2002 FIBA World Championship for Women

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2002 FIBA World Championship
for Women
14th FIBA Basketball World
Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nation  China
Dates September 14 - September 25
Teams 16 (from 5 federations)
Venues (in 9 host cities)
Champions  United States (7th title)
MVP United States Lisa Leslie
1998
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The 2002 FIBA World Championship for Women was hosted by China from September 14 to September 25, 2002. It was co-organised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Chinese federation. The USA won the tournament, defeating Russia 79-74 for the gold medal.

Venues[edit]

City Venue
Wuzhong
Taicang
Zhangjiagang
Changshu
Suzhou Suzhou Sports Center
Changzhou
Huai'an
Zhenjiang
Nanjing Wutaishan Gymnasium

Competing nations[edit]

Except China, which automatically qualified as the host, and the United States, which automatically qualified as the reigning Olympic champion, the 14 remaining countries qualified through their continents' qualifying tournaments:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
 Japan  Brazil  Lithuania  South Korea
 Argentina  China  Chinese Taipei  Tunisia
 Australia  Yugoslavia  United States  France
 Spain  Senegal  Russia  Cuba
Teams qualified

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 Australia 6 3 0 256 164
 Spain 5 2 1 255 191
 Argentina 4 1 2 182 247
 Japan 3 0 3 181 272

September 14, 2002

Japan  65–74  Argentina Wuzhong
Australia  73–58  Spain

September 15, 2002

Argentina  53–85  Australia Wuzhong
Spain  100–63  Japan

September 16, 2002

Australia  98–53  Japan
Argentina  55–97  Spain Wuzhong

Group B[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 Brazil 6 3 0 264 200
 China 5 2 1 226 213
 Yugoslavia 4 1 2 234 224
 Senegal 3 0 3 181 268

September 14, 2002

Brazil  85–73  China Taicang
Yugoslavia  94–66  Senegal

September 15, 2002

China  72–65  Yugoslavia Taicang
Senegal  52–93  Brazil

September 16, 2002

Senegal  63–81  China
Brazil  86–75  Yugoslavia Taicang

Group C[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 United States 6 3 0 274 142
 Russia 5 2 1 235 196
 Lithuania 4 1 2 201 282
 Chinese Taipei 3 0 3 165 255

September 14, 2002

Lithuania  92–80  Chinese Taipei Zhangjiagang
United States  89–55  Russia

September 15, 2002

Russia  97–61  Lithuania Zhangjiagang
Chinese Taipei  39–80  United States

September 16, 2002

Chinese Taipei  46–83  Russia
United States  105–48  Lithuania Zhangjiagang

Group D[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 France 6 3 0 313 176
 South Korea 5 2 1 282 231
 Cuba 4 1 2 222 235
 Tunisia 3 0 3 170 345

September 14, 2002

South Korea  124–70  Tunisia Changshu
France  92–61  Cuba

September 15, 2002

Cuba  71–78  South Korea Changshu
Tunisia  35–131  France

September 16, 2002

Tunisia  65–90  Cuba
France  90–80  South Korea Changshu

Eighth-final round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 Brazil 11 5 1 492 176
 Australia 11 5 1 524 231
 China 10 4 2 472 235
 Spain 10 4 2 473 345
 Yugoslavia 8 2 4 466 235
 Argentina 7 1 5 352 345

September 18, 2002

Yugoslavia  82–93  Australia Suzhou
Brazil  85–39  Argentina
China  72–59  Spain

September 19, 2002

Argentina  76–83  Yugoslavia Suzhou
Spain  78–68  Brazil
Australia  101–72  China

September 20, 2002

Yugoslavia  67–81  Spain
Brazil  75–74  Australia Suzhou
China  102–55  Argentina

Group F[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 United States 12 6 0 553 307
 Russia 11 5 1 482 368
 France 10 4 2 511 414
 South Korea 9 3 3 458 484
 Lithuania 8 2 4 397 489
 Cuba 7 1 5 392 466

September 18, 2002

South Korea  47–92  Russia Changzhou
Cuba  44–87  United States
France  71–63  Lithuania

September 19, 2002

United States  91–53  South Korea Changzhou
Lithuania  63–60  Cuba
Russia  74–59  France

September 20, 2002

South Korea  76–70  Lithuania
Cuba  66–81  Russia Changzhou
France  68–101  United States

Knockout stage[edit]

Championship bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
September 23 - Nanjing        
  Brazil  70
September 24 - Nanjing
  South Korea  71  
  South Korea  53
September 23 - Nanjing
    Russia  70  
  China  70
September 25 - Nanjing
  Russia  86  
  Russia  74
September 23 - Nanjing
    United States  79
  Spain  55
September 24 - Nanjing
  United States  94  
  United States  71 Third place
September 23 - Nanjing
    Australia  56  
  Australia  78   South Korea  63
  France  52     Australia  91
September 25 - Nanjing

5th through 8th place[edit]

Classification round Fifth place
September 24 - Nanjing
  China  81  
  Brazil  80  
 
September 25 - Nanjing
      China  72
    Spain  91
Seventh place
September 24 - Nanjing September 25 - Nanjing
  France  59   Brazil  74
  Spain  69     France  65

9th through 12th place[edit]

Classification round Ninth place
September 23 - Zhenjiang
  Yugoslavia  74  
  Cuba  76  
 
September 24 - Zhenjiang
      Cuba  92
    Argentina  71
Eleventh place
September 23 - Zhenjiang September 24 - Zhenjiang
  Lithuania  65   Yugoslavia  62
  Argentina  71     Lithuania  83

13th through 16th place[edit]

Classification round Thirteenth place
September 19 - Huai'an
  Japan  91  
  Senegal  89  
 
September 20 - Huai'an
      Japan  76
    Chinese Taipei  61
Fifteenth place
September 19 - Huai'an September 20 - Huai'an
  Chinese Taipei  107   Senegal  87
  Tunisia  70     Tunisia  52

Awards[edit]

 2002 FIBA Women's World Championship Winner 

United States
Seventh title


Most Valuable Player
United States Lisa Leslie

Final standings[edit]

# Team
Med 1.png 1  United States
Med 2.png 2  Russia
Med 3.png 3  Australia
4  South Korea
5  Spain
6  China
7  Brazil
8  France
9  Cuba
10  Argentina
11  Lithuania
12  Yugoslavia
13  Japan
14  Chinese Taipei
15  Senegal
16  Tunisia

External links[edit]