With Taiwan, South Korea and Japan all on the losing side, East Asia is shocked by West Asia in the first day of the second round in the 17th ABC Championship for Junior Men. After the upset loss to Qatar 74-85, Taiwan's road to the semifinal will be harder than planned.
South Korea and Japan are no better. South Korea was upset by Saudi Arabia, 77-88, while Japan lost to Iran by 8 points. China beat host Kuwait, 109-54, and is the only East Asia country passes the first test.