Basketball: Another triple-double for Max

Max Zhang assembled his second triple-double in four games today, but China still lost 91-80 in double overtime to Iran in the World University Games at Belgrade.

Zhang, Cal’s 7-foot-2 1/4 sophomore center, had 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks, playing nearly 47 minutes. China, down by as many as 19 points, rallied to force the extra periods before losing its fourth straight game in the event.

But China got another Max-imum effort from its blossoming center. Zhang leads the tournament in rebounding (16.3) and blocked shots (7.5) and is scoring 17.5 ppg.

Jeff Faraudo