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1999 USA Men's World University Games Team

TWENTIETH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1999

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Palma de Mallorca, Spain • July 3-12, 1999

Behind a balanced team effort, the 1999 USA Basketball Men's World University Games Team won the USA's sixth consecutive gold medal with a perfect 8-0 record in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Host Spain upended Mexico 90-78 for the bronze medal.

1999 USA RESULTS (8-0)

USA   96 South Korea 77
USA   97 Nigeria 58
USA 102 Czech Republic 43
USA   97 Lithuania 88
USA   91 Greece 74
USA   87 Canada 82
USA   88 Spain 80
USA   79 Yugoslavia 65

1999 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (8-0) 13. Czech Rep. (3-4)
2. Yugoslavia (6-1) 14. Finland (3-4)
3. Spain (7-1) 15. Bulgaria (3-4)
4. Mexico (5-3) 16. Japan (1-5)
5. Canada (5-2) 17. S. Korea (3-4)
6. Russia (6-2) 18. Peru (2-5)
7. Lithuania (5-3) 19. S. Africa (1-5)
8. Brazil (4-4) 20. Ireland (1-6)
9. Greece (5-2) 21. China (2-5)
10. Turkey (4-3) 22. Nigeria (1-5)
11. Netherlands (3-3) 23. Hong Kong (0-6)
12. Great Britain (3-4)

Kenyon Martin led all USA players in scoring and rebounding, averaging 13.9 ppg. and 6.6 rpg. while Brendan Haywood averaged 10.9 ppg. and 6.3 rpg. and led the squad in blocked shots with 1.4 bpg. Pete Mickeal checked in as the team's third leading scorer, 9.1 ppg., and led the U.S. in steals, 3.3 spg.

Matt Santangelo broke the U.S. record for three-point field goals made in a World University Games contest when he connected on 5-of-6 in the USA's victory against Greece.

Opening preliminary round play against South Korea, Kevin Freeman scored 18 points to lead the U.S. to a 96-77 victory. Paced by Chris Mihm's 19 points, every member of the U.S. team scored in a 97-58 victory over Nigeria. In its most lopsided victory, and backed by 20 points from Freeman, the U.S. dismantled the Czech Republic 102-43. Meeting also unbeaten Lithuania, the U.S. received 15 points from Mihm as it recorded a 97-88 victory to earn the top spot in its pool. Closing out preliminary play with a 91-74 win over Greece, the USA was led by Santangelo's 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor.

In the July 10 quarterfinals, despite spotting Canada a 45-33 halftime lead, the USA overcame its slow start and charged back with an impressive second half effort to claim a hard-fought 87-82 victory that assured the U.S. an appearance in the semifinals. Martin scored a team high 19 points and Haywood tallied 17 points.

The USA advanced into the gold medal contest with an impressive 88-80 victory against Spain on July 11. Martin led the USA in scoring with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Erick Barkley, starting in place of Scoonie Penn who missed the game with a stomach illness, totaled 19 points, six rebounds, and two steals.

The USA charged to an impressive 79-65 victory against Yugoslavia at on July 12 to win the '99 gold medal. Martin again led the Americans in scoring with 21 points and also hauled in a game high seven rebounds. For the second consecutive game, Penn was sidelined by a stomach illness, but Barkley filled in with seven points and 10 assists against just one turnover.

With the United States controlling the game 42-31 at halftime, the Americans outscored the Yugoslavians 13-2 over the second half's first 6:05 and at 11:22 the U.S. was fully in command 62-38. With 1:04 to play, the USA owned a 79-59 edge, but Yugoslavia reeled off the game's final six points in a stretch of 48 seconds to establish the final score.

1999 USA MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES TEAM ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Erick Barkley
G
6-1
185
21
St. John's Brooklyn, NY
Cory Bradford
G
6-2
200
20
Illinois Memphis, TN
Chris Carrawell
F
6-6
215
21
Duke St. Louis, MO
Kevin Freeman
F
6-7
235
21
Connecticut Springfield, MA
Brendan Haywood
C
7-0
265
19
North Carolina Greensboro, NC
Mark Madsen
F
6-9
235
23
Stanford Danville, CA
Kenyon Martin
F
6-8
230
22
Cincinnati Dallas, TX
Pete Mickeal
F
6-6
220
21
Cincinnati Rock Island, IL
Chris Mihm
C
7-0
262
19
Texas Austin, TX
Scoonie Penn
G
5-10
185
22
Ohio State Salem, MA
Michael Redd
G
6-6
205
19
Ohio State Columbus, OH
Matt Santangelo
G
6-1
173
21
Gonzaga Portland, OR
HEAD COACH: Oliver Purnell, University of Dayton (OH)
ASSISTANT COACH: Jay Harrington, Belleville Area College (IL)
ASSISTANT COACH: Dan Monson, Gonzaga University (WA)
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Heinz Hoenecke, La Jolla, California
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Chris Koenig, University of Florida

1999 USA MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES TEAM
CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
Martin 8/8
49- 79
.620
0- 0
.---
13- 21
.619
53/ 6.6
111/13.9
8
7
7
Haywood 8/8
37- 62
.597
0- 0
.---
13- 28
.464
50/ 6.3
87/10.9
2
11
6
Mickeal 8/2
29- 50
.580
1- 4
.250
14- 22
.636
25/ 3.1
73/ 9.1
9
4
13
Barkley 8/2
25- 57
.439
4- 17
.235
16- 26
.615
21/ 2.6
70/ 8.8
32
1
15
Carrawell 8/6
24- 43
.558
1- 3
.333
17- 26
.654
28/ 3.5
66/ 8.3
9
5
5
Freeman 8/0
26- 44
.591
0- 3
.000
12- 16
.750
35/ 4.4
64/ 8.0
6
1
10
Penn 6/6
17- 38
.447
8- 22
.364
6- 10
.600
15/ 2.5
48/ 8.0
24
1
10
Mihm 8/0
14- 27
.519
0- 0
.---
26- 37
.703
22/ 2.8
54/ 6.8
2
7
0
Bradford 8/3
16- 38
.421
9- 22
.409
9- 13
.692
3/ 0.4
50/ 6.3
4
0
3
Redd 8/5
20- 36
.556
3- 8
.375
6- 11
.545
10/ 1.3
49/ 6.1
3
0
3
Santangelo 8/0
17- 33
.515
12- 23
.522
1- 2
.500
14/ 1.8
47/ 5.9
4
0
2
Madsen 8/0
6- 17
.353
0- 1
.000
7- 11
.636
20/ 2.5
19/ 2.4
1
3
4
USA 8
280-524
.534
38-103
.369
140-223
.628
312/39.0
738/92.3
104
40
91
OPP. 8
202-472
.428
44-137
.321
119-187
.636
214/26.8
567/70.9
65
13
57

 

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