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1981 USA Men's World University Games Team

ELEVENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1981

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Bucharest, Romania • July 15-29, 1981

Bringing home the gold medal in five of the last six World University Games, 1981 USA head coach Tom Davis of Boston College (MA) took an eager American squad to Bucharest, Romania, looking to add to the USA's gold medal collection. The team would not leave disappointed, winning the gold medal and finishing with a 7-1 record.

1981 USA RESULTS (7-1)

USA   91 Senegal 35
USA 104 South Korea 70
USA 110 Greece 68
Canada   78 USA 76
USA 113 USSR 107 (2 OT)
USA   88 Mexico 58
USA   91 Romania 70
USA   93 USSR 87

1981 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (7-1) 16. Japan (2-6)
2. Soviet Union (5-2) 17. Holland (6-2)
3. Yugoslavia (6-1) 18. Greece (4-3)
4. Romania (4-4) 19. Egypt (3-4)
5. Canada (7-1) 20. Belgium (3-5)
6. Cuba (5-3) 21. Congo (2-4)
7. Mexico (4-4) 22. Liberia (2-5)
8. Brazil (4-4) 23. Somalia (1-6)
9. Finland (7-1) 24. Senegal (4-3)
10. South Korea (6-2) 25. Nigeria (2-5)
11. Turkey (4-3) 26. Iraq (3-3)
12. China (3-4) 27. Lebanon (1-6)
13. Poland (5-3) 28. Jordan (1-5)
14. Great Britain (4-4) 29. Sudan (0-5)
15. Ivory Coast (3-5)

Opening against Senegal, Boston College standout John Bagley scored 18 to lift the U.S. to an easy 91-35 win. South Korea fell next to the U.S., losing 104-70 as Bagley dumped in 22 points and Fred Roberts added 19. Davis' USA squad easily overpowered Greece, 110-68, as Howard Carter scored 21. The USA's three-game win streak came to a halt as Canada upended the Americans 78-76 despite 16 points from Carter.

In no position to suffer a second loss, the U.S. faced the Soviet Union in a must-win game. The Soviets and U.S. men played to a 93-93 deadlock at the end of regulation, and were still tied 101-101 at the end of the first overtime. In the second overtime, the U.S. finally managed to claw out a 113-107 victory to keep its gold medal hopes alive. Carter finished with 28 points and John Pinone added 25 in the crucial victory.

The U.S. won its next two games easily, dropping Mexico 88-58, then host Romania 91-70 to advance into the finals. In front of a standing room only gold medal game crowd, the Americans again faced the Soviets, however, this time the U.S. needed only regulation time to earn the 91-87 victory. The Americans led by seven with 3:59 remaining when 6'8' Kevin Magee, who finished with 27 points, fouled out. Within a minute, the USA's lead was down to one point, 86-85. But steals and layups by Sidney Lowe and Bagley iced the game and sealed the win. In addition to Magee's 27 points, the U.S. cause was aided by Carter and Bagley who added 17 and 16 points, respectively.

Bagley and Carter led the U.S. scoring attack, both averaging 14.8 ppg. Magee contributed 14.6 ppg. and a team leading 7.1 rpg., while John Pinone averaged 12.9 ppg. and Kevin Boyle averaged 10.0 ppg. All told, the U.S. finished averaging 95.8 ppg.


1981 MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES ROSTER

NAME POS HGT
WGT
AGE SCHOOL HOMETOWN
John Bagley G 5-11
195
21 Boston College Bridgeport, CT
Kevin Boyle F 6-6
200
21 Iowa Chicago, IL
Howard Carter G 6-5
225
19 Louisiana State Baton Rouge, LA
Mel Daniel G 6-2
165
21 Furman Saluda, SC
Roy Hinson C 6-10
220
20 Rutgers Somerset, NJ
Jim Johnstone C 6-11
240
20 Wake Forest New Canam, CT
Sid Lowe G 6-0
183
19 North Carolina State Washington, DC
Kevin Magee F 6-8
228
22 California-Irvine Magnolia, MS
John Pinone F 6-8
230
20 Villanova Hartford, CT
Fred Roberts C 6-10
220
21 Brigham Young Riverton, UT
Derek Smith F 6-6
205
19 Louisville Hogansville, GA
Dale Solomon F 6-8
220
23 Virginia Tech Annapolis, MD
HEAD COACH: Tom Davis, Boston College (MA)
ASSISTANT COACH: Gene Bess, Three Rivers C. C. (MO)
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Tim Taft, University of North Carolina
MANAGER: Steve Stephens, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Robert Moore, San Diego State University (CA)

1981 USA MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME
G
FGM-FGA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
ST
Bagley
8
54-107
.505
10- 14
.714
23/ 2.9
118/ 14.8
38
12
Carter
8
54- 96
.563
10- 11
.909
26/ 3.3
118/ 14.8
8
15
Magee
7
39- 65
.600
24- 36
.667
50/ 7.1
102/ 14.6
1
9
Pinone
8
41- 62
.661
21- 28
.750
38/ 4.8
103/ 12.9
6
2
Boyle
8
31- 70
.443
18- 26
.692
28/ 3.5
80/ 10.0
22
13
Roberts
8
28- 54
.519
10- 16
.625
45/ 5.6
66/ 8.3
9
1
Lowe
8
24- 32
.750
14- 18
.778
38/ 4.8
62/ 7.8
59
12
Hinson
8
16- 24
.667
11- 16
.688
18/ 2.3
43/ 5.4
2
3
Daniel
7
9- 18
.500
7- 13
.538
13/ 1.9
25/ 3.6
6
3
Smith
4
5- 10
.500
2- 2
1.000
4/ 1.0
12/ 3.0
0
2
Johnstone
8
8- 15
.533
4- 5
.800
11/ 1.4
20/ 2.5
0
2
Solomon
7
8- 12
.667
1- 2
.500
10/ 1.4
17/ 2.4
0
3
USA
8
317-565
.561
132-187
.706
304/ 38.0
766/ 95.8
151
77
OPP.
8
 
   
573/ 71.6

 

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