2001 Tournament of the Americas

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FIBA Americas Cup 2001
10th FIBA American Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Argentina
Dates 16–26 August
Teams 10 (from 43 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Argentina (1st title)
MVP Argentina Manu Ginóbili
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The 2001 COPABA Tournament of the Americas, known now as the FIBA Americas Championship (or as well Championship of the Americas for Men) was hosted by Argentina from 16 August to 26 August 2001. The games were played at the Estadio Ruca Che, Neuquén. This COPABA championship was to earn berths at the 2002 FIBA World Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Argentina won the tournament, the country's first Americas championship.

Venue[edit]

Neuquén
2001 Tournament of the Americas is located in Argentina
Neuquén
Neuquén
2001 Tournament of the Americas (Argentina)
Estadio Ruca Che
Capacity: 8,000
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Qualification[edit]

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 2001; two teams (USA and Canada) qualified automatically since they are the only 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 quarterfinals.
  • Results and standings among teams within the same group are carried over.
  • The top four teams at the quarterfinals advance to the semifinals (1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3).
  • The top five teams from the quarterfinals stage where granted berths in the 2002 FIBA World Championship in Indianapolis. Since the United States were already qualified as Olympic Champions, should they reach the semifinals stage, the sixth best team from the quarterfinals also qualified to the World Championship.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advance to the Final. The losers figure in a third-place playoff.

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Puerto Rico 4 4 0 427 368 +59 8
 Canada 4 3 1 399 372 +27 7
 Panama 4 2 2 361 400 −39 6
 U.S. Virgin Islands 4 1 3 362 364 −2 5
 Mexico 4 0 4 362 407 −45 4
16 August
 Canada 108–97 (OT)  U.S. Virgin Islands
16 August
 Puerto Rico 117–80  Panama
17 August
 Mexico 106–109  Panama
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17 August
 Puerto Rico 101–98  Canada
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18 August
 Panama 90–88  U.S. Virgin Islands
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18 August
 Mexico 97–110  Puerto Rico
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19 August
 Panama 82–89  Canada
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19 August
 U.S. Virgin Islands 84–67  Mexico
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20 August
 Canada 104–92  Mexico
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20 August
 U.S. Virgin Islands 93–99  Puerto Rico
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Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Argentina 4 4 0 409 303 +106 8
 Brazil 4 3 1 396 342 +54 7
 Venezuela 4 2 2 360 346 +14 6
 Uruguay 4 1 3 315 377 −62 5
 United States 4 0 4 323 435 −112 4
16 August
 United States 78–116  Brazil
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16 August
 Argentina 103–63  Uruguay
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17 August
 Brazil 92–89  Venezuela
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17 August
 Argentina 108–69  United States
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18 August
 Venezuela 107–83  United States
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18 August
 Uruguay 67–90  Brazil
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19 August
 United States 93–104  Uruguay
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19 August
 Argentina 90–73  Venezuela
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20 August
 Uruguay 81–91  Venezuela
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20 August
 Argentina 108–98 (OT)  Brazil
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Quarterfinal Group[edit]

Qualified for the semifinals
Fifth place

The top four teams in both Group A and Group B advanced to the quarterfinal group. Then, each team played the four from the other group once to complete a full round robin. Records from the preliminary groups carried over.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Argentina 7 7 0 687 526 +161 14  
 Brazil 8 6 2 759 665 +94 14  
 Puerto Rico 7 5 2 670 622 +48 12  
 Canada 8 5 3 753 712 +41 13  
 Venezuela 7 4 3 657 621 +36 11 1–0
 Panama 7 4 3 656 674 −18 11 0–1
 U.S. Virgin Islands 8 2 6 696 746 −50 10  
 Uruguay 8 1 7 627 782 −155 9  
21 August
 Canada 108–100  Venezuela
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21 August
 Brazil 94–102  Panama
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21 August
 Puerto Rico 90–70  Uruguay
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21 August
 Argentina 98–77  U.S. Virgin Islands
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22 August
 Uruguay 77–101  Canada
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22 August
 U.S. Virgin Islands 69–92  Brazil
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22 August
 Venezuela 89–98  Puerto Rico
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22 August
 Argentina 115–87  Panama
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24 August
 Venezuela 91–75  U.S. Virgin Islands
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24 August
 Panama 101–74  Uruguay
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24 August
 Brazil 89–83 (OT)  Puerto Rico
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24 August
 Argentina 85–76  Canada
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25 August
 U.S. Virgin Islands 113–91  Uruguay
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25 August
 Panama 92–106  Venezuela
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25 August
 Canada 69–78  Brazil
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25 August
 Argentina 95–70  Puerto Rico
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Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
26 August
 Brazil Brazil  98  
 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  94  
 
26 August
     Brazil Brazil  59
   Argentina Argentina  78
Third place
26 August 26 August
 Argentina Argentina  97  Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  95
 Canada Canada  76    Canada Canada  102

Awards[edit]

 2001 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

Argentina
First title
Most Valuable Player
Argentina Manu Ginóbili

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for the 2002 FIBA World Championship
Qualified for the 2002 FIBA World Championship as Olympic Champions and hosts
Rank Team Record
1st, gold medalist(s)  Argentina 9–0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Brazil 7–3
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Canada 6–4
4  Puerto Rico 5–4
5  Venezuela 4–3
6  Panama 4–3
7  U.S. Virgin Islands 2–6
8  Uruguay 1–7
9  Mexico 0–4
10  United States 0–4
1st
2nd
3rd
 Argentina
Juan Ignacio Sánchez
Gabriel Fernández
Manu Ginóbili
Fabricio Oberto
Lucas Victoriano
Daniel Farabello
Hugo Sconochini
Luis Scola
Leonardo Gutiérrez
Andrés Nocioni
Leandro Palladino
Rubén Wolkowyski
 Brazil
Marcelinho Machado
Alex Garcia
Vanderlei Mazzuchini
Tiago Valentim de Lima
Sandro França Varejão
Demétrius Ferraciú
Hélio Rubens Filho
Estevam Ferreira
Guilherme Giovannoni
Nenê
Anderson Varejão
Márcio Dornelles
 Canada
David Daniels
Sherman Hamilton
Dean Walker
Steve Nash
Shawn Swords
Prosper Karangwa
Jerome Robinson
Todd MacCulloch
Andrew Kwiatkowski
Peter Guarasci
Michael Meeks
Kevin Jobity

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