1994 FIBA World Championship

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1994 FIBA World Championship
Championnat du monde de basket-ball masculin 1994
FIBA 1994 Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Canada
Dates August 4 – August 14
Teams 16
Venue(s) 3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United States (3rd title)
Runners-up  Russia
Third place  Croatia
Fourth place  Greece
Tournament statistics
MVP United States Shaquille O'Neal
Top scorer Australia Andrew Gaze
(23.9 points per game)
1990
1998

The 1994 FIBA World Championship was the 12th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship for men's teams. The tournament was hosted by Canada from August 4 to August 14, 1994. The tournament was held at SkyDome[1] and Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto[2] as well as at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.[2] The hosting duties were originally awarded to Belgrade, Yugoslavia, but after United Nations imposed a trade embargo on the Balkan country, Toronto stepped in as a replacement option in 1992.

The 1994 FIBA World Championship was the first time that the FIBA World Championship (now called FIBA Basketball World Cup) allowed current American NBA players that had already played in an official NBA regular season game to participate. Prior to that only professionals from other leagues were allowed to compete, since players from other leagues were still considered amateurs.[3]

The tournament was won by the United States's Dream Team II, who beat Russia 137–91 in the Final. The United States finished with a perfect 8–0 record (8 wins and 0 losses). The bronze medal was won by Croatia who beat Greece 78–60 in the bronze-medal game.

Venues[edit]

Three stadia were used during the tournament:

Toronto Hamilton
SkyDome Maple Leaf Gardens Copps Coliseum
Capacity: 28,708 Capacity: 16,538 Capacity: 18,436
RogersCentre Toronto Sept1-05.jpg Maple Leaf Gardens, east side.JPG CoppsColiseumYorkBoulevard.JPG

Competing nations[edit]

The following national teams competed:

*  North Korea withdrew from the tournament,  South Korea replaced them.

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the second round groups I and II
Qualified for the second round groups III and IV

The top two teams from each group remain in medal contention.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 352 259 +93 6
 China 3 2 1 259 301 −42 5
 Spain 3 1 2 249 260 −11 4
 Brazil 3 0 3 242 275 −33 3
4 August
China  97–93 (OT)  Brazil
4 August
United States  115–100  Spain
5 August
Brazil  67–73  Spain
5 August
United States  132–77  China
7 August
Spain  76–78  China
7 August
United States  105–82  Brazil

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Croatia 3 3 0 272 187 +85 6
 Australia 3 2 1 249 255 −6 5
 Cuba 3 1 2 244 257 −13 4
 South Korea 3 0 3 217 283 −66 3
4 August
Croatia  85–65  Cuba
4 August
Australia  87–85  South Korea
5 August
Croatia  104–53  South Korea
5 August
Cuba  87–93  Australia
6 August
Cuba  92–79  South Korea
6 August
Croatia  83–69  Australia

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Russia 3 3 0 251 187 +64 6
 Canada 3 2 1 240 198 +42 5
 Argentina 3 1 2 204 234 −30 4
 Angola 3 0 3 168 244 −76 3
4 August
Canada  83–52  Angola
4 August
Russia  84–64  Argentina
5 August
Canada  91–73  Argentina
5 August
Russia  94–57  Angola
6 August
Argentina  67–59  Angola
6 August
Russia  73–66  Canada

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Greece 3 2 1 201 183 +18 5 1–1; 1.02
 Puerto Rico 3 2 1 248 219 +29 5 1–1; 1.01
 Germany 3 2 1 217 198 +19 5 1–1; 0.98
 Egypt 3 0 3 183 249 −66 3
4 August
Puerto Rico  102–72  Egypt
4 August
Greece  68–58  Germany
5 August
Greece  69–53  Egypt
5 August
Puerto Rico  74–81  Germany
7 August
Puerto Rico  72–64  Greece
7 August
Germany  78–56  Egypt

Second round[edit]

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the 5th–8th classification
Qualified for the 9th–12th classification
Qualified for the 13th–16th classification

The top two finishers from Groups I and II advance to the final round.

Group I[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 375 251 +124 6
 Russia 3 2 1 298 272 +26 5
 Australia 3 1 2 244 314 −70 4
 Puerto Rico 3 0 3 249 329 −80 3
8 August
Australia  94–81  Puerto Rico
9 August
Russia  101–85  Puerto Rico
9 August
United States  130–74  Australia
10 August
Australia  76–103  Russia
10 August
Puerto Rico  83–134  United States
12 August
United States  111–94  Russia

Group II[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Croatia 3 3 0 278 189 +89 6
 Greece 3 2 1 206 213 −7 5
 Canada 3 1 2 222 224 −2 4
 China 3 0 3 192 272 −80 3
8 August
Croatia  105–73  China
8 August
Greece  74–71  Canada
10 August
Canada  61–92  Croatia
10 August
China  61–77  Greece
11 August
China  58–75  Canada
12 August
Croatia  81–55  Greece

