August 17, 2011

Johnson, Team USA Remain Perfect in Pool Play

To view the box score from the USA-Finland game, click here.  To view a box score from the Hungary-Mexico game, click here

UC Santa Barbara's Orlando Johnson and his U.S. teammates remained perfect in pool play at the World University Games with a 124-64 rout of Finland.  

Johnson made 3-of-4 shots from the field, including his only three-point attempt, to finish with nine points.  He also added four rebounds, three assists and a steal.  Team USA (4-0) jumped out to a 63-38 lead after two quarters and then outscored the Fins 37-13 in the third quarter to put the game away.

The victory guarantees the U.S. will win Pool D and advance to the next round.  The Americans play their final game in pool play when they take on Israel on Thursday, Aug. 18 in a game that is scheduled to tip-off at 12:30 a.m. (PDT).

Meanwhile, Johnson's fellow Gaucho, Greg Somogyi, had six points, six rebounds, four assists three blocked shots and a steal in Hungary's 86-74 loss to Mexico.  Somogyi now has 12 blocked shots in four games, the highest total of any player at the World University Games.  The 7-foot-3 UCSB center and his Hungarian teammates will play South Korea on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 12:30 a.m. (PDT).

Season tickets to UCSB men's basketball games will be available soon.  Women's basketball season tickets as well men's and women's soccer season tickets are available now.  Call 805-893-UCSB or click here for more information.

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