He averaged 27.3 errors. A number that can never be beaten. It was confirmed that Korean women’s universities have a very large gap in ability with Japan.
The Korean women’s college selection suffered three losses at the 46th Korea-Japan University Selection Basketball Tournament held at Yonsei University from the 19th to the 21st. Since the second game in 2008, he has been down for 14 consecutive games. From 2009 to 2016, and from 2020 to 2022, no women’s university division or competition itself was held.
Korea scored -50.7 points (36.7-87.3), -14.7 points (57.0-71.7), and -34.0 points (58-92), respectively, when looking at the average goal difference in tournaments held from 2017 to 2019.
The goal difference in this tournament is -37 points (53-90). It’s a smaller point difference than the 2017 tournament, but it’s the same that I couldn’t use my strength properly and lost.
In the first game, it was good until the middle of the fourth quarter, but in the second and third games, it collapsed in the second half. In the second game, the second half was 18-60, and in the third game, the second half was 15-43. In particular, the scores in the 4th quarter of the 2nd and 3rd games were 3 and 5 points, respectively.
Korean coach Jang Seon-hyeong mentioned his stamina after every match.
After losing the first game, “The players lost their stamina and lost the fight for concentration in the fourth quarter. There, the difference in score widened,” he said, and after the second game, “Anyway, there is a difference in skill, and there is a difference in physical strength. There are many things missing. I think the physical strength part is the biggest.”
After finishing the competition, “I will tell you the same thing. Physical strength is the cause of the difference in scores,” he said.
Japan pressured Korea with a full-court press and scored easily with a quick break. Korean players could not catch up with the speed of Japan at all. As coach Jang Seon-hyeong said, the difference in physical strength was clearly noticeable.
However, stamina is the basic of the basics. The reason why men’s and women’s professional teams build their basic physical strength in the off-season is because the foundation for demonstrating their skills comes from physical strength.
Being pushed behind in terms of stamina is like saying that Korean women’s college players lack the basics.
Maika Miura, who scored in double digits in all three matches despite appearing as a substitute in this tournament, was asked how she usually trains her physical strength, and she said, “She trains to run to the point where it makes no sense. I don’t know about other schools, but at our school, we do a lot of running training after team training because we don’t have enough players to get hurt. It is to enable anyone to run a lot. So I hold on well,” she said, “I became a scout for basketball at school, so studying is important, but I put more weight on basketball. Basic classes go in,” she said.
Japanese coach Koji Tamaki said, “The players set a goal and worked really hard until they were really out of breath. That made the current players’ skills.”
In addition, Japan pulled out 25, 34, and 23 mistakes from Korea with a full-court press. The average is 27.3. The 8 second violation is a very rare mistake. However, Korea did it once per game.
Coach Jang Seon-hyung said, “The Japanese defense is very strong, and we are in a situation where we press full court from the 1st quarter to the 4th quarter.” Due to such close defense, I was pushed out of stamina. In the beginning, I prepared and went, but (in the second half) lack of support and stamina became a problem.”
Japan was pressuring hard, but the pass was easy, and the player who received the pass had little movement. This should get better with each match, but it was the same. Passing the same complacently, he also made more than 20 mistakes.
In the 2nd and 3rd games, the match was decided early, but rather, Japan played like a losing team, and Korea played with less concentration, as if they were winning or just wanted the game time to pass quickly. This is the reason why the number of errors increased and the reason why the average goal difference became 37 points.안전놀이터
Coach Tamaki said, “To win as a whole in Japan (on the international stage), it is the task of every team to play basketball with speed. Under the influence of such an environment, this kind of performance comes out even in college.”
Korea is clearly weaker than Japan. Also, among Korean women’s university players, there may be many players who have other goals than going pro.
However, it is necessary to review once again whether the direction the college league itself is heading is correct, as well as the process of preparing for the game with the Taegeuk mark.
Otherwise, the gap with Japanese women’s universities will never be narrowed.