1997 ABC Championship

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1997 FIBA Asia Championship
19th Asian Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Saudi Arabia
Dates September 11–19
Teams 15 (from 44 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  South Korea (2nd title)
MVP South Korea Chun Hee-Chul

The 1997 Men's Asian Basketball Confederation Championship was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Qualification[edit]

According to the FIBA Asia rules, each zone had two places, and the hosts (Saudi Arabia) and the best 5 teams of the previous Asian Championship were automatically qualified.

East Asia (4+2) Gulf (1+2) Middle Asia (1+2) Southeast Asia (2) West Asia (2)
 China  Saudi Arabia  Kazakhstan  Indonesia  Iran
 South Korea  United Arab Emirates  India  Philippines  Jordan
 Japan  Bahrain  Bangladesh
 Chinese Taipei
 Hong Kong
TBD

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 3 3 0 280 198 +82 6
 Iran 3 2 1 215 242 −27 5
 Bahrain 3 1 2 197 214 −17 4
 Philippines 3 0 3 216 254 −38 3
September 11
China  74–60  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 35–42, 39–18
September 11
Iran  77–76  Philippines
Scoring by half: 35–38, 42–38
September 12
China  107–72  Philippines
Scoring by half: 57–27, 50–45
September 12
Bahrain  67–72  Iran
Scoring by half: 37–38, 30–34
September 13
China  99–66  Iran
Scoring by half: 52–34, 47–32
September 13
Philippines  68–70  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 38–38, 30–32

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 326 196 +130 6
 United Arab Emirates 3 2 1 262 180 +82 5
 India 3 1 2 257 237 +20 4
 Bangladesh 3 0 3 152 384 −232 3
September 11
South Korea  153–55  Bangladesh
Scoring by half: 82–34, 71–21
September 11
United Arab Emirates  82–65  India
Scoring by half: 44–27, 38–38
September 12
India  69–100  South Korea
Scoring by half: 35–59, 34–41
September 12
Bangladesh  42–108  United Arab Emirates
Scoring by half: 25–48, 17–60
September 13
India  123–55  Bangladesh
Scoring by half: 57–33, 66–22
September 13
South Korea  73–72  United Arab Emirates
Scoring by half: 44–37, 29–35

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Saudi Arabia 2 2 0 165 129 +36 4
 Japan 2 1 1 163 139 +24 3
 Hong Kong 2 0 2 116 176 −60 2
September 11
Saudi Arabia  84–58  Hong Kong
Scoring by half: 44–26, 40–32
September 12
Hong Kong  58–92  Japan
Scoring by half: 20–49, 38–43
September 13
Japan  71–81  Saudi Arabia
Scoring by half: 31–40, 40–41

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Chinese Taipei 3 3 0 205 168 +37 6
 Jordan 3 2 1 197 184 +13 5
 Kazakhstan 3 1 2 226 203 +23 4
 Indonesia 3 0 3 176 249 −73 3
September 11
Jordan  66–65 OT  Kazakhstan
Scoring by half: 24–30, 33–27 OT: 9–8
September 11
Chinese Taipei  75–50  Indonesia
Scoring by half: 36–24, 39–26
September 12
Jordan  60–68  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 29–38, 31–30
September 12
Indonesia  75–103  Kazakhstan
Scoring by half: 34–53, 41–50
September 13
Jordan  71–51  Indonesia
Scoring by half: 32–22, 39–29
September 13
Chinese Taipei  62–58  Kazakhstan
Scoring by half: 29–33, 33–25

Quarterfinal round[edit]

Group I[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 3 3 0 263 178 +85 6
 Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 223 220 +3 5
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 207 232 −25 4
 Jordan 3 0 3 180 243 −63 3
September 15
China  95–62  Jordan
Scoring by half: 53–26, 42–36
September 15
Saudi Arabia  90–76  United Arab Emirates
Scoring by half: 39–36, 51–40
September 16
United Arab Emirates  54–83  China
Scoring by half: 25–42, 29–41
September 16
Jordan  59–71  Saudi Arabia
Scoring by half: 26–44, 33–27
September 17
United Arab Emirates  77–59  Jordan
Scoring by half: 37–28, 40–31
September 17
China  85–62  Saudi Arabia
Scoring by half: 52–27, 33–35

