FIBA Africa Championship 1974

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FIBA Africa Championship 1974
7th FIBA Africa Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Central African Republic
Dates April 5-15
Teams 10 (from 34 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Central African Republic (1st title)
MVP Central African Republic Gaston Gambor
Tournament leaders
Players Teams
Points Senegal Diop
1972
1975 >

The FIBA Africa Championship 1974 was hosted by the Central African Republic from April 5 to April 15, 1974. The games were played in Bangui. Central African Republic won the tournament, its first African Championship, by beating Senegal in the final. Central African Republic qualified for the 1974 FIBA World Championship by winning the tournament.

Competing Nations[edit]

The following national teams competed:

Group A Group B

 Benin
 Mali
 Senegal
 Somalia
 Togo
 Tunisia

 Central African Republic
 Cameroon
 Tanzania
 Zaire

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Senegal 10 5 5 0 403 301 +102
 Togo 8 5 3 2 380 345 +35
 Mali 8 5 3 2 369 331 +38
 Tunisia 7 4 3 1 309 290 +19
 Benin
6 5 1 4 315 430 -115
 Somalia
6 6 0 6 334 413 -79

Day 1

 Tunisia 82–64  Benin
 Togo 59–39  Somalia
 Senegal 76–68  Mali

Day 2

 Somalia 59–72  Benin
 Somalia 70–71  Mali
 Senegal 78–68  Togo

Day 3

 Somalia 43–63  Senegal
 Mali 89–49  Benin
 Tunisia 88–84  Togo

Day 4

 Senegal 114–70  Benin
 Mali 80–83  Togo
 Tunisia 87–70  Somalia

Day 5

 Togo 86–60  Benin
 Senegal 72–52  Tunisia
 Mali 61–53  Somalia

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Central African Republic 6 3 3 0 339 178 +161
 Cameroon 5 3 2 1 281 180 +101
 Zaire 4 3 1 2 267 265 +2
 Tanzania 3 3 0 3 143 407 -263

Day 1

 Central African Republic 66–64  Cameroon

Day 2

 Cameroon 91–62  Zaire

Day 3

 Zaire 123–59  Tanzania

Day 4

 Cameroon 126–52  Tanzania
 Central African Republic 115–82  Zaire

Day 5

 Central African Republic 158–32  Tanzania

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
April 14, 1974
  Central African Republic  89  
  Tunisia  80  
 
April 15, 1974
      Central African Republic  72
    Senegal  67
Third place
April 14, 1974 April 15, 1974
  Senegal  84   Tunisia  82
  Cameroon  78     Cameroon  72

Classification Stage[edit]

 Togo 87–70  Zaire
 Tanzania 37–151  Mali

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  Central African Republic 5-0
2  Senegal 6-1
3  Tunisia 4-2
4  Cameroon 2-3
5  Togo 4-2
6  Zaire 1-3
7  Mali 4-2
8  Tanzania 0-4
9  Benin (named Dahomey) 1-4
10  Somalia 0-6

 Central African Republic qualified for the 1974 FIBA World Championship.

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