The South Korean men’s basketball team fell to Iran in the seventh-eighth place game at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
The South Korean team, led by head coach Chu Il-seung, fell to Iran 82-89 on Thursday in the fifth through eighth place game of the men’s basketball competition at the Zijin River Gymnasium of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.
In men’s basketball at the Asian Games, the four winners of the quarterfinals play for medals in the semifinals, final and bronze medal games, while the four losers of the quarterfinals play in the ranking games to determine the order of finish. The quarterfinal losers will be split into two teams, with the winners playing for fifth and sixth place and the losers playing for seventh and eighth place.온라인카지노
South Korea’s men’s basketball team lost 70-84 to China in the quarterfinals the previous day, ending their medal hopes 17 years after the 2006 Doha Games. The last time the Korean men’s basketball team failed to win a medal at an Asian Games was in Doha in 2006, when they finished fifth, and this time they missed out on a fifth-place finish and booked their worst finish ever, finishing seventh or eighth.
South Korea led 48-40 at halftime behind 18 points from Ragan Ah (Busan KCC), but struggled with Iran’s height in the third quarter and were unable to overcome a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. South Korea was outrebounded 33-42, out-scored 8-24 in the paint and 4-15 in second-chance points.
Ragan-ah led the way with 23 points and seven rebounds, Heo Hoon (Commerce) contributed 18 points and eight assists, Byun Jun-hyung (Commerce) had 11 points and five assists, and Jeon Sung-hyun (Goyang Sono) added 11 points, including three three-pointers, but it wasn’t enough to stop the fall.