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Survive and advance: USA secures quarterfinals berth by edging Serbia

Kansas University junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. has led all scorers at the World University Games. His biggest shot helped the United States men’s basketball team earn a spot in the quarterfinals after the U.S. beat Serbia, 66-65, on Wednesday at DongKang College Gymnasium.  By Bobby Nightengale Jr.

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Notebook: Jayhawks earn tiebreaker edge by running up score

With a 55-point lead against Chile on Tuesday and five minutes remaining, the United States men’s basketball team still had four of its starters on the floor. In most games, the main emphasis would be running out the clock. But the Jayhawks still had some ground to make up in their 106-41 victory over Chile at Muan Indoor Court. By Bobby Nightengale

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Jayhawks start fast; USA blows out Chile, 106-41

Five seconds into Tuesday’s game against Chile, SMU senior guard Nic Moore drained a three-pointer from the right wing. That set the tone for the United States/Kansas University men’s basketball team in a 106-41 blowout victory at Muan Indoor Court in the World University Games. By Bobby Nightengale

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Notebook: KU assistants recruiting while Jayhawks play abroad; Ellis ankle 'good to go'

With one of the busiest months of college basketball recruiting underway, Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self is confident the Jayhawks won’t miss a beat while he coaches abroad. KU basketball notebook by Bobby Nightengale

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Former KU football standout Kerry Meier living out dreams for two

WR was on hand as KU topped Brazil in World Games

Former KU football star Kerry Meier, now an English teacher in South Korea, took a break from his pursuit of living out his late brother's dreams to watch the Kansas University men's basketball team top Brazil at the World University Games less than an hour from where Meier is currently living. By Bobby Nightengale

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Notebook: Frank Mason struggling with shot after suffering 'nicked' wrist

Kansas University junior point guard Frank Mason III has defended well, rebounded and dished plenty of assists to his teammates in the first two games of the World University Games. The only thing missing is his shot. By Bobby Nightengale

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Selden sparks Jayhawks after sloppy start; USA beats Brazil, 81-72

The United States men’s basketball team needed a lift after a sloppy first quarter against Brazil on Sunday night at DongKang College Gymnasium. Kansas University junior guard Wayne Selden exploded for 15 of his team-high 23 points in the first half, including eight in the second quarter, lifting the Jayhawks to a 81-72 victory. By Bobby Nightengale

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KU's Perry Ellis suffers 'tweaked' ankle

Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis sat for most of the fourth quarter in Team USA’s 81-72 victory over Brazil on Sunday night because of a tweaked ankle.

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Jayhawks change jerseys, USA on the front

The USA men’s basketball team will have a new look with USA across its chest for the remainder of the World University Games. FIBA officials asked the USA head of delegation to place USA larger on its jerseys. The entire USA delegation team worked locally to comply with this request.

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Team USA relies on intensity

After practicing through tired legs all week, and dealing with jet lag, United States/Kansas University men’s basketball players used their conditioning to their advantage in a 66-57 victory over Turkey on Saturday at DongKang College Gymnasium.

Independence Day abroad has special meaning for Jayhawks

Gwangju, South Korea — Before Saturday, Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self and most of his players had never represented the United States in an international basketball tournament.

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U.S. struggles shooting in victory over Turkey

The United States shot just 39 percent from the field in a 66-57 victory over Turkey in its World University Games men’s basketball opener on Friday night at the DongKang College Gymnasium. By Bobby Nightengale

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World class: U.S. rallies for win in Games opener

The United States/Kansas University men’s basketball team fought back from an 11-point deficit in the first quarter against Turkey to win its World University Games debut, 66-57, at DongKang College Gymnasium. By Bobby Nightengale

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Jayhawks practice outdoors, hold clinic for middle schoolers

With no practice gyms available on Friday, Kansas University men's basketball players went outside for their final walk-through prior to their start in the World University Games. The Jayhawks practiced at Hwangdeok Middle School in Gwangju, South Korea, then hosted a short clinic on ball handling, passing and shooting for middle school students. 

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Jayhawks use free time to tour Gwangju

After a 10 a.m practice on Wednesday morning, Kansas University men’s basketball players used their free afternoon to spend time in the city of Gwangju.

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Jayhawks run past China for 93-56 victory

It’s a simple formula: Force turnovers to get transition buckets. That’s all Team USA needed to do in a 93-56 blowout victory over China in a scrimmage Thursday at Seolwol Girls’ High.

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KU basketball freshman Carlton Bragg sits out scrimmage, but expects to play Saturday

Kansas University freshman Carlton Bragg sat out of Team USA’s scrimmage against China on Thursday, one day after breaking his nose in practice. He doesn’t plan on sitting much longer.

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Jayhawks 'more intense' for second practice in South Korea

Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self wanted to raise the intensity at practice on Wednesday morning at Gwangju High, the second practice in South Korea for the Jayhawks. They completed that goal, but it wasn’t without a few hiccups.

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KU basketball freshman forward Carlton Bragg breaks nose in Korea

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World's Bobby Nightengale and Mike Yoder in South Korea that freshman forward Carlton Bragg broke his nose during the team's trip to represent the United States in the World University Games.

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Jayhawks open Korea practices in front of big crowd

When the Team USA bus stopped in front of Gwangju High on Tuesday night, Kansas University men’s basketball players saw a number of high school students waiting to greet them in front of the gymnasium’s entrance. It was a warm welcome for the Jayhawks, who returned to the court for the first time since arriving in Korea around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

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Jayhawks arrive at World University Games after 28-hour travel day

More than 28 hours after leaving Lawrence, the Kansas University men’s basketball team arrived to the athletes village in Gwangju to represent the United States in the World University Games.

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Jayhawks all set to begin adventure

Let Kansas University’s overseas basketball adventure begin. ...

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Selden powers KU to sweep of Canada

Wayne Selden Jr.’s junior year at Kansas University is off to a promising start.

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Column: Clock reduction plays to Jayhawks’ advantage

Under international and NBA rules, teams have 24 seconds from the time they gain possession of the ball to the time a shot must go up.

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Team Canada hoping for rematch with KU

When Canada’s basketball team assembled a week ago for the upcoming World University Games in South Korea, coach Barnaby Craddock figured this week’s pair of exhibitions against Kansas University, the USA’s National Team, would go a long way in preparing his group for the competition ahead.