After battling through late deficits in its previous two victories, Australia wasn’t able to overcome Russia in front of its home crowd in the gold medal men’s basketball game at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia today.
The Aussies suffered through a 43 percent shooting effort, which included 29 percent from behind the 3-point arc, in an 81-74 loss to Russia to earn a silver medal at the games.
Former Saint Mary’s forwards Clint Steindl and Mitchell Young each played a prominent role in the team’s success throughout the event. Steindl scored a game-high tying 21 points on 8-of-15 from the field and 5-of-10 from 3-point range. Young scored three points to go with three rebounds and two blocks.
Steindl ended the games as the team’s third-leading scorer, averaging 10.5 points per game. He shot 53 percent on 20-of-38 from 3-point range in the eight games. Young averaged 7.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.