1993 Tournament of the Americas

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FIBA Americas Championship 1993
6th FIBA American Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Puerto Rico
Dates August 28−September 5
Teams 10 (from 41 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  United States (2nd title)
1992
1995 >

The 1993 Tournament of the Americas, known now as the FIBA Americas Championship, was a basketball championship hosted by Puerto Rico from August 28 to September 5, 1993. The games were played in San Juan. This FIBA Americas Championship was to earn the four berths allocated to the Americas for the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Toronto. The United States defeated Puerto Rico in the final to win the tournament, although they had already qualified for the World Championship by winning the 1992 Summer Olympics basketball tournament. Argentina defeated Brazil in the third place game. Cuba defeated Venezuela in 5th place game. All five nations qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship.

Qualification[edit]

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1993; 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 four teams from each group advance to the knockout round. The losers from the knockout quarterfinals compete in a separate bracket to define fifth through eighth place.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advanced to the Final and were granted berths in the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Canada. The losers figure in a third-place playoff and were both also granted berths in the FIBA World Championship. Since Canada and the United States were already qualified as hosts and Olympic Champions respectively, should they reach one of the top four positions in the final standings, one or two extra berths should be granted to the fifth and/or sixth team in the final standings.

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Brazil 4 3 1 354 344 +10 7
 United States 4 3 1 391 384 +7 7
 Panama 4 2 2 343 346 −3 6
 Venezuela 4 2 2 344 338 +6 6
 Dominican Republic 4 0 4 340 360 −20 4
August 28
 United States 101–99  Panama
August 28
 Venezuela 98–83  Brazil
San Juan
August 29
 United States 102–99  Dominican Republic
San Juan
August 29
 Panama 80–76  Venezuela
San Juan
August 30
 Brazil 84–80  Dominican Republic
San Juan
August 30
 United States 97–85  Venezuela
San Juan
August 31
 Venezuela 85–78  Dominican Republic
San Juan
August 31
 Brazil 86–75  Panama
San Juan
September 1
 Panama 89–83  Dominican Republic
San Juan
September 1
 Brazil 101–91  United States
San Juan

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Argentina 4 3 1 351 335 +16 7
 Puerto Rico 4 3 1 392 292 +100 7
 Canada 4 3 1 355 345 +10 7
 Cuba 4 1 3 343 369 −26 5
 Uruguay 4 0 4 314 414 −100 4
August 28
 Argentina 93–83  Canada
August 28
 Puerto Rico 128–62  Uruguay
San Juan
August 29
 Cuba 90–76  Uruguay
San Juan
August 29
 Canada 79–76  Puerto Rico
San Juan
August 30
 Argentina 92–84  Cuba
San Juan
August 30
 Canada 102–86  Uruguay
San Juan
August 31
 Puerto Rico 110–79  Cuba
San Juan
August 31
 Argentina 94–90  Uruguay
San Juan
September 1
 Canada 91–90  Cuba
San Juan
September 1
 Puerto Rico 78–72  Argentina
San Juan

Knockout Round[edit]

Championship Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
September 3        
  Brazil  99
September 4
  Cuba  88  
  Brazil  97
September 3
    Puerto Rico  111  
  Panama  73
September 5
  Puerto Rico  90  
  Puerto Rico  95
September 3
    United States  109
  United States  87
September 4
  Canada  73  
  United States  123 Third place
September 3
    Argentina  107  
  Argentina  93   Argentina  98
  Venezuela  82     Brazil  91
September 5

Classification Round[edit]

5th-8th places[edit]

Semi-finals Fifth place
September 4
  Cuba  96  
  Panama  83  
 
September 5
      Cuba  103
    Venezuela  98
Seventh place
September 4 September 5
  Canada  86   Panama  90
  Venezuela  94     Canada  96

Awards[edit]

 1993 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

United States
Second title

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship
Qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship as Olympic Champions
Qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship as hosts
Rank Team Record
1st  United States 6–1
2nd  Puerto Rico 5–2
3rd  Argentina 5–2
4  Brazil 4–3
5  Cuba 3–4
6  Venezuela 3–4
7  Canada 4–3
8  Panama 2–6
9  Dominican Republic 0–4
10  Uruguay 0–4

References[edit]