18 Aug 2017

Tall Blacks march on in Asia Cup

8:19 am on 18 August 2017

The New Zealand men's basketball team have beaten Jordan 98-70 in their quarter-final of the Asia Cup in Beirut.

Tall Blacks Shea Ili

Tall Blacks Shea Ili Photo: FIBA

The win means the Tall Blacks move through to the last four of the tournament and will play Australia in Sunday's semi-final.

The Tall Blacks came out strongly against the Jordan side and led 50-38 at half time.

Tohi Smith-Milner lead the scoring for the Tall Blacks with 19 points.

Australia, who earlier had a convincing 97-71 win over China , are the highest ranked team at the tournament.

Korea will play Iran in the other semi-final game.