Asian U-20: Taiwan’s semi dream dim after 2OT loss to Qatar

Taiwan U-20 NT lost to Qatar, 92-103, in double overtime and maybe saw their chance of making the semifinal passing by. The heartbreaking loss makes Taiwan NT will have to beat Korea and Jordan, which is a tough task, to make it to the final four. Taiwan NT led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter, but center Tsun Wen-din, the only force in the middle, fouled out before halftime.

Asian U-20: Taiwan tops Group D after 75-67 win over Iraq

Taiwan U-20 NT used 2-3 zone defense to frustrate Iraq from outside shooting and emerged with a 75-67 victory in the final prelim. Taiwan finished as Group D leader with three wins and advanced to the second round.

Quarter score:
Taiwan-Iraq: 24-14/17-21/19-16/15-16

Second round bracket:
Group I – Iran, Lebanon, China, Iraq
Group II – Qatar, Korea, Jordan, Taiwan

Asian U-20: Taiwan 86, Japan 79

Yang Chin-min again led Taiwan U-20 NT on the scoring chart with 21 points in the 86-79 victory over Japan to go 2-0 in Group D in Asian U-20 Championship. Taiwan will meet Iraq in the last prelim.

Taiwan led by 12 and as many as 20 in the fourth quarter. Japan cut the deficit down to less than ten points as Taiwan subbed a couple high schoolers to finish the game. Big men Tsun Wen-din and Wu Jun-hsiung had 16 and 13 points respectively.

Asian U-20: Taiwan beat India 92-71

Yang Chin-min scored 20 points as Taiwan U-20 NT beat India 92-71 in the opening game of Asian U-20 Championship in Tehran, Iran. But head coach Liu Jia-fa was surprised at India’s intensity. Taiwan NT led by only five at halftime(40-35) but used a 30-13 run in the third quarter to open up the game. Tsun Wen-din and Chen Shih-nian had 13 points each. Lee Hseah-lin had 11 while Deng An-chen had 10.

Asian U-20: Preliminary round schedules

(Tehran Local Time)

9/29
09:00 Jordan vs. Malaysia
11:00 Saudi Arabia vs. Kazakhstan
14:00 Korea vs. Lebanon
17:00 Qatar vs. Iran
19:00 China vs. Philippines

9/30
09:00 Kazakhstan vs. Korea
11:00 Japan vs. Iraq
15:00 Kuwait vs. Qatar
17:00 Lebanon vs. Saudi Arabia
19:00 India vs. Taiwan(Chinese Taipei)

10/1
09:00 Malaysia vs. China
11:00 Philippines vs. Jordan
15:00 Iraq vs. India
17:00 Kuwait vs. Iran
19:00 Taiwan(Chinese Taipei) vs. Japan

10/2
09:00 Japan vs. India
11:00 Malaysia vs. Philippines
13:00 Korea vs. Saudi Arabia
15:00 China vs. Jordan
17:00 Kazakstan vs. Lebanon
19:00 Taiwan(Chinese Taipei) vs. Iraq

Asian U-20: Taiwan meets India in opening prelim

Taiwan U-20 NT will meet India in the opening preliminary game in Asian U-20 Men’s Championship, which will be held in Tehran, Iran.

Preliminary Brackets
Group A: Qatar, Hong Kong, Kuwait
Gorup B: Korea, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Lebanon
Gorup C: China, Jordan, Malaysia, Philippines
Group D: Taiwan, Japan, India, Iraq

Taiwan NT prelim schedule(Taiwan Time)
9/30 2330 vs. India
10/1 2330 vs. Japan
10/2 2330 vs. Iraq

Preliminary games will use the single round robin format, as the top two teams in each group advance to the second round.

Second round Brackets
Group I: A2, B1, C2, D1
Gorup II: A1, B2, C1, D2

Cross-over semifinals will be held on October 7th and 8th.