2001 ABC Championship

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2001 FIBA Asia Championship
21st Asian Basketball Championship
Official logo of the 2001 ABC Championship
Tournament details
Host nation China
Dates July 20–28
Teams 14 (from 44 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  China (12th title)
MVP China Yao Ming
1999
2003 >

The 2001 Asian Basketball Confederation Championship for Men was the men's basketball qualifying tournament for FIBA Asia at the 2002 FIBA World Championship at United States.

Qualification[edit]

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

East Asia (4+2) Gulf (2+2) Middle Asia (2) Southeast Asia (2) West Asia (2)
 China  Saudi Arabia  India  Philippines  Lebanon
 South Korea  Kuwait  Uzbekistan  Thailand  Syria
 Chinese Taipei  Qatar
 Japan  United Arab Emirates
 North Korea
 Hong Kong

Draw[edit]

Original draw:

Group A Group B Group C Group D

 China
 Philippines **
 Hong Kong
 Uzbekistan

 South Korea
 United Arab Emirates
 Thailand
 North Korea *

 Saudi Arabia *
 Kuwait
 Lebanon
 Syria

 Chinese Taipei
 Japan
 Qatar
 India

* Withdrew

** Suspended by FIBA, replaced by  Singapore which finished third in the Southeast Asian qualifiers.

With DPR Korea and Saudi Arabia out of the championship, the ABC has called for a redraw of the 14 participants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 12.

Group A Group B Group C Group D

 China
 Hong Kong
 Thailand
 Qatar

 South Korea
 United Arab Emirates
 Singapore
 Lebanon

 Chinese Taipei
 Uzbekistan
 India

 Japan
 Kuwait
 Syria

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 3 3 0 307 148 +159 6
 Qatar 3 2 1 210 189 +21 5
 Hong Kong 3 1 2 178 258 −80 4
 Thailand 3 0 3 193 293 −100 3
July 20
11:00
Hong Kong  42–72  Qatar
Scoring by quarter: 12–17, 13–23, 9–16, 8–16
July 20
20:30
China  121–46  Thailand
Scoring by quarter: 40–10, 25–13, 25–6, 31–17
July 21
11:00
Thailand  87–92 OT  Hong Kong
Scoring by quarter: 21–18, 25–21, 10–20, 21–18, OT: 10–15
July 21
20:30
Qatar  58–87  China
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 14–19, 11–27, 18–22
July 22
15:00
Thailand  60–80  Qatar
Scoring by quarter: 17–28, 19–23, 10–18, 14–11
July 22
20:30
China  99–44  Hong Kong
Scoring by quarter: 29–14, 25–3, 23–13, 22–14

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 306 172 +134 6
 Lebanon 3 2 1 231 222 +9 5
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 198 215 −17 4
 Singapore 3 0 3 167 293 −126 3
July 20
13:00
South Korea  124–51  Singapore
Scoring by quarter: 29–13, 37–16, 30–13, 28–9
July 20
17:00
United Arab Emirates  69–70  Lebanon
Scoring by quarter: 14–19, 22–16, 9–19, 24–16
July 21
13:00
Lebanon  71–97  South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 20–29, 10–27, 22–21
July 21
15:00
Singapore  60–79  United Arab Emirates
Scoring by quarter: 17–21, 18–22, 14–18, 11–18
July 22
13:00
South Korea  85–50  United Arab Emirates
Scoring by quarter: 20–12, 18–13, 18–19, 29–6
July 22
18:30
Singapore  56–90  Lebanon
Scoring by quarter: 14–26, 10–18, 20–24, 12–22

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Chinese Taipei 2 2 0 164 120 +44 4
 India 2 1 1 118 146 −28 3
 Uzbekistan 2 0 2 126 142 −16 2
July 20
15:00
Chinese Taipei  85–55  India
Scoring by quarter: 21–12, 18–15, 33–16, 13–12
July 21
9:00
India  63–61  Uzbekistan
Scoring by quarter: 10–11, 24–12, 23–20, 6–18
July 22
9:00
Uzbekistan  65–79  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by quarter: 11–21, 17–19, 26–20, 11–19

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Syria 2 2 0 182 160 +22 4
 Japan 2 1 1 151 153 −2 3
 Kuwait 2 0 2 173 193 −20 2
July 20
9:00
Japan  86–78  Kuwait
Scoring by quarter: 25–22, 21–23, 18–8, 22–25
July 21
18:30
Kuwait  95–107  Syria
Scoring by quarter: 22–30, 26–27, 25–25, 22–25
July 22
11:00
Syria  75–65  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 19–15, 20–17, 17–13, 19–20

Quarterfinal round[edit]

