1978 FIBA World Championship

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 the Philippines from October 1 to 14, 1978 in Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila and Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City (both cities in Metro Manila).

1978 FIBA World Championship
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Tournament details
Host countryPhilippines
CityManila
Quezon City
DatesOctober 1–14
Officially opened byFerdinand Marcos
Teams14 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)Rizal Memorial Coliseum
Araneta Coliseum
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (2nd title)
Runners-up Soviet Union
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
Games played59
MVPSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Dalipagić
Top scorerCzechoslovakia Kamil Brabenec
(26.9 points per game)
1974
1982

It is the first FIBA World Championship (now called FIBA Basketball World Cup) held in Asia.

Host selectionEdit

On July 11, 1974 at the FIBA Congress held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Philippines was unanimously chosen as host after Argentina and Spain withdrew their bids.[1]

VenuesEdit

Metro Manila Philippines
Manila Quezon City Metro Manila
Rizal Memorial Coliseum[2]
Capacity: 8,000
Araneta Coliseum
Capacity: 25,000*
   

(*) Temporarily reduced to 10,000 for the finals due to safety reasons.[2]

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

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Yugoslavia 3 3 0 325 244 +81 6 Semifinal round
2   Canada 3 2 1 260 216 +44 5
3   South Korea 3 1 2 240 310 −70 4 Classification round
4   Senegal 3 0 3 190 245 −55 3
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
October 2
Canada   105–69   South Korea
October 2
Yugoslavia   99–64   Senegal
October 3
Canada   60–42   Senegal
October 4
South Korea   86–84 (OT)   Senegal
October 4
Yugoslavia   105–95   Canada

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 3 0 342 269 +73 6 Semifinal round
2   Italy 3 2 1 302 263 +39 5
3   Puerto Rico 3 1 2 275 297 −22 4 Classification round
4   China 3 0 3 296 386 −90 3
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
October 2
Brazil   154–97   China
October 2
Puerto Rico   80–93   Italy
October 3
China   104–107   Puerto Rico
October 3
Italy   84–88   Brazil
October 4
Puerto Rico   88–100   Brazil
October 4
China   95–125   Italy

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 277 219 +58 6 Semifinal round
2   Australia 3 2 1 220 217 +3 5
3   Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 229 248 −19 4 Classification round
4   Dominican Republic 3 0 3 218 260 −42 3
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.

Classification roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
9   Czechoslovakia 5 5 0 533 444 +89 10
10   Puerto Rico 5 4 1 546 481 +65 9
11   China 5 2 3 495 516 −21 7[a]
12   Dominican Republic 5 2 3 475 485 −10 7[a]
13   South Korea 5 1 4 438 521 −83 6[b]
14   Senegal 5 1 4 414 454 −40 6[b]
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: China 1–0 Dominican Republic
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: South Korea 1–0 Senegal
October 6
South Korea   90–102   China
October 9
China   95–118   Czechoslovakia
October 11
China   79–89   Senegal
October 13
Puerto Rico   97–83   Senegal

Semifinal roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Yugoslavia 7 7 0 731 645 +86 14 Final
2   Soviet Union 7 6 1 691 550 +141 13
3   Brazil 7 5 2 648 571 +77 12 Third place playoff
4   Italy 7 4 3 609 582 +27 11
5   United States 7 3 4 612 605 +7 10 Fifth place playoff
6   Canada 7 2 5 605 644 −39 9
7   Australia 7 1 6 566 632 −66 8 Seventh place playoff
8   Philippines (H) 7 0 7 521 754 −233 7
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(H) Host
October 6
Brazil   69–62   Canada
October 6
United States   80–81   Italy
October 6
Philippines   101–117   Yugoslavia
October 7
Italy   76–108   Yugoslavia
October 7
Australia   78–108   Brazil
October 8
Soviet Union   107–85   Canada
October 8
Australia   69–87   Italy
October 9
Philippines   72–119   Brazil
October 9
Canada   90–96   United States
October 10
United States   90–92   Brazil
October 10
Yugoslavia   105–92   Soviet Union
October 10
Philippines   75–112   Italy
October 10
Australia   79–91   Canada
October 11
Australia   97–52   Philippines
October 11
Soviet Union   76–69   Italy
October 11
Yugoslavia   91–87   Brazil
October 12
Canada   99–88   Philippines
October 13
Soviet Union   94–85   Brazil
October 13
Italy   100–83   Canada
October 13
Australia   101–105   Yugoslavia

Final roundEdit

Seventh place playoffEdit

October 14
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)

Fifth place playoffEdit

October 14
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

October 14
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

October 14
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

 1978 FIBA World Championship Winner 
 
Yugoslavia
2nd title
Most Valuable Player
  Dražen Dalipagić

All-Tournament TeamEdit

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. Oscar Schmidt (Brazil) 19.0[3]
  6. Leo Rautins (Canada) 17.9
  7. Marcel De Souza (Brazil) 17.7
  8. Dragan Kićanović (Yugoslavia) 16.5
  9. Renzo Bariviera (Italy) 16.2
  10. Marcos Antonio Leite "Marquinhos" (Brazil) 14.7

ReferencesEdit

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

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