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The 2013 FIBA Americas Championship for Men, later known as the FIBA AmeriCup, was the qualifying tournament for FIBA Americas, for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, in Spain. This FIBA AmeriCup tournament was held in Caracas, Venezuela, from August 30, to September 11, 2013. The top four teams qualified for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

2013 FIBA Americas Championship
2013 FIBA Americas Championship logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryVenezuela
CityCaracas
DatesAugust 30 – September 11
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (1st title)
Runners-up Puerto Rico
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Dominican Republic
Tournament statistics
MVPMexico Gustavo Ayón
Top scorerArgentina Luis Scola
(18.8 points per game)
2011
2015

Mexico defeated Puerto Rico, in the final, to win their first AmeriCup title.[1]

Contents

QualificationEdit

DrawEdit

The draw was held at the Catia Theatre in Caracas on February 28. This was how the teams were seeded:

  Argentina (3)
  Brazil (9)

  Puerto Rico (19)
  Dominican Republic (27)

  Mexico (32)
  Uruguay (29)

  Jamaica (83)
  Paraguay (55)

  Venezuela (24)
  Canada (26)

As hosts, Venezuela picked first the group that they played at, and their final opponent in the preliminary round.[3] Included are the last published FIBA World Rankings prior to the draw.

FormatEdit

The ten teams were split into two groups. The best four teams of each group advanced to the second round, where the teams played against the four teams from the other group; each team carried over all points earned during the first round, except for those earned in the match against the team that was eliminated. The best four teams of this group advanced to the semifinals and were qualified for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The United States, which won the Olympic Gold Medal in 2012, automatically qualified for the 2014 FIBA World Cup and chose not to participate in the 2013 Americas Championship. Originally, Panama were supposed to compete but was replaced by Mexico after FIBA implemented a suspension on the Panamanian Basketball Federation. Mexico was chosen as the next highest placed finisher in Panama's subcategory (COCABA) at the 2012 Centrobasket tournament.

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the second round

Group AEdit

In Group A, team Puerto Rico secured their first round undefeated, as well as narrowly clinching their win against surprising newcomer Jamaica 88–82, while Canada and Uruguay also secured their place for the second round. Brazil lost all four games for the first time.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Puerto Rico 4 4 0 336 283 +53 8
  Canada 4 3 1 336 276 +60 7
  Uruguay 4 2 2 283 325 −42 6
  Jamaica 4 1 3 290 317 −27 5
  Brazil 4 0 4 276 320 −44 4
30 August 2013
11:00
Jamaica   64–85   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 14–19, 11–23, 25–18, 14–25
Pts: Uter 16
Rebs: Jordan, Uter 8
Asts: Ennis 5
Pts: C. Joseph, Heslip 17
Rebs: Thompson 12
Asts: C. Joseph 9
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Lauren Bass (USA), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)
30 August 2013
17:00
Puerto Rico   72–65   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 15–12, 16–17, 17–22, 24–14
Pts: Balkman 24
Rebs: Holland 9
Asts: Barea 4
Pts: Huertas 16
Rebs: Giovannoni 9
Asts: Huertas 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Anthony Jordan (USA), José Reyes (MEX), Roberto Oliveros (VEN)
31 August 2013
11:00
Uruguay   68–66   Jamaica
Scoring by quarter: 17–17, 17–14, 14–19, 20–16
Pts: Batista 22
Rebs: Batista 14
Asts: García Morales 4
Pts: Samuels 19
Rebs: Uter 8
Asts: Ennis 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), José Reyes (MEX), Americo Rodríguez (VEN)
31 August 2013
13:30
Canada   67–83   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 13–19, 24–21, 21–19, 9–24
Pts: Nicholson 21
Rebs: Thompson 9
Asts: C. Joseph 3
Pts: Arroyo 20
Rebs: Balkman 11
Asts: Barea, Arroyo 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG), Eddie Viator (FRA), Roberto Oliveros (VEN)
1 September 2013
11:00
Brazil   62–91   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 22–19, 12–25, 12–24, 16–23
Pts: Giovannoni 11
Rebs: Giovannoni 8
Asts: Taylor, Huertas 3
Pts: C. Joseph 28
Rebs: C. Joseph 9
Asts: C. Joseph 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Anthony Jordan (USA), Alejandro Chiti (ARG)
1 September 2013
19:30
Puerto Rico   93–69   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 29–18, 23–14, 26–23, 15–14
Pts: Arroyo, Galindo 19
Rebs: Balkman 8
Asts: Arroyo 8
Pts: García Morales 17
Rebs: four players 5
Asts: four players 3
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG), Roberto Oliveros (VEN), Americo Rodríguez (VEN)
2 September 2013
13:30
Jamaica   82–88   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 13–25, 20–23, 29–15, 20–25
Pts: Samuels 24
Rebs: Jordan 9
Asts: A. Scott 7
Pts: Barea 24
Rebs: Balkman 9
Asts: Arroyo 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), Lauren Bass (USA)
2 September 2013
17:00
Uruguay   79–73   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 17–15, 19–18, 20–17, 23–23
Pts: Batista 22
Rebs: Batista 13
Asts: Fitipaldo 4
Pts: Giovannoni 20
Rebs: Giovannoni 10
Asts: Huertas 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG), José Reyes (MEX), Roberto Oliveros (VEN)
3 September 2013
19:30
Brazil   76–78   Jamaica
Scoring by quarter: 17–18, 19–21, 23–14, 17–25
Pts: Benite, Torres 12
Rebs: Batista 10
Asts: Huertas 13
Pts: Samuels 21
Rebs: Samuels 8
Asts: D. Scott 2
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Juan García (ESP), Americo Rodríguez (VEN)
3 September 2013
22:00
Canada   93–67   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 29–11, 22–14, 24–23, 18–19
Pts: Nicholson 18
Rebs: Thompson 7
Asts: C. Joseph 7
Pts: Fitipaldo 18
Rebs: García Morales 5
Asts: Mazzarino 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), José Reyes (MEX)

