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Results and Stats from Day 1 in Kazan - Jul 7, 2013

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Germany - Estonia 59:65 OT

Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) leads Estonia past Germany in Day 1 of the 2013 University Games. The Estonian player erupted with 36 points for a 65:59 overtime win.
Both teams scored only 9 points as Estonia took 6:3 lead at the end of the first period. They added 15-10 rally in the second frame and then even posted a 21-17 rally in the third period. Germany however needed a 23-11 surge to tie the game at the end of the fourth quarter. Only due to 12-6 in overtime, Estonia managed to grab the win in the opener.
Kristjan Keres (196-F-89) posted 12 points for the winners, while Jaan Puidet (191-G/F-92) and Madis Saarmets (201-C-90) added 7 each. Moenninghoff Mathis and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) replied with 11 points each in defeat, while Stefan Schmidt (206-C-89, agency: LUMANI 10.7) netted 9. Konstantin Klein (187-PG-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) followed them with 8 points in a loss.

Germany: Moenninghoff Mathis 11, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 11, Stefan Schmidt 9, Konstantin Klein 8
Estonia: Toomas Raadik 36, Kristjan Keres 12, Jaan Puidet 7, Madis Saarmets 7

South Korea - Ukraine 100:98 (OT)
South Korea claimed the first win at the World University Games. They snatched a tough overtime victory over Ukraine in Group A. Doo Kung-Min nailed 28 points to lead the winners.
South Korea dominated the first half. They recorded a 24:20 lead after ten minutes. The Asian team boosted the gap in the second frame. They accounted for a 48:35 halftime advantage. Ukraine however turned things around in the third period. They went on a 31:19 run to cut the distance to a single point before the fourth frame. South Korea pulled ahead late in regulation but a three-pointer from Sainiiev forced overtime. South Korea stayed calm in the extra period and sealed the victory from the stripe. Kim Jun-Yl (202-C-92) netted 18 points, while Jihoo Kim Jun-Yl and Hyo-Geun Jeong added 15 points for the winners. Anton Rochnyak (206-F-91) answered with 27 points for Ukraine. Nikola Polyulyak (192-G-90) netted 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss.

South Korea: Doo Kung-Min 28, Kim Jun-Yl 18, Jihoo Kim Jun-Yl 15, Hyo-Geun Jeong 15
Ukraine: Anton Rochnyak 27, Nikola Polyulyak 16+10 boards

Russia - Oman 117:24
Russia got to a convincingly good start to their World University Games campaign. The hosts thumped Oman in Kazan. Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) nailed 31 points to lead the charge.
It was a one-way traffic right from the start. Russia posted a 29:6 lead after the opening quarter. They boosted the margin at 45-point mark at halftime. Russia unleashed 60 points in the second half to coast to the victory. Dmitry Kulagin (197-F-92) nailed 16 points, grabbed 6 boards and issued 6 assists for Russia. Artem Vikhrov (196-PG-92, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) notched 10 points for the winning side. Said Al Saadi answered with 8 points for Oman. Ahmed Al Halhali had 7 points in the loss.

Russia: Sergey Karasev 31, Dmitry Kulagin 16, Artem Vikhrov 10
Oman: Said Al Saadi 8, Ahmed Al Halhali 7
Serbia-Mongolia 110:56

Serbia beat Mongolia in the opener of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The European side overcame Mongolia 110:56 for the first victory.
Serbia was the favorite of the game and started with a 28-11 surge. The European side never looked behind and dominated the whole court. They added 26-19 rally in the second period and enjoyed a 54:30 halftime advantage. Moreover Serbia posted a massive 32-11 burst in the third quarter and added final 24-15 surge in the last stanza. Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) scored the last points for the winners.
Milos Dimic (195-G-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) netted 16. Djordje Drenovac (208-G/F-92, agency: Interperformances) poured in 14, whilst Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) added 13. Bilguun Battuvshin answered with 21 points in defeat and Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) notched 16.

