2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men

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The 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament was a men's basketball tournament that consisted of 12 national teams, where the top three teams earned a place in the 2012 Olympics basketball tournament. It was held on 2–8 July 2012 in Caracas, Venezuela. Unsuccessful bids to host the tournament were made by Angola, Macedonia and Lithuania.[1] The host was determined on a meeting of the FIBA Central Board held on 10–11 December 2011 in Madrid, Spain. The draw was held on 31 January 2012 in Caracas.[2]

Lithuania, Russia and Nigeria qualified for the 2012 Olympics through this tournament.

Participating nations[edit]

The teams were divided into three pots, corresponding to their continental zones:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

 Russia
 Macedonia
 Lithuania
 Greece

 Dominican Republic
 Puerto Rico
 Venezuela
 New Zealand

 Angola
 Nigeria
 Jordan
 South Korea

Format[edit]

  • The teams were divided into four groups (Groups A-D) for the preliminary round.
  • Round robin for the preliminary round; the top two teams from each group advanced to the quarterfinals. The last-placed team in each group was eliminated.
  • A single-elimination tournament was then be held; the quarterfinals pairings were:
    • A1 vs. B2
    • B1 vs. A2
    • C1 vs. D2
    • D1 vs. C2
  • The semifinal pairings were A1/B2 vs. C1/D2 and B1/A2 vs. D1/C2. The semifinal winners qualified for the Olympics. No championship game was held.
  • The semifinal losers played for the last Olympic qualifying berth.

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

All times are local (UTC−04:30)

Group A[edit]

Team W L PF PA Diff Pts.
 Greece 2 0 205 147 +58 4
 Puerto Rico 1 1 177 150 +27 3
 Jordan 0 2 115 200 −85 2
2 July
13:30
Greece  107–63  Jordan
Scoring by quarter: 33–12, 23–11, 29–20, 22–20
Pts: Papanikolaou 19
Rebs: Bourousis, Printezis 7
Asts: Spanoulis 7
Pts: Soobzokov 14
Rebs: Abbas 7
Asts: Soobzokov 4
Poliedro de Caracas , Caracas
Referees: Vicente Bultó (ESP), Alejandro César Chiti (ARG), Qiao Longsheng (CHN)
3 July
17:00
Jordan  52–93  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 11–29, 11–25, 10–18, 20–21
Pts: Daghles 17
Rebs: Daghles 7
Asts: Daghles 3
Pts: Ramos 20
Rebs: Ramos 9
Asts: Rodríguez 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan Carlos García González (ESP), Juan José Fernández (ARG), Nachid Messaoudi (ALG)
4 July
19:30
Puerto Rico  84–98  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 27–30, 20–19, 15–21, 22–28
Pts: Ramos 15
Rebs: Ramos 7
Asts: Barea 4
Pts: Spanoulis 27
Rebs: four players 4
Asts: Spanoulis, Calathes 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Bradley Jon Giersch (AUS), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Michael John Weiland (CAN)

Group B[edit]

Team W L PF PA Diff Pts.
 Lithuania 1 1 180 168 +12 3
 Nigeria 1 1 155 151 +4 3
 Venezuela 1 1 153 169 –16 3
2 July
19:30
Nigeria  69–71  Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 18–17, 9–12, 23–22, 19–20
Pts: Diogu 14
Rebs: Diogu 10
Asts: Skinn, Dagunduro 4
Pts: Vásquez 24
Rebs: Echenique 9
Asts: Cubillan 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan Carlos García González (ESP), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Rüştü Nuran (TUR)
3 July
19:30
Venezuela  82–100  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 21–23, 15–26, 28–31, 18–20
Pts: Vásquez 24
Rebs: Graterol 8
Asts: Vásquez 7
Pts: Kleiza 28
Rebs: Mačiulis 8
Asts: Kalnietis 8
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Bradley Jon Giersch (AUS), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Michael John Weiland (CAN)
4 July
17:00
Lithuania  80–86  Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 20–20, 18–21, 19–26, 23–19
Pts: Kleiza 22
Rebs: Mačiulis, Valančiūnas 5
Asts: Kalnietis 8
Pts: Obasohan 20
Rebs: Aminu 9
Asts: Skinn, Oyedeji 3
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Vicente Bultó (ESP), Yuji Hirahara (JPN), Nachid Messaoudi (ALG)

Group C[edit]

Team W L PF PA Diff Pts.
 Russia 2 0 175 125 +50 4
 Dominican Republic 1 1 164 169 −5 3
 South Korea 0 2 141 186 −45 2
2 July
11:00
Russia  91–56  South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 27–16, 18–10, 22–16, 24–14
Pts: Kirilenko 16
Rebs: Khryapa 9
Asts: Shved 4
Pts: Lee S-J. 15
Rebs: Kim J-K., Kim T-S. 5
Asts: Kim S-H., Kim T-S. 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Bradley Jon Giersch (AUS), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Nachid Messaoudi (ALG)
3 July
11:00
South Korea  85–95  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 22–20, 24–34, 20–24
Pts: Lee S-J. 21
Rebs: three players 6
Asts: Kim T-S. 6
Pts: Horford 30
Rebs: Martínez 25
Asts: Horford, Ramon 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Alejandro César Chiti (ARG), Qiao Longsheng (CHN)
4 July
13:30
Dominican Republic  69–84  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 18–23, 20–21, 15–21, 16–19
Pts: Horford 22
Rebs: Martínez 12
Asts: Coronado 5
Pts: Fridzon, Kirilenko 16
Rebs: Kirilenko 13
Asts: Kirilenko 7
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Rüştü Nuran (TUR), Juan José Fernández (ARG), Roberto Oliveros (VEN)

