Taiwan women’s WUG national team upset USA 71-62 with a 10-0 rally late in the final five minutes and finished for 5th place in the World University Game in Bangkok, Thailand.
Taiwan almost lost the 13-point advantage it built in the first half but regrouped in the decisive quarter to hold off the American’s furious inside attack. Guard Wu Min-fang had five threes in the game. Center Tsai Pei-chen had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Taiwan men’s WUG national team lost to Brazil 80-66 in its last game and finished for a disappointing 20th place, the worst finish for Taiwan in its WUG history.
Taiwan men’s team did not play in Izmir, Turkey in 2005. In 2003, it finished for 16th place in Daegu, Korea.