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Russia triumphs at 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan - Jul 16, 2013

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Russia-Australia 81:74

Russia triumphs at 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The home side overcame Australia 81:74 to get Gold medals of the tournament.
Evgeny Valiev (205-F-90, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) and Clint Steindl (201-F/G-89, college: St.Mary's, CA) exchanged the early baskets, while KHVOSTOV Dmitriy scored for 10:9 in the opening tip. Russia pushed the tempo at the end of the frame and reached 25:15 lead. Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) increased the lead to 15 points, while Cameron Bairstow (206-F-90) reduced to 37:30 . YOUNG Mitch closed the second period at 41:31 and Clint Steindl cut it to 3 points midway through the third period and Todd Blanchfield (200-F-91) scored for 56:54. ELLIS Cody also kept the guests within two points early in the last stanza, but Russia was not too easy to be caught. Sergey Karasev and Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91) scored the last points for Russia to win Gold at the tournament.
Andrey Zubkov top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Sergey Karasev netted 15. Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) nailed 9, while Evgeny Valiev and Nikita Balashov (207-F-91) added 8 each. Clint Steindl and Cameron Bairstow replied with 21 points in the losing effort. Todd Blanchfield notched 10, while Ryan Broekhoff (201-F-90, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in with 8 points.

Russia: Andrey Zubkov 19, Sergey Karasev 15, Semen Antonov 9, Evgeny Valiev 8, Nikita Balashov 8
Australia: Clint Steindl 21, Cameron Bairstow 21, Todd Blanchfield 10, Ryan Broekhoff 8

3rd place

Canada-Serbia 74:87

Serbia clinch Bronze at the 2013 University Games. The Balkan side overcame Canada 87:74 at the 2013 University Games.
Two years ago both teams faced each other in the Final game. Serbia regained the World University Games title. They prevailed against Canada 68:55 in the championship game in Shenzhen. Mladen Jeremic stepped up with 17 points to lead the charge.
Today the teams played for the Bronze medals. Serbia won the first period 24:16 and added 23-21 lead in the second frame. Canada however replied with a 26-14 surge and EJIM Melvin tied the game at 57:57. Dwight Powell (208-F-91) made it 70:70, but Serbia erupted with a 17-4 surge to seal the victory.
Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Ivan Smiljanic (199-F-89) nailed 13. Milos Dimic (195-G-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) and Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) posted 9 points each. Dwight Powell answered with 12 points in defeat and Thomas Scrubb (196-F-91) netted 11. Daniel Mullings (188-G-91) brought 10, while Philip Scrubb (190-G-92) had 9.

Canada: Dwight Powell 12, Thomas Scrubb 11, Daniel Mullings 10, Philip Scrubb 9
Serbia: Djordje Gagic 24, Ivan Smiljanic 13, Milos Dimic 9, Stefan Zivanovic 9

5th place

Romania-Lithuania 50:87

Lithuania ended up on the 5th place at the 2013 University Games. The Baltic side overcame Romania 87:50 in the game for 5-6 places in Kazan.
Lithuania started the game with a 5-0 run, while Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-G-89, agency: Alti Sport) closed the quarter with 6 consecutive points for 18:7 lead. Lithuania added 25-15 rally in the second frame and enjoyed a 43:22 halftime advantage. Moreover Lithuania increased the lead to 29 points after three quarters when Adomas Drungilas (203-C-90) scored for 63:34. The Baltic side led 43 points midway through the last frame but was satisfied with the final 87:50 win.
Adomas Drungilas top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Sarunas Vasiliauskas tallied 14. Vytenis Lipkevicius (197-F-89) notched 13, while Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) added 12. Bogdan Tibirna (210-C-91) replied with 16 points in the losing effort and Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) had 7. TOROK Rolland and Iulian Orbeanu (204-C-91) brought 6 points each in a loss.

Romania: Bogdan Tibirna 16, Adrian Gutoaia 7, TOROK Rolland 6, Iulian Orbeanu 6
Lithuania: Adomas Drungilas 16, Sarunas Vasiliauskas 14, Vytenis Lipkevicius 13, Vytenis Cizauskas 12
'7th place
Brazil-Estonia 63:67

Estonia finished 7th after the win over Brazil at the 2013 University Games. They overcame the opponents 67:63 as both teams finished their campaign in Kazan.
Brazil looked better in the first period and led 4 points twice during the quarter. GONCALVES Isaac nailed three for 22:21 and le later brought 26:25. Estonia however got the lead and grabbed 34:33 halftime advantage. Brazil replied with 21-16 rally in the third period, but Estonia pushed the tempo in the last stanza. Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) scored 11 points in a row for the Estonian team that enjoyed a 67:63 victory.
Toomas Raadik stepped up with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Taavi Hamarsalu (200-C/F-89), Madis Saarmets (201-C-90) and Erik Keedus (198-F-90) netted 12 each. Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) replied with 18 points for Brazil that finished 8th at the 2013 University Games. George Chaia (190-G-91) and DEODATO Guilherme brought 9 points each, while Leonardo Meindl (200-F-93) had 8.

