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Results and Stats from Day 3 in Taipei - Aug 22, 2017

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Group A
Mexico - Taiwan 88-90
Taiwan improved at 2-1 record in Group A following a tough win over Mexico. Chen Ying-Chun (183-PG-93) delivered 22 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Mexico claimed a 50:48 halftime advantage. Taiwan bounced back with a 24:12 rally in the third quarter to secure a 10-point advantage at the final break. Mexico sank 26 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Tsung-Han Huang netted 20 points for the winners. Alejandro Villanueva had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Mexico.

South Korea - Hungary 81-91
Hungary rallied past South Korea for the first win at the tournament. Balazs Peringer (210-C-96) produced 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. South Korea enjoyed a 44:42 halftime lead. But Hungary went on a 30:19 rally in the third term to spur ahead. They maintained the lead throughout the fourth quarter to seal the win. Adam Kovacs (190-G/F-93) had 14 points in the victory. Kim Nakhyeon (180-G-95) netted 21 points for South Korea.

Latvia - Serbia 87-90
Serbia narrowly edged Latvia to post the third win in a row in Group A. Ilija Dokovic (185-G-96) scored 21 points and handed out 7 assists for the winners. Latvia enjoyed a 30:18 lead ten minutes into the game. But Serbia turned the tables in the next quarters. They went on a 46:37 run in the second half to snatch the win. Marko Tejic (209-C/F-95, agency: BeoBasket) had 20 points for the winners. Guntis Sipolins (206-C-93, agency: SPORTlab Agency) had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Latvia.

Group B
Hong Kong - Canada 55-125
Canada registered the second win in Taipei. They breezed past Hong Kong for 2-1 record in Group B. Erik Nissen (208-F-95, college: Maine) fired 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the North American team. Canada claimed a 57:32 halftime advantage. They unloaded 68 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Kaza Keane (185-PG-94, college: Cleveland St.) netted 18 points for Canada. Ho Chin Ka (186-G-94) replied with 13 points for Hong Kong.

Japan - Germany 59-97
Germany crushed Japan for the third straight win in Taipei. Johannes Richter (205-PF-93) delivered 18 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Germany jumped to a 45:30 halftime advantage. They followed with a 52:29 rally in the second half to cruise to the victory. Sid-Marlon Theis (205-F/C-93) netted 16 points for Germany. Ando Shuto (189-G-94) had 22 points for Japan.

Finland - Norway 70-63
Finland outscored Norway to gain 3-0 record in Group B. Harold Aidoo notched 12 points in the win. Finland claimed a 22:7 lead ten minutes into the game. They went on a 24:15 run in the third term to secure a 17-point lead. Norway replied with a 15:5 run in the fourth frame but could not escape the loss. Anton Odabasi (206-PF-95) and Ilari Seppala (188-G-93) connected for 11 points each in the win. Chris-Ebou Ndow (198-F-93) answered with 22 points and 9 boards for Norway.


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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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