Vanderbilt guard John Jenkins and Team USA maintained their torrid pace on Monday.
Jenkins scored 12 points and was one of six American players to score in double-digit figures in a 112-68 victory over South Korea in World University Games pool play in Shenzhen, China.
The USA is 3-0 so far with earlier victories over Mexico and Hungary. Up next is Finland at 5 a.m. (CST) on Wednesday. Team USA wraps up pool play on Thursday against Israel.
The top two teams in each pool advance to the eight-team tournament. The medal round begins Saturday and runs through next Monday.
Jenkins, a rising junior who led the Southeastern Conference in scoring last season, is averaging more than 13 points per game. He had his best performance on Sunday when he set a Team USA tournament record with six 3-pointers against Hungary. He finished with 20 points in just 16 minutes. Jenkins has made 10 3-pointers in three games.
The Station Camp grad has done all of that with a heavy heart. His grandfather died on Aug. 9.
“I’ve kind of been going through a hard time this week,” Jenkins said after setting the 3-point record against Hungary. "This whole thing has been kind of delirious for me. I don't know what's going on, I'm just playing games. It's been hard for me because my family's back at home. Just to hear that [breaking the record] definitely means I'm doing something right out here and I feel blessed.
“Every moment of the game, I'm playing for him.”