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  Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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

Press href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Release

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

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

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

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

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

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