Some highlights from Team USA's 78-68 win over Russia in the World University Games semifinals in South Korea. The Jayhawks will play Germany for the gold at 9 p.m. Monday (7 a.m. CDT on ESPNU).
Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis opened Sunday’s 78-68 victory over Russia in the World University Games semifinals with a dunk on the first possession, breaking past the defense in transition. Then Ellis missed his next six shots from the field. But his teammates told him to keep attacking. Ellis followed it up with a game-high 23 points on 8-of-21 shooting. By Bobby Nightengale
Wayne Selden Jr. talks about playing with a 'chip on his shoulder' and looks forward to playing for gold in finals of World University Games.
Motivated by early exits from the NCAA Tournament for the past two seasons, Kansas University junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. wants to lead the Jayhawks to the next level. He's getting an early start this summer. Selden lifted the United States' men’s basketball team to the World University Games’ gold-medal game, drilling a go-ahead three-pointer in an eventual 78-68 victory over Russia on Sunday at Dongkang College Gymnasium. By Bobby Nightengale
Gwangju, South Korea — The United States/Kansas University men's basketball team is headed to the World University Games gold medal game after beating Russia, 78-68, on Sunday at DongKang Gymnasium.
Down by a point in the fourth quarter, 62-61, KU junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. took over with a three-pointer, defensive rebound and a layup for a personal 5-0 run. The Jayhawks never trailed again.
Senior forward Perry Ellis led the Jayhawks with 23 points while Selden added 22.
The Jayhawks (7-0) shot 45 percent from the floor with seven three-pointers, three from Selden and two by junior guard Frank Mason III.
In the third quarter, junior forward Landen Lucas scored seven straight points, helping the Jayhawks take a 12-point lead.
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Up next: The Jayhawks will play Germany in the gold medal game at 9 p.m. Monday (7 a.m. CDT) at Yeomju Gymnasium.