April 24, 2014

McDermott and U.S. men finish 9th at World University Games

Team USA wrapped up its trip at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, with a 97-70 win over Finland on Tuesday afternoon. The victory gives the American squad a 6-2 overall record and ninth-place finish in the 24-team event.  Creighton All-American Doug McDermott had five rebounds and two assists on Tuesday, and ended up leading the team in scoring (14.1), field goals (39), three-pointers (18), free throws (17), free-throw percentage (.895) and minutes (23.8).

For the tournament, the USA established five U.S. Men’s World University Games competition records, including 3-pointers made (81), 3-pointers attempted (225), rebounds (403), rebounds averaged (50.4 rpg.) and assists (161).

The USA now holds a 144-11 all-time record in World University Games play.