FIBA Africa Championship 1970

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FIBA Africa Championship 1968
4th FIBA Africa Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Egypt
Dates 9–15 March
Teams (from 33 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Egypt (3rd title)
1968
1972 >

The FIBA Africa Championship 1970, was the fifth FIBA Africa Championship regional basketball championship held by FIBA Africa, which also served as Africa qualifier for the 1970 FIBA World Championship, grantin one berth to the champion. It was held in Egypt between 9 March and 15 March 1970. Seven national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Africa, the sport's regional governing body. The city of Alexandria hosted the tournament. Egypt won their third title after defeating Senegal in the final.

Format[edit]

  • Teams were split into two round-robin groups of four and three teams. The top two teams from each group advanced to the knockout semi-finals. The winners in the semi-finals competed for the championship, while the losing teams from the semifinals competed for third place in an extra game. The champion qualified for the 1970 FIBA World Championship.
  • The third teams from each group played an extra game to define fifth and sixth place in the final standings. The bottom team from the four-team group was placed seventh in the final standings.

First round[edit]

Advanced to the semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Egypt 3 3 0 306 178 +128 6
 Central African Republic 3 2 1 283 194 +89 5
 Palestine 3 1 2 216 281 −65 4
 Somalia 3 0 3 163 315 −152 3
Egypt  112–53  Palestine
Scoring by half: 54–24, 58–29
Somalia  45–107  Central African Republic
Scoring by half: 22–63, 23–44
Somalia  71–104  Palestine
Scoring by half: 32–55, 39–49
Egypt  90–78  Central African Republic
Scoring by half: 42–42, 48–36
Somalia  47–104  Egypt
Scoring by half: 18–46, 29–58
Palestine  59–98  Central African Republic
Scoring by half: 31–46, 28–52

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Senegal 2 2 0 107 83 +24 4
 Tunisia 2 1 1 119 85 +34 3
 Libya 2 0 2 85 143 −58 2
Senegal  44–39  Tunisia
Scoring by half: 19–18, 25–21
Libya  41–80  Tunisia
Scoring by half: 20–48, 21–32
Libya  44–63  Senegal
Scoring by half: 22–32, 22–31

Knockout stage[edit]

Championship bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
March 14
  Egypt  79  
  Tunisia  76  
 
March 15
      Egypt  70
    Senegal  63
Third place
March 14 March 15
  Senegal  66   Tunisia  73
  Central African Republic  57     Central African Republic  56

Semifinals[edit]

Central African Republic  57–66  Senegal
Scoring by half: 24–37, 33–29
Egypt  79–76  Tunisia
Scoring by half: 39–40, 40–36

Third place[edit]

Central African Republic  56–73  Tunisia
Scoring by half: 26–30, 30–43

Final[edit]

Egypt  70–63  Senegal
Scoring by half: 35–29, 35–34

Fifth place[edit]

Palestine  55–78  Libya
Scoring by half: 31–30, 24–48

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for the 1970 FIBA World Championship
Rank Team Record
1st, gold medalist(s)  Egypt 5–0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Senegal 3–1
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Tunisia 2–2
4  Central African Republic 2–3
5  Libya 1–2
6  Palestine 1–3
7  Somalia 0–3

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