July 15, 2013
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University of Cincinnati senior guard Sean Kilpatrick scored eight points in 18 minutes to help Team USA defeat Germany 92-70 Monday at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
The win puts the USA (5-2) in Tuesday’s game for ninth place, which is the best-possible finish for the USA after missing the medal round as a No. 3 seed out of Group C. The USA will take on Finland (5-2) at 3 p.m. (times listed are local; Kazan, Russia is +8 hours from EDT) on July 16.
Kilpatrick was 3 of 6 from the field with a three-pointer, a steal and an assist. He scored five of his eight points in a key stretch after Germany had trimmed USA’s lead to 54-45 at 6:28 in the third period.
Four USA players scored in double figures led by Creighton’s Doug McDermott who poured in a game-high 18 points. Louisville’s Luke Hancock had 16 points and seven rebounds while Baylor’s Cory Jefferson accounted for 11 points and seven rebounds. Indiana’s Will Sheehey added 10 points, five rebounds and four steals.
Germany was led by Konstantin Klein's 16 points and game-high four three-pointers.
USA shot 48.6 percent from the field while it limited the Germans to 34.8 percent field-goal shooting. USA had 30 points from bench players.
Germany led 19-17 after the first period before the USA surged ahead to a 46-32 halftime lead.