Serbia: Milos Dimic 17, Dejan Djokic 16, Djordje Drenovac 14, Djordje Gagic 13
Mongolia: Bilguun Battuvshin 21, Sanchir Tungalag 16
Romania - Philippines 106:58

Romania opened their World University Games campaign with victory. They outgunned Philippines in Kazan today. Roland Torok (202-C-90, agency: TSS Management) and Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) finished with 15 points each for the winners.
Romania jumped to an early lead. They recorded a 22:8 advantage after ten minutes. Romania stretched the gap at 16-point mark at the interval. The European side increased the tempo in the third term. They poured in 35 points in the quarter to gain a 30-point cushion before the fourth frame. Philippines could not recover in the final ten minutes and suffered a heavy defeat at the end. Vlad Dumitrescu (190-G-90), Vlad Negoitescu (204-C-91) and Bogdan Tibirna (210-C-91) accounted for 11 points each in the victory. John Abad responded with 19 points for Philippines. Mendozan chipped in 13 points in the loss.

Romania: Roland Torok 15, Adrian Gutoaia 15, Vlad Dumitrescu 11, Vlad Negoitescu 11, Bogdan Tibirna 11
Philippines: John Abad 19, Mendozan 13
Japan - Mexico 71:83

Ricardo Calatayud leads Mexico over Japan in the opener of the 27th Summer Universiade. He nailed 25 points as his Mexico posted an 83:71 victory in Group B.
Mexico took 20:16 lead at the end of the first period and added 21-19 before the halftime. Both teams scored 22 points in the third quarter that brought 63:57 for Mexico. The latter also added 20-14 rally in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Japan showed 56% from the field, while Mexico had 47%.
Fernando Benitez (204-F/C-89) poured in 16 points for the winners. RAMIREZ Juan delivered 12, while Fabian Jaimes added 10. Yuya Nagayoshi (199-C-91) ended up with 22 points in the losing effort and Kosuke Hashimoto (202-F-93) delivered 17. UTO Naoki scored 11 and FUJII Yuma added 9.

Japan: Yuya Nagayoshi 22, Kosuke Hashimoto 17, UTO Naoki 11, FUJII Yuma 9
Mexico: Ricardo Calatayud 25, Fernando Benitez 16, RAMIREZ Juan 12, Fabian Jaimes 10
Czech Republic Australia 57:85

Australia leave no chance for Czech Republic at the Men's Preliminary Round Group C of the 27th Summer Universiade. Australia grabbed 85:57 win in their first game in Kazan.
Australia opened the game with 21-11 lead, but could not dominate the half. The European side replied with 21-15 rally in the second frame and reduced to 4 points at the halftime. The third period was decisive in the game when Australia erupted with a 35-11 surge and never looked behind. Both teams managed to add 14 points in the last stanza for the final result.
Todd Blanchfield (200-F-91) and Clint Steindl (201-F/G-89, college: St.Mary's, CA) top-scored for the winners with 15 points each, while Cody Ellis (203-F-90) added 14. Mitchell Young (206-F-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) followed them with 12 points. Adam Ciz (190-PG-91) replied with 14 points in the losing effort and Viktor Cvek (200-C-89) notched 8. Jiri Slavik (203-F-89), Tomas Voslajer (211-C-90) and Jakub Krakovic (205-F-90) delivered 7 points each in a loss.

Czech Republic: Adam Ciz 14, Viktor Cvek 8, Jiri Slavik 7, Tomas Voslajer 7, Jakub Krakovic 7
Australia: Todd Blanchfield 15, Clint Steindl 15, Cody Ellis 14, Mitchell Young 12

USA - UAE 140:46
The USA opened win count at the 2013 World Universuty Games. They cruised past the United Arab Emirates in the opener. Nine players scored in double digits for the winners. Sean Kilpatrick (6'4''-G-90) notched 18 points for the USA.
The USA fired 35 points in the first quarter to take a 19-point lead. The North American team maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They poured in 34 points in the next stanza to gain a 69:23 halftime lead. The USA never looked back in the second half. They held the UAE to just 23 points in the half to claim a comprehensive win. Aaron White (6'8''-F-92) nailed 16 points, while Kevin Ferrell (6'0''-G-93), Will Sheehey (6'7''-F-92) and Doug McDermott (6'8''-F-92) added 15 points each in the win. Khalil Salem (5'10''-G-91) answered with 14 points for the UAE. Omar Alameri (6'7''-F-91) netted 12 points in the loss.

