2011 FIBA Asia Championship Quarterfinals Schedule

The quarterfinals of the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship is set on Friday, September 23, 2011. Smart Gilas, the Philippine team to said Asian basketball tournament will play against Chinese Taipei at 6:00 in the evening.

Here's the complete schedule of the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship Quarterfinals:
    QF1: (1:30 pm) Jordan vs. Iran
    QF2: (3:30 pm) Korea vs. Japan
    QF3: (6:00 pm) Philippines vs. C. Taipei [Watch Live]
    QF4: (8:00 pm) Lebanon vs. China
The Philippines has a big chance to enter the semi-finals considering Chinese-Taipei's showing in past games during the first and second rounds.

If Smart Gilas beats Chinese Taipei, they will meet the winner of the match between Jordan and Iran in the semi-finals on September 24. It is possible for the Philippines to go up against China in the finals, but it's still a couple of games to go.

Let's hope Jordan will be able to beat Iran and Lebanon to triumph over China. Remember that both Iran and China are undefeated so if they win, it will be a tough way ahead for the Filipino cagers.

The FIBA Asia champion will be given an outright berth to the 2012 London Olympics. The 2nd and 3rd placers, on the other hand, will qualify in the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers.