Kansas/USA reaches World University Games semifinals

In the 28th annual World University Games, USA’s basketball squad, led by Kansas head coach Bill Self, were victors over Lithuania in the basketball quarterfinals, 78-40, in the Dongkang College Gymnasium.

Although equivocally matched up heading into halftime at 43-42 in favor of the USA, Lithuania slacked off and hit a dry spell in the second half. One of the three Baltic states, Lithuania recorded a 6-point fourth quarter in opposition of USA’s dominant 25-point run.

Stat Leaders of the Game

Team USA

Points – 18 (Frank Mason), 13 (Wayne Selden), 11 (Perry Ellis)
Assists – 4 (F. Mason), 2 (W. Selden, P. Ellis)
Total Rebounds – 9 (Landen Lucas), 7 (F. Mason), 6 (P. Ellis)
Field Goals (by highest no. of attempts) – 5/18 (P. Ellis), 5/10 (W. Selden), 3/10 (Nicolas Moore)

Team Lithuania

Points – 18 (Paul Dambrauskas), 8 (Saulius Kulvietis)
Assists – 1 (Vytenis Cizauskas, 3 others)
Total Rebounds – 8 (Rolandas Jakstas), 5 (Egidijus Mockevicius)
Field Goals (by highest no. of attempts) – 7/15 (P. Dambrauskas), 3/15 (Rokas Giedraitis)

Lithuania’s Basketball Scorecard

July 4 – Lithuania 89 France 96
July 5 – Lithuania 87 Finland 70
July 7 – Lithuania 93 Chinese Taipei 37
July 8 – Lithuania 90 Japan 76
July 9 – Lithuania 74 Australia 67
July 11 – Lithuania 40 USA 78

USA’s Basketball Scorecard

July 4 – USA 66 Turkey 57
July 5 – USA 81 Brazil 72
July 7 – USA 106 Chile 41
July 8 – USA 66 Serbia 65
July 9 – USA 96 Switzerland 57
July 11 – USA 78 Lithuania 40

Team USA’s men’s basketball team is expected to play a contest tomorrow, July 12, against Russia.

To date (07/11/15 @ 1:00 PM/EST), the overall medal count for the U.S. stands at 17 gold, 12 silver and 15 bronze.

The Past 10 Summer Universiade Games

2013 – Kazan, Russia
2011 – Shenzhen, China
2009 – Belgrade, Serbia
2007 – Bangkok, Thailand
2005 – Izmir, Turkey
2003- Daegu, South Korea
2001 – Beijing, China
1999 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1997 – Sicily, Italy
1995 – Fukuoka, Japan

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Boise State coach installs blue basketball court at home
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