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Brazil, USA, Germany and Russia reach semifinals in Gwangju - Jul 11, 2015

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France - Brazil 53-60
Brazil advanced into the semifinal stage at the World University Games. They rolled past France behind 15 points and 7 rebounds from Lucas Dias Silva (209-F-95). Brazil grabbed a 17:12 lead after ten minutes. France erased the deficit and secured a 29:28 halftime lead. Brazil held their opponents to just 9 points in the third frame and grabbed an 8-point lead at the final intermission. Brazil maintained the lead throughout the fourth quarter and surged to the win. Daniel Bordignon (206-C/F-96) and Arthur Casimiro (208-C-92, college: San Bernardino CC) had 10 points each for Brazil. Billy Ouattara (191-SG-92) and Antony Labanca (192-SG-94) replied with 12 points each for France.

USA - Lithuania 70-48
The USA stormed past Lithuania to advance into the semifinal stage in Gwangju. Frank Mason (180-PG) scored 18 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 4 assists for the winners. Team USA accumulated a 37:30 halftime lead. Lithuania cut the distance in the third term. They got within 3 points at the final intermission. But Team USA bounced back with a 25:6 rally in the fourth quarter and eased to the victory. Wayne Selden (196-SF-94) provided 13 points for the winning side. Lithuania responded with 18 points from Paulius Dambrauskas (192-G-85).

Germany - Canada 79-73
Germany held off Canada in the quarterfinal clash in Gwangju today. Mathis Monninghoff (200-G/F-92, agency: Beo Basket, college: Gonzaga) stepped up with 16 points to pace the winners. Germany eked out a 32:29 halftime lead. Canada pulled within two points at the final intermission. But Germany unloaded 29 points in the fourth frame and cruised to the win. Maodo Lo (190-G-92) tossed in 14 points for Germany. Johnny Berhanemeskel (188-G-92, agency: Two Points) responded with 16 points for the North American team.

Russia - Estonia 86-65
Russia cruised past Estonia to seal their semifinal appearance. Aleksandr Gudumak (203-PF-93, agency: Alti Sport) scored 13 points to pace the winners. Russia earned a 44:26 halftime lead. Russia extended the margin at 23-point mark at the final break and never looked back en route to the victory. Artem Klimenko (214-C-94) and Artem Vikhrov (196-PG-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) accounted for 9 points each for the winners. Janari Joesaar (198-F-93) responded with 15 points for Estonia.  

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Lithuania edge USA to claim title in Taipei - 2 months ago
FINAL USA - Lithuania 74-85 Lithuania captured the Gold medals in Taipei. They overcame the USA in the Final. Ignas Vaitkus (196-SF-93, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 15 points to lead the Baltic team. The USA accumulated a 38:36 halftime lead. But Lithuania bounced back with a 25:18 run in the third term. They followed with a 24:18 rally in the fourth quarter to clinch the title. Evaldas Saulys (190-G-93) provided 14 points in the victory. Carsen Edwards (183-PG-98) knocked down 23 poin...   [read more]

USA and Lithuania to battle for title in Taipei - 2 months ago
SEMIFINALS Latvia - Lithuania 75-77 Lithuania nipped Latvia to enter Final in Taipei. Ignas Vaitkus (196-SF-93, agency: Octagon Europe) notched 20 points to lead the winners. Latvia recorded a 17:13 lead after the opening quarter. Lithuania bounced back in the second term. They sank 23 points to surge ahead for a 36:33 halftime lead. Latvia denied the deficit in the third term as the teams entered the final term tied at 56. Lithuania however sank 21 points in the fourth quarter and eked...   [read more]

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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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