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Grind for gold: Team USA outlasts Germany in double overtime

Whenever the United States’ men’s basketball team needed a basket in the final minutes of the World University Games championship on Monday, the Jayhawks turned to Kansas University junior point guard Frank Mason III. He led the Jayhawks to a gold medal in an 84-77 thriller, in double-overtime, against Germany at Yeomju Gymnasium, marking the first U.S. gold at the games since 2005, and 14th all time. By Bobby Nightengale

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Column: U.S. 'next plays' its way to victory

If your goal is to minimize the gold medal that Kansas-dominated Team USA won in the World University Games, you can find fodder to do so. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks honored to win gold at World University Games

With the final seconds running off the clock in the United States’ men’s basketball team’s 84-77, double-overtime victory in the World University Games championship against Germany on Monday at Yeomju Gymnasium, Kansas University junior Wayne Selden Jr. flung the ball as high as he could, setting off a wild celebration. By Bobby Nightengale

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Gold-medal winning Jayhawks to be welcomed home Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark

The gold medal winners are expected to return home Wednesday and will be welcomed back inside Kansas' Hoglund Ballpark. Doors will open at Kansas' baseball stadium, just south of Allen Fieldhouse, at 6 p.m. with the USA, which consists primarily of KU student-athletes and staff, expected to arrive at 7 p.m.

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Bill Self would like another opportunity with USA basketball in future

In the past, Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self had worked with a couple of select teams for international exhibition games, but the World University Games was his first experience coaching a USA national team. Despite using a university team instead of a select team, Self wants to coach USA basketball teams in the future. By Bobby Nightengale

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Jayhawks aim to carry Games success into upcoming season

After the United States’ men’s basketball team earned gold medals in the World University Games with an 84-77, double-overtime victory over Germany on Monday, the Jayhawks’ focus turned to carrying the experience into the 2015-16 NCAA season. By Bobby Nightengale

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Germans lament blown opportunities in double overtime loss

Watching the United States’ men’s basketball team celebrate its World University Games gold medal, Germany’s men’s basketball players stood on the other side of the court with their hands on their heads after USA’s 84-77, double-overtime victory on Monday at Yeomju Gymnasium. By Bobby Nightengale

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Grind for gold: Team USA outlasts Germany in double overtime

Whenever the United States’ men’s basketball team needed a basket in the final minutes of the World University Games championship on Monday, the Jayhawks turned to Kansas University junior point guard Frank Mason III. He led the Jayhawks to a gold medal in an 84-77 thriller, in double-overtime, against Germany at Yeomju Gymnasium, marking the first U.S. gold at the games since 2005, and 14th all time. By Bobby Nightengale