Basketball is one of the few sports which have featured at every International University Sports Week before joining the list of compulsory sports at the Universiade in Turin in 1959. It is one of the most anticipated tournaments of the Universiade as it gathers only high level players.

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  • AUS vs. JPN (Women’s Basketball Final) | Taipei 2017 | #UniSportsClassics

    Having topped the Summer Universiade women’s basketball once before in Bangkok 2007, the UniRoos of Australia look to head back to Oceania as two-time university sport global titlists.

    Having last made the Summer Universiade women’s basketball title game in 1967, can Japan top the field in 2017?...

  • TPE vs. RUS (Women’s Basketball Third Place) | Taipei 2017 | #UniSportsClassics

    Having swept through the group stage and initial knockout rounds, hosts Chinese Taipei go for their first Universiade medal in women’s basketball on their home hardcourt.

    While they might no longer be in the mix for gold, the host team made Australia work for their spot in the final, coming up j...

  • RUS vs. USA (Women’s Basketball Final) | Kazan 2013 | #UniSportsClassics

    As Team USA goes for the coveted three-peat in women’s basketball, student-athletes from the Russian Federation look for their team's first title since 1985.

    Led by a bevvy of future WNBA players, Team USA takes on a home team of Russian hoopsters with Summer Universiade 2013 gold on the line. H...

  • GER vs. USA (Men's Basketball Final) | Gwangju 2015 | #UniSportsClassics

    Riding the feathery touch and tenacity of standout combo guard Maodo Lô, quite possibly the finest German university basketball team ever takes on the United States with the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade title on the line.

    With the Americans hungry to return to international acclaim in the spo...

  • GER vs. BRA (Men's Basketball Semfinal) | Gwangju 2015 | #UniSportsClassics

    An all-time classic on the football pitch, this battle between undefeated Germany and the light-footed Brazilians on the hardwood court was equally spectacular.

    Relive the hard-fought Men's Basketball Semifinal at the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade on Saturday, 23 May, at 18:00 CEST (16:00 GMT).

  • USA vs. AUS (Women's Basketball Final) | Napoli 2019 | #UniSportsClassics

    Join in with hundreds of passionate spectators that packed into the stands of the PalaBarbuto hall in Naples, Italy as the Australian Uniroos, looking to defend their title from Taipei 2017, take on the mighty USA Team.

    Facing a double-digit deficit late into the third quarter of their semifinal...

  • USA vs. LTU (Men's Basketball Final) | Taipei 2017 | #UniSportsClassics

    Some games are destined to become instant classics, and the men’s basketball final helped cap the incredible Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade.

    We won't spoil the show, but the USA Team from Purdue Men's Basketball came into the game as the undefeated defending champions. They needed everything to...