EuroBasket 1973

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EuroBasket 1973
XVIII Campeonato Europeo de Baloncesto
EuroBasket 1973 logo.jpg
Tournament details
City Spain
Dates 27 September – 6 October
Teams 12
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  Soviet Union
Fourth place  Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
MVP Spain Wayne Brabender
Top scorer Bulgaria Atanas Golomeev
(22.3 points per game)
1971
1975

The 1973 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1973, was the eighteenth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe.

Venues[edit]

Barcelona Badalona
Palacio de los Deportes
Capacity 8 000
Pabellón de Ausias March
Capacity 5 000
Barcelona Teatre Musical - (Catalonia).jpg

Group stage[edit]

Group A – Badalona[edit]

 Poland  Soviet Union 83–104
 Czechoslovakia  Israel 92–89
 Turkey  Romania 69–84
 Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union 55–57
 Israel  Romania 85–80
 Poland  Turkey 64–65
 Soviet Union  Turkey 79–53
 Czechoslovakia  Romania 70–61
 Israel  Poland 98–84
 Czechoslovakia  Turkey 66–64
 Soviet Union  Israel 101–78
 Romania  Poland 60–66
 Romania  Soviet Union 84–98
 Czechoslovakia  Poland 81–79
 Turkey  Israel 94–93
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1.  Soviet Union 5 5 0 439:353 10 +86
2.  Czechoslovakia 5 4 1 364:350 8 +14
3.  Turkey 5 2 3 345:386 4 −41
4.  Israel 5 2 3 443:451 4 −8
5.  Poland 5 1 4 376:408 2 −32
6.  Romania 5 1 4 369:388 2 −19

Group B – Barcelona[edit]

 Bulgaria  France 89–70
 Spain  Yugoslavia 59–65
 Greece  Italy 54–59
 Greece  Yugoslavia 68–84
 Spain  Bulgaria 85–69
 Italy  France 71–63
 Greece  France 67–62
 Yugoslavia  Bulgaria 76–65
 Italy  Spain 65–77
 Greece  Bulgaria 72–86
 France  Spain 80–85
 Yugoslavia  Italy 73–71
 Bulgaria  Italy 58–69
 Greece  Spain 74–86
 France  Yugoslavia 70–80
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1.  Yugoslavia 5 5 0 378:333 10 +45
2.  Spain 5 4 1 392:353 8 +29
3.  Italy 5 3 2 335:325 6 +10
4.  Bulgaria 5 2 3 367:372 4 −5
5.  Greece 5 1 4 335:377 2 −42
6.  France 5 0 5 345:392 0 −47

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Soviet Union 76
 
 
 
 Spain 80
 
 Spain 67
 
 
 
 Yugoslavia 78
 
 Yugoslavia 96
 
 
 Czechoslovakia 71
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
 Soviet Union 90
 
 
 Czechoslovakia 58

5th to 8th place[edit]

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Turkey 67
 
 
 
 Bulgaria 76
 
 Bulgaria 78
 
 
 
 Italy 96
 
 Italy 94
 
 
 Israel 73
 
Seventh place
 
 
 
 
 
 Turkey 78
 
 
 Israel 96

9th to 12th place[edit]

 
Classification roundNinth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Poland 62
 
 
 
 France 67
 
 France 69
 
 
 
 Romania 72
 
 Greece 78
 
 
 Romania 89
 
Eleventh place
 
 
 
 
 
 Poland 64
 
 
 Greece 65


 1973 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 

Yugoslavia
1st title

Final rankings[edit]

  1.  Yugoslavia
  2.  Spain
  3.  Soviet Union
  4.  Czechoslovakia
  5.  Italy
  6.  Bulgaria
  7.  Israel
  8.  Turkey
  9.  Romania
  10.  France
  11.  Greece
  12.  Poland

Awards[edit]

1973 FIBA EuroBasket Championship MVP: Wayne Brabender (Spain Spain)
All-Tournament Team[1]
Soviet Union Sergei Belov
Spain Francisco "Nino" Buscato
Spain Wayne Brabender (MVP)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Krešimir Ćosić
Bulgaria Atanas Golomeev

Team rosters[edit]

1. Yugoslavia: Krešimir Ćosić, Dražen Dalipagić, Dragan Kićanović, Zoran Slavnić, Nikola Plećaš, Željko Jerkov, Vinko Jelovac, Damir Šolman, Rato Tvrdić, Milun Marović, Žarko Knežević, Dragi Ivković (Coach: Mirko Novosel)

2. Spain: Clifford Luyk, Wayne Brabender, Francisco "Nino" Buscato, Vicente Ramos, Rafael Rullan, Manuel Flores, Luis Miguel Santillana, Carmelo Cabrera, Gonzalo Sagi-Vela, Jose Luis Sagi-Vela, Miguel Angel Estrada, Enrique Margall (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)

3. Soviet Union: Sergei Belov, Modestas Paulauskas, Anatoly Myshkin, Ivan Edeshko, Zurab Sakandelidze, Sergei Kovalenko, Valeri Miloserdov, Evgeni Kovalenko, Aleksander Boloshev, Yuri Pavlov, Jaak Salumets, Nikolai Djachenko (Coach: Vladimir Kondrashin)

4. Czechoslovakia: Jiří Zídek Sr., Kamil Brabenec, Zdenek Kos, Jiří Zedníček, Jan Bobrovsky, Jiri Pospisil, Petr Novicky, Jan Blažek, Josef Klima, Vojtech Petr, Jiri Balastik, Gustav Hraska (Coach: Vladimir Heger)

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