Ejim, Canada beat Brazil to advance to semifinals

KAZAN, Russia – Iowa State senior men’s basketball player Melvin Ejim and his Canadian teammates beat Brazil 88-77 Sunday morning to advance to the semifinals of the World University Games. The Canadian team will face Russia this morning at 7:30 a.m.

Ejim tallied his tournament-high of 12 points and grabbed a pair of rebounds in 19 minutes in the win over Brazil. He was 3-for-6 from the field, including 2-for-2 from 3-point range.

Ejim is averaging 8 points per game for the Canadians, who are 6-0 in the tournament.