1992 Tournament of the Americas

The 1992 Tournament of the Americas, later known as the FIBA Americas Championship and the FIBA AmeriCup, was a basketball championship hosted by the United States from June 27 to July 5, 1992. The games were played at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. This FIBA AmeriCup was to earn the four berths allocated to the Americas for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. It was the international debut of the Dream Team, which defeated Venezuela in the final to win the tournament. Puerto Rico and Brazil made the semifinals to also qualify for the Olympics.

1992 Tournament of the Americas
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
CityPortland
DatesJune 27 - July 5
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up Venezuela
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Puerto Rico
1989
1993
Hernán Montenegro and Charles Barkley during a game between Argentina and the United States

QualificationEdit

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1991; USA and Canada qualified automatically since they are the only two members of the North America zone.

The draw split the tournament into two groups:

FormatEdit

  • The top three teams from each group advance to the knockout round.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advanced to the Final and were granted berths in the 1992 Olympic Tournament in Barcelona. The losers figure in a third-place playoff and were both also granted berths in the Olympic Tournament.

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 4 4 0 481 257 +224 8
  Canada 4 2 2 297 326 −29 6
  Argentina 4 2 2 334 362 −28 6
  Panama 4 1 3 276 344 −68 5
  Cuba 4 1 3 274 373 −99 5
June 27
Argentina   94–76   Panama
June 27
Cuba   79–78   Canada
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 28
United States   136–57   Cuba
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 28
Canada   87–80   Argentina
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 29
Panama   86–67   Cuba
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 29
United States   105–61   Canada
Rose Garden, Portland
June 30
United States   112–52   Panama
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 30
Argentina   73–71   Cuba
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
July 1
United States   128–87   Argentina
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
July 1
Canada   71–62   Panama
Memorial Coliseum, Portland

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Brazil 4 4 0 452 333 +119 8
  Puerto Rico 4 3 1 331 321 +10 7
  Venezuela 4 2 2 359 401 −42 6
  Mexico 4 1 3 328 331 −3 5
  Uruguay 4 0 4 367 451 −84 4
June 27
Brazil   95–72   Puerto Rico
June 27
Venezuela   110–97   Uruguay
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 28
Brazil   128–81   Venezuela
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 28
Puerto Rico   64–58   Mexico
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 29
Puerto Rico   104–88   Uruguay
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 29
Brazil   90–87   Mexico
Rose Garden, Portland
June 30
Brazil   139–93   Uruguay
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
June 30
Venezuela   88–85   Mexico
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
July 1
Puerto Rico   91–80   Venezuela
Memorial Coliseum, Portland
July 1
Mexico   98–89   Uruguay
Memorial Coliseum, Portland

Knockout roundEdit

Championship bracketEdit

First round (July 2) Semifinals (July 3) Championship (July 5)
      
  Brazil 91
  Venezuela 100
  Canada 72
  Venezuela 76
  Venezuela 80
  United States 127
  Puerto Rico 95
  Argentina 85
  Puerto Rico 81 Third place (July 5)
  United States 119
  Brazil 93
  Puerto Rico 91

AwardsEdit

 1992 Tournament of the Americas Winners 
 
United States
First title

Final standingsEdit

Qualified for the 1992 Olympic Tournament
Rank Team Record
    United States 6–0
    Venezuela 4–3
    Brazil 5–1
4   Puerto Rico 4–3
5   Canada 2–3
6   Argentina 2–3
7   Mexico 1–3
8   Panama 1–3
9   Cuba 1–3
10   Uruguay 0–4

ReferencesEdit