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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.

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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.

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Bobby Nightengale

Mason drives. Defense breaks down. Lucas dunks.

Rodney Crain in reply to Bobby Nightengale

He was laughing too he could not beleive he almost missed it either.

John Randall

not fouling so much, but finding other mistakes to keep from taking control.

Bobby Nightengale

Mason with a steal at half court. ... Almost missed a bunny, but his layup drops.

04:48 left in Third Quarter
Lithuania 37
Kansas 39

Bobby Nightengale

Bobby Nightengale

Lucas in for Mickelson.

Rodney Crain

Pathetic half so far.

Bobby Nightengale

Ellis misses a 3. Nothing going offensively for USA.

Bobby Nightengale

Moore draws a charge, saving a possession and getting claps from the bench.

Rodney Crain

My Word Ellis just cannt dunk

Bobby Nightengale

Ellis misses a dunk. Selden grabs rebound and throws it out of bounds trying to find Ellis again.

Bobby Nightengale

Lithuania with a few shots to tie the game or take lead, but all of them off the iron.

05:52 left in Third Quarter
Lithuania 37
Kansas 39

Bobby Nightengale

Rodney Crain

s l oo p y

Bobby Nightengale

Mason hits a fadeaway, but refs say after the shot clock. Another turnover.

07:06 left in Third Quarter
Lithuania 37
Kansas 39

Bobby Nightengale

Bobby Nightengale

Ellis just tried to lay it over 3 guys. Didn't work. Selden misses 3 after offensive team rebound.

Rodney Crain in reply to Rodney Crain

Here lets us help you get back into the game guys.

Bobby Nightengale

And Selden gets one to drop after driving into the middle of the paint.

Rodney Crain

2 turnvers and they get 5 smh

08:39 left in Third Quarter
Lithuania 35
Kansas 37

Bobby Nightengale

Bobby Nightengale

Five straight points by Lithuania.

Bobby Nightengale

Ellis tries to get inside position in post. Moore throws outside. Turnover.

10:00 left in Third Quarter
Lithuania 30
Kansas 37

Bobby Nightengale

Bobby Nightengale

None by KUsports.com

Bobby Nightengale in reply to Ian Ballinger

Or Estonia. They play next on this court.

Bobby Nightengale in reply to Bobby Nightengale

A lot of big guys.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Bobby Nightengale

is Russia who we'll play if we win?

Bobby Nightengale

Just saw Russia walking in when I went down the media room.

Rodney Crain

Bobby if you see the Estonia or Russian coaches give them the evil eye for us!!!

Bobby Nightengale

2 fouls for Selden, Bragg, Traylor and Mickelson. Ellis and Moore have 1.

John Randall

What's the summary on fouls for our front line?

Bobby Nightengale

Lithuania shot 29 percent in the 2nd quarter (4-of-14) with 6 turnovers.

Bobby Nightengale

USA scoring: Mason 9, Ellis 9, Selden 6, Mickelson 6, Lucas 4, Moore 3. Jayhawks 50 percent shooting (16/32) with 4 threes.

Rodney Crain

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Rodney Crain

Not bad, extended out lead by 2, won another quarter. Lets make an adjustment on D and win this sucker.

Halftime
Lithuania 30
Kansas 37

Bobby Nightengale

Bobby Nightengale

Jayhawks haven't played nearly as well in the 2nd quarter as they did in the 1st, but have a 7-point lead.

00:34 left in Second Quarter
Lithuania 30
Kansas 37

Bobby Nightengale

Bobby Nightengale

Mason poked in the eye or hit in the nose it appears on that last steal and layup by Lithuania.

00:57 left in Second Quarter
Lithuania 28
Kansas 37

Bobby Nightengale

Bobby Nightengale

Bragg draws a foul on cut to the rim. To the line for 2.

Bobby Nightengale

Bragg with 2 fouls now.

01:28 left in Second Quarter
Lithuania 28
Kansas 37

Bobby Nightengale

Bobby Nightengale in reply to Bobby Nightengale

Nevermind. No foul.

Bobby Nightengale

Jayhawks struggling to shoot ... until Mason gets a bucket-and-the-foul in transition.

Dirk Medema in reply to Dirk Medema

k-state

Dirk Medema in reply to Bobby Nightengale

Sort of like state

Bobby Nightengale

Selden to the line for 2. Only 1 Lithuanian player has 2 fouls.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Baldjedi

"and that he'd share it with everyone on this board"

Rodney Crain in reply to John Randall

agree. very risky to take so many fouls

Bobby Nightengale

Vick in for Moore.

Baldjedi in reply to Ian Ballinger

I wish for a million dollars.

Bobby Nightengale

Moore misses a 3, but draws a foul at mid-court after grabbing a steal.

John Randall

Glad we have 5 bigs suited up. We still can't afford to pile up fouls at this rate.

Rodney Crain

Ellis is so soft. He is like melted butter sometimes.

02:51 left in Second Quarter
Lithuania 28
Kansas 35

Bobby Nightengale

Ian Ballinger in reply to Baldjedi

be careful waht you wish for

Rodney Crain in reply to Baldjedi

agree but we are just not going to play zone

Bobby Nightengale

Lucas inside for a layup. First field goal in nearly 3 minutes for KU.

Baldjedi

I would dare them to shoot from outside. They just keep driving in.

Bobby Nightengale in reply to Dirk Medema

Thanks. It was before my time there, but definitely the pride of the basketball team was that win.

Rodney Crain

Got to watch our fouls

Bobby Nightengale

Now Traylor picks up his 2nd foul.

05:12 left in Second Quarter
Lithuania 23
Kansas 32

Bobby Nightengale

Dirk Medema in reply to Bobby Nightengale

We won't hold it against u.

Bobby Nightengale in reply to Bobby Nightengale

And Lucas for Mickelson

Bobby Nightengale

Mickelson picks up his 2nd foul going for a block. Traylor in for Ellis.

Rodney Crain in reply to Rodney Crain

two

Bobby Nightengale

DeBose in for Mason.

Rodney Crain

Very pretty, Bobby you are going to need to enchanted containers, one for Hunter too!!! :)

05:33 left in Second Quarter
Lithuania 22
Kansas 32

Bobby Nightengale

Baldjedi

Selden and Mickelson are impressing me.

Bobby Nightengale

Then Mickelson in transition, beating the defense down the court for a layup.

Bobby Nightengale

USA goes up 10 with a nice pass from Selden to set up open layup for Ellis.

Bobby Nightengale in reply to Dirk Medema

Bradley University (sorry).

Dirk Medema in reply to Bobby Nightengale

So we got u and Coach Self from IL. Now they're really ticked or was it not UofI for u?

07:01 left in Second Quarter
Lithuania 20
Kansas 28

Bobby Nightengale

Bobby Nightengale

Moore misses the long-range jumper. Lithuania with a shot clock violation on the other side. Timeout USA.

Rodney Crain

Elbows Bragg, you have to get mad, come on.

John Randall

Perry getting another breather, which is great strategy with things going well early in the game.

Bobby Nightengale

Lithuania with 6 turnovers.

08:40 left in Second Quarter
Lithuania 18
Kansas 28

Bobby Nightengale

Bobby Nightengale

Then DeBose with a steal and it leads to a three from Moore. Jayhawks creating with defense.

Baldjedi

Lucas gets blocked.

Bobby Nightengale

Bragg with a block in the paint. Sets up a layup in transition for Mason.

Bobby Nightengale

Mason opens the 2nd quarter with a steal and draws a foul.

Bobby Nightengale

Scoring: Ellis 7, Selden 5, Mason 5, Mickelson 4, Lucas 2.

Bobby Nightengale

Lithuania with only 1 three-pointer, but they're finding their way into the paint.

Rodney Crain

Nice first quarter.

10:00 left in Second Quarter
Lithuania 18
Kansas 23

Bobby Nightengale

Rodney Crain in reply to Baldjedi

yup reminds me of a few games last year........ I would call them recurring nightmares actually.

Rodney Crain

Lucas is awake YEAH

Bobby Nightengale

Lucas with a nice post up and he finishes inside.

Baldjedi in reply to Rodney Crain

They are driving the lane with ease.

Bobby Nightengale

On the court: Mason, Lucas, Bragg, DeBose and Moore.

01:03 left in First Quarter
Lithuania 18
Kansas 21

Bobby Nightengale

Bobby Nightengale

Jayhawks without a bucket in last 3 possessions. DeBose enters for Vick.

Rodney Crain

we need to clog the lane make them hit shots.

Bobby Nightengale

Uh oh. Selden picks up 2nd foul putting his shoulder down. Moore on for him. Bragg on for Mickelson.

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