Gansey, U.S. Advance to Gold Medal Game

Mike Gansey scored six points off the bench as the U.S. moved withing one step of gold at the World University Games with a 120-80 win over Russia.

Gansey made two of his five attempts from the field and added two free throws in four attempts from the line. He added five rebounds and did not commit a turnover as the U.S. scored 36 points in the final quarter to sew up the victory.

The U.S. team will enjoy a day off on Saturday before facing Ukraine in the gold medal matchup. Ukraine defeated Serbia and Montenegro 69-63 in the other semifinal contest.

WVU's other representative in the games, Joe Herber, had a rough shooting night, but still helped the German team advance in a 63-59 win over Canada. Herber was just 2-8 from the field and 1-2 from the line, but added four rebounds, three steals and an assist to his line score. Like Gansey, Herber did not commit a turnover.

The German team will face the winner of the Australia-Turkey matchup for fifth place on Sunday.

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