South Korea’s Universiade men’s basketball team won 65-46 against Azerbaijan in Group D qualifying in Chengdu, China, on the 31st. 토토 South Korea finished the preliminary round with one win and one loss.
Lee Jung-hyun 16 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, and Yang Joon-seok 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists played a one-two punch, while Kim Kyung-won 9 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks also used good height to protect under the goal.
South Korea got off to a fresh start with Shin Min-seok’s score. Yang Joon-seok made Park Jin-chul’s under-the-goal score with a pass, and Shin Min-seok helped Lee Jung-hyun’s three-point shot. South Korea led 17-9 with Kim Tae-hoon’s outside shot. However, in the second quarter, South Korea gave up a series of foul free throws. It was chased 19-17 in an instant. As a result, Kim Kyung-won and Lee Jung-hyun stepped up and put out the urgent fire and finished the first half with a nine-point lead (30-21).
In the third quarter, South Korea allowed Azerbaijan a three-point shot in a row, but responded with Shin Min-seok’s three-point shot and Lee Jung-hyun’s foul free throw. In the fourth quarter, which started 44-34, South Korea ran further. When Lee Jung-hyun scored a three-point shot at the beginning of the quarter, Park Moo-bin succeeded in making a series of outer shots. Kim Tae-hoon also helped to win early.
Earlier, South Korea lost 56-80 against Finland on the 30th. Lee Keun-hwi 12 points and 2 assists scored four three-point shots, and Lee Jung-hyun 13 points and 2 rebounds also fought hard with free-throw fouls, but failed to block Finland, which controls the bottom of the goal with its high height. The rebound also fell sharply to 34-58.
With one win and one loss, South Korea will face the top-ranked team in Group C among the U.S. or Czech Republic at 8:30 p.m. on August 2.