BYU's Tyler Haws put in his best performance of the World University games early Sunday morning as Team USA blasted Norway, 91-51, in the classification quarterfinals in Russia.
Haws scored 9 points on 3-6 shooting from the field, adding 3 rebounds and 1 steal to help USA to the big win. Because of losses to Australia and Canada in the preliminary round, Team USA was relegated to the classification (non-medal) tournament where it plays for 9th place.
Haws played 15 minutes in the contest after receiving a DNP against Australia and only 3 minutes against Canada. Hopefully his good performance will warrant continued playing time.
USA was led in scoring by Will Sheehey (Indiana) who scored 16 points on a 7-9 performance from the field. The Americans assisted on 29 of their 34 made field goals, led by 8 assists from Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado).
Team USA plays in the classification semifinals against Germany on Monday at midnight, MT.