Johnson, Team USA, Defeat Somogyi, Hungary, 102-53 at World University Games
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UC Santa Barbara's Orlando Johnson and Greg Somogyi faced-off in pool play at the World University games in Shenzhen, China early Saturday morning and Johnson's Team USA (2-0) blasted Somogyi's Hungarian team (0-2), 102-53.
After starting the tournament opener against Mexico, Johnson came off the bench in game two. He hit scored seven points and collected eight rebounds, the second highest total for Team USA. Also, for the second straight game, every American player scored.
Somogyi was in Hungary's starting lineup for the second straight contest. He finished with six points and three rebounds in 20 minutes. In his first game, against Israel, the 7-foot-3 center had eight points, eight blocked shots and six rebounds.
The story of the game was a stifling Team USA defense, particularly in the first and third quarters. Hungary, which shot 34.5% for the game, scored just six points in both the first and third quarters. The U.S. led 58-19 at halftime and 84-25 after three quarters.
Vanderbilt's John Jenkins paced Team USA with 20 points, making 6-of-10 three-point attempts. As a team, the American's hit 12 three-pointers.
Both Gauchos will be back in action on Monday. Johnson and Team USA will play South Korea in a game that will begin at 12:30 a.m. (PDT) while Somogyi and the Hungarian team will play Finland at the same time.