Korean Basketball League
Jeonju KCC Egis at Anyang KGC
7:00 p.m. Friday, Anyang Sports Complex, Anyang, Gyeonggi
After their win over Anyang KGC on Wednesday in the KBL semi-final, No.1 seed Jeonju KCC Egis will travel to KGC’s home court in Anyang, Gyeonggi, for their third semi-final game.
Led by the coach of the year Choo Seung-kyun, Egis already has two games under their belt in the series. If they emerge victorious after today’s game, Egis will advance to the KBL final to take a shot at the KBL championship title for the first time in five years against the winner of the series between Ulsan Mobis Phoebus and Goyang Orion Orions.
If KGC manages to kick off its come-back attempt by winning tonight’s game, the two teams will play their fourth game in the semi-final on Sunday in Anyang.
FC Seoul at Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2 p.m. Saturday, Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju, North Jeolla
Earmarked as the most likely to win the championship titles by the K-League Classic managers, the match between FC Seoul and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will the be season opener for the K-League Classic.
Coming out of a disappointing 3-2 loss in a close match against the big-spending Chinese club Jiangsu Suning FC in the Asian Champions League (ACL) on Mar. 1, the K-League defending champions Jeonbuk will play Park Joo-young’s Seoul at their home field in Jeonju on Saturday.
Jeonbuk has bolstered its lineup during the winter transfer window. Some of the most notable names include Ricardo Lopez out of Jeju United, Kim Bo-kyung from Matsumoto Yamaga of Japan and Erik Paartalu joining from Melbourne City in Australia. ?
After tomorrow’s game, Jeonbuk will take on Becamex Binh Duong of Vietnam on Mar. 15 in an ACL match.
All ten teams from the KBO league will play preseason games over the weekend.
Today, the Doosan Bears will go up against the Hanhwa Eagles in Daejeon. The SK Wyverns will take on the KIA Tigers in Gwangju, while the LG Twins and NC Dinos will play their game in Masan. The Nexen Heroes and KT Wiz will meet in Suwon and the Samsung Lions and the Lotte Giants will play ball in Ulsan.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Lions and the Eagles play in Daejeon. The Heroes and the Tigers will take their game to the field in Gwangju.
The Bears and the Dinos are to play in Masan and the Wyverns and the Wiz in Suwon. Finally, the Twins will go toe-to-toe with the Giants in Ulsan.
BY CHOI HYUNG-JO [firstname.lastname@example.org]