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Lithuania edge USA to claim title in Taipei - Aug 29, 2017


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Ignas
Vaitkus
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 points for the USA.
3-4 Place
Serbia - Latvia 74-81
Latvia outgunned Serbia to clinch Bronze medals in Taipei. Kristaps Plavnieks (183-PG-95) and Linards Jaunzems (198-F-95) had 19 points each for the Baltic team. Serbia posted a 35:26 halftime lead. Latvia bounced back with a 25:13 run in the third term to spur ahead. Latvia unleashed 30 points in the final period to seal the victory. Rihards Berzins (207-PF-97) had 18 points for the winners. Nemanja Nenadic (197-G-94) topscored with 21 points and 9 boards for Serbia.

5-6 Place
Israel - Germany 78-87
Germany occupied the fifth position in Taipei. They rallied past Israel behind 42 points from Andreas Obst (191-SG-96, agency: BeoBasket). Germany dominated in the first half. They accounted for a 51:39 halftime lead. Israel pulled closer in the second half but could not threaten their opponents as Germany rolled to the victory. Mahir Agva (206-C-96) chipped in 18 points and collected 9 rebounds in the win. Naor Sharon (193-PG-95) banked in 18 points for Israel.

7-8 Place
Finland - Argentina 79-70
Finland outgunned Argentina to claim the 7th place. Anton Odabasi (206-PF-95) provided 18 points and 14 rebounds in the victory. Argentina jumped to an 18:11 lead after ten minutes. But Finland stepped on the gas in the next two quarters. They sank 49 points to ensure an 11-point advantage at the final intermission. Argentina cut the distance in the fourth quarter but failed to escape the loss. Topias Palmi (194-SG-94, agency: Blacktop Management) netted 15 points for Finland. Martin Fernandez (197-SF-97) produced 14 points and 6 boards for Argentina.

9-10 Place
Canada - Australia 96-101
Australia occupied the ninth position as they topped Canada in the final day. Dejan Vasiljevic (190-G-97) netted 28 points to lead the Emerging Boomers. Canada unleashed 40 points in the first period to take a 5-point lead. But Australia slowly took over. They used a 22:17 run in the fourth frame to ice the victory. Xavier Cooks (203-G/F-95) produced 21 points for Australia. Kaza Keane (185-PG-94, college: Cleveland St.) netted 25 points, issued 9 assists and grabbed 6 boards for Canada.
11-12 Place
Mexico - Czech Republic 93-69
Mexico toppled Czech Republic to claim the 11th position in the final standings. Bryan Rivera (178-PG) posted 25 points to lead the Latin American team. Mexico accumulated a 43:26 halftime lead. They unleashed 50 points in the second half to seal the win. Machado Jonatan (200-F-93) had 18 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Marek Sehnal (196-F/G-96) answered with 17 points for Czech Republic.

13-14 Place
Norway - Taiwan 77-89
Taiwan outgunned Norway to claim the 13th position at the championship. Kuan-Chuan Chen (197-C/F-93) stepped up with 19 points to lead the winners. Taiwan accumulated a 50:41 halftime lead. They went on a 25:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Kai-Yan Lee (182-G-93) had 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the hosts. Mikkel Kolstad (190-F-95) replied with 26 points for Norway.

15-16 Place
Estonia - Ukraine 83-91
Ukraine wrapped up their campaign on a winning note. They beat Estonia to earn the 15th position. Sergiy Zagreba (214-C-94) tallied 24 points and 8 boards in the victory. Ukraine accumulated a 46:35 halftime lead. Estonia dropped 48 points in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Volodymyr Shevchenko (196-SF-94) added 20 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Mihkel Kirves (190-F-96) answered with 18 points for Estonia.

17-18 Place
Hungary - Russia 67-74
Russia clinched the 17th overall position as they topped Hungary today. Sergei Mitusov (193-PG-96, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) knocked down 20 points, issued 7 assists and grabbed 6 rebounds in the victory. Alexandr Kurbatov (208-PF-97) added 12 points for the winning side. Ivan Bus (191-G-93) replied with 13 points for Hungary.

19-20 Place
Romania - Japan 87-75
Romania overcame Japan in the final game in Taipei. Mario Lazar (201-PF-94) tallied 18 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Romania built a 40:30 halftime lead. They unloaded 47 points in the second half to ease to the win. Mirel Dragoste (184-PG-95) had 18 points for the Romanian team. Ryo Tawatari (180-PG-93) answered with 17 points for Japan.

21-22 Place
Hong Kong - South Korea 96-103
South Korea outgunned Hong Kong to clinch the 21st position at the tournament. Hui-Won Han (195-F-93) notched 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the victory. Hong Kong eked out a 51:50 halftime lead. But South Korea unleashed 53 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Jihoon Park (184-PG-95) had 21 points in the win. Leung Shiu Wah (189-SF-94) netted 32 points for Hong Kong.

23-24 Place
Mozambique - United Arab Emirates 104-71
Mozambique cruised past UAE to end up in the 23rd position at the Universiade. Jonas Faduco (188-G-94) and Dercio Mula (200-F-93) delivered 23 points each in the win. Mozambique accumulated a 59:30 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Klaus Bunguele (190-F-96) had 20 points in the win. Rashed Mohammad (185-G-98) topscored with 15 points for UAE.

  




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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]

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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
 Dejan VASILJEVIC
  CAN
  (190-G-97)
  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
 Anton ODABASI
  FIN
  (206-PF-95)
  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
 Naor SHARON
  (193-PG-95)
  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
 Kaza KEANE
  (185-PG-94)
  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
  AUS
  (203-G/F-95)
  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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