1942 South American Basketball Championship

The 1942 South American Basketball Championship was the 10th edition of this tournament. It was held in Santiago, Chile and won by the Argentina national basketball team. It was the first time since the 1935 championship that the host had not won the competition. 5 teams competed despite the World War that was under way.

Tournament details
Host nationChile
Dates7 March - 17 March
Teams5
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions Argentina
(4th title)

Final rankingsEdit

  1.   Argentina
  2.   Uruguay
  3.   Chile
  4.   Brazil
  5.   Ecuador

ResultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Each team played the other four teams once, for a total of four games played by each team and 10 overall in the preliminary round.

The tie for third place was resolved by head-to-head results, with Chile taking the bronze medal as they beat Brazil.

As Argentina and Uruguay were tied for first place, a final game to determine the championship was required.

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
=1   Argentina 7 3 1 235 169 +66
=1   Uruguay 7 3 1 149 121 +28
3   Chile 6 2 2 181 202 -21
4   Brazil 6 2 2 173 170 +3
5   Ecuador 4 0 4 169 245 -76
Argentina 32 - 37 Uruguay
Argentina 65 - 44 Chile
Argentina 44 - 29 Brazil
Argentina 94 - 59 Ecuador
Uruguay 43 - 29 Chile
Uruguay 33 - 36 Brazil
Uruguay 36 - 24 Ecuador
Chile 53 - 48 Brazil
Chile 55 - 46 Ecuador
Brazil 60 - 40 Ecuador

FinalEdit

Argentina and Uruguay played a final matchup after each finishing 3-1 in the preliminary round. Uruguay had won the preliminary meeting between the two, but Argentina proved victorious in the rematch to take the gold medal.

Argentina 52 - 47 Uruguay

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