The Kansas Jayhawks have been dominant in South Korea as they have been representing the United States in the World University Games. The team is currently 7-0 in tournament play and they will play in the gold medal game on Monday morning.
According to College Basketball Talk, the Jayhawks/Team USA kept their winning streak going after they defeated Russia in the semifinals on Saturday 78-68. The win didn’t come without some drama, however, as the team trailed by a point late in the fourth quarter.
The team was led by Perry Ellis and Wayne Selden Jr., who scored twenty-three and twenty-two points in the contest respectively. Selden was a big part of the team pulling away in the fourth quarter.
Kansas big man Landen Lucas was also instrumental in helping the team gain a big lead in the third quarter after he scored seven consecutive points to push his team’s lead to twelve.
USA will play in the gold medal game on Monday at 8 am Eastern time. They play Germany, who defeated Brazil in the semifinals 59-49.
The team consists of Columbia guard Maodo Lo and Princeton forward Hans Brase. Kevin Bright also plays for Germany. He played on season at Vanderbilt before returning home to play professionally.
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