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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.

Comments

John Randall 2 years, 3 months ago

Just waiting for our juveniles to tell everyone how easy it was.

Steve Jacob 2 years, 3 months ago

Mason and Selden played 38+ minutes, dang!

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