Brazil: Cristiano Felicio 18, George Chaia 9, DEODATO Guilherme 9, Leonardo Meindl 8
Estonia: Toomas Raadik 19+10 rebs, Taavi Hamarsalu 12, Madis Saarmets 12, Erik Keedus 12
'9th place
USA-Finland 97:70

USA rout Finland for the final 9th position at the 2013 University Games. One of the favorites posted a 97:70 victory in their last game of the campaign.
It was not the Classification Round the USA dreamt to play in. The team could not make it to the Quarterfinals and desired however to finish on a high note. USA started the game with 25-20 lead and erupted with 27-6 surge in the second frame. Moreover USA posted a 20-18 rally in the third quarter, while Finland replied with 26-25 run in the last stanza.
Will Sheehey (6'7''-F-92) stepped up with 20 points for the winners and Adreian Payne (6'10''-C-91) delivered 13. Aaron White (6'8''-F-92) brought 12 and Kevin Ferrell (6'0''-G-93) scored 11. Finland got 18 points from Carl Lindbom (6'9''-F-91), while Antto Nikkarinen (6'1''-PG-91, agency: Blacktop Management) netted 10. Roope Ahonen (6'1''-G-90, agency: FCM) posted 9 points and Jesse Niemi (6'4''-F/G-90) added 8 in a loss.

USA: Will Sheehey 20, Adreian Payne 13, Aaron White 12, Kevin Ferrell 11
Finland: Carl Lindbom 18, Antto Nikkarinen 10, Roope Ahonen 9, Jesse Niemi 8
11th place
Germany-Mexico 64:71

Mexico overcame Germany, as both teams farewell to Kazan. Mexico finished on the 11th spot after a 71:64 win at the 2013 University Games.
Both teams entered Miras Sports Complex in order to win their last game. Mexico posted a 20-18 run in the first period, while Germany replied with 16-11 rally in the second frame. The third period was decisive in the game as Mexico exploded with 30-16 burst and never looked behind after. The European team managed to win the last stanza 14-10, but reduced to final 7 points.
Juan Ramirez (195-F-91) paced all the winners with 17 points and Ricardo Calatayud (182-PG-92) followed him with 15. Jesus Felix (194-F-90) brought 13 points and Fernando Benitez (204-F/C-89) had 12. Ole Wendt (190-PG-92) notched 16 points for Germany and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) had 13. Florian Koch (197-SF-92) scored 12, and MOENNINGHOFF Mathis added 9.

Germany: Ole Wendt 16, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 13, Florian Koch 12, MOENNINGHOFF Mathis 9
Mexico: Juan Ramirez 17, Ricardo Calatayud 15, Jesus Felix 13, Fernando Benitez 12
13th place
Norway -South Korea 79:77

Norway ended up on 13th place at the 2013 University Games. They needed a final 79:77 win over South Korea in their last game of the tournament.
Norway started the game with 24:17 lead and added 21-13 rally in the second period. Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) gave his team 19-point advantage, however Norway hardly escaped with the win. South Korea erupted with a 17-2 surge as HAN Ho Bin reduced to 47:43 early in the third. Norway again pushed the tempo and reached 73:60 with 5 minutes to go. South Korea could not take the lead in the game and managed only to reduce to 79:77.
Stian Mjos and Magne Fivelstad (198-G-89) top-scored for the winners with 16 points each, while Anders Stien (195-G-90) notched 14. Karamo Jawara (201-F-91) collected 10 points and 12 rebounds in a win. DOO Kyung Min answered with 29 points in the losing effort and JEON Seong Hyen had 17. LEE Dae Heon brought 11, whilst HAN Ho Bin notched 9.

