After averaging 86 points per game in pool play, Lithuania couldn’t get any offense going in a 70-48 loss to the United States men’s basketball team on Saturday at Dongkang College Gymnasium. By Bobby Nightengale
The United States men’s basketball players couldn’t find any rhythm on offense in the third quarter against Lithuania in the World University Games quarterfinals on Saturday at Dongkang College Gymnasium. So in the fourth quarter, they turned to their defense to create opportunities. The Jayhawks scored 15 straight points to earn a 70-48 victory and advance to the tournament semifinals. By Bobby Nightengale
Kansas University junior forward Landen Lucas bounced back in a big way in Team USA’s 70-48 victory over Lithuania on Saturday at Dongkang Gymnasium. Lucas scored seven points (3-of-5 shooting) and added a game-high nine rebounds in 20 minutes. By Bobby Nightengale
Gwangju, South Korea — The United States/Kansas University men's basketball team is headed to the World University Games semifinals after beating Lithuania, 70-48, on Saturday at DongKang Gymnasium.
The Jayhawks turned up their defense in the fourth quarter and went on a 15-0 run, started by a steal and layup from SMU senior guard Nic Moore. KU junior guard Frank Mason III added a layup-and-the-foul bucket and Wayne Selden Jr. drained a three-pointer to pull away.
The Jayhawks (6-0) shot 45 percent from the floor.
Mason led with 18 points while Selden added 13 and senior forward Perry Ellis had 11 with six rebounds. Off the bench, junior forward Landen Lucas added seven points and nine rebounds.
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Up next: The Jayhawks will play Russia or Estonia in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Sunday (4:30 a.m. CDT) at Dongkang Gymnasium.