Group D[edit]

Team W L PF PA Diff Pts.
 Macedonia 1 1 168 150 +18 3
 Angola 1 1 152 152 0 3
 New Zealand 1 1 130 148 −18 3
2 July
16:30
Angola  88–84  Macedonia
Scoring by quarter: 32–21, 21–19, 19–19, 16–25
Pts: Mingas 24
Rebs: Gomes 11
Asts: Mingas 6
Pts: McCalebb 21
Rebs: Samardžiski 7
Asts: Ilievski, McCalebb 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Michael John Weiland (CAN), Juan José Fernández (ARG), Yuji Hirahara (JPN)
3 July
13:30
Macedonia  84–62  New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 26–11, 18–20, 16–17, 24–14
Pts: McCalebb 23
Rebs: Antić 10
Asts: McCalebb 11
Pts: Pledger 11
Rebs: Pledger 11
Asts: Kenny 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Vicente Bultó (ESP), Roberto Oliveros (VEN), Rüştü Nuran (TUR)
4 July
11:00
New Zealand  68–64  Angola
Scoring by quarter: 14–12, 26–14, 18–26, 10–12
Pts: Webster 21
Rebs: Pledger 9
Asts: Tait 5
Pts: Mingas 17
Rebs: Mingas 10
Asts: four players 3
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan Carlos García González (ESP), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Qiao Longsheng (CHN)

Knockout stage[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals
                             
  A1   Greece 79  
B2   Nigeria 80  
  B2   Nigeria 77  
 
  C1   Russia 85  
C1   Russia 80
  D2   Angola 65  
      No final – semifinal winners
qualify for the Olympics.
 
  B1   Lithuania 76  
A2   Puerto Rico 72  
  B1   Lithuania 109 Third place game
 
  C2   Dominican Republic 83  
D1   Macedonia 76   B2   Nigeria 88
  C2   Dominican Republic 86     C2   Dominican Republic 73

Quarterfinals[edit]

6 July
11:00
Russia  80–65  Angola
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 18–5, 17–16, 20–23
Pts: Fridzon 18
Rebs: Monia 6
Asts: Kirilenko, Shved 5
Pts: Mingas 20
Rebs: Paulo 9
Asts: Barros 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Bradley Jon Giersch (AUS), Nachid Messaoudi (ALG)
6 July
13:30
Greece  79–80  Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 21–21, 21–9, 14–20, 23–30
Pts: Spanoulis 25
Rebs: Spanoulis 7
Asts: Spanoulis 5
Pts: Diogu 17
Rebs: Diogu 12
Asts: Aminu 2
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Vicente Bultó (ESP), Juan José Fernández (ARG), Roberto Oliveros (VEN)
6 July
17:00
Macedonia  76–86  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 23–10, 18–18, 15–26, 20–32
Pts: McCalebb 35
Rebs: Samardžiski 13
Asts: Ilievski, V. Stojanovski 3
Pts: García 28
Rebs: Horford 15
Asts: Coronado 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Michael John Weiland (CAN), Rüştü Nuran (TUR), Yuji Hirahara (JPN)
6 July
19:30
Lithuania  76–72  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 16–22, 24–16, 17–17, 19–17
Pts: Kalnietis, Kleiza 14
Rebs: Mačiulis 11
Asts: Jasikevičius, Kalnietis 3
Pts: Galindo 17
Rebs: Peavy 12
Asts: Arroyo 8
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan Carlos García González (ESP), Alejandro César Chiti (ARG), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB)

Semifinals[edit]

7 July
17:00
Nigeria  77–85  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 23–26, 8–20, 22–22, 24–17
Pts: Diogu, Dagunduro 16
Rebs: Diogu 14
Asts: Dagunduro 5
Pts: Shved 22
Rebs: Kirilenko 8
Asts: Shved 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Michael John Weiland (CAN), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Yuji Hirahara (JPN)
7 July
19:30
Lithuania  109–83  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 21–16, 31–20, 23–25, 34–22
Pts: Mačiulis 19
Rebs: Valančiūnas 7
Asts: Kalnietis 9
Pts: Martínez 13
Rebs: Martínez 10
Asts: Coronado 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Vicente Bultó (ESP), Juan José Fernández (ARG), Bradley Jon Giersch (AUS)

Third place match[edit]

8 July
19:30
Nigeria  88–73  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 24–18, 23–21, 12–18, 29–16
Pts: Diogu 25
Rebs: Diogu 10
Asts: Skinn, Dagunduro 5
Pts: García 17
Rebs: Ramon, Martínez 9
Asts: Coronado 3
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan Carlos García González (ESP), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Rüştü Nuran (TUR)

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