18 April, the 21st CUBA College Basketball League Southeast Zone came to a close at the Nanhu Gymnasium of the China University of Mining and Technology, located in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province. After a few days of relentless efforts to win, East China Normal University lost 75-87 to Xiamen University in the championship game.
Even as the runner-up, it was the best score created in the history of ECNU men's basketball team, and it also set the precedent for the best record achieved since universities in Shanghai participated in CUBA.
Over the course of four years, the ECNU men's basketball team once again made their way to the top of the national competition.
ECNU VS XMU.
ECNU surprisingly wins 2nd place in the 21st CUBA Southeast Zone.
In this year’s competition, the ECNU men's basketball team upheld to the sporting spirit,persisting until they became known as the super dark horse of this Southeastern Zone competition.
For this outstanding achievement, ECNU’s head coach said that this was the result of the whole team’s joint efforts. The key is that our team is well prepared and has supreme confidence,said Ni Gang, head coach of the men’s basketball team.
ECNU’s head coach Ni Gang gives instructions.
When talking about the next national competition, coach Ni said that the national competition will adopt a new competition format consisting of double elimination, so that in order to prepare for it and strive to make another breakthrough again, ECNU would need to commit themselves to the same hard effort as the last tournament.
It is reported that this CUBA national competition will start in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, from May 18-25. At that time, the ECNU men's basketball team will once again hope to achieve the highest success. Let us continue to cheer for them, and wish them all the best in the upcoming national competition!
Translated by Siyuan Zhang Proofread by Joshua Mayfield Reviewed by Wenjun Guo