Group II[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreaker
 Japan 3 2 1 265 251 +14 5 1–0
 South Korea 3 2 1 282 245 +37 5 0–1
 Chinese Taipei 3 1 2 217 235 −18 4 1–0
 Iran 3 1 2 233 266 −33 4 0–1
September 15
Iran  54–72  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 19–29, 35–43
September 15
Japan  89–83  South Korea
Scoring by half: 38–38, 51–45
September 16
South Korea  103–85  Iran
Scoring by half: 50–44, 53–41
September 16
Chinese Taipei  74–85  Japan
Scoring by half: 39–42, 35–43
September 17
Iran  94–91  Japan
Scoring by half: 44–40, 50–51
September 17
South Korea  96–71  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 53–34, 43–37

Group III[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Bahrain 3 3 0 264 176 +88 6
 Indonesia 3 2 1 266 186 +80 5
 Hong Kong 3 1 2 236 223 +13 4
 Bangladesh 3 0 3 137 318 −181 3
September 15
Bahrain  76–68  Indonesia
Scoring by half: 42–28, 34–40
September 15
Hong Kong  95–60  Bangladesh
Scoring by half: 51–26, 44–34
September 16
Bangladesh  39–109  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 21–58, 18–51
September 16
Indonesia  84–72  Hong Kong
Scoring by half: 43–49, 41–23
September 17
Indonesia  114–38  Bangladesh
Scoring by half: 58–22, 56–16
September 17
Bahrain  79–69  Hong Kong
Scoring by half: 48–41, 31–28

Group IV[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Philippines 2 2 0 173 143 +30 4
 India 2 1 1 156 172 −16 3
 Kazakhstan 2 0 2 157 171 −14 2
September 15
Philippines  84–74  Kazakhstan
Scoring by half: 37–41, 47–33
September 16
India  69–89  Philippines
Scoring by half: 25–45, 44–44
September 17
Kazakhstan  83–87  India
Scoring by half: 42–46, 41–41

Classification 5th–14th[edit]

13th place[edit]

September 18
Hong Kong  68–100  Kazakhstan
Scoring by half: 35–43, 33–57

11th place[edit]

September 18
Indonesia  0–20  India
Walkover

9th place[edit]

September 18
Bahrain  79–84  Philippines
Scoring by half: 41–46, 38–38

7th place[edit]

September 19
Jordan  71–62  Iran
Scoring by half: 36–22, 35–40

5th place[edit]

September 19
United Arab Emirates  78–62  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 35–27, 43–35

Final round[edit]

Semifinals Final
September 18
  China  72  
  South Korea  86  
 
September 19
      South Korea  78
    Japan  76
3rd place
September 18 September 19
  Saudi Arabia  92   China  94
  Japan  108     Saudi Arabia  68

Semifinals[edit]

September 18
China  72–86  South Korea
Scoring by half: 42–36, 30–50
September 18
Saudi Arabia  92–108  Japan
Scoring by half: 43–51, 49–57

3rd place[edit]

September 19
Saudi Arabia  68–94  China
Scoring by half: 30–48, 38–46

Final[edit]

September 19
South Korea  78–76  Japan
Scoring by half: 41–44, 37–32

Final standing[edit]

Qualified for the 1998 FIBA World Championship
Rank Team Record
1st  South Korea 7–1
2nd  Japan 4–3
3rd  China 7–1
4  Saudi Arabia 4–3
5  United Arab Emirates 4–3
6  Chinese Taipei 4–3
7  Jordan 3–4
8  Iran 3–4
9  Philippines 3–3
10  Bahrain 4–3
11  India 3–3
12  Indonesia 2–5
13  Kazakhstan 2–4
14  Hong Kong 1–5
15  Bangladesh 0–6

Awards[edit]

 1997 Asian Champions 

South Korea
Second title

References[edit]