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  Friday, August 19, 2005

USA Advances To Semis Of University Games
By Jonathan Givony

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Izmir, href=/profile//> Turkey href=/profile//> (August href=/profile//> 18, href=/profile//> 2005) href=/profile//> - href=/profile//> Randy href=/profile//> Foye href=/profile//> (Villanova href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Newark, href=/profile//> N.J.) href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2005 href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> World href=/profile//> University href=/profile//> Games href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> advanced href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> semifinals href=/profile//> following href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> 88-68 href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Australia.

With href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> win, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> improved href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> 6-0 href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Games href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> Russia href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> semifinal href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> Friday, href=/profile//> Aug. href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> 12:45 href=/profile//> p.m. href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Halkapinar href=/profile//> Sports href=/profile//> Hall. href=/profile//> Russia href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> come-from-behind, href=/profile//> 83-79 href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Turkey href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> quarterfinal href=/profile//> games.

Gerry href=/profile//> McNamara href=/profile//> (Syracuse href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Scranton, href=/profile//> Pa.) href=/profile//> added href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Vincent href=/profile//> Grier href=/profile//> (Minnesota href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Charlotte, href=/profile//> N.C.) href=/profile//> contributed href=/profile//> 10. href=/profile//> Shelden href=/profile//> Williams href=/profile//> (Duke href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Forest href=/profile//> Park, href=/profile//> Okla.) href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> nine href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Americans.

The href=/profile//> USA, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> never href=/profile//> trailed href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> broke href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> open href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 19-0 href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> quarter href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> fueled href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> eight href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Craig href=/profile//> Smith href=/profile//> (Boston href=/profile//> College href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Los href=/profile//> Angeles, href=/profile//> Calif.). href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> 31-9 href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> layup href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Mike href=/profile//> Gansey href=/profile//> (West href=/profile//> Virginia href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Olmsted href=/profile//> Falls, href=/profile//> Ohio) href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 1:41 href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> quarter.

"I href=/profile//> thought href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> started href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> focused, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> credit href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> guys href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> 10:30 href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> morning," href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Villanova href=/profile//> University href=/profile//> (Pa.) href=/profile//> head href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> Jay href=/profile//> Wright. href=/profile//> "I href=/profile//> thought href=/profile//> Australia href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> adjustment href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> half href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> smaller href=/profile//> lineup href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> gave href=/profile//> us href=/profile//> trouble."

McNamara href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> half href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> including href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> 3-point href=/profile//> field href=/profile//> goals href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> 55-33 href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> halftime. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Americans href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> 21-of-37 href=/profile//> (56 href=/profile//> percent) href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> floor href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> minutes, href=/profile//> turning href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> Aussie href=/profile//> turnovers href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> easy href=/profile//> baskets.

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