USA: Sean Kilpatrick 18, Aaron White 16, Kevin Ferrell 15, Will Sheehey 15, Doug McDermott 15
UAE: Khalil Salem 14, Omar Alameri 12

Canada - Sweden 84:69
Canada marched to the first win at the 2013 World Universiade. They knocked down Sweden in Group C opener. Brady Heslip (188-G-90) nailed 22 points to lead the North American side.
Canada started the game with an aggressive defense. They held Sweden to 10 points in the first frame. Canada gained a 9-point lead at the first break. The North American team stayed in charge throughout the second period. They registered a 43:25 halftime lead. The Scandinavian team picked up the tempo in the third term. Sweden fire 26 points to cut the deficit at 11-point mark at the final break. But Canada sank 22 points in the fourth quarter and secured the winning outcome. Dwight Powell (208-F-91) chipped in 16 points and grabbed 9 boards, Kevin Pangos (188-G-93) added 12 points for the winners. Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Sweden. Odin Lindell (205-C-90) netted 10 points in the loss.

Canada: Brady Heslip 22, Dwight Powell 16, Kevin Pangos 12
Sweden: Chris Czerapowicz 20, Odin Lindell 10
Finland -Chile 71:52

Finland edge Chile in Kazan in one of the first games of the 27th Summer Universiade. The Finish team overcame Chile 71:52 as they won all the quarters of the game.
Finland grabbed 18:16 lead at the end of the first period and added 18-12 in the second frame. Finland also looked better in the second half and produced two narrow victories in the third and the last stanzas. Finland won the third period 17-10 and then added 18-14 in the final period.
Juho-Matti Lehtoranta (194-SF-89) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Carl Lindbom (206-F-91) had 11. Roope Ahonen (186-G-90, agency: FCM) delivered 10, whilst Jesse Niemi (193-F/G-90) added 8. Osven Ledezma (202-C-90) CHOMON Osven answered with 15 points in defeat and Yonathan Nehring (195-C-89) had 13. AGUIRRE URRUTIA Diego and Camilo Bustamante (F) brought 8 points apiece for the Chilean team.

Finland: Juho-Matti Lehtoranta 14, Carl Lindbom 11, Roope Ahonen 10, Jesse Niemi 8
Chile: Osven Ledezma 15, Yonathan Nehring 13, AGUIRRE URRUTIA Diego 8, Camilo Bustamante 8

Brazil- China 107:65
Five players scored in double figures as Brazil rout China at their start of the 27th Summer Universiade. Brazil destroyed China 107:65 for the first victory in Group D.
Brazil opened the game with a confident 24:17 lead and continued their dominance in the rest of the game. The team from Latin America added 26-15 rally in the second quarter and enjoyed a 50:32 halftime advantage. Moreover Brazil won the third period 26-16 and finished the game with 31-17 burst.
Lucas Mariano (207-C-93) stepped up with 18 points for the winners and Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) had 16. Joao Bernardi (F-90) brought 15, DALLA BARBA Matheus added 13 and ALVES MAIA Rafael Donatti chipped in with 10. CUI Jinming replied with 22 points in the losing effort and Lian Liu (200-F-91) scored 13. Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94) poured in 9 and WEI Meng nailed 8.

Brazil: Lucas Mariano 18, Cristiano Felicio 16, Joao Bernardi 15, DALLA BARBA Matheus 13, ALVES MAIA Rafael Donatti 10
China: CUI Jinming 22, Lian Liu 13, Dai Huaibo 9, WEI Meng 8

Lithuania - Norway 94:71
Lithuania earned the first win at the World University Games. They overcame Norway in Kazan tonight. Simas Buterlevicius (200-F-89) stepped up with 16 points to lead the charge.
Lithuania dominated from the starting point. The Baltic team accounted for a 23:15 lead after ten minutes. Lithuania shifted the gear in the second frame. They exploded with 33 points to arrive at halftime up by 18 points 56:38. Lithuania did not loosen the grasp in the third term. They accounted for a comfortable 23-point lead at the final intermission. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth term as Lithuania cruised to the victory. Eimantas Bendzius (203-F-90) produced 13 points, while Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) added 12 points for the winners. Anders Stien (195-G-90) answered with 18 points for Norway. Torgrim Sommerfeldt (198-F-89, college: Manhattan) and Roy Nwachukwu (196-F-90, college: Seminole St.CC) had 9 points apiece in the loss.

Lithuania: Simas Buterlevicius 16, Eimantas Bendzius 13, Vytenis Cizauskas 12
Norway: Anders Stien 18, Torgrim Sommerfeldt 9, Roy Nwachukwu 9

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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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