1978 FIBA World Championship

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1978 FIBA World Championship
8th FIBA World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Philippines
Dates October 1–14
Teams 14 (from ? federations)
Venues (in 2 host cities)
Champions  Yugoslavia (2nd title)
MVP Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Dalipagić
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Czechoslovakia Kamil Brabenec (26.9)  Yugoslavia (103.3)
1974
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The 1978 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Philippines from October 1 to 14, 1978. Rizal Memorial Coliseum at Manila and Araneta Coliseum at Quezon City (both cities in Metro Manila), were the venues for the event.[1]

Venues[edit]

Metro Manila
Manila Quezon City
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Rizal Memorial Coliseum[1]
Capacity: 8,000
Araneta Coliseum[1]
Capacity: 30,000

Competing nations[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Semifinal round

 Canada
 South Korea
 Senegal
 Yugoslavia

 Brazil
 China
 Italy
 Puerto Rico

 Australia
 Czechoslovakia
 Dominican Republic
 United States

 Philippines – host
 Soviet Union – defending champion

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the classification round

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 3 0 325 244 +81 6
 Canada 3 2 1 260 216 +44 5
 South Korea 3 1 2 240 310 −70 4
 Senegal 3 0 3 190 245 −55 3
2 October
Canada  105–69  South Korea
2 October
Yugoslavia  99–64  Senegal
3 October
South Korea  85–121  Yugoslavia
3 October
Canada  60–42  Senegal
4 October
South Korea  86–84 OT  Senegal
4 October
Yugoslavia  105–95  Canada

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 342 269 +73 6
 Italy 3 2 1 302 263 +39 5
 Puerto Rico 3 1 2 275 297 −22 4
 China 3 0 3 296 386 −90 3
2 October
Brazil  154–97  China
2 October
Puerto Rico  80–93  Italy
3 October
China  104–107  Puerto Rico
3 October
Italy  84–88  Brazil
4 October
Puerto Rico  88–100  Brazil
4 October
China  95–125  Italy

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 277 219 +58 6
 Australia 3 2 1 220 217 +3 5
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 229 248 −19 4
 Dominican Republic 3 0 3 218 260 −42 3
1 October
Australia  75–77  United States
2 October
Australia  71–68  Czechoslovakia
2 October
Dominican Republic  65–104  United States
3 October
Australia  74–72  Dominican Republic
3 October
United States  96–79  Czechoslovakia
4 October
Dominican Republic  81–82  Czechoslovakia

Classification round[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Czechoslovakia 5 5 0 523 444 +79 10
 Puerto Rico 5 4 1 546 481 +65 9
 China 5 2 3 495 516 −21 7 1–0
 Dominican Republic 5 2 3 475 585 −110 7 0–1
 South Korea 5 1 4 438 521 −83 6 1–0
 Senegal 5 1 4 514 444 +70 6 0–1
6 October
South Korea  90–102  China
6 October
Senegal  76–80  Dominican Republic
8 October
South Korea  93–113  Dominican Republic
9 October
China  95–118  Czechoslovakia
9 October
South Korea  87–119  Puerto Rico
10 October
Puerto Rico  104–118  Czechoslovakia
11 October
China  79–89  Senegal
11 October
South Korea  82–103  Czechoslovakia
12 October
Dominican Republic  89–119  Puerto Rico
12 October
Czechoslovakia  112–82  Senegal
13 October
Puerto Rico  97–83  Senegal
13 October
Dominican Republic  112–115  China

Semifinal round[edit]

Qualified for the gold medal game
Qualified for the bronze medal game
Qualified for the fifth-place game
Qualified for the seventh-place game
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Yugoslavia 7 7 0 731 645 +86 14
 Soviet Union 7 6 1 691 550 +141 13
 Brazil 7 5 2 648 571 +77 12
 Italy 7 4 3 609 582 +27 11
 United States 7 3 4 612 605 +7 10
 Canada 7 2 5 605 644 −39 9
 Australia 7 1 6 566 632 −66 8
 Philippines 7 0 7 521 754 −233 7
6 October
Brazil  69–62  Canada
6 October
United States  80–81  Italy
6 October
Philippines  101–117  Yugoslavia
6 October
Soviet Union  112–67  Australia
7 October
Soviet Union  110–63  Philippines
7 October
Italy  76–108  Yugoslavia
7 October
Australia  78–108  Brazil
8 October
Soviet Union  107–85  Canada
8 October
Yugoslavia  100–93  United States
8 October
Australia  69–87  Italy
9 October
Philippines  72–119  Brazil
9 October
Canada  90–96  United States
10 October
United States  90–92  Brazil
10 October
Yugoslavia  105–92  Soviet Union
10 October
Philippines  75–112  Italy
10 October
Australia  79–91  Canada
11 October
Australia  97–52  Philippines
11 October
Soviet Union  76–69  Italy
11 October
Yugoslavia  91–87  Brazil
12 October
United States  76–97  Soviet Union
12 October
Canada  99–88  Philippines
13 October
United States  100–70  Philippines
13 October
Soviet Union  94–85  Brazil
13 October
Italy  100–83  Canada
13 October
Australia  101–105  Yugoslavia

Final round[edit]

14 October
7th place
Philippines  74–92  Australia
14 October
5th place
Canada  94–96  United States
14 October
3rd place
Brazil  86–85  Italy
14 October
Final
Yugoslavia  82–81 OT  Soviet Union

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  Yugoslavia 10–0
2  Soviet Union 6–2
3  Brazil 8–2
4  Italy 6–4
5  United States 6–4
6  Canada 4–6
7  Australia 4–6
8  Philippines 0–8
9  Czechoslovakia 5–2
10  Puerto Rico 4–3
11  China 2–5
12  Dominican Republic 2–5
13  South Korea 1–6
14  Senegal 1–6

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Top scorers (ppg)[edit]

  1. Kamil Brabenec (Czechoslovakia) 26.8
  2. Zhang Weiping (People's Republic of China) 25.1
  3. Choi Bu-Young (Korea) 21.1
  4. Dražen Dalipagić (Yugoslavia) 20
  5. Leo Rautins (Canada) 17.9
  6. Marcel De Souza (Brazil) 17.7
  7. Oscar Schmidt (Brazil) 17.3
  8. Dragan Kićanović (Yugoslavia) 16.5
  9. Renzo Bariviera (Italy) 16.2
  10. Marcos Antonio Leite "Marquinhos" (Brazil) 14.7

References[edit]