NIT Stony Brook Iowa

Iowa forward Aaron White (30) dunks the ball over Stony Brook forward Eric McAlister (22) and forward Jameel Warney (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the NIT Friday, March 22, 2013 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Gazette,Brian Ray)

BRIAN RAY

Iowa’s Aaron White said being a part of the United States team that is competing at the World University Games has been a learning experience.

“I think I’ve grown mentally as a player, playing a different role than I do at school, trying to be a better teammate if you are not getting the minutes you usually do,’’ White said following the USA’s 92-70 win over Germany on Monday.

White scored two points and recorded one rebound and one steal in 16 minutes as the U.S. improved to 5-2 in consolation bracket play at the event in Kazan, Russia, advancing to the consolation final against Finland today.

Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim shared the team lead with 12 points for Canada on 5-of-7 shooting in a 78-68 loss to Russia in the championship bracket semifinals.

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