27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Russian basketball players beat Australian in Universiade final

The Russian basketball team fought off Australian players in the final match of the Universiade tournament and took gold medals of the World University Games.

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Universiade. Day 11. Basketball. Men’s finals. © RIA Novosti/Alexey Filippov

The event, which was held on Tuesday in Kazan, ended with the score of 81:74 (25:15, 16:16, 24:26, 16:17) in favor of  Vasily Karasev’s team. Andrey Zubkov scored most points for the winners’ team (19 points).

The Russian team has never won the Universiade basketball tournament before. The last  victory was that of the USSR team in 1985.

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