Norway: Stian Mjos 16, Magne Fivelstad 16, Anders Stien 14, Karamo Jawara 10+12 rebs
South Korea: DOO Kyung Min 29, JEON Seong Hyen 17, LEE Dae Heon 11, HAN Ho Bin 9
'15th place
Mongolia-Czech Republic 80:94

Czech Republic closed the campaign with the win over Mongolia at the 2013 University Games. Czech Republic produced a 94:80 victory for the 15th place at the tournament. Mongolia finished the tournament on the 16th position.
Both teams did their best to finish on a high note. Czech Republic started the game with 18-17 lead and added 24-22 before the halftime. The European side also posted a 31-25 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with 21-16 end.
Michal Mares (192-G/F-92) paced all the winners with 21 points and Viktor Cvek (200-C-89) nailed 14. Martin Gniadek (201-F/C-90) and Adam Ciz (190-PG-91) delivered 12 points each, while Jan Jiricek (203-F-90) had 10. Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) answered with 26 points in defeat and Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj (189-SG-89) had 14. Bilguun Battuvshin (197-F-89) brought 13, whilst Gansukh Avarzed (191-G-92) chipped in with 8.

Mongolia: Sanchir Tungalag 26, Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj 14, Bilguun Battuvshin 13, Gansukh Avarzed 8
Czech Republic: Michal Mares 21, Viktor Cvek 14, Martin Gniadek 12, Adam Ciz 12, Jan Jiricek 10
17th place
Sweden-Japan 62:50

Sweden rout Japan in the last day opener of the 2013 University Games. The Scandinavian team posted a 62:50 win to finish on the 17th place.
Sweden opened the game with 16-6 lead and never looked behind after. The European team added 17-15 rally in the second period and led 12 points at the halftime. Japan managed to score the same number of points with the opponents in the second half. Both teams posted 15 points in the third period and ended up with 14 points apiece.
Gustav Sundstrom (197-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) nailed 16. Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91) poured in 8, while Sebastian Norman (206-F-92) added 6. Kengo Nomoto (196-F-92) replied with 16 points in defeat and Taku Bandoh (185-G-92) brought 15. Seiji Ikaruga (185-G-94) netted 7 and Kebin Hareyama (191-F-93) brought 5.

Sweden: Gustav Sundstrom 17, Chris Czerapowicz 16, Alexander Lindqvist 8, Sebastian Norman 6
Japan: Kengo Nomoto 16, Taku Bandoh 15, Seiji Ikaruga 7, Kebin Hareyama 5
19th place
Ukraine-United Arab Emirates 107:54

Ukraine enjoy the last victory in Kazan as they overcame United Arab Emirates 107:54. Ukraine finished on the 18th place at the 2013 University Games.
Ukraine erupted with 32-4 surge and dominated the whole game. The European side posted a massive 33-14 in the second frame as Nikola Polyulyak (192-G-90) made it 65:18. He also increased the lead to +50, while AL BRAIKI Mohamed reduced to 83:38 at the end of the third period. Ukraine added 24-16 rally in the last stanza for the final result.
Rodion Borovskyi (195-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Nikola Polyulyak nailed 18. Alexei Pavlenko (186-PG-90) delivered 16, while MYKHAILOV Anton netted 14 and ROCHNIAK Anton brought 12. OMAR ALAMERI Omer answered with 20 points in the losing effort and AHMAD AL SHABEBI Qais had 17. AL BRAIKI Mohamed poured in 7, whilst KHALIFA AHMAD Khalid chipped in with 6.

Ukraine: Rodion Borovskyi 19, Nikola Polyulyak 18, Alexei Pavlenko 16, MYKHAILOV Anton 14, ROCHNIAK Anton 12
United Arab Emirates: OMAR ALAMERI Omer 20, AHMAD AL SHABEBI Qais 17, AL BRAIKI Mohamed 7, KHALIFA AHMAD Khalid 6
'21st place
Chile-China 76:72

Chile beat China to finish a step higher at the 2013 University Games. Chile needed a 76:72 win for 21st place in Kazan.
Chile started the game with 22-18 lead, but China replied with a 23-11 surge in the second frame. XIAO Jian made it 41:33 to send both sides to the lockers. Cui Jinming (193-G-92) increased to 10 points early in the third period, but China could not win the game. Tomas Alvarez (185-G-89) nailed three for 60:59 early in the last period and then COTRONEO Rocco scored for 68:64. Chile managed to keep the lead and won their last game.
Camilo Bustamante (187-F-89) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Tomas Alvarez nailed 15. Francisco Pena (187-G/F-89) brought 13, while Osven Ledezma (202-C-90) collected 9 points and 19 rebounds. Liu Zihao (183-PG-92) replied with 16 points in defeat, while Cui Jinming had 15. Wei Meng (210-C-89) collected 12 points and 12 rebounds for China that finished on the 22nd place.

Chile: Camilo Bustamante 18, Tomas Alvarez 15, Francisco Pena 13, Osven Ledezma 9+19 rebs
China: Liu Zihao 16, Cui Jinming 15, Wei Meng 12+12 rebs

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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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