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The 1995 Tournament of the Americas, later known as the FIBA Americas Championship and the FIBA AmeriCup, was a basketball championship hosted by Argentina, from August 15 to August 27, 1995. The games were played in Tucuman and Neuquen. This FIBA AmeriCup was to earn the three berths allocated to the Americas for the 1996 Summer Olympics, in Atlanta. The United States did not participate in the tournament, as the team claimed the host berth in the Olympics. Puerto Rico defeated Argentina in the final, to win the tournament. Brazil beat Canada in the third place game, to claim the final Olympic berth.

1995 Tournament of the Americas
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
Dates15–27 August
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Puerto Rico (4th title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Canada
1993
1997

Contents

QualificationEdit

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1995; Canada qualified automatically since they are one of the 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 quarterfinals.
  • Results and standings among teams within the same group are carried over.
  • The top four teams at the quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advanced to the Final and were granted berths in the 1996 Summer Olympics tournament in Atlanta. The losers figure in a third-place playoff where the winner was given the third and final place in the Olympics.

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Puerto Rico 4 4 0 361 326 +35 8
  Canada 4 2 2 337 312 +25 6
  Cuba 4 2 2 369 336 +33 6
  Dominican Republic 4 2 2 329 326 +3 6
  Barbados 4 0 4 271 367 −96 4
15 August
  Puerto Rico 105–95   Cuba
Scoring by half: 53–43, 52–52
15 August
  Dominican Republic 82–79   Canada
Scoring by half: 53–34, 29–45
Neuquén
16 August
  Dominican Republic 86–66   Barbados
Scoring by half: 48–36, 38–30
Neuquén
16 August
  Puerto Rico 84–73   Canada
Scoring by half: 42–37, 42–36
Neuquén
17 August
  Barbados 55–96   Cuba
Scoring by half: 27–50, 28–46
Neuquén
17 August
  Puerto Rico 82–75   Dominican Republic
Scoring by half: 46–42, 36–33
Neuquén
18 August
  Canada 90–79   Cuba
Scoring by half: 45–43, 45–36
Neuquén
18 August
  Puerto Rico 90–83   Barbados
Scoring by half: 43–39, 47–44
Neuquén
19 August
  Cuba 99–86   Dominican Republic
Scoring by half: 51–42, 48–44
Neuquén
19 August
  Canada 95–67   Barbados
Scoring by half: 58–34, 37–33
Neuquén

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Brazil 4 3 1 354 320 +34 7
  Uruguay 4 3 1 343 313 +30 7
  Argentina 4 3 1 326 290 +36 7
  Bahamas 4 1 3 317 372 −55 5
  Venezuela 4 0 4 312 357 −45 4
15 August
  Venezuela 66–83   Argentina
Scoring by half: 38–41, 28–42
15 August
  Brazil 81–84   Uruguay
Scoring by half: 40–55, 41–29
Tucumán
16 August
  Brazil 91–78   Bahamas
Scoring by half: 45–35, 46–43
Tucumán
16 August
  Uruguay 75–79   Argentina
Scoring by half: 36–36, 39–43
Tucumán
17 August
  Uruguay 104–78   Bahamas
Scoring by half: 49–46, 55–32
Tucumán
17 August
  Venezuela 80–99   Brazil
Scoring by half: 34–45, 46–54
Tucumán
18 August
  Uruguay 80–75   Venezuela
Scoring by half: 45–41, 35–34
Tucumán
18 August
  Bahamas 66–86   Argentina
Scoring by half: 43–45, 23–41
Tucumán
19 August
  Venezuela 91–95   Bahamas
Scoring by half: 51–48, 40–47
Tucumán
19 August
  Argentina 78–83   Brazil
Scoring by half: 39–39, 39–44
Tucumán

Quarterfinal groupEdit

Qualified for the semifinals

The top four teams in both Group A and Group B advanced to the quarterfinal group. Then each team played the four from the other group once to complete a full round robin with the top four advancing to the semifinals. Records from the preliminary groups carried over.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Argentina 7 6 1 633 545 +88 13
  Puerto Rico 7 6 1 658 609 +49 13
  Canada 7 4 3 665 608 +57 11
  Brazil 7 3 4 645 628 +17 10
  Cuba 7 3 4 657 654 +3 10
  Uruguay 7 3 4 596 611 −15 10
  Dominican Republic 7 2 5 586 664 −78 9
  Bahamas 7 1 6 615 736 −121 8
21 August
  Canada 94–73   Uruguay
Scoring by half: 42–32, 51–41
21 August
  Dominican Republic 100–98   Brazil
Scoring by half: 53–56, 47–42
Neuquén
21 August
  Cuba 81–86   Argentina
Scoring by half: 42–36, 39–50
Neuquén
21 August
  Puerto Rico 139–95   Bahamas
Scoring by half: 72–46, 67–49
Neuquén
22 August
  Bahamas 89–130   Canada
Scoring by half: 46–54, 43–76
Neuquén
22 August
  Brazil 110–95   Cuba
Scoring by half: 54–49, 56–46
Neuquén
22 August
  Dominican Republic 75–97   Argentina
Scoring by half: 36–44, 39–53
Neuquén
22 August
  Uruguay 83–89   Puerto Rico
Scoring by half: 37–43, 46–46
Neuquén
23 August
  Cuba 99–88   Bahamas
Scoring by half: 54–50, 45–38
Neuquén
23 August
  Dominican Republic 81–88   Uruguay
Scoring by half: 37–52, 44–36
Neuquén
23 August
  Puerto Rico 75–105   Argentina
Scoring by half: 31–55, 39–50
Neuquén
23 August
  Canada 104–99   Brazil
Scoring by half: 50–48, 54–51
Neuquén
24 August
  Bahamas 121–87   Dominican Republic
Scoring by half: 65–43, 56–44
Neuquén
24 August
  Uruguay 89–109   Cuba
Scoring by half: 41–50, 48–59
Neuquén
24 August
  Argentina 102–95   Canada
Scoring by half: 48–52, 54–43
Neuquén
24 August
  Brazil 83–89   Puerto Rico
Scoring by half: 40–45, 43–44
Neuquén

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
26 August
 
 
  Puerto Rico98
 
27 August
 
  Canada81
 
  Puerto Rico87
 
26 August
 
  Argentina86
 
  Argentina87
 
 
  Brazil82
 
Third place
 
 
27 August
 
 
  Canada79
 
 
  Brazil97

SemifinalsEdit

26 August
  Puerto Rico 98–81   Canada
Scoring by half: 56–39, 42–42
26 August
  Argentina 87–82   Brazil
Scoring by half: 42–41, 45–41
Neuquén

Third place gameEdit

27 August
  Brazil 97–79   Canada
Scoring by half: 44–32, 53–47
Neuquén

FinalEdit

27 August
  Argentina 86–87   Puerto Rico
Scoring by half: 50–47, 36–40
Neuquén

AwardsEdit

 1997 Tournament of the Americas Winners 
 
Puerto Rico
Fourth title

Final standingsEdit

Qualified for the 1996 Olympic Tournament
Rank Team Record
    Puerto Rico 9–1
    Argentina 8–2
    Brazil 5–5
4   Canada 5–5
5   Cuba 4–4
6   Uruguay 4–4
7   Dominican Republic 3–5
8   Bahamas 2–6
9   Venezuela 0–4
10   Barbados 0–4

ReferencesEdit