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Team USA aka KU defeats Canada 87-76

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Jayhawks sweep the Canadians in exhibition play.

Wayne Selden picked up the Jayhawks with 22 points, helping to lead KU to an 87-76 win over Team Canada in exhibition play at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO, on Friday night.

The game was close throughout the first three quarters, and at one point midway through the second quarter, the Jayhawks trailed by 10.  For the second game in a row, the Canadians would take a lead into halftime, 40-36.

After going back and forth throughout the third quarter, the Jayhawks would finally take the lead for good at the 6:41 mark of the fourth quarter on a Perry Ellis free throw.  KU would pull away in the final six minutes of the game to get to the final 87-76 margin.

Wayne Selden led all scorers with 22 points on 8/16 shooting, including 3/5 from 3-point range and 7/8 from the free throw line.  Perry Ellis added 18 points (4/10 from the floor), and Frank Mason had 15 (5/19) to go along with 11 assists.

KU outrebounded Canada 47-37, with Selden hauling in 10, Ellis 9, and Jamari Traylor 7.

Freshman Carlton Bragg scored 6 points with 4 rebounds.

The Jayhawks shot 5/20 (25.0%) from behind the arc compared to Canada's 10/30 (33.3%).  Selden went 3/5 while Mason struggled, shooting 1/6.

Perry Ellis led KU from the free throw line, sinking 10/12.  As a team, KU shot 28/32 (87.5%) from the line compared to Canada's 16/25 (64.0%).

As for the how the minutes broke down:

Wayne Selden 32 Hunter Mickelson 9
Perry Ellis 29 Lagerald Vick 13
Frank Mason 35 Julian DeBose 9
Nic Moore 28 Landen Lucas 8
Jamari Traylor 23 Evan Manning 1
Carlton Bragg 13

Next up for the Jayhawks #TeamUSA is the World University Games.  The Opening Ceremonies are on July 3, and the team will take on Turkey in its opening contest on July 4 at noon local time, 10 PM in Kansas.  These games will be available on either ESPNU or ESPN3, and of course you can listen online to the Jayhawk radio network at kuathletics.com/radio.