Aomine's skills and erratic pace force Seirin to fall 20 points behind 5 minutes into the 3rd quarter. Kuroko is subbed back in and Seirin cuts the lead down to 15 points, but then Aomine intercepts the Ignite Pass. Kagami's strong leg begins to act up, so he is subbed out. Riko says that Kagami has avoided using his injured leg, and now his good one is about to collapse. As a result Kagami is benched for the rest of the tournament, all 3 days of it. With Seirin down by 40, Aomine begins taunting Tetsu about having never changed and not having improved. Kuroko's determination gives Seirin some slight new light, and his teammates begin to evolve with the determination to never give up. However Tōō Academy is simply too strong and Seirin falls 112-55.