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EIGHTEENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1995

EIGHTEENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1995

Fukuoka, Japan -  August 24 - September 2, 1995

In compiling a perfect 7-0 record and collecting the gold medal at the 1995 World University Games, the USA Men's World University Games Team left no question that it was the best and in fact made a very good argument for itself that it may be the best USA team ever to compete in the World University Games.

1995 USA Men

1995 USA Men's World University Games Team




1995 USA RESULTS (7-0)
USA 115 Russia 48
USA 95 Great Britain 59
USA 118 Brazil 75
USA 105 Lithuania 81
USA 77 Czech Republic 62
USA 114 Canada 89
USA 141 Japan 81

1995 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (7-0) 10. Mexico (5-3)
2. Japan (6-1) 11. Russia (4-3)
3. Canada (6-2) 12. China (2-5)
4. Czech Rep. (4-3) 13. Brazil (3-4)
5. Lithuania (5-2) 14. United Arab Emirates (2-5)
6. Great Britain (3-4) 15. Hong Kong (1-6)
7. Croatia (4-3) 16. Rep. of South Africa (0-7)
8. Ireland (3-5) 17. Finland (0-4)
9. South Korea (5-3)

Winning its seven games by an impressive 38.6 points a game, Lon Kruger's USA squad averaged an eye-popping 109.3 points a game. Equally dominating defensively, the U.S. contingent limited its opponents to just 70.7 points a game, 40.7 percent shooting from the field, including 26.2 percent from three-point range, while forcing 22.9 turnovers a game. The USA's strength did not rest in the play of any one individual, although there was no shortage of individual talent, it was the USA's depth of talent that was overwhelming.

Not expecting to open play until August 25, the U.S. learned at 11 p.m. on the 23rd that the preliminary pools and schedule had been redrawn and the U.S. would open the next afternoon (Aug. 24) facing Russia.

If the schedule change had any affect on the U.S. it wasn't obvious as the U.S. stormed to 115-48 win as Ray Allen led the U.S. attack with 17 points, while Lorenzen Wright added 14 points. Great Britain's squad featured several players from American universities, but the U.S. was simply too much as the USA strolled to a 95-59 win as Kerry Kittles paced the attack with 20 points. The U.S. closed out preliminary pool play with a one-sided 118-75 win over Brazil as seven players, led by Allen's 16 points, scored in double digits.

Opening the quarterfinals facing Lithuania, the USA continued to roll claiming a 24-point win, 105-81, as Allen Iverson led the way with 21 points. Meeting a solid Czech Republic squad in game five, the key to the USA's win was defense. Trailing the Czech squad at half 46-43, the U.S. allowed the Czech's just seven points during the second half's first 16:28 and a total of 16 second half points as the U.S. rallied to take a 77-62 decision. Pacing the U.S. was Iverson with 14 points.

Meeting Canada in the semifinals with the winner advancing on to the gold medal game, the USA scored the game's first 10 points and never looked back in a 114-89 victory. Iverson, Allen and Kittles paced the attack, scoring 26, 21 and 20 points, respectively.

Saving its best for last, the U.S., in an awesome display of basketball, outran previously unbeaten and host Japan to capture the gold with a decisive 141-81 victory. Scoring the most points ever in a World University Games championship game, while recording the sixth highest USA single game point output ever in a World University Games contest, seven USA players scored in double digits in the gold medal victory, led by Iverson's 26 points.

 

1995 USA MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES TEAM ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Ray Allen
G
6-5
202
20
Connecticut Dalzell, SC
Chucky Atkins
G
5-10
160
21
South Florida Orlando, FL
Austin Croshere
C
6-9
225
20
Providence Col. Los Angeles, CA
Tim Duncan
C
6-10
238
19
Wake Forest St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Brian Evans
F
6-8
220
21
Indiana Terre Haute, IN
Jerod Haase
G
6-3
185
21
Kansas South Lake Tahoe, CA
Othella Harrington
C
6-9
240
21
Georgetown Jackson, MS
Allen Iverson
G
6-1
175
20
Georgetown Hampton, VA
Kerry Kittles
G
6-5
180
21
Villanova New Orleans, LA
Jason Lawson
C
6-11
226
20
Villanova Philadelphia, PA
Charles O'Bannon
G
6-6
205
20
UCLA Lakewood, CA
Lorenzen Wright
C
6-11
225
19
Memphis Memphis, TN
HEAD COACH: Lon Kruger, University of Florida
ASSISTANT COACH: Rod Baker, University of California, Irvine
ASSISTANT COACH: Oliver Purnell, University of Dayton (OH)
ASSISTANT COACH: Bo Ryan, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Larry Magee, University of Kansas
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Bobby Barton, Eastern Kentucky University

1995 USA MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
Iverson 7
47- 84
.560
6- 16
.375
17- 20
.850
12/ 1.7
117/ 16.7
43
3
20
Allen 7
45- 73
.616
9- 22
.409
10- 18
.556
27/ 3.9
109/ 15.6
13
2
9
Kittles 7
43- 83
.518
14- 38
.368
1- 2
.500
23/ 3.3
101/ 14.4
11
1
19
O'Bannon 7
30- 64
.469
1- 12
.083
8- 13
.615
23/ 3.3
69/ 9.9
6
3
10
Atkins 7
24- 52
.462
8- 26
.308
7- 10
.700
9/ 1.3
63/ 9.0
20
0
7
Duncan 7
27- 39
.692
3- 5
.600
4- 9
.444
44/ 6.3
61/ 8.7
3
20
8
Evans 7
20- 39
.513
10- 24
.417
4- 6
.667
11/ 1.6
54/ 7.7
7
0
10
Harrington 7
17- 26
.654
0- 0
.---
14- 22
.636
38/ 5.4
48/ 6.9
2
2
6
Croshere 7
14- 37
.378
1- 5
.200
14- 16
.875
41/ 5.9
43/ 6.1
2
6
3
Haase 7
12- 35
.343
7- 24
.292
4- 6
.667
6/ 0.9
35/ 5.0
16
0
12
Wright 5
13- 24
.542
0- 0
.---
9- 10
.900
25/ 5.0
35/ 7.0
2
4
6
Lawson 7
8- 16
.500
0- 0
.---
14- 16
.875
13/ 1.9
30/ 4.3
4
6
8
Team
 
 
 
48/ 6.9
 
USA 7
300-572
.524
59-172
.343
106-148
.716
320/ 45.7
765/109.3
129
47
118
OPP. 7
188-462
.407
33-126
.262
86-140
.614
185/ 26.4
495/ 70.7
62
23
52