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


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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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17-20 places
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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21-24 places
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
  




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World University Games Standings
Group A
 1. Germany 4-0 
 2. Estonia 3-1 
 3. S.Korea 1-2 
 4. China 1-3 
 5. Mozambique. 0-3 
Group B
 1. Russia 5-0 
 2. Canada 4-1 
 3. Sweden 3-2 
 4. Montenegro. 2-3 
 5. Mexico 1-4 
 6. Mongolia 0-5 
Group C
 1. France 5-0 
 2. Lithuania 4-1 
 3. Australia 3-2 
 4. Finland 2-3 
 5. Japan 1-4 
 6. Taiwan 0-5 
Group D
 1. USA 5-0 
 2. Brazil 4-1 
 3. Serbia 3-2 
 4. Turkey 2-3 
 5. Switzerlan. 1-4 
 6. Chile 0-5 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alex MURPHY
  FIN
  (206-F-93)
  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
 Mangok MATHIANG
  AUS
  (208-F/C-92)
  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
  (180-PG-)
  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
  (193-SF-95)
  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
  (201-F/G-96)
  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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