Monday, June 29, 2009

World University Games Update

Team USA is in Belgrade, Serbia, warming up for the World University Games, which officially get underway later this week.

The squad, which includes UWM's Rob Jeter as an assistant coach, has split two exhibition games to date. Team USA beat Canada, 85-81, on Saturday, before falling to Serbia, 98-82, Sunday.

In the loss, the US was outscored, 51-32, in the second half. The Serbs also shot 46 free throws in the game, making 38. It should be noted that all three referees were from Serbia.

Team USA finishes the warm-up tourney vs. Russia today, and then plays its first game in the World University Games Friday vs. Finland.

You can follow the team through the USA Basketball website here. While there is no true in-game coverage for these warm-up games, you can sign up for in-game updates via Twitter.

The World University Games website is here.