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  Wednesday, August 17, 2005

USA Defeats China 117-61 At World University Games
By Jonathan Givony

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Izmir, href=/profile//> Turkey href=/profile//> (August href=/profile//> 16, href=/profile//> 2005) href=/profile//> - href=/profile//> Eric href=/profile//> Hicks href=/profile//> (Cincinnati href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Greensboro, href=/profile//> N.C.) href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bench href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> score href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> Men href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 117-61 href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> China href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> improve href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> 4-0 href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> World href=/profile//> University href=/profile//> Games href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Izmir, href=/profile//> Turkey.

The href=/profile//> USA, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> 51 href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> 52 href=/profile//> World href=/profile//> University href=/profile//> Games, href=/profile//> avenged href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> China, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> semifinals href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2001 href=/profile//> Games. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Americans href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Czech href=/profile//> Republic href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> Wednesday href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> 12:45 href=/profile//> p.m. href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Ataturk href=/profile//> Sports href=/profile//> Salon href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> preliminary href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> round.

Hicks href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> part href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bench href=/profile//> brigade href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> combined href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 61 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> runaway href=/profile//> win. href=/profile//> Shelden href=/profile//> Williams href=/profile//> (Duke href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Forest href=/profile//> Park, href=/profile//> Okla.) href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> Vincent href=/profile//> Grier href=/profile//> (Minnesota href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Charlotte, href=/profile//> N.C.) href=/profile//> added href=/profile//> 14, href=/profile//> Gerry href=/profile//> McNamara href=/profile//> (Syracuse href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Scranton, href=/profile//> Pa.), href=/profile//> 12, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Randy href=/profile//> Foye href=/profile//> (Villanova href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Newark, href=/profile//> N.J.) href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Mike href=/profile//> Gansey href=/profile//> (Virginia href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Olmsted href=/profile//> Falls, href=/profile//> Ohio) href=/profile//> each href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> apiece.

McNamara href=/profile//> provided href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> spark href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA, href=/profile//> connecting href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> 3-point href=/profile//> field href=/profile//> goals href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> opening href=/profile//> tip href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Americans href=/profile//> built href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 13-2 href=/profile//> lead href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 7:01 href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> quarter.

"I href=/profile//> haven't href=/profile//> gotten href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> rhythm href=/profile//> yet, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> haven't href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> felt href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> legs href=/profile//> underneath href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> here," href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> McNamara, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> connected href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> 3-point href=/profile//> attempts. href=/profile//> "I href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> wanted href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> set href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tone href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game."

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