Group III[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 264 179 +85 6
 Argentina 3 2 1 266 221 +45 5
 South Korea 3 1 2 229 284 −55 4
 Egypt 3 0 3 199 274 −75 3
8 August
Spain  98–57  South Korea
8 August
Argentina  91–66  Egypt
9 August
Egypt  52–94  Spain
9 August
South Korea  83–105  Argentina
11 August
Spain  72–70  Argentina
11 August
South Korea  89–81  Egypt

Group IV[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Germany 3 3 0 268 226 +42 6
 Brazil 3 1 2 236 251 −15 4 1–1; 1.03
 Cuba 3 1 2 225 239 −14 4 1–1; 0.99
 Angola 3 1 2 226 239 −13 4 1–1; 0.98
8 August
Cuba  76–82  Brazil
8 August
Germany  86–76  Angola
9 August
Angola  71–75  Cuba
9 August
Brazil  76–96  Germany
11 August
Cuba  74–86  Germany
11 August
Brazil  78–79  Angola

13th to 16th classification[edit]

 
Semifinals13th place game
 
      
 
 
 
 
 South Korea 75
 
 
 
 Angola71
 
 South Korea 76
 
 
 
 Egypt69
 
 Egypt 69
 
 
 Cuba54
 
15th place game
 
 
 
 
 
 Angola 67
 
 
 Cuba75

Semifinals[edit]

12 August
South Korea  75–71  Angola
12 August
Cuba  54–69  Egypt

15th place playoff[edit]

13 August
Angola  67–75  Cuba

13th place playoff[edit]

13 August
South Korea  76–69  Egypt

9th to 12th classification[edit]

 
Semifinals9th place game
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Spain 90
 
 
 
 Brazil85
 
 Spain 65
 
 
 
 Argentina74
 
 Argentina 85
 
 
 Germany71
 
11th place game
 
 
 
 
 
 Brazil 93
 
 
 Germany71

Semifinals[edit]

12 August
Spain  90–85  Brazil
12 August
Germany  71–85  Argentina

11th place playoff[edit]

13 August
Brazil  93–71  Germany

9th place playoff[edit]

13 August
Spain  65–74  Argentina

5th to 8th classification[edit]

 
Semifinals5th place game
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Australia 95
 
 
 
 China57
 
 Australia 96
 
 
 
 Puerto Rico83
 
 Puerto Rico 85
 
 
 Canada82
 
7th place game
 
 
 
 
 
 China 76
 
 
 Canada104

Semifinals[edit]

13 August
Australia  95–57  China
13 August
Canada  82–85  Puerto Rico

7th place playoff[edit]

14 August
China  76–104  Canada

5th place playoff[edit]

14 August
Australia  96–83  Puerto Rico

Final round[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Russia 66
 
 
 
 Croatia64
 
 Russia91
 
 
 
 United States137
 
 Greece58
 
 
 United States97
 
Third place game
 
 
 
 
 
 Croatia 78
 
 
 Greece60

Semifinals[edit]

13 August
United States  97–58  Greece
13 August
Croatia  64–66  Russia

3rd place playoff[edit]

14 August
Greece  60–78  Croatia

Final[edit]

14 August
16:00
United States  137–91  Russia
Scoring by half: 73–40, 64–51
Pts: Dominique Wilkins 20
Rebs: Larry Johnson 11
Asts: Joe Dumars, Mark Price 5
Pts: Sergei Babkov 22
Rebs: Evgeny Kisurin 7
Asts: Sergei Bazarevich 7
SkyDome, Toronto
Attendance: 32.616
Referees: Wiesław Zych (POL), Isaac Glass (URU)

Awards[edit]

 1994 FIBA World Championship Winner 

United States
Third title
MVP
United States Shaquille O'Neal

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Source:[4]

Top scorers (ppg)[edit]

  1. Australia Andrew Gaze 23.9
  2. Croatia Dino Rađa 22.4
  3. Croatia Arijan Komazec 19.4
  4. South Korea Hur Jae 19.4
  5. Brazil Paolo de Almeida 19.4
  6. South Korea Moon Kyung-Eun 19
  7. Cuba Richard Matienzo 18.8
  8. United States Shaquille O'Neal 18
  9. Argentina Marcelo Nicola 17.7
  10. United States Reggie Miller 17.1

Final rankings[edit]

1994 FIBA World Championship final rankings.
Rank Team Record
1  United States 8–0
2  Russia 6–2
3  Croatia 7–1
4  Greece 4–4
5  Australia 5–3
6  Puerto Rico 3–5
7  Canada 4–4
8  China 2–6
9  Argentina 5–3
10  Spain 5–3
11  Brazil 2–6
12  Germany 5–3
13  South Korea 3–5
14  Egypt 1–7
15  Cuba 3–5
16  Angola 1–7

References[edit]

External links[edit]