Monday, October 04, 2010

2010 AUB - Sung scored 31 but Taiwan lost to China


Sung Yu-hsuan scored 31 points on 14-of-19 shooting but that was not enough to bring Taiwan a win as the host lost 77-72 to China's Tianjin Polytechnic University on the second day of the 2010 Asian University Basketball Championship.

All but Korea, China and Lebanon among the seven participating teams sent All-Star teams to Taiwan, so I argue that this is not a tournament for you to evaluate the real basketball strength of Asian countries at the university level. Plus, it is actually an invitational competition.

Hong Kong is surprisingly leading Group A with two wins while South Korea's Myongji University, which won the tourney back in 2006, is now 0-2 in Group B.

Group A: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand
Group B: Korea, Lebanon, Mongolia

Group A
Hong Kong 2-0
Taiwan 1-1
China 1-1
Thailand 0-2

Group B
Mongolia 1-0
Lebanon 1-0
Korea 0-2

Top two teams in each preliminary group will advance to a single round robin 4-team playoffs while the three  non-playoff teams will play a single round robin classification round to determine the 5th-7th place placings.