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U.S. downs Israel for bronze medal

Updated: July 11, 2009, 9:31 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The favored Americans salvaged a bronze medal with a 91-80 victory over Israel Saturday at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.

Serbia beat Russia for the gold medal later Saturday. Russia nipped the United States by one in Friday's semifinal.

The U.S. is now 131-8 all time in the WUG with 13 gold medals, three silver and three bronze.

Marquett's Lazar Hayward led the Americans with 14 points while West Virginia's Da'Sean Butler scored 13.

"Our guys showed a ...

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