Group I[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 3 3 0 313 214 +99 6
 Lebanon 3 2 1 246 232 +14 5
 Japan 3 1 2 209 269 −60 4
 Chinese Taipei 3 0 3 203 256 −53 3
July 23
18:30
Japan  69–60  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by quarter: 23–17, 11–13, 10–20, 25–10
July 23
20:30
Lebanon  76–87  China
Scoring by quarter: 14–23, 23–19, 18–23, 21–22
July 24
18:30
Chinese Taipei  72–87  Lebanon
Scoring by quarter: 22–23, 12–25, 25–24, 13–15
July 24
20:30
China  126–67  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 33–18, 25–12, 40–13, 28–24
July 25
15:00
Japan  73–83  Lebanon
Scoring by quarter: 17–25, 18–17, 14–21, 24–20
July 25
20:30
Chinese Taipei  71–100  China
Scoring by quarter: 16–27, 19–34, 15–24, 21–15

Group II[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 271 219 +52 6
 Syria 3 2 1 239 215 +24 5
 Qatar 3 1 2 225 229 −4 4
 India 3 0 3 198 270 −72 3
July 23
13:00
South Korea  89–72  Qatar
Scoring by quarter: 22–17, 19–21, 20–16, 28–18
July 23
15:00
Syria  88–62  India
Scoring by quarter: 16–14, 21–13, 29–9, 22–26
July 24
13:00
South Korea  85–71  Syria
Scoring by quarter: 12–21, 23–10, 28–26, 22–14
July 24
15:00
India  60–85  Qatar
Scoring by quarter: 15–17, 13–16, 16–25, 16–27
July 25
13:00
South Korea  97–76  India
Scoring by quarter: 24–11, 27–21, 19–20, 27–24
July 25
18:30
Qatar  68–80  Syria
Scoring by quarter: 16–22, 15–19, 20–21, 17–18

Group III[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Uzbekistan 2 2 0 161 140 +21 4
 Hong Kong 2 1 1 167 147 +20 3
 Singapore 2 0 2 136 177 −41 2
July 23
9:00
Singapore  71–92  Hong Kong
Scoring by quarter: 18–30, 16–30, 18–16, 19–16
July 24
9:00
Uzbekistan  85–65  Singapore
Scoring by quarter: 18–27, 29–16, 14–7, 24–15
July 25
11:00
Hong Kong  75–76  Uzbekistan
Scoring by quarter: 13–28, 27–13, 21–18, 14–17

Group IV[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 163 140 +23 4
 Kuwait 2 1 1 154 135 +19 3
 Thailand 2 0 2 118 160 −42 2
July 23
11:00
United Arab Emirates  83–63  Thailand
Scoring by quarter: 21–13, 17–17, 24–14, 21–19
July 24
11:00
Kuwait  77–80  United Arab Emirates
Scoring by quarter: 24–12, 15–20, 14–26, 24–22
July 25
9:00
Thailand  55–77  Kuwait
Scoring by quarter: 16–18, 12–23, 18–17, 9–19

Classification 5th–14th[edit]

13th place[edit]

July 27
11:00
Singapore  72–100  Thailand
Scoring by quarter: 14–32, 11–21, 18–19, 29–28

11th place[edit]

July 27
13:00
Hong Kong  86–72  Kuwait
Scoring by quarter: 22–18, 17–17, 22–19, 25–18

9th place[edit]

July 27
15:00
Uzbekistan  73–66  United Arab Emirates
Scoring by quarter: 18–13, 19–8, 22–33, 14–12

7th place[edit]

July 28
12:00
Chinese Taipei  92–90 OT  India
Scoring by quarter: 24–24, 14–17, 17–25, 24–13, OT: 13–11

5th place[edit]

July 28
14:00
Japan  65–74  Qatar
Scoring by quarter: 16–15, 20–20, 15–18, 14–21

Final round[edit]

Semifinals Final
July 27
  Lebanon  75  
  South Korea  72  
 
July 28
      Lebanon  63
    China  97
3rd place
July 27 July 28
  China  94   South Korea (OT)  95
  Syria  55     Syria  94

Semifinals[edit]

July 27
18:30
Lebanon  75–72  South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 25–24, 17–13, 16–15, 17–20
July 27
20:30
China  94–55  Syria
Scoring by quarter: 17–11, 24–17, 27–12, 26–15

3rd place[edit]

July 28
17:00
South Korea  95–94 OT  Syria
Scoring by quarter: 16–24, 23–23, 13–11, 28–22, OT: 15–14

Final[edit]

July 28
19:30
Lebanon  63–97  China
Scoring by quarter: 10–22, 17–27, 15–34, 21–14
Pts: El Khatib 18 Pts: Mengke B. 17

Final standing[edit]

Qualified for the 2002 FIBA World Championship
Rank Team Record
1st  China 8–0
2nd  Lebanon 5–3
3rd  South Korea 7–1
4  Syria 4–3
5  Qatar 4–3
6  Japan 2–4
7  Chinese Taipei 3–3
8  India 1–5
9  Uzbekistan 3–2
10  United Arab Emirates 3–3
11  Hong Kong 3–3
12  Kuwait 1–4
13  Thailand 1–5
14  Singapore 0–6

Awards[edit]

 2001 Asian Champions 

China
Twelfth title

All-Star Team:

References[edit]