israel 0-0 
 3. Lithuania 0-0 
 4. Mozambique 0-0 
 5. Russia 0-0 
 6. Ukraine 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 20
 1. Murphy, FIN20.0 
 2. Selden, USA19.3 
 3. Nordstrom, SWE17.1 
 4. Steinmann, SUI15.5 
 5. Mason, USA14.5 
 6. Giedraitis, LTU13.9 
 7. Spasojevic, MNT13.8 
 8. Lindqvist, SWE13.5 
 9. Mathiang, AUS13.5 
 10. Ellis, USA13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Mathiang, AUS10.3 
 2. Sanli, TUR10.0 
 3. Dubas, BEL8.5 
 4. Enkhbat, MGL8.0 
 5. Mula, MOZ7.8 
 6. Caifaz, MOZ7.8 
 7. Pot, SRB7.5 
 8. Brase, GER7.4 
 9. Nordstrom, SWE7.4 
 10. Radosavljevi., SRB7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Frank MASON
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Mason, USA4.4 
 2. Lo, GER4.2 
 3. Torres, BRA4.0 
 4. Pot, SRB3.9 
 5. Vikhrov, RUS3.8 
 6. Heo, KOR3.3 
 7. Vrbica, MNT3.3 
 8. Julien, FRA3.0 
 9. Strebkov, RUS2.8 
 10. Shtarkman, ISR2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Yudai BABA
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Baba, JPN2.8 
 2. Dorbek, EST2.7 
 3. Leo, JPN2.5 
 4. Lee, KOR2.5 
 5. Mason, USA2.5 
 6. Torres, BRA2.3 
 7. Machava, MOZ2.2 
 8. Lee, KOR2.2 
 9. Laane, EST2.1 
 10. Djurisic, MNT2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Maik-Kalev KOTSAR
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kotsar, EST1.9 
 2. Choi, KOR1.8 
 3. Desyatnikov, RUS1.8 
 4. Sanli, TUR1.8 
 5. Fall, FRA1.7 
 6. Mockevicius, LTU1.5 
 7. Caven, FIN1.4 
 8. Senli, TUR1.3 
 9. Guo, CHN1.3 
 10. Morin, FRA1.3 
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