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Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) looks up court to start a fast break in a Team USA quarter-final game against Lithuania Saturday, July 11, at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Team USA looks to create offense against Russia in semifinals

Before the United States men’s basketball team used its defense to create offense in the fourth quarter of its 70-48 victory against Lithuania on Saturday in the World University Games quarterfinals, the offense struggled. Finding a better offensive rhythm will be a focus against Russia in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Sunday (4:30 a.m. CDT on ESPNU) at Dongkang College Gymnasium.

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Locked in: Team USA one step closer to World University Games gold

The United States men’s basketball players couldn’t find any rhythm on offense in the third quarter against Lithuania in the World University Games quarterfinals on Saturday at Dongkang College Gymnasium.  So in the fourth quarter, they turned to their defense to create opportunities. The Jayhawks scored 15 straight points to earn a 70-48 victory and advance to the tournament semifinals. By Bobby Nightengale

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