Men’s basketball beats Bahrain to advance to quarterfinals…will face home favorite China
The men’s basketball team at the Hangzhou Asian Games has advanced to the quarterfinals and will face host China.
The team, coached by Chu Il-seung, defeated Bahrain 88 to 73 in the quarterfinals.
Their quarterfinal opponent is host nation China.
The match took place on March 3 at 1 p.m. KST, 온라인카지노 which put a physical strain on the team as they had only 14 hours of rest before taking the court.
If they don’t make it past the quarterfinals this time around, the team will go without a quarterfinal appearance for the first time since the 2006 Doha Asian Games.
The only time South Korea has failed to reach the quarterfinals in basketball since Manila 1954 was in Doha 2006.
The team cruised to an easy victory thanks to a series of miscues by Bahrain, a team that is considered to be one of the underdogs.
With the score at more than 20 points, Chu gave his main players a break with 2:54 left in the third quarter, even subbing in the “youngest” player, Moon Jung-hyun, who entered professional basketball last month as the No. 1 overall pick in the rookie draft.
Yang Hong-seok had 14 points and seven rebounds in the first half alone, while center Ha Yoon-ki did his part under the basket with a team-high 16 points.
Ragan-ah (KCC), a key resource under the basket and on the perimeter, played 10 minutes, while Heo Hoon (Commerce) played only 8:29.