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Kansas defeats Lithuania, 70-48

  • 10 p.m., July 10, 2015
  • Dongkang Gymnasium, Gwangju, South Korea,

Jayhawks use defense to roll past Lithuania, 70-48

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.

Stay logged on to KUsports.com throughout the day for much more from tonight's game.

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.

Join the post game discussion

John Randall in reply to Rodney Crain

You don't suppose some coach came by and chewed a chunk off his @$$ ???

Ian Ballinger in reply to Bobby Nightengale

thank God, i need sleep.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff in reply to Ian Ballinger

Yeah, much longer than 24 hours from now.

Baldjedi

Good performance. We keep starting slow, but pick it up at least.

Ian Ballinger

wait a minute. Semi final game is at 4:30 am on Sunday.

Rodney Crain

Great Game team! Lots of positives here, nice to see Lucas rise up!

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

4:30 a.m. Sunday

John Randall

Is that big Russky bloody, or just peeing his pants at what he just saw?

Rodney Crain

25 -6 wow what a quarter

Kujayhawk70

of course you mean Sunday.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff in reply to Kujayhawk70

No more than 24 hours from now.

Rodney Crain in reply to Baldjedi

lol

FINAL
Lithuania 48
Kansas 70

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Kujayhawk70

or do you mean in less than 5 hours from now?

Rodney Crain in reply to Brianna Zaleski

HI BRI how are you!

Cshjhawk

That young man Vick is a playa!

Kujayhawk70

you mean SUNDAY morning KC time, ja?

Rodney Crain

What a quarter for Team USA

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Vick with the big slam to put the finishing touches on the win.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Bobby Nightengale

ok. we'll see you at 4:30 in the AM man. Rock chalk

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff in reply to Dirk Medema

More athletic, I think. Forces teams to pour more energy on early.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff in reply to Ian Ballinger

Correct.

Ian Ballinger

So ESPNU at 4:30? I gotta know before i commit to waking up.

Dirk Medema

Are we just in that much better shape, or sharing the minutes better than the other teams? It is getting to be a reoccurring theme that we run away from opponents in the second half (of the game)?

Brianna Zaleski

Yakstash looked more than willing to leave the game. Lol

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bench is empty. Ballgame. Onto the semis.

Baldjedi in reply to Kujayhawk70

I like pbj sandwiches. Am I correct that we have only allowed 2 points this quarter?

John Randall

I think someone hit the nail about four minutes ago. Lithuania is gassed.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

LTU 4-for-25 from deep. Ouch.

Kujayhawk70

or peanut butter sandwiches

Baldjedi in reply to Rodney Crain

then we should have promised them milk and cookies after the game.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff in reply to Rodney Crain

Ha, yeah I'm not sure anyone understood that technical.

Rodney Crain

WOW what a quarter

02:19 left in Fourth Quarter
Lithuania 44
Kansas 64

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Mason before the buzzer. 20 point lead.

Rodney Crain

Bobby they just explained it on tv, the refs are feeling sorry for Lit. and called a phatom foul so they feel better about themselves. LOL

John Randall in reply to Bobby Nightengale

Time's getting short ... refs have to do their part, after all.

03:07 left in Fourth Quarter
Lithuania 44
Kansas 60

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Baldjedi in reply to Rodney Crain

Lucas is his own jinx.

Ian Ballinger

wth

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff in reply to Bobby Nightengale

His 3rd foul, too.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Moore called for a technical. Not sure why.

John Randall

Ian, Maybe on ESPNU – unless some situation comedy takes precedence.

Rodney Crain in reply to Baldjedi

LOL, he would not be the first I jinxed

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

DeBose shaken up. Mason in for him now.

Rodney Crain

Very slick #1

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Selden with the floater. LTU can't buy a 3.

Baldjedi in reply to Rodney Crain

You jinxed Lucas, he was taken out lol.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

LTU gets its first bucket of the fourth quarter. Nearly 5 1/2 minutes into it.

Rodney Crain

Lucas is in the building!!!!

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Mickelson entering now.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff in reply to Ian Ballinger

Yes, that's correct. 4:30 a.m. Central vs. Russia or Estonia, assuming USA wins this.

Rodney Crain in reply to Bobby Nightengale

With the lead and Lucas needing something positive this is a great idea by Self

Ian Ballinger in reply to Bobby Nightengale

Just to be 100% sure, cause my family told me they want to wake up at 4:30am with me if KU is on.... if we win this game, the 4:30am game will be live on ESPNU.. le correcto ?

05:42 left in Fourth Quarter
Lithuania 42
Kansas 57

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff in reply to Baldjedi

I'll ask after the game, but Lucas has stepped up.

Rodney Crain

Whhaaatttt a dunk

Cshjhawk

Lithuanians running out of gas!

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Mason just hurt his wrist again. But it looked like his left wrist.

Tdscpa

Swap Ellis for Mickelson!

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Ellis inside for the slam. 14-0 run.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

On the court: Mason, DeBose, Selden, Lucas and Ellis.

Rodney Crain

Ellis soft rebound attempt again

Baldjedi

Any news on if Mickelson is hurt?

Rodney Crain

dagger

06:56 left in Fourth Quarter
Lithuania 42
Kansas 55

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Wide open 3 after offensive rebound, and LTU misses. Selden for 3 on the other end makes it hurt.

Rodney Crain

damn Ellis half assed that rebound

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Lucas with good interior defense. Forces wild shot on next possession.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Lucas, I think, with a block, but Selden travels in open court.

Rodney Crain in reply to John Randall

agree, he needs to let it go. Win the game.

Rodney Crain

steal caused by selden he overplayed that screen and their player lost control of the ball. Nice pick nic!

Rodney Crain

Nice play moore!

08:37 left in Fourth Quarter
Lithuania 42
Kansas 52

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Moore gets the steal. Hits a short jumper. LTU timeout. USA on 7-0 run.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Mason almost with another steal. Lost the ball out of bounds.

Rodney Crain

Flash Mason is just too good

09:09 left in Third Quarter
Lithuania 42
Kansas 50

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

John Randall

Lituania is baiting Landon, getting him to lose his cool like he did against Serbia.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

After a missed LTU jumper, Mason with a layup-and-the-foul.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Nic Moore with a steal and layup.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Ellis, Lucas, Selden, Mason and Moore on the court to begin 4th quarter.

Edw100

Lucas was not blocked twice. He was mugged 4 times

10:00 left in Fourth Quarter
Lithuania 42
Kansas 45

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Lucas in a dogfight inside. Real physical.

00:42 left in Third Quarter
Lithuania 42
Kansas 45

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Lucas blocked twice trying to get a layup inside.

00:48 left in Third Quarter
Lithuania 42
Kansas 43

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Just an ugly quarter for both teams. Jayhawks have 6 points in 9 minutes.

Rodney Crain

We are trying every way we can to get them back into this game.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Seven turnovers for USA in 3rd quarter now.

01:33 left in Third Quarter
Lithuania 39
Kansas 43

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Rodney Crain

Lucas turned his back, gets bailed out with TO

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Lithuania had an open lane, but travels on way to hoop. Turnovers galore here.

Rodney Crain

Bragg lucky there.

02:24 left in Third Quarter
Lithuania 39
Kansas 43

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Jayhawks with 6 turnovers this quarter. Mason off for Moore.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

On the court: Lucas, Bragg, Mason, Selden, Vick.

03:14 left in Third Quarter
Lithuania 37
Kansas 43

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Lithuania getting open looks for 3's, just missing them.

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