KU keeps its playoff hopes alive with a big win over Hanyang University at home.
KU won its 2023 KUSF College Basketball U-League game against Hanyang University 79-49 on Sunday at KU’s Global Campus Gymnasium. With its sixth win of the season, KU restored its 5-for-5 winning percentage and moved into a tie for fifth place with Hanyang University.
KU was led by a game-high 18 points from Kim Jun-young, while five players scored in double figures to overwhelm Hanyang. With 15 points and 23 rebounds, Freddie continued her streak of double-doubles in every game this season. Freddy pulled down almost as many rebounds as the entire Hanyang team (27).
Hanyang got 13 points from Shin Ji-won and 12 points from Park Sung-jae, but it wasn’t enough to pull out the win. They shot just 33% from the field and committed 17 turnovers. They also completely lost the battle under the basket.
The teams traded baskets early in the game. KU led the offense with Cho Hwan-hee scoring 10 points in the first quarter, while Freddie was also strong under the basket. Hanyang University scored evenly from several players. The full-court press worked well and KU finished the quarter with an 18-10 lead.
In the second quarter, KU widened the gap. While Hanyang University was struggling from the field, the team shot a series of three-pointers. It was an 18-0 run (27-10) after a three-pointer by Cho Min-geun made it 9-10 with 5 minutes left in the first quarter.
KU kept the momentum going. They dominated Hanyang in the rebounding battle, and Kim Jun-young hit a three-pointer to push the lead to over 20 points (14-39). With Choi Seung-bin and Freddie continuing their dominance under the basket, KU finished the first half with a 45-20 lead.스포츠토토
The second half didn’t change much. KU was in control of the game, while Hanyang still struggled to score. KU scored the first six points of the third quarter to cut the deficit to 19 points, but Hanyang responded with 12 straight points (60-29). At this point, the pendulum had swung in their favor.
A 61-33 run in the fourth quarter made it easy for KU to put the game away. The lead remained around 30 points. In the middle of the fourth quarter, KU rested its main players, including Freddie, Choi Seung-bin, and Cho Hwan-hee, and brought in a number of bench players. Hanyang University also brought its main players to the bench and accepted the defeat.