1992 Tournament of the Americas

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FIBA Americas Cup 1992
5th FIBA American Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation United States
Dates June 27−July 5
Teams 10 (from 41 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  United States (1st title)
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The 1992 Tournament of the Americas, known now as the FIBA Americas Championship, was a basketball championship hosted by the United States from June 27 to July 5, 1992. The games were played at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. This FIBA Americas Championship was to earn the four berths allocated to the Americas for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. It was the international debut of the Dream Team, which defeated Venezuela in the final to win the tournament. Puerto Rico and Brazil made the semifinals to also qualify for the Olympics.

Qualification[edit]

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1991; USA and Canada qualified automatically since they are the only two members of the North America zone.

The draw split the tournament into two groups:

Format[edit]

  • The top three teams from each group advance to the knockout round.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advanced to the Final and were granted berths in the 1992 Olympic Tournament in Barcelona. The losers figure in a third-place playoff and were both also granted berths in the Olympic Tournament.

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 4 4 0 481 257 +224 8
 Canada 4 2 2 297 326 −29 6
 Argentina 4 2 2 334 362 −28 6
 Panama 4 1 3 276 344 −68 5
 Cuba 4 1 3 274 373 −99 5
June 27
Argentina  94–76  Panama
June 27
Cuba  79–78  Canada
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 28
United States  136–57  Cuba
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 28
Canada  87–80  Argentina
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 29
Panama  86–67  Cuba
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 29
United States  105–61  Canada
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 30
United States  112–52  Panama
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 30
Argentina  73–71  Cuba
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
July 1
United States  128–87  Argentina
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
July 1
Canada  71–62  Panama
Memorial Coliseum, Portland

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Brazil 4 4 0 452 333 +119 8
 Puerto Rico 4 2 2 331 321 +10 6
 Venezuela 4 2 2 359 401 −42 6
 Mexico 4 1 3 328 331 −3 5
 Uruguay 4 1 3 367 451 −84 5
June 27
Brazil  95–72  Puerto Rico
June 27
Venezuela  110–97  Uruguay
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 28
Brazil  128–81  Venezuela
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 28
Puerto Rico  64–58  Mexico
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 29
Puerto Rico  104–88  Uruguay
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 29
Brazil  90–87  Mexico
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 30
Brazil  139–93  Uruguay
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 30
Venezuela  88–85  Mexico
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
July 1
Puerto Rico  91–80  Venezuela
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
July 1
Mexico  98–89  Uruguay
Memorial Coliseum, Portland

Knockout Round[edit]

Championship Bracket[edit]

  First Round
July 2
Semifinals
July 3
Championship
July 5
 
 
 Brazil 91
 Venezuela 100
 Canada 72
 Venezuela 76
 Venezuela 80
 United States 127
 Puerto Rico 95
 Argentina 85
 Puerto Rico 81 Third place
 United States 119
 Brazil 93
   Puerto Rico 91

Awards[edit]

 1992 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

United States
First title

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for the 1992 Olympic Tournament
Rank Team Record
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States 6–0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Venezuela 4–3
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Brazil 5–1
4  Puerto Rico 4–3
5  Canada 2–3
6  Argentina 2–3
7  Mexico 1–3
8  Panama 1–3
9  Cuba 1–3
10  Uruguay 0–4

Team Rosters[edit]

1. USA: Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Christian Laettner, Clyde Drexler, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Chris Mullin, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, David Robinson (coach: Chuck Daly).

2. Venezuela: Carl Herrera, Sam Shepherd, Melquíades Jaramillo, Luis Jiménez Guevara, Rostyn González, Iván Olivares, Nelson Solórzano, Gabriel Estaba, Armando Palacios, Víctor Díaz, Alexander "Alex" Nelcha, David Díaz (coach: Julio Toro).

3. Brazil: Oscar Schmidt, Gerson Victalino, Israel Andrade, Jorge Guerra, Almir Nelson De Almeida, Aristides Josuel dos Santos, Ricardo Cardoso "Cadum" Guimarães, Marcel de Souza, João José "Pipoka" Vianna, Maury de Souza, Paulinho Villas Boas, Rolando Ferreira (coach: José Medalha).

4. Puerto Rico: Jose Ortiz, Ramon Rivas, Jerome Mincy, James Carter Gaudino, Federico "Fico" López, Raymond Gausse, Richard Soto, Edwin Pellot, Eddie Cassiano, Édgar de León, Javier Colón (coach: Raymond Dalmau).

References[edit]

1992 American Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men, FIBA.com.