2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship

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2008 EuroBasket Under-20
11th FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship
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Tournament details
Host nation Latvia
Dates August 1-10
Teams 16 (from 48 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Serbia (4th title)
MVP Serbia Miroslav Raduljica
Tournament leaders
Players Teams
Points Montenegro Dašić (22.8)  Lithuania (87.8)
Rebounds Serbia Raduljica (10.9)  France (46.9)
Assists Spain Colom (6.1)  Greece (19.0)
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The 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship was the eleventh edition of the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. The city of Riga, in Latvia, hosted the tournament. Serbia won their fourth title, the third title in a row.

Bulgaria and Georgia were relegated to Division B.

Teams[edit]

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The sixteen teams were allocated in four groups of four teams each.

     Team advanced to Qualifying round
     Team competed in Classification round

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
 Lithuania 3 3 0 271 237 6
 Ukraine 3 1 2 263 258 4 (1–1 +7)
 Croatia 3 1 2 234 256 4 (1–1 –3)
 Greece 3 1 2 218 235 4 (1–1 –4)
1 August 2008
Ukraine  91–93  Lithuania Riga
Croatia  74–67  Greece Riga
2 August 2008
Lithuania  88–69  Croatia Riga
Greece  74–71  Ukraine Riga
3 August 2008
Croatia  91–101  Ukraine Riga
Lithuania  90–77  Greece Riga

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 198 200 5
 Turkey 3 2 1 207 182 5
 Israel 3 1 2 216 224 4
 Georgia 3 1 2 201 216 4
1 August 2008
Georgia  51–69  Turkey Riga
Israel  67–69  Italy Riga
2 August 2008
Turkey  75–65  Israel Riga
Italy  63–70  Georgia Riga
3 August 2008
Turkey  63–66  Italy Riga
Israel  84–80  Georgia Riga

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
 Montenegro 3 3 0 227 197 6
 Spain 3 2 1 222 204 5
 Latvia 3 1 2 205 204 4
 Bulgaria 3 0 3 219 268 3
1 August 2008
Montenegro  74–65  Spain Riga
Latvia  95–67  Bulgaria Riga
2 August 2008
Bulgaria  68–76  Montenegro Riga
Spain  60–46  Latvia Riga
3 August 2008
Spain  97–84  Bulgaria Riga
Latvia  64–77  Montenegro Riga

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
 France 3 3 0 262 197 6
 Serbia 3 2 1 243 236 5
 Russia 3 1 2 234 241 4
 Slovenia 3 0 3 193 258 3
1 August 2008
Russia  75–84  Serbia Riga
Slovenia  46–91  France Riga
2 August 2008
Serbia  90–78  Slovenia Riga
France  88–82  Russia Riga
3 August 2008
Russia  77–69  Slovenia Riga
France  83–69  Serbia Riga

Qualifying round[edit]

The twelve teams were allocated in two groups of six teams each. The results of the games between the teams from the same group in the Preliminary Round were taken into account for the ranking in this round.

     Team advanced to Semifinals
     Team competed in the 5th-8th playoffs
     Team competed in the 9th-12th playoffs

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
 Lithuania 5 4 1 427 393 9 (1–1 +6)
 Turkey 5 4 1 371 344 9 (1–1 +1)
 Italy 5 4 1 401 331 9 (1–1 –7)
 Ukraine 5 2 3 409 437 7
 Croatia 5 1 4 352 402 6
 Israel 5 0 5 332 385 5
5 August 2008
Turkey  86–73  Ukraine Riga
Israel  70–77  Lithuania Riga
Croatia  52–88  Italy Riga
6 August 2008
Lithuania  80–84  Turkey Riga
Ukraine  60–99  Italy Riga
Israel  62–80  Croatia Riga
7 August 2008
Turkey  63–60  Croatia Riga
Ukraine  84–68  Israel Riga
Italy  79–89  Lithuania Riga

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
 Serbia 5 4 1 405 371 9
 Spain 5 3 2 368 343 8 (1–1 +11)
 Montenegro 5 3 2 364 333 8 (1–1 +5)
 France 5 3 2 382 401 8 (1–1 –16)
 Latvia 5 2 3 344 362 7
 Russia 5 0 5 346 399 5
5 August 2008
Russia  63–81  Montenegro Riga
Serbia  80–73  Spain Riga
Latvia  96–73  France Riga
6 August 2008
Montenegro  70–75  Serbia Riga
Spain  92–72  France Riga
Russia  55–68  Latvia Riga
7 August 2008
Spain  78–71  Russia Riga
France  66–62  Montenegro Riga
Serbia  97–70  Latvia Riga

Classification round[edit]

     Team relegated to Division B

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
 Greece 3 2 1 265 201 5 (1–1 +34)
 Slovenia 3 2 1 246 232 5 (1–1 +5)
 Bulgaria 3 2 1 227 251 5 (1–1 –39)
 Georgia 3 1 2 224 278 3
10 July 2007
Greece  70–77  Slovenia Riga
Georgia  75–90  Bulgaria Riga
12 July 2007
Bulgaria  57–98  Greece Riga
Slovenia  91–82  Georgia Riga
14 July 2007
Greece  97–67  Georgia Riga
Bulgaria  80–78  Slovenia Riga

Knockout stage[edit]

9th–12th playoffs[edit]

Playoffs Ninth place
August 9, Riga
  Russia  79  
  Croatia  69  
 
August 10, Riga
      Russia  83
    Israel  67
Eleventh place
August 9, Riga August 10, Riga
  Israel  86   Croatia  70
  Latvia  83     Latvia  94

5th–8th playoffs[edit]

Playoffs Fifth place
August 9, Riga
  Montenegro  90  
  Ukraine  53  
 
August 10, Riga
      Montenegro  79
    Italy  63
Seventh place
August 9, Riga August 10, Riga
  Italy  71   Ukraine  78
  France  56     France  96

Championship[edit]

Semifinals Final
August 9, Riga
  Serbia  90  
  Turkey  69  
 
August 10, Riga
      Serbia  96
    Lithuania  89
Third place
August 9, Riga August 10, Riga
  Lithuania  96   Turkey  72
  Spain  79     Spain  91

Final standings[edit]

Stats Leaders[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

References[edit]