South Korea men’s basketball has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
Head coach Chu Il-seung’s men’s basketball team defeated Bahrain 88-73 in the quarterfinals of the men’s competition at Zhejiang University Zijinjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
It was a bumpy road for Chu Il-seung-ho, who lost his final group game to Japan 77-83 on March 30, missing out on top of his group and a direct ticket to the quarterfinals.
The win sends them through to the quarterfinals, but their next opponent is the hosts, China, who won all three games in Group B. The Chinese cruised through the group, defeating Mongolia 89-50, Chinese Taipei 89-69, and Hong Kong 95-50.
South Korea has a very full schedule. Their quarterfinal match against China is at 1 p.m. on March 3. They will be back on the court in about 14 hours after the Bahrain match.
They are coming off a blowout loss to second-ranked Japan in the group stage.
If they lose to China and fail to advance to the semifinals, it will be the first time since Doha 2006 that they have failed to reach the quarterfinals of an Asian Games. Doha is the only time they have failed to reach the quarterfinals since Manila 1954.
Chu prepared for China’s quarterfinal matchup with Bahrain by running an exhaustive rotation against the lowly Bahrainis. He used all 12 players on the roster.
With Yang Hong-seok (LG) scoring eight points and Ha Yoon-ki (KT) adding six, the Koreans finished the first quarter with a 24-20 lead, and then opened the second quarter with a combination of inside and outside shooting.
With seven minutes left in the second quarter, Byun Jun-hyung (Commerce) was knocked down by a rough foul from his opponent, and the two teams came close to a rough fight. Rasheed Mustafa Hussain Ali Ahmed was ejected for hitting Byun Jun-hyung hard in the face.
Korea, who finished the half with a 19-point lead, 55-36, used back-to-back baskets by Lee Woo-seok (Hyundai Mobis) and organized 카지노사이트 pressure at the start of the third quarter to make Bahrain lose its momentum.
They finished the third quarter with a 24-point lead, 75-51, to take an early lead.
In the fourth quarter, Bahrain tried to catch up, but the gap was too wide.
Ha Yun-ki had 16 points and two rebounds, Yang Hong-seok had 12 points, three assists and nine rebounds, and Ra Gun-ah (KCC) and Kim Jong-kyu (DB) had 10 and 12 points, respectively.