Iranian basketball players have slumped to two defeats at the third edition of Asian University 3X3 Basketball Championship in Malaysia, being beaten by their Indonesian and Mongolian counterparts.
On Friday, the Iranian team, which has Mojtaba Khosravi, Mohammad Yazdanpanah, Mohammad Khorramshahi and Shayan Pourkaveh in its line-up, suffered a narrow 19-20 loss in its first encounter of the day at the indoor Gem in Mall arena in the southern Malaysian town of Cyberjaya.
The Iranians went down to a 16-21 defeat against the Mongolian side later in the day.
Earlier in the tournament, the Payame Noor University outfit, which is representing the Islamic Republic of Iran in the five-day sports event, had been beaten 15-21 by China in its second game of the first round.
The Iranian sportsmen had defeated the Philippines 21-15 in their opening meet.
The third edition of Asian University 3X3 Basketball Championship started in Nilai, Malaysia, on April 12 and will finish on April 16, 2017.
On July 23, 2016, the Payame Noor University team managed to pick up the trophy at the end of the second edition of the Asian University 3x3 Basketball Championship in Macau, following a well-served victory over the hosts.
The Iranians defeated the Macau side 21-16 to stand on top of the table at the end of their campaign in the continental tournament.
The 3x3 (pronounced three on three) basketball is a form of the game played three a side on one hoop.
The basketball discipline is currently being promoted and structured by FIBA, and the highest tournament for national 3x3 teams is the FIBA 3x3 World Championships.