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Kansas defeats Russia, 77-68

  • 4:30 a.m., July 12, 2015
  • Gwangju, South Korea,

Jayhawks advance to the gold medal game with 78-68 win over Russia

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.

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

Up next: The Jayhawks will play Germany in the gold medal game at 9 p.m. Monday (7 a.m. CDT) at Yeomju Gymnasium.

Join the post game discussion

Cshjhawk

Germans next!

Rodney Crain in reply to Ian Ballinger

agree 100%. Use everything you have, those missed FT were tired misses!

Rodney Crain in reply to Erin Troyer

:))

Rodney Crain in reply to Tdscpa

lol

Travis303

Finally time to go to bed, worth staying up all night, though. Rock Chalk!

John Randall in reply to Ian Ballinger

Ian, Hubris becomes thee not.

Erin Troyer in reply to Rodney Crain

+1

Erin Troyer in reply to Rodney Crain

Get a job! :P

Erin Troyer in reply to Smellioto

I have to be at work at 8! :-(

Tdscpa in reply to Rodney Crain

My cat is sound asleep.

Rodney Crain

Booby another great job, I got you down for a 22% raise and new Chevy SUV for a company car. You have earned it sir!!!

Donald Ballek

great job... 4:24 am on the west coast. may as well stay up~!

Melrank

Gotta go to work tomorrow - you guys rock the chalk for me!

Rodney Crain in reply to Ian Ballinger

They have before lol.

Smellioto

See everybody tomorrow morning!

Ian Ballinger in reply to Bobby Nightengale

Thanks bobby

John Randall in reply to Baldjedi

Worn down opponent is nice way to finish tough games

Ian Ballinger

Anyway, I'm going back to sleep happy. The players are tired and the fans are tired

Rodney Crain

Everybody get some rest 7am tomorrow I expect 100% attendance!!!

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Thanks to everyone who stayed up! One more big game.

Rodney Crain in reply to Bobby Nightengale

too bad.

Ian Ballinger

Next time they should just make Kansas the Olympic team

Rodney Crain

sleep well all. Now my dog wants to play, no rest for the wicked

fansincewilt

Beating Russia - this is huge.

Erin Troyer

love, love, love, this team!

Have a blessed Sunday, ya'll!

Mojayhawk in reply to Melrank

I like that

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff in reply to Rodney Crain

They do not. FISU anthem for all gold medal winners.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Gold medal game is at 7 a.m. Monday Central time vs. Germany.

FINAL
Russia 68
Kansas 77

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Mojayhawk

These guys are good

Rodney Crain

Bobby do they play the anthem if we win the gold?

Erin Troyer in reply to Ariana Olivas

sweet dreams!

Ariana Olivas

cant keep my eyes open good night/morning everyone

Melrank

That was awesome!

Erin Troyer in reply to Rodney Crain

LOL!

Smellioto

1 more game!

Rodney Crain

Take THAT PUTIN

John Randall in reply to Erin Troyer

Too much time for whom?

Melrank

KUSA KUSA KUSA

Untitled

Ariana Olivas

awesome!

Rodney Crain

In Munich 3 seconds last 10 minutes lol

Ian Ballinger

Next stop.... World champs

Baldjedi

We wore them down

Smellioto

ROCK CHALK!!!!

Lex Valdez

YEA BABY!

Erin Troyer

USA USA USA USA!!!!!!!

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Selden fouled on a defensive rebound. Jayhawks are playing for the gold on Monday.

Rodney Crain in reply to Bobby Nightengale

shhhhhh have you not seen the Munich game???????

Ian Ballinger

Rock chalk.... Jayhawk.... KU

Cshjhawk

USA USA USA....ROCK CHALK!

Travis303

Roooock Chaaalk Jayhaaaaawk Kaaaaay Uuuuuuu

00:22 left in Fourth Quarter
Russia 68
Kansas 77

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Ian Ballinger

Start the chant

Ian Ballinger

75-68... The Memphis score

Melrank in reply to Bobby Nightengale

Defend the 3

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Russia turnover, Ellis steal. All but over now.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

On the court: Moore, Ellis, Mason, Selden and Traylor.

00:33 left in Fourth Quarter
Russia 68
Kansas 75

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Ian Ballinger

It's time to finish

Rodney Crain

I am sorry but Ellis is average he really is.

Erin Troyer in reply to Mojayhawk

thought the same thing

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Ellis going to the line with a 6-point lead.

Mojayhawk

Looked almost clean by Wayne

00:38 left in Fourth Quarter
Russia 68
Kansas 74

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Travis303 in reply to Cshjhawk

I tell you Russia plays just like those Billy Tubbs Oklahoma teams

Ian Ballinger

I'm ok with that foul

Cshjhawk

Not a foul!

Rodney Crain

Damn Eliis what a terrible pass, seriously???

Smellioto

Did Perry not get bumped?

Melrank

How could we be that dumb?

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bad turnover by Ellis. Selden fouls trying to get a block on the other end. Not over yet.

Cshjhawk

Russians have been throwing out their elbows on the drives!

Melrank

Get it to Frank and let's close at the line!

Erin Troyer in reply to Bobby Nightengale

Nightengale with the math recovery!

Ian Ballinger

Unless we fall apart we got this

00:55 left in Fourth Quarter
Russia 66
Kansas 74

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Melrank

WOW - You never see that in NCAA at this stage of the game.

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Selden fouled at midcourt. Russia had a foul to give.

Rodney Crain

sweet on russia ouch

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Offensive foul on Russia.

Baldjedi

Coffee is for closers! Let's close!

Todd Simpson

Frank the "IRONMASON"

Rodney Crain

Close it out boys

Melrank

THE DESIGNER

Lex Valdez

BEAUTIFUL!

Cshjhawk

Dagger!

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff in reply to Bobby Nightengale

Sorry eight-point lead.

Rodney Crain

nice sneaky move number 0

01:08 left in Fourth Quarter
Russia 66
Kansas 74

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Ellis inside for a layup and six-point lead.

Ian Ballinger

Another nail biter

Melrank

DANG - Execute boys, execute.

Mojayhawk

Love it when Frankie drives the lane, but he needs to finish

Rodney Crain

sad

Erin Troyer

too much time left!

Baldjedi

Ball movement

01:40 left in Fourth Quarter
Russia 66
Kansas 72

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

Melrank

Bucket there would have been nice.

Rodney Crain

terrible

Bobby Nightengale KUsports.com staff

End of the shot clock, Ellis misses runner but gets offensive board. Big play. Mason misses on next play.

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