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Clemson basketball to play for US in World University Games

August 15, 2018

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson’s men’s basketball team will represent the United States at the World University Games in Italy next summer.

The school announced the Tigers’ selection Wednesday. Clemson will compete against teams from throughout the world from July 3 to July 14 in Naples.

Clemson is the just the fourth school picked to play for the U.S., following Northern Iowa in 2007, Kansas in 2015 and Purdue last year. The Tigers were selected by the United States International University Sports Federation, the school said.

Tigers coach Brad Brownell said his team was excited to play for American next year. He said the games will provide “an extremely unique, positive and rewarding experience” for the Tigers.

The World University Games are held every two years and draw athletes from up to 170 countries.

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