Kansas University junior point guard Frank Mason III has defended well, rebounded and dished plenty of assists to his teammates in the first two games of the World University Games. The only thing missing is his shot. By Bobby Nightengale
The USA men’s basketball team will have a new look with USA across its chest for the remainder of the World University Games. FIBA officials asked the USA head of delegation to place USA larger on its jerseys. The entire USA delegation team worked locally to comply with this request.
Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis sat for most of the fourth quarter in Team USA’s 81-72 victory over Brazil on Sunday night because of a tweaked ankle.
Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. talks about Team USA's win over Brazil, July 5, 2015, in Gwangju, South Korea.
Gwangju, South Korea — Behind a game-high 23 points from Kansas University junior guard Wayne Selden Jr., the United States men’s basketball team stayed undefeated in the World University Games with a 81-72 victory over Brazil at the DongKang College Gymnasium.
The Jayhawks (2-0) struggled in the first quarter, trailing 13-12, with nine turnovers to go along with 27 percent shooting (3 of 11).
But Selden heated up in the second quarter, dropping three triples to help the Jayhawks to a 40-28 lead at halftime. The Jayhawks never trailed again.
Selden added four rebounds and three assists to go along with his 23 points. Frank Mason III (15 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists), Hunter Mickelson (11 points, 8 rebounds), Perry Ellis (9 points, 8 rebounds) and Jamari Traylor (10 points, 2 rebounds) also had big games for the Jayhawks.
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• Up next: The Jayhawks have an off day before facing Chile at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (12:30 a.m. CDT) at Muan Indoor Gymnasium.