1979 ABC Championship

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1979 FIBA Asia Championship
10th Asian Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Japan
Dates November 30 – December 12
Teams 13 (from all Asian federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  China (3rd title)

The 1979 Asian Basketball Confederation Championship for Men were held in Nagoya, Japan.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 3 3 0 319 199 +120 6
 India 3 2 1 229 233 −4 5
 Iraq 3 1 2 259 281 −22 4
 Bahrain 3 0 3 200 294 −94 3
December 1
China  96–56  India
Scoring by half: 52–26, 44–30
December 2
Bahrain  63–80  India
Scoring by half: 30–38, 33–42
December 2
China  105–89  Iraq
Scoring by half: 57–41, 48–48
December 3
Bahrain  83–96  Iraq
Scoring by half: 57–41, 26–55
December 4
China  118–54  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 57–34, 61–20
December 5
Iraq  74–93  India
Scoring by half: 36–48, 38–45

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 366 251 +115 6
 Philippines 3 2 1 326 264 +62 5
 Thailand 3 1 2 252 307 −55 4
 Singapore 3 0 3 227 349 −122 3
December 1
South Korea  130–68  Thailand
Scoring by half: 73–44, 57–24
December 2
Singapore  65–128  Philippines
Scoring by half: 32–66, 33–62
December 3
Thailand  103–86  Singapore
Scoring by half: 54–22, 49–34
December 3
South Korea  118–107  Philippines
Scoring by half: 62–58, 56–49
December 4
South Korea  118–76  Singapore
Scoring by half: 61–36, 57–40
December 5
Thailand  81–91  Philippines
Scoring by half: 36–43, 45–48

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Japan 4 4 0 477 239 +238 8
 Pakistan 4 3 1 389 352 +37 7
 Malaysia 4 2 2 427 331 +96 6
 Hong Kong 4 1 3 322 390 −68 5
 Bangladesh 4 0 4 253 556 −303 4
November 30
Japan  121–80  Pakistan
Scoring by half: 61–45, 60–35
December 1
Hong Kong  114–73  Bangladesh
Scoring by half: 57–41, 57–32
December 1
Malaysia  72–84  Japan
Scoring by half: 24–46, 48–38
December 2
Malaysia  87–90  Pakistan
Scoring by half: 48–57, 39–33
December 2
Hong Kong  45–121  Japan
Scoring by half: 31–61, 14–60
December 3
Pakistan  120–67  Bangladesh
Scoring by half: 63–29, 57–38
December 4
Hong Kong  86–97  Malaysia
Scoring by half: 43–59, 43–38
December 4
Bangladesh  42–151  Japan
Scoring by half: 23–89, 19–62
December 5
Bangladesh  71–171  Malaysia
Scoring by half: 38–71, 33–100
December 5
Hong Kong  77–99  Pakistan
Scoring by half: 46–53, 31–46

Final round[edit]

  • The results and the points of the matches between the same teams that were already played during the preliminary round shall be taken into account for the final round.

Classification 7th–13th[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Malaysia 6 6 0 663 479 +184 12
 Iraq 6 5 1 608 473 +135 11
 Thailand 6 4 2 619 500 +119 10
 Singapore 6 3 3 545 550 −5 9
 Hong Kong 6 2 4 503 523 −20 8
 Bahrain 6 1 5 483 536 −53 7
 Bangladesh 6 0 6 430 790 −360 6
December 7
Thailand  109–76  Hong Kong
Scoring by half: 49–48, 60–28
December 7
Bahrain  114–66  Bangladesh
Scoring by half: 64–26, 50–40
December 7
Malaysia  123–90  Singapore
Scoring by half: 62–42, 61–48
December 8
Iraq  139–76  Bangladesh
Scoring by half: 72–38, 67–38
December 8
Hong Kong  78–86  Singapore
Scoring by half: 43–51, 35–35
December 8
Thailand  112–90  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 55–42, 57–48
December 9
Iraq  100–72  Hong Kong
Scoring by half: 60–41, 40–31
December 9
Malaysia  89–82  Thailand
Scoring by half: 47–45, 42–37
December 9
Singapore  86–71  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 47–36, 39–35
December 10
Thailand  145–74  Bangladesh
Scoring by half: 52–29, 93–45
December 10
Singapore  90–105  Iraq
Scoring by half: 48–57, 42–48
December 10
Malaysia  99–67  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 59–29, 40–38
December 11
Hong Kong  77–58  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 29–38, 48–20
December 11
Singapore  107–70  Bangladesh
Scoring by half: 65–36, 42–34
December 11
Iraq  83–84  Malaysia
Scoring by half: 38–45, 45–39
December 12
Iraq  85–68  Thailand
Scoring by half: 50–30, 35–38

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 5 5 0 503 360 +143 10
 Japan 5 4 1 497 384 +113 9
 South Korea 5 3 2 505 452 +53 8
 Philippines 5 2 3 508 539 −31 7
 India 5 1 4 366 467 −101 6
 Pakistan 5 0 5 398 575 −177 5
December 7
India  78–93  South Korea
Scoring by half: 30–56, 48–37
December 7
Japan  111–94  Philippines
Scoring by half: 54–42, 57–52
December 8
China  124–89  Philippines
Scoring by half: 66–44, 58–45
December 8
South Korea  121–73  Pakistan
Scoring by half: 59–45, 62–28
December 9
Japan  97–55  India
Scoring by half: 49–24, 48–31
December 9
China  119–59  Pakistan
Scoring by half: 56–32, 63–27
December 9
India  86–95  Philippines
Scoring by half: 44–54, 42–41
December 10
South Korea  85–100  Japan
Scoring by half: 39–62, 46–38
December 10
Philippines  123–100  Pakistan
Scoring by half: 69–45, 54–55
December 11
Japan  68–70 OT  China
Scoring by half: 33–38, 31–26 OT: 4–6
December 12
South Korea  88–94  China
Scoring by half: 48–45, 40–49
December 12
India  91–86  Pakistan
Scoring by half: 48–43, 43–43

Final standing[edit]

Qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics
Rank Team Record
1  China 7–0
2  Japan 7–1
3  South Korea 5–2
4  Philippines 4–3
5  India 3–4
6  Pakistan 3–5
7  Malaysia 6–2
8  Iraq 5–3
9  Thailand 4–4
10  Singapore 3–5
11  Hong Kong 2–6
12  Bahrain 1–7
13  Bangladesh 0–8

Awards[edit]

 1979 Asian Champions 

China
Third title

References[edit]