SHENZHEN, China—Pitt guard Ashton Gibbs scored 14 points and added a game-high four assists to lead the USA Men's Team to a 112-68 win over South Korea on Monday at Universiade Main Gym. Undefeated with a 3-0 record, Gibbs and Team USA plays its fourth World University Games contest on Wednesday vs. Finland.
Through three games and two starts, Gibbs leads Team USA in scoring (13.7 ppg.), minutes played (21.0 mpg.), and assists (3.7 apg.). He is also shooting 55.6 percent (15-27) from the floor, 42.9 percent (3-7) from 3-point range and is pulling down 2.7 rebounds per contest.
Gibbs, who started at guard against South Korea, converted six of his nine total field goal attempts, 1-2 3-pointers, finished with a team-high 23 minutes played and dished out four assists.
Gibbs was one of six USA players who reached double figure scoring. Alabama's JaMychal Green scored a game-high 17 points. Syracuse's Scoop Jardine added 16 points, Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, as did Michigan State's Draymond Green with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Vanderbilt's John Jenkins also reached double figures with 12 points.
South Korea trailed Team USA by only five points at the end of the first quarter and by 13 points at halftime. In the second half, Gibbs and Jardine helped the Americans pull away. Team USA's size inside also keyed a second half run as it outrebounded South Korea 61-35 in the game.
On Sunday, Gibbs finished with seven points in 15 minutes off the bench in an impressive 102-53 win against Hungary. He also led the Americans with four assists. Vanderbilt's John Jenkins led USA in scoring with 20 points, including six 3-point field goals.