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Kansas defeats Germany, 84-77

  • 7 a.m., July 13, 2015
  • Gwangju, South Korea,

KU/USA wins gold in double-OT vs. Germany

Their legs look tired, at times things got sloppy, but in the end Team USA’s basketball players found just enough to outlast Germany and win the gold medal at the World University Games Monday in Gwangju, South Korea.

Kansas University won all eight of its games — in 10 days — at the international competition, capped by an 84-77, double-overtime victory in the championship.

Wayne Selden Jr., who looked worn down after carrying the U.S. throughout the games, made just six of his 28 shots, but led the team with 22 points. The junior KU guard launched the ball toward the rafters as time expired at the end of the 50-minute affair.

Frank Mason III had as much to do with the gutsy victory as anyone, taking over late and scoring the basket that forced double overtime. The junior point guard finished with 18 points and six assists.

Senior forward Perry Ellis made six of 21 shot attempts and added 19 points.

— Check back in for more throughout the day, as’s Bobby Nightengale Jr. and Mike Yoder report from South Korea.


Jay Scott 5 years, 6 months ago

Funniest broadcasting moment was when the Germans were referred to as Douche-land...

Ian Ballinger 5 years, 6 months ago

Rock Chalk Jayhawk! So proud of these guys! We're gonna be great this season!

John Randall 5 years, 6 months ago

Landon lucas wasn't the player of the game –– just the player of the paint for about 20 minutes or so. Hunter Mickelson was thoroughly outmuscled most of the time he played but he made those behemoths earn everything, until finally, it came to pass they couldn't meet the price.

How many minutes of the last 30 were the Jayhawks playing with a lead? Guess we'll have to settle for the LAST few minutes!

Sharon Lybarger-Otto 5 years, 6 months ago

Anyone know if there will be a televised medal ceremony?

Marius Rowlanski 5 years, 6 months ago

Still trying to cough my heart back into position. Way too much stress but a GREAT win.

Surprised so many gave up w/time still on the game clock. I don't get it??

KU was chosen for a reason. Big thanks to Moore and DeBois. Seldon still MVP w/Mason a close second.,

Mark Lindrud 5 years, 6 months ago

A gutsy performance in the end. Was looking bleak and I was not sure if we had enough in the gas in the end. Ends up Germany wore down. Mason was the one who rose up today. Ellis needs to know when he is playing a really big guy to take him outside because down low does not bode well for him. Now we get reinforcements of Diallo, Svi, Greene, and Graham. This is looking like an exciting year.

Craig Alexander 5 years, 6 months ago

What a great win by a tough Jayhawk team. Moore and Debose certainly are honorary Jayhawks. Fun team to watch in the summer no less!!!

Ron Sterling 5 years, 6 months ago

Rock Chalk Champions. You made it look as difficult as you could, but you walked away with the win and that's all that matters. Now bring that home and dominate next season.

Gerry Butler 5 years, 6 months ago

GREAT WIN for U.S.A/ K. U. can't be any more proud of ALL the players. Was on another site and poster shared a link it was a classic, a real Kodak moment. it came out of KENTUCKY LMAO, and it has post from writer and followers thinking we ought to combine our resources and send the UK athletic dept a huge load of whine and cheese. here is what said from posters. this 1st one is really special. from Kentucky Joe. Why do they get a head start on the rest of us " ISN'T FAIR " roflmfao REALLY? SERIOUSLY? then another says WHY can't we ever represent U.S.A in something like this OMG love it ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

Jaston Archie 5 years, 6 months ago

Lol, I love it. Kentucky Joe, a head start like your Bahamas tour last year? And KU had to play you guys at the very beginning of the season which was not ideal. The game this year is at the end of January so there will be no excuses when KU destroys uk. :)

Rob Bedford III 5 years, 6 months ago

KU will not destroy Kentucky. That game will be a close one.

Jaston Archie 5 years, 6 months ago

Ok omniscient one, did you also foresee Kentucky's 30 point beatdown?. I believe Kansas will play with a chip on their shoulder bc of last year's embarrassing loss, plus its at Allen Fieldhouse, the crowd will be nuts, Kentucky has a lot of young players, I predict a win by 15+ points.

Rob Bedford III 5 years, 6 months ago

I'd love to see that happen. I see it as a 5-7 point game. Lets revisit this in January.

Dirk Medema 5 years, 6 months ago

Calipari whiffed on so many recruits at the end of the year (unlike the great recruiter we have who pulls rabbits out of his hat every year it seems) is he going to have enough players to fill his roster without recruiting walkons from campus? They could be really down this year, but not Robert Morris down.

Benz Junque 5 years, 6 months ago

$50 says that Rodney was calling it "Game Over - we won the silver" through the live game feed for most of the 4th quarter and OT.

Brianna Zaleski 5 years, 6 months ago

Calling it or hoping? Same difference I guess. You know he/ she was though, just salivating at all the trolling he/ she was going to get accomplished. Alas, to no avail:..(

Mark Lindrud 5 years, 6 months ago

Not that I defend Rodney much, but he was being objective. In the 4th quarter many of us felt our team looked tired, and that it was hard to get the offense going. The game was a grind, and most of the 4th quarter it was looking bleak. For those of us in the live feed, we were being supportive, but really nervous. In overtime our hopes were renewed exponentially.

Dirk Medema 5 years, 6 months ago

Rodney was being half objective, because yes he saw how tired the guys were, but there is nothing objective about conceding the outcome of the game in advance.

Is he the same poster that was "objectively" saying Self couldn't recruit in March/April right before Diallo commits, and then Coleby and then Vick. Coleby and Vick are going to be really helpful resources in a couple years when we have a mass exodus again.

Steve Jacob 5 years, 6 months ago

I like that everywhere else it's called "extra time" not "overtime". Also only two timeouts the last two minutes and the shot clock only reset to 14 seconds on an offensive rebound I like.

Anyway not a big KU fan, and not a college basketball expert, but the combo of Ellis-Selden-Mason has to make KU a favorite this upcoming season. They played well verses dozens future professionals, not NBA, but good enough to make a living.

And I hope this rises the NBA stock of Nick Moore. You don't get 47 minutes in a game under Bill Self unless your good and work hard. And give Bill credit, not showing favoritism to his KU players, and playing all those minutes to Ellis-Selden-Mason at the end. He wanted this.

Finally good luck to Keith Langford and Kansas boy Ron Baker at the Pan An Games.

Zeik Montellioso 5 years, 6 months ago

Excellent game. Was watching overtime on my phone as I drove in to work. Love me some Sling TV.

Dirk Medema 5 years, 6 months ago

Do these games count towards Self's win total? Maybe like W's from other schools? Guessing they don't count towards KU's win total because we had players from other schools. Do the W's from international play otherwise count? Obviously not NCAA games, but neither were the first 30-ish years.

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