The victory was the USA’s first gold medal in men’s basketball at the World University Games since 2005. The United States finished ninth at the previous World University Games in 2013.
The team went a perfect 8–0 during the 11-day tournament, which included two overtimes.
Kansas junior guard Frank Mason III finished with 18 points and nine rebounds against Germany, including hitting two free throws with 21 seconds left in regulation, tying the score at 66.
His steal moments later prevented the Germans attempted a final shot to win the game. Mason also tied the score at 73 in the first overtime with a layup.
Kansas guard Wayne Selden led Team USA with 22 points, but shot only 6-for-28 from the field.
- Scooby Axson