Yogi Ferrell sets single-game assist record as Team USA rolls past United Arab Emirates

  • 07/07/2013 4:12 pm in

062913bcxwIndiana sophomore guard Yogi Ferrell set a single-game assist record on Sunday as Team USA rolled past the United Arab Emirates, 140-46, in its opener of the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Ferrell finished with 15 points, 13 assists and four steals and as a team, the U.S. set single-game records with 36 assists, 70 rebounds and 39 attempted 3-pointers.

“We played awesome,” Ferrell told USABasketball.com. “I knew we were going to share the ball very well, passing it to each other up the court and everyone was knocking down shots. When we’re playing like that, being unselfish, having fun, we can win big like that.”

Indiana junior Will Sheehey was one of eight other Americans in double figures with 15 points. Sheehey finished 7-of-13 from the field and also had four rebounds and two assists.

It was an important bounce back win for Team USA, which fell to Russia, 93-67, in its final tune-up for the World University Games on Friday.

“I feel like we got better, especially from that loss in the scrimmage,” Ferrell said. “We got our confidence back, and this is a big win for us. It definitely brought us closer together as a team.”

Team USA will continue play in Pool C on Monday as it meets the Czech Republic. The game will be shown live on ESPNU at 5 a.m. ET.

Today’s win will be shown three times on ESPNU: Sunday night at 7 p.m. ET, Monday morning at 3 a.m. ET and Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. ET.

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  • Josh O’Brien

    Great game by Yogi. Can’t wait to see him be first team Big 10 next year.

    Will had 14 or 15, right? I mean, if he hit 7 shots…

  • thrawnjan

    Did Sheehey shoot some One-Pointers?
    Records are fun, but also fairly meaningless when you play such a vast variety of opponents.

  • He had 15.

  • BrierBrax

    so um Yogi’s shot really really needs some work

  • Gregory Spera

    Watching the game right now. Wow. This is ridiculous. Put me in, coach.

  • SCHoosier

    Ya think?

  • Kelin Blab

    I think this experience will be great for these guys and especially Yogi. I like the fact he is playing off the ball some to give him more opportunities to look for his own shot and score. IU will need that this year. AND I only saw one of those annoying jump passes he tried as a freshmen.

  • Ole Man

    Good game by Yogi. Great game is when you hit at least 40% + from the field.

  • Shawn Congo

    They looked like they were playing a high school team and no, not a good one. One with a large pouting crybaby. Geesh. On a better note, Yogi could have had even more assists if guys hit open shots he gave them. Scary.

  • MillaRed

    Personally I thought the guy sitting on the floor like a 3 year old was pretty entertaining.

    What better way to represent your country than quitting during the game?

    I want that guys autograph.

  • calbert40

    Reggie Miller shot 1-16 in the NBA Finals once. It didn’t make him a
    bad shooter. It meant he shot poorly for one game. Obviously, Reggie
    is one of the best shooters of all-time, and Yogi isn’t even close to
    being in that league. However, the fact remains that one poor shooting
    night in the summer isn’t something we should all worry about too much. He will get better.


    He might want to check in with PUke scholly wise….orrrrrr maybe he’s secretly really good and is more or less on strike until the monetary amount from pUKe is higher & ALL of his overseas records have been ” fixed”. If he was sitting on the floor pouting he sounds like he would fit in just fine with fellow prim a donas.