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2010 Jones Cup: Iran wins back-to-back men's title - Jul 20, 2010


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Iran beat Taiwan 92-82 Tuesday to go undefeated and retain the championship in the 2010 R. Williams Jones Cup basketball tournament, further solidifying its position as an Asian basketball powerhouse.

The West Asian country also won back-to-back champions in the 2007 and 2009 Asian Men's Basketball Championship, which was in the past traditionally dominated by China and South Korea.

Trailing at one point by as many as 14 points, Iran rallied from 11 points down at half-time and used a 54-33 run in the second half and its height advantage in the paint to turn the game around, finishing the single round robin men's competition with a perfect 6-0 record.

Lebanon beat the Philippines 73-62 and finished runner-up with five wins and one loss, while Japan came third with four wins and two losses after an 83-67 win over the Taiwan University All-Stars.

Taiwan's national team and the Taiwan University All-Stars finished the tournament, Taiwan's most popular annual international competition, 2-4 and 1-5, respectively.

The Philippines (3-3) and the Crocodiles from Australia (0-6) ranked fourth and seventh in the men's group.

South Korea's Sinsegae Coolcats beat the Taiwan women's national team 80-68 to win the women's competition a day earlier.   




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William Jones Cup Standings
 1. Canada 8-1 
 2. Lithuania 8-1 
 3. Philippine. 6-3 
 4. S.Korea 6-3 
 5. Taiwan B 5-4 
 6. Iran 4-5 
 7. Iraq 4-5 
 8. Japan 2-7 
 9. Taiwan 2-7 
 10. India 0-9 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 1 Ying-Chun Chen20.4 
 2 Demario A. Mayfield19.7 
 3 Yi-Hsiang Chou18.8 
 4 Navid Rezaeifar18.6 
 5 Amjyot Singh Gill18.1 
 6 Diego Kapelan18 
 7 Edvinas Seskus15.9 
 8 Eigirdas Zukauskas15.8 
 9 Kyle Barone15.4 
 10 Connor Wood14 
Rebounds Per Game
 1 Kyle Barone12.5 
 2 Myers Michael12.3 
 3 Michale Kyser9.9 
 4 Quincy Davis
 5 Ali Hameed8.1 
 6 Dwayne Smith7.9 
 7 Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi7.6 
 8 Chr. Standhardiner7.4 
 9 Keyvan Reaei7.3 
 10 Sajjad Pazrofteh6.9 
Assists Per Game
 1 Ying-Chun Chen4.4 
 2 Kiefer Ravena4.3 
 3 Domantas Seskus3.9 
 4 Eigirdas Zukauskas3.9 
 5 Demario A. Mayfield3.7 
 6 Edvinas Seskus3.4 
 7 Lee Junghyun3.1 
 8 Wen-Ding Tzeng3.1 
 9 Yi-Jie Su
 10 Sunhyung Kim
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