|FIBA EuroBasket 1937|
|2nd FIBA European Basketball Championship|
|Teams||8 (from 18 federations)|
|Venues||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Lithuania (1st title)|
|EuroBasket 1937 (archive)|
The 1937 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1937, was the second FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Eight national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) took part in the competition. Defending champions Latvia hosted the tournament, held in Riga.
The preliminary round consisted of the eight teams being separated into two groups of four. Each group played a round-robin format tournament, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the semifinals and the bottom two playing in the lower classification matches. Wins counted for 2 points, losses for 1 point.
Egypt won against Italy 31:28 but because of the mistake, FIBA ruled to replay the game. Egypt objected the ruling of FIBA and decided to withdrew from replaying of the match.
Latvia are classified third, because of scores differences between France-Poland-Latvia (Latvia has −1, Poland +2 and France −1), and the next factor – average points scored (Latvia has 26, France 29).
The bottom four teams from the preliminary group faced off in the classification matches.
The semifinals pitted the four top teams of the preliminary round against each other. Winners advanced to the final, with the losers playing in a match for 3rd and 4th place.
Bronze medal match
|1937 FIBA European Champions|
1. Lithuania: Feliksas Kriaučiūnas, Pranas Talzūnas, Stasys Šačkus, Juozas Žukas, Leonas Baltrūnas, Zenonas Puzinauskas, Artūras Andrulis, Leopoldas Kepalas, Pranas Mažeika, Česlovas Daukša, Leonas Petrauskas, Eugenijus Nikolskis (Coach: Feliksas Kriaučiūnas)
4. Poland: Pawel Stok, Michal Czajczyk, Stefan Gendera, Florian Grzechowiak, Zdzislaw Kasprzak, Janusz Patrzykont, Andrzej Plucinski, Zbigniew Resich, Zenon Rozycki, Jaroslaw Smigielski (Coach: Walenty Kłyszejko)