July 06, 2015

Team USA defeats China

Team USA played a well-balanced and controlled game and defeated China 90-75 in its second match of the World University Games.

In contrast to its first game against Italy, when more than half of the USA scoring came from two players, five players scored in double-digits. Again, most of the scoring (62 points) came from the inside.

The team improved its ball handling and committed only 16 turnovers — a bit less than half of the prior day's tally.

Erica played the most minutes (33) and contributed 12 points, three assists, three rebounds, two blocks and a steal to the USA victory.

Team USA completes its preliminary round at noon on Tuesday (Monday, 8pm PT) with a game against the Czech Republic, which has also won its first two games. The game will not be televised.

By virtue of their two wins, the USA and the Czech Republic are already assured of advancing to the quarterfinals on Thursday. That round will not be televised.

If the USA continues to advance, its semifinal game on Thursday or Friday and its final game on Sunday or Monday will be televised by ESPNU.

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