Kyung Hee University head coach Kim Hyun Kook ‘happy with first win’: “The defense is encouraging”

Head coach Kim Hyun-guk was pleased with his players’ fighting spirit.

Kyung Hee University (Kyung Hee University) defeated Dankook University (Dankook University) 65-54 on Sunday in the 2024 KUSF University Basketball U-League South Division regular season game at the Sunseungkan on Kyung Hee University’s international campus. 스포츠토토사이트 It was their first win of the season.

Every player with court time scored for Kyung Hee University. The three-point shot that had been missing in the opening game against Yonsei also returned. They also minimized their turnovers by playing tight defense, which is often referred to as the color of Kyung Hee University.

After the game, Kyung Hee University head coach Kim Hyun-guk said, “All the players worked hard on defense. We emphasized rebounding, and we didn’t lose the rebounding battle. We had a lot of freshmen today, and they did a good job. It’s our first win, so I’m happy,” he said of the victory.

“Both Yonsei and Dankook finished with the fewest points. It’s encouraging to see that kind of performance from the defense. The players learned well from both coaches and it showed in the game. However, our shooting was not good enough.”

Kyung Hee University kept the score within 10 points in the second quarter. However, the 13-point lead in the second quarter was reduced to two points in the third quarter. The team committed six turnovers in the third quarter alone. This was because they struggled with Dankook University’s 3-2 zone defense.

Coach Kim Hyun-guk said, “We need to teach them how to break the zone defense again. We have to stir a lot, not just stand and play basketball. (Lim) Sung-chae came in the middle and moved a lot. Thanks to that, the zone defense collapsed. I’m grateful for the 3-pointers in the hump.”

On the turnovers, he said, “Our guard Jean was too impatient. The guards have to be able to adjust. We need to be calmer. The passes weren’t going out when the players were clustered together. We can’t be complacent,” he added.

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