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  Friday, August 19, 2005

USA Advances To Semis Of 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-/> 18, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2005) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> - 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-/> scored href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 18 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2005 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> USA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Men's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> World href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> University href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Games href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advanced href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> semifinals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> following href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 88-68 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Australia.

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

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-/> added href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 15 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> USA, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while 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-/> contributed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10. 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-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> nine href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 12 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Americans.

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> USA, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> which href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> never href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> trailed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> broke href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> open href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> early href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 19-0 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> run href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fueled href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> eight href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Craig href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Smith href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (Boston href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> College href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> / href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Los href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Angeles, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Calif.). href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> They href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> led href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 31-9 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> layup href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mike href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gansey href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (West 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-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 1:41 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-/> thought href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> started href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> really href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> strong href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> were href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> very href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> focused, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> which href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> credit href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> our href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guys href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10:30 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> morning," href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> said href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> USA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Villanova href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> University href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (Pa.) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> head href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coach href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Jay href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Wright. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> "I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> thought href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Australia href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> made href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> adjustment href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> second href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> half href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> going href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> smaller href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lineup href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> which href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> gave href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> us href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> trouble."

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

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