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The 1978 FIBA World Championship was the 8th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship for men's teams. The tournament was hosted by Philippines from October 1 to 14, 1978. Rizal Memorial Coliseum at Manila and Araneta Coliseum at Quezon City (both cities in Metro Manila), were the venues for the event.[1]

1978 FIBA World Championship
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Tournament details
Host countryPhilippines
DatesOctober 1–14
Teams14 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (2nd title)
Runners-up Soviet Union
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
MVPSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Dalipagić
Top scorerCzechoslovakia Kamil Brabenec
(26.9 per game)
1974
1982

Contents

Host selectionEdit

On 11 July 1974 at the FIBA Congress held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Philippines was unanimously chosen as hosts after Argentina and Spain withdrew their bids.[2]

VenuesEdit

Metro Manila Philippines
Manila Quezon City Metro Manila
Rizal Memorial Coliseum[1]
Capacity: 8,000
Araneta Coliseum
Capacity: 25,000*
   

(*) Temporarily reduced to 10,000 for the finals due to safety reasons.[1]

Competing nationsEdit

Group A Group B Group C Semifinal round

  Canada
  South Korea
  Senegal
  Yugoslavia

  Brazil
  China
  Italy
  Puerto Rico

  Australia
  Czechoslovakia
  Dominican Republic
  United States

  Philippines – host
  Soviet Union – defending champion

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the classification round

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Yugoslavia 3 3 0 325 244 +81 6
  Canada 3 2 1 260 216 +44 5
  South Korea 3 1 2 240 310 −70 4
  Senegal 3 0 3 190 245 −55 3
2 October
Canada   105–69   South Korea
2 October
Yugoslavia   99–64   Senegal
3 October
Canada   60–42   Senegal
4 October
South Korea   86–84 (OT)   Senegal
4 October
Yugoslavia   105–95   Canada

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 342 269 +73 6
  Italy 3 2 1 302 263 +39 5
  Puerto Rico 3 1 2 275 297 −22 4
  China 3 0 3 296 386 −90 3
2 October
Brazil   154–97   China
2 October
Puerto Rico   80–93   Italy
3 October
China   104–107   Puerto Rico
3 October
Italy   84–88   Brazil
4 October
Puerto Rico   88–100   Brazil
4 October
China   95–125   Italy

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 277 219 +58 6
  Australia 3 2 1 220 217 +3 5
  Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 229 248 −19 4
  Dominican Republic 3 0 3 218 260 −42 3

Classification roundEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Czechoslovakia 5 5 0 523 444 +79 10
  Puerto Rico 5 4 1 546 481 +65 9
  China 5 2 3 495 516 −21 7 1–0
  Dominican Republic 5 2 3 475 585 −110 7 0–1
  South Korea 5 1 4 438 521 −83 6 1–0
  Senegal 5 1 4 414 444 −30 6 0–1
6 October
South Korea   90–102   China
9 October
China   95–118   Czechoslovakia
11 October
China   79–89   Senegal
13 October
Puerto Rico   97–83   Senegal

Semifinal roundEdit

Qualified for the gold medal game
Qualified for the bronze medal game
Qualified for the fifth-place game
Qualified for the seventh-place game
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Yugoslavia 7 7 0 731 645 +86 14
  Soviet Union 7 6 1 691 550 +141 13
  Brazil 7 5 2 648 571 +77 12
  Italy 7 4 3 609 582 +27 11
  United States 7 3 4 612 605 +7 10
  Canada 7 2 5 605 644 −39 9
  Australia 7 1 6 566 632 −66 8
  Philippines 7 0 7 521 754 −233 7
6 October
Brazil   69–62   Canada
6 October
United States   80–81   Italy
6 October
Philippines   101–117   Yugoslavia
6 October
Soviet Union   112–67   Australia
7 October
Italy   76–108   Yugoslavia
7 October
Australia   78–108   Brazil
8 October
Soviet Union   107–85   Canada
8 October
Australia   69–87   Italy
9 October
Philippines   72–119   Brazil
9 October
Canada   90–96   United States
10 October
United States   90–92   Brazil
10 October
Yugoslavia   105–92   Soviet Union
10 October
Philippines   75–112   Italy
10 October
Australia   79–91   Canada
11 October
Australia   97–52   Philippines
11 October
Soviet Union   76–69   Italy
11 October
Yugoslavia   91–87   Brazil
12 October
Canada   99–88   Philippines
13 October
Soviet Union   94–85   Brazil
13 October
Italy   100–83   Canada
13 October
Australia   101–105   Yugoslavia

Final roundEdit

7th–8th classificationEdit

14 October
Philippines   74–92   Australia
Scoring by half: 36–38, 38–54
Pts: Cruz 14 Pts: Riddle 18
Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
Referees: Artenik Arabadjan (BUL), Kruno Brumen (YUG)

5th–6th classificationEdit

14 October
Canada   94–96   United States
Scoring by half: 47–50, 47–46
Pts: Rautins 20 Pts: Kiffin 25
Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila
Referees: Paulo dos Anjos (BRA), Kim Young-han (KOR)

Third place playoffEdit

14 October
Brazil   86–85   Italy
Scoring by half: 50–45, 36–40
Pts: Marcel 22 Pts: Bariviera, Bertolotti 21
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Mikhail Dovidov (USSR), Hugh Richardson (USA)

FinalEdit

14 October
Yugoslavia   82–81 (OT)   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 41–41, 32–32 Overtime: 9–8
Pts: Dalipagić 21 Pts: Tkachenko 14
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Ron Omori (USA), Don Cline (CAN)

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Record
1   Yugoslavia 10–0
2   Soviet Union 6–2
3   Brazil 8–2
4   Italy 6–4
5   United States 6–4
6   Canada 4–6
7   Australia 4–6
8   Philippines 0–8
9   Czechoslovakia 5–2
10   Puerto Rico 4–3
11   China 2–5
12   Dominican Republic 2–5
13   South Korea 1–6
14   Senegal 1–6

AwardsEdit

Top scorers (ppg)Edit

  1. Kamil Brabenec (Czechoslovakia) 26.9
  2. Zhang Weiping (People's Republic of China) 25.1
  3. Choi Bu-Young (Korea) 21.1
  4. Dražen Dalipagić (Yugoslavia) 20
  5. Leo Rautins (Canada) 17.9
  6. Marcel De Souza (Brazil) 17.7
  7. Oscar Schmidt (Brazil) 17.3
  8. Dragan Kićanović (Yugoslavia) 16.5
  9. Renzo Bariviera (Italy) 16.2
  10. Marcos Antonio Leite "Marquinhos" (Brazil) 14.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Velasco, Santiago. "VIII World Championship (Manila 1978) Game Details". LinguaSport.com. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Manila Chosen Site Of World Basketball Meet". San Juan, Puerto Rico: The Virgin Islands Daily News. 12 July 1974. Retrieved 18 January 2016.

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