Canada beats USA, off to quarters at Universiad​e


Michel Belanger

July 12, 2012, KAZAN, Russia (ISN) – The Canadian men’s basketball team defeated the United States 94-85 on Friday afternoon at the Summer Universiade to qualify for the quarter-finals of the biennial 24-team tournament for the 19th time in 21 all-time appearances.

With the win, the Canadians finish in first place in Pool C with a perfect 5-0 record. Australia (4-1) took second place and also advances to the quarters, while the USA (3-2) is relegated to the consolation side of the draw.

In its first Final Eight duel Sunday at 6 p.m. local time (10 a.m. Eastern), will face the second place finishers from Pool D, either Brazil or Finland. The game will be streamed live on




Year & Location                           Result                   # of teams          Champions

2011 Shenzhen, China                   2nd                          23                           Serbia

2009 Belgrade, Serbia                   9th                           25                           Serbia

2007 Bangkok, Thailand                3rd                           24                           Lithuania

2005 Izmir, Turkey                       8th                           30                           USA

2003 Daegu, South Korea             3rd                           19                           Serbia & Montenegro

2001 Beijing, China                      6th                           26                           Yugoslavia

1999 Palma, Spain                        5th                           23                           USA

1997 Sicily, Italy                           2nd                          16                           USA

1995 Fukuoka, Japan                    3rd                           17                           USA

1993 Buffalo, USA                         2nd                          22                           USA

1991 Sheffield, England                 2nd                          17                           USA

1989 Duisburg, Germany               4th                           16                           USA

1987 Zagreb, Yugoslavia               7th                           29                           Yugoslavia

1985 Kobe, Japan                         3rd                           16                           USSR

1983 Edmonton, Canada               1st                           21                           Canada

1981 Bucharest, Romania             5th                           29                           USA

1979 Mexico City, Mexico              5th                           31                           USA

1977 Sofia, Bulgaria                     4th                           31                           USA

1975 Rome, Italy                               No tournament                                               

1973 Moscow, USSR                     4th                           28                           USA

1970 Turin, Italy                          11th                         29                           USSR

1967 Tokyo, Japan                           Canada did not participate          USA

1965 Budapest, Hungary                  Canada did not participate          USA

1963 Porto Alegre, Brazil                  Canada did not participate          Brazil

1961 Sofia, Bulgaria                         Canada did not participate          USSR

1959 Turin, Italy                              Canada did not participate          USSR


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