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.