FIBA Africa Championship 1968

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FIBA Africa Championship 1968
4th FIBA Africa Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Morocco
Dates 29 March – 6 April
Teams (from 33 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Senegal (1st title)
1965
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The FIBA Africa Championship 1968, was the fourth FIBA Africa Championship regional basketball championship held by FIBA Africa, which also served as Africa qualifier for the 1968 Summer Olympics, granting berths to the champion and runner-up. It was held in Morocco between 29 March and 6 April 1968. Nine national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Africa, the sport's regional governing body. The city of Casablanca hosted the tournament. Senegal won their first title after defeating hosts Morocco in the final.

Format[edit]

  • Teams were split into two round-robin groups of five and four teams. The top two teams from each group advanced to the knockout semi-finals. The winners in the semi-finals competed for the championship and were granted berths to the 1968 Summer Olympics, while the losing teams from the semifinals competed for third place in an extra game.
  • The third and fourth teams from each group were cross-paired and competed in a separate bracket to define places fifth through eighth in the final standings. The bottom team in the five-team group occupied ninth place in the final standings.

First round[edit]

Advanced to the semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Morocco 4 4 0 321 242 +79 8
 Mali 4 3 1 295 273 +22 7
 Ivory Coast 4 2 2 274 275 −1 6
 Sudan 4 1 3 234 274 −40 5
 Congo 4 0 4 234 294 −60 4
Sudan  50–43  Senegal
Scoring by half: 23–18, 27–25
Morocco  66–59  Ivory Coast
Scoring by half: 41–27, 25–32
Mali  71–62  Sudan
Scoring by half: 30–25, 41–37
Morocco  83–54  Congo
Scoring by half: 43–14, 40–40
Ivory Coast  86–67  Congo
Scoring by half: 41–25, 45–42
Morocco  79–68  Mali
Scoring by half: 31–34, 48–34
Morocco  93–61  Sudan
Scoring by half: 38–30, 55–31
Mali  81–62  Ivory Coast
Scoring by half: 35–30, 46–32
Mali  75–70  Congo
Scoring by half: 37–37, 38–33
Ivory Coast  67–61  Sudan
Scoring by half: 27–38, 40–23

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Senegal 3 2 1 218 167 +51 5
 Central African Republic 3 2 1 230 208 +22 5
 Algeria 3 2 1 215 215 0 5
 Niger 3 0 3 186 259 −73 3
Central African Republic  94–68  Niger
Scoring by half: 41–22, 53–46
Algeria  67–61  Senegal
Scoring by half: 33–31, 34–30
Senegal  83–47  Niger
Scoring by half: 37–17, 46–30
Central African Republic  83–66  Algeria
Scoring by half: 36–34, 47–32
Algeria  82–71  Niger
Scoring by half: 32–34, 50–37
Senegal  74–53  Central African Republic
Scoring by half: 36–19, 38–34

Knockout stage[edit]

Championship bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
April 5
  Morocco  67  
  Central African Republic  58  
 
April 6
      Morocco  60
    Senegal  67
Third place
April 5 April 6
  Senegal  62   Central African Republic  76
  Mali  54     Mali  60

Semifinals[edit]

Senegal  62–54  Mali
Scoring by half: 17–25, 45–29
Morocco  67–58  Central African Republic
Scoring by half: 27–22, 40–36

Third place[edit]

Central African Republic  76–60  Mali
Scoring by half: 35–22, 41–38

Final[edit]

Senegal  67–60  Morocco
Scoring by half: 33–26, 34–34

Classification stage[edit]

Classification round Fifth place
April 5
  Sudan  73  
  Algeria  70  
 
April 6
      Sudan  2
    Niger  0
Seventh place
April 5 April 6
  Niger  73   Algeria  64
  Ivory Coast  62     Ivory Coast  65
Niger  73–62  Ivory Coast
Scoring by half: 31–30, 42–32
Sudan  73–70  Algeria
Scoring by half: 37–31, 36–39
Algeria  64–65  Ivory Coast
Scoring by half: 32–27, 32–38
Sudan  2–0  Niger

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for the 1968 Summer Olympics
Rank Team Record
1st, gold medalist(s)  Senegal 4–1
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Morocco 5–1
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Central African Republic 3–2
4  Mali 3–3
5  Sudan 3–3
6  Niger 1–4
7  Ivory Coast 4–3
8  Algeria 2–3
9  Congo 0–4

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