China News Service, Xi'an, February 20 (Reporter Zhang Yichen) The match between the Chinese Men's Basketball Team and the Mongolian Men's Basketball Team during the first window of the 2025 FIBA ​​Men's Basketball Asian Cup Qualifiers will be held on February 22 at the Shaanxi Provincial Gymnasium. . On the evening of the 19th, a 23-member Mongolian men’s basketball team took the lead in flying to the ancient city of Xi’an.

On the evening of the 19th, a 23-member Mongolian men’s basketball team flew to the ancient city of Xi’an. (Photo courtesy of the Media and Publicity Department of the Event Organizing Committee)

  A total of 24 teams participated in the Men's Basketball Asian Cup qualifiers. The participating teams were divided into 6 groups and competed through home and away round-robin matches. The top two teams in each group will directly qualify for next year's Men's Basketball Asian Cup, while the six third-placed teams will qualify for the final stage of the qualifying round.

  For the Mongolian men's basketball team, which is in Group C with the Chinese team, Japan team and Guam team, every game is crucial, and if they want to steal a ticket from the two top teams of China and Japan to directly advance to the main game , is no easy task. A few days ago, the Mongolian men's basketball team announced the 12-man roster for the Asian Cup qualifiers. There are many college players in the lineup. With the Mongolian men's basketball team's absolute lack of height inside, the offensive end mainly relies on mid-range shots after the pick-and-roll, while the defense is better at defending from the outside and double-teaming inside.

  After arriving in Xi'an, the head coach of the Mongolian men's basketball team said: "We know that we are about to face a difficult challenge. The players on our team are young and full of vigor. They are eager to show their abilities. However, this training camp only lasts a few days. This is a great opportunity for the whole team." Difficulties and challenges that everyone must face. This away game against the Chinese team will be a good opportunity for our players to gain valuable competition experience."

  It is worth mentioning that the Chinese men’s basketball team and the Mongolian men’s basketball team had a confrontation at last year’s Hangzhou Asian Games. At that time, the Chinese men’s basketball team defeated its opponent 89:50 by 39 points. However, the Mongolian team also lost in the first quarter. The game created some trouble for the Chinese team. Although many experienced players were not called up for the Chinese men's basketball training camp during this window period, under the leadership of Zhao Jiwei, Hu Mingxuan, Hu Jinqiu and others, the Chinese men's basketball team should be able to complete the task of defeating its opponents in Xi'an.

  It is also reported that the Chinese men’s basketball team will rush from Qingdao to Xi’an on February 20. (over)