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1993 Tournament of the Americas

The 1993 Tournament of the Americas, later known as the FIBA Americas Championship the and FIBA AmeriCup, was a basketball championship hosted by Puerto Rico from August 28 to September 5, 1993. The games were played in San Juan. This FIBA AmeriCup was to earn the four berths allocated to the Americas for the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Toronto. The United States defeated Puerto Rico in the final to win the tournament, although they had already qualified for the World Championship by winning the 1992 Summer Olympics basketball tournament. Argentina defeated Brazil in the third place game. Cuba defeated Venezuela in 5th place game. All five nations qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship.

1993 Tournament of the Americas
Tournament details
Host countryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
DatesAugust 28 – September 5
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (2nd title)
Runners-up Puerto Rico
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Brazil
1992
1995

QualificationEdit

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1993; 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 four teams from each group advance to the knockout round. The losers from the knockout quarterfinals compete in a separate bracket to define fifth through eighth place.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advanced to the Final and were granted berths in the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Canada. The losers figure in a third-place playoff and were both also granted berths in the FIBA World Championship. Since Canada and the United States were already qualified as hosts and Olympic Champions respectively, should they reach one of the top four positions in the final standings, one or two extra berths should be granted to the fifth and/or sixth team in the final standings.

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Brazil 4 3 1 354 344 +10 7
  United States 4 3 1 391 384 +7 7
  Panama 4 2 2 343 346 −3 6
  Venezuela 4 2 2 344 338 +6 6
  Dominican Republic 4 0 4 340 360 −20 4
August 28
  United States 101–99   Panama
August 28
  Venezuela 98–83   Brazil
San Juan
August 29
  United States 102–99   Dominican Republic
San Juan
August 29
  Panama 80–76   Venezuela
San Juan
August 30
  Brazil 84–80   Dominican Republic
San Juan
August 30
  United States 97–85   Venezuela
San Juan
August 31
  Venezuela 85–78   Dominican Republic
San Juan
August 31
  Brazil 86–75   Panama
San Juan
September 1
  Panama 89–83   Dominican Republic
San Juan
September 1
  Brazil 101–91   United States
San Juan

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Argentina 4 3 1 351 335 +16 7
  Puerto Rico 4 3 1 392 292 +100 7
  Canada 4 3 1 355 345 +10 7
  Cuba 4 1 3 343 369 −26 5
  Uruguay 4 0 4 314 414 −100 4
August 28
  Argentina 93–83   Canada
August 28
  Puerto Rico 128–62   Uruguay
San Juan
August 29
  Cuba 90–76   Uruguay
San Juan
August 29
  Canada 79–76   Puerto Rico
San Juan
August 30
  Argentina 92–84   Cuba
San Juan
August 30
  Canada 102–86   Uruguay
San Juan
August 31
  Puerto Rico 110–79   Cuba
San Juan
August 31
  Argentina 94–90   Uruguay
San Juan
September 1
  Canada 91–90   Cuba
San Juan
September 1
  Puerto Rico 78–72   Argentina
San Juan

Knockout roundEdit

Championship BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
September 3
 
 
  Brazil99
 
September 4
 
  Cuba88
 
  Brazil97
 
September 3
 
  Puerto Rico111
 
  Panama73
 
September 5
 
  Puerto Rico90
 
  Puerto Rico95
 
September 3
 
  United States109
 
  United States87
 
September 4
 
  Canada73
 
  United States123
 
September 3
 
  Argentina107 Third place
 
  Argentina93
 
September 5
 
  Venezuela82
 
  Argentina98
 
 
  Brazil91
 

Classification roundEdit

5th-8th placesEdit

 
Semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
September 4
 
 
  Cuba96
 
September 5
 
  Panama83
 
  Cuba103
 
September 4
 
  Venezuela98
 
  Canada86
 
 
  Venezuela94
 
Seventh place
 
 
September 5
 
 
  Panama 90
 
 
  Canada 96

AwardsEdit

 1993 Tournament of the Americas Winners 
 
United States
Second title

Final standingsEdit

Qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship
Qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship as Olympic Champions
Qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship as hosts
Rank Team Record
    United States 6–1
    Puerto Rico 5–2
    Argentina 5–2
4   Brazil 4–3
5   Cuba 3–4
6   Venezuela 3–4
7   Canada 4–3
8   Panama 2–6
9   Dominican Republic 0–4
10   Uruguay 0–4

ReferencesEdit