Kaijō High vs Shūtoku High is the Winter Cup third place match. It pitches both losing teams from the WC semi-finals against each other to determine the third and fourth place of the tournament.
By the end of the first half of the match, Shūtoku is dominating Kaijō with a 21 point lead. The key reason for this is due to the absence of Kaijō's ace Ryōta Kise, who has a leg injury. Without their ace, Kaijō is unable to stop Midorima. Despite the odds, Kaijō hangs on and continues to make Shūtoku play to its full strength, showing everyone what basketball passion is really about.
The second match ends quickly as Shūtoku overwhelms Kaijō, mostly due to Midorima's plays. After the match ends, Midorima approaches Kise and tells him that their match is postponed.
- ↑ Kuroko no Basuke chapter 230, page 10