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Results and Stats from Day 5 in Taipei - Aug 24, 2017

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Group A
Taiwan - South Korea 80-76
Taiwan outgunned South Korea to pick up the third victory in Group A. Chen Ying-Chun (183-PG-93) tallied 26 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds in the victory. Taiwan accumulated a 43:42 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 6-point mark at the final break. South Korea narrowed the deficit in the fourth term but could not avoid the loss. Kai-Yan Lee (182-G-93) had 14 points in the victory. Sang-Jae Kang (202-F-94) delivered 26 points and 14 rebounds for South Korea.

Serbia - Mexico 83-89
Mexico upset Serbia to take 2-2 record in Group A. Bryan Urrutia (185-G-97) delivered 20 points and 8 rebounds for the Latin American side. Serbia enjoyed a 24:14 lead at the first break. They entered the fourth term up by 12 points. But Mexico used a 32:14 rally in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Jesse Lopez (201-F-94) netted 19 points for Mexico. Strahinja Jovanovic (180-PG-96) scored 22 points for Serbia.

Hungary - Latvia 65-78
Latvia posted the second win in Group A. They held off Hungary for 2-2 record. Edgars Lasenbergs (189-G-95) provided 22 points to lead the charge. Hungary posted a 22:16 lead ten minutes into the game. But Latvia responded with a strong 33:15 run in the fourth term to ice the victory. Kristaps Plavnieks (183-PG-95) netted 20 points in the win. Kristof Bognar (205-C/F-94) answered with 13 points for Hungary.

Group B
Canada - Japan 84-71
Canada topped Japan for 3-1 record in Group B. Connor Wood (201-G-93) accounted for 19 points in the win. Canada piled up a 40:27 halftime advantage. They controlled the tempo in the second half and raced to the victory. Kaza Keane (185-PG-94, college: Cleveland St.) netted 16 points in the win. Keisuke Masuda (191-G/F-98) answered with 25 points for Japan.

Germany - Finland 71-64
Germany topped Finland for the fourth straight win in Group B. Johannes Richter (205-PF-93) produced 15 points for the winners. Germany established a 38:29 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 14-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Finland narrowed the distance in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss. Andreas Obst (191-SG-96, agency: BeoBasket) notched 12 points for the winners. Anton Odabasi (206-PF-95) had 17 points and 9 boards for Finland.

Norway - Hong Kong 100-55
Norway cruised past Hong Kong en route to the initial win in Taipei. Espen Fjaerestad (193-F-94) delivered 25 points in the victory. Norway built a 54:24 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Chris-Ebou Ndow (198-F-93) had 17 points for the European team. Leung Shiu Wah (189-SF-94) provided 12 points for Hong Kong.

Group C
United Arab Emirates - Argentina 50-121
Argentina stormed past UAE for the third win at the tournament. Eight players scored in double figures for the Latin American side. Argentina led from start to finish to improve at 3-1 record. Matias Brosatti notched 28 points for Argentina. Martin Fernandez (197-SF-97) added 20 points for the winners. Khalfan Mubarak (190-G-94) accounted for 17 points in the loss.

Estonia - Czech Republic 80-78
Estonia nipped Czech Republic to improve at 3-1 record in Group C. Siim-Markus Post (183-PG-97) delivered 17 points in the win. Czech Republic accounted for a 26:18 lead after ten minutes. But Estonia unloaded 29 points in the second term to ensure a 5-point halftime lead. They protected the lead throughout the second half and rallied to the win. Mihkel Kirves (190-F-96) had 16 points for the winning side. Lukas Festr (185-PG-94) produced 21 points for Czech Republic.

USA - Romania 120-62
USA secured the fourth consecutive win in Taiwan. They cruised past Romania in Group C. Six players scored in double digits for the winners. Sasha Stefanovic (197-SG-98) produced 17 points in the victory. USA piled up a 68:23 halftime advantage. They added 52 points in the second half and eased to the win. Ryan Cline (196-G-97) had 15 points in the victory. Sebastian Ionescu (185-PG-97) and Mario Lazar (201-PF-94) replied with 16 points each for Romania.

Group D
Lithuania - Ukraine 76-71
Lithuania topped Group D ladder following a narrow win over Ukraine. Regimantas Miniotas (206-C/F-96) and Ignas Vaitkus (196-SF-93, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 13 points apiece for the Baltic team. The teams were tied at 34 at the interval. Lithuania unloaded 42 points in the second half to secure the victory. Viacheslav Petrov (204-F/C-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) tossed in 16 points for Ukraine.

Russia - Australia 71-89
Australia beat Russia to improve at 2-2 record. Dejan Vasiljevic (190-G-97) sank 22 points to lead the Emerging Boomers. Australia accounted for a 56:36 halftime lead. They protected the advantage throughout the second half and cruised to the win. Gorjok Gak (211-C/F-96) had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Ruslan Abdulbasirov (211-C-93) and Sergei Mitusov (193-PG-96, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) answered with 14 points each for Russia.

Israel - Mozambique 93-49
Israel knocked down Mozambique to gain 3-1 record in Group D. Daniel Koperberg (208-F/C-97) and Daniel Danino (185-G-96) netted 17 points each for the winners. Israel recorded a 52:24 halftime lead. They held Mozambique to 25 points in the second half and raced to the win. Ben Altit (208-F/C-93, college: Bryant, agency: Avi Zilberman) had 14 points in the victory. Jonas Faduco (188-G-94) topscored with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Mozambique.


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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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