TWENTY-THIRD WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2005

TWENTY-THIRD WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2005

Izmir, Turkey - August 11-21, 2005

With dominant, unselfish play and an unblemished 8-0 record, the 2005 USA Men's World University Games Team took home the gold medal at the 2005 World University Games held Aug. 12-21 in Izmir, Turkey. With the gold, the U.S., which was led by Villanova University (Pa.) head coach Jay Wright, won its 13th overall in 18 competitions and upped its record to a stunning 125-7 (.947 winning percentage).

2001

USA Men

2005 USA Men's World University Games Team



2005 USA RESULTS (8-0)
USA 94 Iran 47
USA 85 Slovakia 70
USA 72 Germany 62
USA 117 China 61
USA 87 Czech Republic 51
USA 88 Australia 68
USA 120 Russia 80
USA 85 Ukraine 70

2005 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (8-0) 16. Japan (2-6)
2. Ukraine (7-1) 17. Slovakia (5-2)
3. Serbia & Mont. (6-1) 18. Iran (3-4)
4. Russia (6-2) 19. Portugal (4-4)
5. Germany (6-2 20. Angola (4-4)
6. Turkey (5-3) 21. Gr. Britain (4-3)
7. Australia (4-4) 22. Brazil (2-5)
8. Canada (4-4) 23. Mexico (2-5)
9. Italy (5-3) 24. Estonia (3-4)
10. Lithuania (5-3) 25. S. Africa (2-6)
11. Greece (5-3) 26. Cyprus (2-5)
12. Finland (4-4) 27. Lebanon (1-7)
13. Czech Rep. (4-3) 28. Peru (1-5)
14. China (2-5) 29. UAE (0-6)
15. S. Korea (2-5) 30. Haiti (2-3)

 

The U.S. rolled through the preliminary rounds with a 5-0 record, its margin of victory never less than 10 points. Opening with a 94-47 victory over Iran on Aug. 12, the squad was paced by 13 points from Mike Gansey. The USA then received 23 points from Craig Smith as it surpassed Slovakia 85-70 on Aug. 13. Seeing its closest margin of victory on Aug. 14, Smith and Shelden Williams poured in 20 points apiece as the U.S. downed Germany 72-62.

Following a day off, the United States breezed past China 117-61 on Aug. 16 with the help of 24 points from Eric Hicks. Capping preliminary play with an 87-51 trouncing of the Czech Republic on Aug. 17, the U.S. was paced by Williams' 16 points.

After rolling past Australia 88-68 in the quarterfinals on Aug. 18 with the help of 18 points from Randy Foye, the U.S. overcame a sluggish start to roar past Russia 120-80 in the semifinals to reach the gold medal game. Played on Aug. 19, the USA's semifinal victory came thanks in part to the tandem of Foye and Williams, each of whom scored 20 points, while Williams' 10 rebounds produced his second double-double of the WUGs to that point.

Smith led the gold medal charge on Aug. 21 with 16 points and was aided by a 15-point, 14-rebound effort by Williams as the United States earned an 85-70 win over Ukraine in the title game.

Serbia & Montenegro grabbed the bronze medal with a 86-77 victory over Russia.

The USA averaged a tournament-best 93.5 ppg. and had four players average double digits, led by Williams' 14.9 ppg. Smith poured in a team second-best 13.9 ppg., Foye added 12.6 ppg. and Vincent Grier notched 11.1 ppg. Smith shot a healthy 66.7 percent from the floor, followed closely by Williams' 62.0 percent from the field. Williams also led the team with 9.3 rpg., while Greg Brunner grabbed 5.8 rpg. and Smith took down 5.4 rpg. Grier nabbed 3.3 spg., Williams 2.6 spg. and Foye 2.5 spg. Williams rejected 2.3 bpg. and Matt Haryasz averaged a team second-best 1.3 bpg.

 

 

2005 USA MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES TEAM ROSTER
NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
YOG
SCHOOL / HOMETOWN
Greg Brunner
F
6-7
245
22
2006
Iowa / Charles City, IA
Randy Foye
G
6-3
205
21
2006
Villanova / Newark, NJ
Mike Gansey
G
6-4
205
22
2006
West Virginia / Olmsted Falls, OH
Vincent Grier
G/F
6-5
207
22
2006
Minnesota / Charlotte, NC
Matt Haryasz
F
6-11
230
21
2006
Stanford / Page, AZ
Chris Hernandez
G
6-2
190
22
2006
Stanford / Fresno, CA
Eric Hicks
F
6-6
240
21
2006
Cincinnati / Greensboro, NC
Bobby Jones
F
6-6
210
21
2006
Washington / Compton, CA
Gerry McNamara
G
6-2
182
21
2006
Syracuse / Scranton, PA
Craig Smith
F
6-7
250
21
2006
Boston College / Los Angeles, CA
Patrick Sparks
G
6-2
180
22
2006
Kentucky / Central City, KY
Shelden Williams
F
6-9
250
21
2006
Duke / Forest Park, OK
Head Coach: Jay Wright, Villanova University (Pa.)
Assistant Coach: Jeff Capel, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
Assistant Coach: Bobby Gonzales, Manhattan College (N.Y.)
Team Physician: Gloria Beim, Alpine Orthopaedics (Colo.)
Athletic Trainer: David Ray, Idaho Physical Therapy
Team Manager: Patrick Satalin, Catholic University


 

2005 USA MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES TEAM
CUMULATIVE STATISTICS
NAME
G/GS
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
Williams
8/7
49- 79
.620
0- 1
.000
21- 31
.677
74/ 9.3
119/ 14.9
4
18
21
Smith
7/7
40- 60
.667
0- 0
.---
17- 25
.680
38/ 5.4
97/ 13.9
4
7
9
Foye
8/7
41- 88
.466
11- 35
.314
8- 12
.667
28/ 3.5
101/ 12.6
19
0
20
Grier
8/7
33- 60
.550
0- 2
.000
23- 35
.657
37/ 4.6
89/ 11.1
10
0
26
McNamara
8/7
23- 72
.319
18- 57
.316
3- 5
.600
15/ 1.9
67/ 8.4
21
1
10
Haryasz
8/2
20- 45
.444
5- 13
.385
12- 18
.667
22/ 2.8
57/ 7.1
2
10
4
Hicks
7/0
19- 33
.576
0- 0
.---
8- 12
.667
22/ 3.1
46/ 6.6
4
7
10
Gansey
8/0
18- 44
.409
5- 21
.238
10- 14
.714
27/ 3.4
51/ 6.4
2
1
7
Hernandez
8/1
16- 39
.410
8- 24
.333
10- 14
.714
11/ 1.4
50/ 6.3
15
0
14
Brunner
8/0
12- 30
.400
0- 3
.000
9- 14
.643
46/ 5.8
33/ 4.1
6
0
6
Sparks
8/1
7- 30
.233
5- 26
.192
2- 2
1.000
9/ 1.1
21/ 2.6
8
0
8
Jones
7/1
6- 18
.333
1- 6
.167
4- 8
.500
13/ 1.9
17/ 2.4
7
1
7
USA TOTALS
8
284- 598
.475
53- 188
.282
127- 190
.668
342/ 42.8
748/ 93.5
102
45
142
OPP. TOTALS
8
197- 486
.405
36- 139
.259
79- 144
.549
243/ 30.4
509/ 63.6
58
14
60