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Williams, Smith lead U.S. past Germany

Updated: August 16, 2005, 2:34 PM ET
Associated Press

IZMIR, Turkey -- Duke's Shelden Williams and Boston College's Craig Smith scored 20 points apiece to help the United States beat Germany 72-62 at the World University Games on Sunday.

The U.S. clinched the top spot in Group F with the victory and will play China in the next round. In the 2001 University Games semifinals, China ended Team USA's streak of six straight golds and 46 wins.

In front of 1,000 fans at the Celal Atik arena, Germany trailed 58-57 with 3:40 left, but the Americans ...

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