Taiwan finishes sixth place in 2012 Asia Cup


Taiwan missed two jumpers in the last 15 seconds that could have tied the game and lost to China 67-63 in the classification round on Saturday, finishing for the sixth place in the 2012 Asia Cup tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

Trailing 29-24 at the half and 49-47 at the end of the third quarter, Taiwan mounted the final comeback in the final period. Lee hsueh-lin’s three tied the game at 63-63 with 2:47 remaining before Zhao Tailong made a go-ahead jumper with 1:13 remaining.

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Taiwan to meet China for fifth place

Taiwan beat Uzbekistan 86-70 in the classification round on Friday and set up a clash with China for the fifth place of the 2012 FIBA Asia Cup tournament at Tokyo, Japan.

China defeated Lebanon 78-63 in the other matchup. Uzbekistan and Lebanon will play off for the seventh place.

Chen Shih-chieh led Taiwan with 13 points and Lee Hsueh-lin had 12. Tseng Wen-ting, Tien Lei and Lu Cheng-ju scored 10 apiece.

Aleksandr Kozlov led Uzbekistan with  21 points.

Taiwan NT final roster for 2012 Asia Cup


No.    Given Name    Family Name    DOB    Ht.(cms)    Wt.(kgs)    Pos.
4    I-Chieh    Su    28/01/1987    182    78    PG
5    Tai-Hao    Wu    07/02/1985    203    100    PG
6    Hsueh-Lin    Lee    21/01/1984    176    75    PG
7    Chia-En    Mao    16/11/1982    196    90    F
8    Shih-Chieh    Chen    24/09/1984    175    73    PF
9    Wen-Ting    Tseng    06/07/1984    203    95    C
10    Tsung-Hien    Chang    27/12/1988    192    86    SG
11    Hsin-An    Chen    01/07/1980    196    90    G/F
12    Chih-Chieh    Lin    11/06/1982    192    95    SF
13    Cheng-Ju    Lu    13/04/1986    194    88    SF
14    Lei    Tien    01/06/1983    202    98    PF
15    Douglas    Creighton    07/03/1985    197    92    PF

Taiwan beat Qatar on Tien’s buzzer-beating dunk


Tien Lei made a tie-breaking alley-oop dunk with 1.4 seconds left as Taiwan beat Qatar 75-73 in its last preliminary game on Tuesday in the 2012 FIBA Asia Cup tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

With 1.4 seconds left, Taiwan NT came out of a timeout and executed a near perfect set play by head coach Hsu Chin-tse for the surprising win.

Tien came off a backdoor screen by point guard Chen Shih-chieh, who missed both free-throws earlier and missed an opportunity to take a two-point lead, took off toward the basket and took an inbound pass from Lin Chih-chieh for the game-winning alley-oop dunk.

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Taiwan lost to Iran but made Asia Cup quarterfinal


Taiwan lost to Iran 71-63 yesterday in Tokyo, Japan and fell to 1-2 in the preliminary round of the 2012 Asia Cup but clinched a quarterfinal berth after India finishing the round with four losses.

Four of the five teams in the Group A and B will make the quarterfinal, which mean Macau and India, each with a 0-4 record, will be eliminated.

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