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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Purdue to represent Team USA in 2017 World University Games - 1 Year ago
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Less than a year after Bill Self's Kansas program represented the United States at the World University Games and won the country's first men's basketball gold medal at the event since 2005, another Division I program announced that it will represent the nation at next year's World University games. Tuesday morning it was announced that next summer it will be Purdue that represents the country at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Matt Painter 's program joins Kansas and Northe... [read more]
Less than a year after Bill Self's Kansas program represented the United States at the World University Games and won the country's first men's basketball gold medal at the event since 2005, another Division I program announced that it will represent the nation at next year's World University games. Tuesday morning it was announced that next summer it will be Purdue that represents the country at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Matt Painter 's program joins Kansas and Northern Iowa (2007) as programs that have been selected to represent the United States at the World University Games. This won't be Painter's first experience with USA Basketball, as he was an assistant on Jamie Dixon 's staff that led the U19 team to gold at the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championships in New Zealand. He was also head coach of the 2011 World University Games team, leading the United States to a fifth-place finish in Shenzhen, China. Amongst the players on the current roster, rising sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan was a member of the United States U17 and U19 teams, winning gold at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships and the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships. Leading up to next year's event it will also be interesting to see if Painter fills out his roster with a couple players from other programs. Last year's World University Games roster had two non-Jayhawks, SMU point guard Nicolas Moore (175-PG-92) and FGCU shooting guard Julian DeBose (193-G-92). Courtesy of: nbcsports.com
Germany - USA 77-84 2OT
The USA celebrated the Gold medals at the World University Games. They defeated Germany in double-overtime thriller. Wayne Selden (196-SF-94) stepped up with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the champions. Team USA claimed a 20:13 lead after ten minutes. Germany narrowed the gap in the second term. They pulled within 5 points at the interval 33:38. Germany triggered a 21:16 run in the third term to even things up at 54. The teams traded baskets throughout t... [read more]
Germany - USA 77-84 2OT The USA celebrated the Gold medals at the World University Games. They defeated Germany in double-overtime thriller. Wayne Selden (196-SF-94) stepped up with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the champions. Team USA claimed a 20:13 lead after ten minutes. Germany narrowed the gap in the second term. They pulled within 5 points at the interval 33:38. Germany triggered a 21:16 run in the third term to even things up at 54. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth frame and first overtime. The USA dropped 11 points in the second extra period and sealed the victory. Perry Ellis (203-F-93) provided 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Frank Mason (180-PG) added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Maodo Lo (190-G-92) answered with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Germany. Niklas Geske (188-PG-94) had 11 points in the defeat.
Brazil - Russia 72-80 Russia stepped onto the pedestal in Gwangju. Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) recorded 22 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Russia grabbed a 19:14 lead after ten minutes. Brazil narrowed the gap at 2-point mark at the interval. But Russia stepped onto the gas in the second half. They unloaded 49 points after the big break and rallied to the victory. Artem Vikhrov (196-PG-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) delivered 13 points in the win. Henrique Coelho (183-PG-93) responded with 26 points and 8 rebounds for Brazil.
USA and Germany advance into Final in Gwangju - 2 Years ago
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USA - Russia 78-68
The USA advanced into the World University Games Final. They held off Russian in an exciting semifinal clash. Perry Ellis (203-F-93) scored 23 points to pace the winners. Russia gained an 18:14 lead after the opening quarter. But the USA responded with a 28-point outburst to secure a 42:39 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 5-point mark at the final intermission. The North American team held Russia to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and mar... [read more]
USA - Russia 78-68 The USA advanced into the World University Games Final. They held off Russian in an exciting semifinal clash. Perry Ellis (203-F-93) scored 23 points to pace the winners. Russia gained an 18:14 lead after the opening quarter. But the USA responded with a 28-point outburst to secure a 42:39 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 5-point mark at the final intermission. The North American team held Russia to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and marched to the victory. Wayne Selden (196-SF-94) netted 22 points, while Frank Mason (180-PG) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Ivan Strebkov (192-PG-91) answered with 20 points for Russia. Artem Vikhrov (196-PG-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) had 11 points in the loss.
Germany - Brazil 59-49 Germany overcame Brazil in the semifinal clash in Gwangju. Bogdan Radosavljevic (213-C-93) posted 11 points and 13 rebounds to pace the winners. Germany eked out a narrow 24:23 halftime lead. The European team accounted for a 2-point lead before the fourth term. Germany held their opponents to just 11 points in the final frame and raced to the victory. Hans-George Brase (203-F-93) provided 10 points in the win. Lucas Dias Silva (209-F-95) responded with 11 points for Brazil.
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