1997 FIBA Oceania Championship

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FIBA Oceania Championship 1997
13th FIBA Oceanian Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation New Zealand
Dates June 1 – June 4
Teams (from 21 federations)
Venues (in 2 host cities)
Champions  Australia (13th title)
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The FIBA Oceania Championship for Men 1997 was the qualifying tournament of FIBA Oceania for the 1998 FIBA World Championship. The tournament was held in Wellington and Palmerston North.  Australia won the tournament to qualify for the World Championship.

Teams that did not enter[edit]


Palmerston North
1997 FIBA Oceania Championship is located in New Zealand
Palmerston North
Palmerston North
1997 FIBA Oceania Championship (New Zealand)
Arena Manawatu Queens Wharf Events Centre
Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 4,002


September 1
New Zealand  136–41  New Caledonia
Scoring by half: 68-20, 68-21
September 2
Australia  97–75  New Zealand
Scoring by half: 49-44, 48-31
September 3
Australia  138–46  New Caledonia
Scoring by half: 62-17, 76-29


September 4
Australia  85–67  New Zealand
Scoring by half: 43-43, 42-24

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  Australia 3-0
2  New Zealand 1-2
3  New Caledonia 0-2

Australia qualified for the 1998 FIBA World Championship.