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Results and Stats from Day 6 in Taipei - Aug 25, 2017

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Group A
Serbia - Taiwan 82-64
Serbia rolled past Taiwan to finish on top of Group A. Ilija Dokovic (185-G-96) netted 27 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 4 assists for the winners. Serbia accounted for a 43:30 halftime advantage. They extended the margin at 20-point at the final intermission and rallied to the victory. Marko Tejic (209-C/F-95, agency: BeoBasket) had 18 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Kai-Yan Lee (182-G-93) replied with 14 points for Taiwan.

Latvia - South Korea 97-61
Latvia improved at 3-2 record in Group A following a comfortable win over South Korea. Janis Eiduks (200-F-93) produced 18 points to pace the winners. South Korea enjoyed an 18:16 lead ten minutes into the game. But Latvia unloaded 31 points in the second term to ensure a 47:33 halftime lead. Latvia added 50 points in the second half to coast to the victory. Guntis Sipolins (206-C-93, agency: SPORTlab Agency) netted 14 points for the winners. Chanho Park (201-F-96) replied with 12 points for South Korea.

Mexico - Hungary 82-77
Mexico held off Hungary for the third win in Group A. Alejandro Villanueva (199-SF-93) netted 23 points to lead the Latin American side. Mexico and Hungary were tied at 44 heading into the second half. Mexico held Hungary to 33 points in the second half and raced to the win. Victor Alvarez Diez (180-SF-96) netted 20 points for the winners. Adam Wirth (191-G-93) replied with 16 points for Hungary.

Group B
Hong Kong - Finland 52-114
Finland stormed past Hong Kong to earn 4-1 record in Group B. Harold Fiifi Aidoo (187-PG-96) provided 17 points in the win. Finland posted a 47:25 halftime lead. They unleashed 67 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Shawn Hopkins (196-F-95) had 15 points in the win. Chun Lam (184-PG-95) answered with 9 points for Hong Kong.

Japan - Norway 63-73
Norway edged Japan behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from Chris-Ebou Ndow (198-F-93). Norway piled up a 33:21 halftime advantage. Japan pulled within 8 points at the final intermission. However Norway sank 22 points in the fourth quarter and marched to the win. Johannes Dolven (203-F-96) posted 13 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Ando Shuto (189-G-94) answered with 12 points for Japan.

Canada - Germany 73-85
Germany registered the fifth consecutive win at the tournament. They toppled Canada to clinch the top place in Group B. Andreas Obst (191-SG-96, agency: BeoBasket) and Johannes Richter (205-PF-93) produced 20 points each in the victory. Canada accounted for a 40:33 halftime lead. But Germany responded with a 52:33 rally in the second half to seal the victory. Dominic Lockhart (198-G-94) netted 15 points in the win. Mambi Diawara (195-G/F-94, college: Lamar St.CC) topscored with 19 points for Canada.

Group C
Estonia - USA 61-101
USA coasted past Estonia to remain undefeated at the World University Games. Vincent Edwards (203-F-96) provided 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win. USA piled up a comfortable 60:35 halftime advantage. They added 41 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Carsen Edwards (183-PG-98) accounted for 16 points in the win. Siim-Markus Post (183-PG-97) netted 15 points for Estonia.

Argentina - Romania 71-53
Argentina topped Romania for 4-1 record in Group C. Erik Thomas (196-F-95) and Carlos Buemo (194-G/F-96) tallied 15 points apiece in the win. Argentina used a 22:15 run in the second term to take a 7-point halftime lead. They followed with a massive 27:13 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Ayan Carvalho (196-G-97) had 10 points, 6 boards and 6 assists in the victory. Andrei Damian (196-SG-94) answered with 12 points for Romania.

Czech Republic - United Arab Emirates 114-58
Czech Republic knocked down UAE to improve at 2-3 record in Group C. Seven players scored in double figures for the winners. Vaclav Bujnoch (200-C-93, college: Des Moines Area CC) accounted for 20 points in the victory. Czech Republic accumulated a 58:27 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Marek Sehnal (196-F/G-96) notched 15 points for the winners. Rashed Mohammad (185-G-98) tallied 18 points and 7 rebounds for UAE.

Group D
Lithuania - Russia 112-71
Lithuania clinched the top position in Group D. They breezed past Russia for 4-1 record. Martinas Geben (206-F-94) provided 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Lithuania piled up a 61:29 halftime lead. They added 51 points in the second half to ice the win. Regimantas Miniotas (206-C/F-96) and Evaldas Saulys (190-G-93) had 17 points each in the victory. Ruslan Abdulbasirov (211-C-93) netted 18 points for Russia.

Ukraine - Israel 78-105
Israel crushed Ukraine to reach the quarterfinal stage in Taipei. Iftach Ziv (191-SG-95, agency: Avi Zilberman) produced 16 points and 8 assists for the winners. Israel piled up a 49:28 halftime advantage. They unleashed 56 points in the second half to ease to the win. Ben Altit (208-F/C-93, college: Bryant, agency: Avi Zilberman) had 15 points in the victory. Sergiy Zagreba (214-C-94) notched 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Ukraine.

Mozambique - Australia 58-87
Australia beat Mozambique to improve at 3-2 record in Group D. Jack McVeigh (203-F-96, college: Nebraska) notched 20 points for the Emerging Boomers. Australia accumulated a 37:24 halftime lead. They poured in 50 points in the second half to race to the victory. Dejan Vasiljevic (190-G-97) had 16 points in the win. Jonas Faduco (188-G-94) answered with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists 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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