South Korea’s men’s basketball team at the Universiade won 65-46 against Azerbaijan in Group D qualifying for the 31st Summer Universiade in Chengdu, China, on the 31st. 토토사이트링크 South Korea, which lost to Finland 56-80, finished the preliminary round with one win and one loss.
Jung Jae-hoon, who leads South Korea, said, It was an important game to advance to the finals, so all the players tried to do their best. I had to play the second game less than 24 hours after the first round of the preliminary round, so I felt heavy at the beginning of the game, but the players showed their fighting spirit and were able to win by widening the gap in the fourth quarter, he looked back on the game.
South Korea lost to Finland, its first opponent in the tournament, in the rebound, by 34-58. It had a narrow 48-46 lead over Azerbaijan. Head coach Jung Jae-hoon said, In the first game, we lost a lot in the rebound fight, but in today’s game, we took the rebound to a tie and we were able to win because the players performed well in the defensive part.
Lee Jung-hyun, who played with 16 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals for 34 minutes and 11 seconds, said, I think all the players were very tired and in bad condition as they played the second game without a break due to the back-to-back game following the match against Finland. Still, it’s very meaningful to win a valuable victory today and I feel very good to advance to the quarterfinals. I think it’s the result of everyone achieving it together, he said.
When asked about his physical condition, he said, “I think I’m not in as good a condition as I was in the season because I was called up to the U-team after resting for the offseason and urgently raising my physical condition. I’m not in 100% physical condition, but I’ll always do my best, he said.
South Korea’s next opponent in the quarterfinals is the United States or the Czech Republic. They will face the top spot in Group C at 8:30 p.m. on August 2. Lee Jung-hyun said, I don’t know which team I’ll meet, but I want to play a game without regret as I advanced to the quarterfinals. I will do my best for the rest of the games so that I can finish the tournament with a higher ranking, he said.