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Joe McKeown leads USA to Gold at World University Games

Photo: @NU_Sports

Joe McKeown's Team USA beat Canada, 82-63, Monday morning in the final of the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea to claim the gold medal at the tournament.

The Americans led by just three points heading into the fourth quarter, but blitzed the Canadians and opened up a huge lead to win comfortably.

McKeown headed the U.S. staff along with two other college coaches, and beat one of his former players, Karly Roser, in the final. Roser struggled with foul trouble and played just 10 minutes.

Here's a great picture of McKeown, via Northwestern Athletics, after the medal ceremony:

Northwestern men's basketball made a good point on Twitter too:

Elsewhere at the World University games for Northwestern, golfer Hannah Kim won a bronze medal with Team USA. Kim, astoundingly, won Big Ten Player of the Year as a freshman, and led NU women's golf to great season. Incoming freshman diver Olivia Rosendahl also won a bronze, as did diving coach Alik Sarkisian. And of course Roser came home with a silver.