Basketball at the 1991 Pan American Games

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Basketball at the XI Pan American Games
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Dates August 3–17, 1991

The Men's Basketball Tournament at the 1991 Pan American Games was held from August 3 to 17, 1991 in Havana, Cuba. The women also competed in the Cuban capital, from August 3 to 12.

Men's competition[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

Group A Group B

 Argentina (ARG)
 Bahamas (BAH)
 Cuba (CUB)
 United States (USA)
 Venezuela (VEN)

 Brazil (BRA)
 Canada (CAN)
 Mexico (MEX)
 Puerto Rico (PUR)
 Uruguay (URU)

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 United States 8 4 4 0 386 293 +93
 Argentina 6 4 2 2 354 348 +6
 Venezuela 6 4 2 2 331 342 –11
 Cuba 5 4 1 3 230 253 –23
 Bahamas 5 4 1 3 243 308 –65
  • 1991-08-03
United States  92 – 88  Cuba
  • 1991-08-04
Bahamas  104 – 96  Argentina
  • 1991-08-05
United States  91 – 66  Venezuela
Cuba  99 – 90  Bahamas
  • 1991-08-06
United States  87 – 81  Argentina
  • 1991-08-07
Venezuela  84 – 70  Cuba
  • 1991-08-08
Venezuela  96 – 81  Bahamas
  • 1991-08-09
United States  116 – 58  Bahamas
Argentina  77 – 72  Cuba
  • 1991-08-10
Argentina  100 – 85  Venezuela


Group B Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Brazil 8 4 4 0 339 247 +92
 Puerto Rico 7 4 3 1 357 334 +23
 Mexico 6 4 2 2 311 320 –9
 Uruguay 5 4 1 3 283 327 –44
 Canada 4 4 0 4 259 321 –62
  • 1991-08-04
Brazil  94 – 72  Uruguay
Puerto Rico  95 – 77  Canada
  • 1991-08-05
Brazil  85 – 55  Canada
Puerto Rico  102 – 100  Mexico
  • 1991-08-06
Uruguay  62 – 61  Canada
  • 1991-08-07
Brazil  81 – 58  Mexico
  • 1991-08-08
Puerto Rico  98 – 78  Uruguay
  • 1991-08-09
Mexico  79 – 66  Canada
Brazil  79 – 62  Puerto Rico
  • 1991-08-10
Mexico  74 – 71  Uruguay

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • 1991-08-12
Puerto Rico  111 – 104  Venezuela
Mexico  91 – 77  Argentina
United States  114 – 68  Uruguay
Cuba  96 – 92 [OT]  Brazil

Semifinals[edit]

  • 1991-08-13 — 5th/8th place
Brazil  95 – 64  Argentina
Venezuela  85 – 79  Uruguay
  • 1991-08-15 — 1st/4th place
Puerto Rico  73 – 68  United States
Mexico  93 – 87  Cuba

Finals[edit]

  • 1991-08-11 — 9th/10th place
Bahamas  75 – 62  Canada
  • 1991-08-16 — 7th/8th place
Argentina  71 – 63  Uruguay
  • 1991-08-16 — 5th/6th place
Brazil  90 – 88  Venezuela [1]
  • 1991-08-17 — Bronze Medal Match
United States  93 – 74  Cuba
  • 1991-08-17 — Gold Medal Match
Puerto Rico  77 – 65  Mexico

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Venezuela was later disqualified after one of their players, Armando Becker, was found guilty of using doping in the match against Uruguay on August 13, 1991. Venezuela therefore was set back from the sixth to the tenth and last spot in the final ranking.

Final ranking[edit]

RANK TEAM
1.  Puerto Rico
2.  Mexico
3.  United States
4.  Cuba
5.  Brazil
6.  Argentina
7.  Uruguay
8.  Bahamas
9.  Canada
10.  Venezuela

Awards[edit]

 1991 Pan American Games Winners 

Puerto Rico
First title



Women's competition[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

 Argentina (ARG)
 Brazil (BRA)
 Canada (CAN)
 Cuba (CUB)
 United States (USA)

Preliminary round[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Brazil 8 4 4 0 334 293 +41
 United States 7 4 3 1 359 268 +91
 Cuba 6 4 2 2 346 299 +47
 Canada 5 4 1 3 288 317 –29
 Argentina 4 4 0 4 204 354 –150
  • 1991-08-03
United States  87 – 70  Canada
Cuba  93 – 47  Argentina
  • 1991-08-04
Brazil  87 – 84  United States
Cuba  95 – 71  Canada
  • 1991-08-05
United States  97 – 40  Argentina
Brazil  74 – 66  Canada
  • 1991-08-07
Canada  81 – 61  Argentina
Brazil  90 – 87  Cuba
  • 1991-08-08
United States  91 – 71  Cuba
Brazil  83 – 56  Argentina

Semifinals[edit]

  • 1991-08-10
Brazil  87 – 78  Canada
Cuba  86 – 81  United States

Finals[edit]

  • 1991-08-12 — Bronze Medal Match
United States  92 – 61  Canada
  • 1991-08-12 — Gold Medal Match
Brazil  97 – 76  Cuba

Final ranking[edit]

RANK TEAM
1.  Brazil
2.  Cuba
3.  United States
4.  Canada
5.  Argentina

Awards[edit]

 1991 Pan American Games Winners 

Brazil
Third title

See also[edit]

References[edit]