Bill Self’s Kansas basketball team will begin representing the USA at the World University Games on July 4, in Gwangju, Korea, when the Jayhawks and SMU’s Nic Moore take on Turkey to open pool play.
Because of the 14-hour time difference, it will be 10 p.m. on July 3 back in Lawrence when the game begins.
The USA National Team’s Pool D also includes Serbia, Brazil, Chile and Switzerland. The USA will play Brazil on July 5 (6:30 a.m. in Kansas) and Chile on July 7 (12:30 a.m.). Next, USA faces Serbia (July 7, 10 p.m.). Then pool play concludes with a matchup with Switzerland (July 8, 8 p.m.).
The Chile game will be played at Maun Indoor Gymnasium while the other four will be contested at Dongkang Gymnasium.
Bracket play for the World University Games begins July 10 and lasts through July 13. There are four pools of six teams each and, following pool competition, the teams will be seeded for bracket play with the top two teams from each pool in the mix for winning medals.
Teams that finish third and fourth in their pool will participate in a consolation bracket, while the remaining teams that finish fifth and sixth in their pool will play in a third bracket. Each team is guaranteed to play at least eight games throughout the games.
In preparation for the World University Games, KU’s USA National Team will face Team Canada in two exhibition games, June 23 and 26, at 7 p.m. at Sprint Center, in Kansas City, Missouri. Tickets are available with a two-game ticket package for $50. Fans can purchase tickets online at Sprint Center. For additional information, call the Kansas Athletics ticket office at 800-34-HAWKS.
Saturday, July 4
12 p.m. – USA vs. Turkey at Dongkang Gymnasium (July 3, 10 p.m. Central)
5:30 p.m. – Brazil vs. Chile at Yeonggwang Sportium Gymnasium
8 p.m. – Serbia vs. Switzerland at Gwangju University Gymnasium
Sunday, July 5
6 p.m. – Turkey vs. Switzerland at Gwangju University Gymnasium
8:30 p.m. – Brazil vs. USA at Dongkang Gymnasium (July 5, 6:30 a.m. Central)
8:30 p.m. – Chile vs. Serbia at Muan Indoor Gymnasium
Tuesday, July 7
12 p.m. – Switzerland vs. Brazil at Muan Indoor Gymnasium
2:30 p.m. – Chile vs. USA at Muan Indoor Gymnasium (July 7, 12:30 a.m. Central)
2:30 p.m. – Serbia vs. Turkey at Muan Indoor Gymnasium
Wednesday, July 8
12 p.m. – USA vs. Serbia at Dongkang Gymnasium (July 7, 10 p.m. Central)
2:30 p.m. – Switzerland vs. Chile at Dongkang Gymnasium
5:30 p.m. – Brazil vs. Turkey at Dongkang Gymnasium
Thursday, July 9
10 a.m. – USA vs. Switzerland at Dongkang Gymnasium (July 8, 8 p.m. Central)
6 p.m. – Serbia vs. Brazil at Muan Indoor Gymnasium
6 p.m. – Turkey vs. Chile at Gwangju University Gymnasium
July 10-13 Bracket Play
Medal Bracket Play will be held in Dongkang Gymnasium.