Group BEdit

Hosts Venezuela lost their first two games against surprising Mexico and Argentina, but managed to win two other games to advance the second round, despite having two losses in the game. The Mexican team lost their three-win streak to the Argentine basketball team, while Paraguay's poor efforts prevented them from winning a single game since their recent game in 2010.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Argentina 4 3 1 342 300 +42 7 1–0
  Mexico 4 3 1 314 280 +34 7 0–1
  Venezuela 4 2 2 272 277 −5 6 1–0
  Dominican Republic 4 2 2 300 281 +19 6 0–1
  Paraguay 4 0 4 249 339 −90 4  
30 August 2013
13:30
Argentina   95–60   Paraguay
Scoring by quarter: 30–15, 24–12, 19–21, 22–12
Pts: Campazzo 13
Rebs: Mata, Delía 7
Asts: Fernández 5
Pts: Araújo 23
Rebs: Fabio 7
Asts: Araújo 2
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Eddie Viator (FRA), Andreia Silva (BRA)
30 August 2013
19:30
Venezuela   56–65   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 7–16, 16–13, 16–16, 17–20
Pts: Smith, Bethelmy 10
Rebs: Bethelmy 9
Asts: Guillén 3
Pts: Ayón 22
Rebs: Ayón 18
Asts: Ayón 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Stephen Seibel (CAN), Michael Weiland (CAN)
31 August 2013
17:00
Dominican Republic   91–72   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 28–16, 13–23, 31–10, 19–23
Pts: Feldeine 21
Rebs: Martínez 13
Asts: three players 3
Pts: Scola, Laprovíttola 13
Rebs: Scola 7
Asts: Mata, Campazzo 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Anthony Jordan (USA), Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Jorge Vázquez (PUR)
31 August 2013
19:30
Paraguay   70–75   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 17–16, 20–19, 17–21, 16–19
Pts: Araújo 22
Rebs: Fabio 9
Asts: Vallejos, Peralta 2
Pts: Sucre 15
Rebs: Sucre 9
Asts: Smith 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan García (ESP), Héctor Uslenghi (URU), Andreia Silva (BRA)
1 September 2013
13:30
Mexico   86–65   Paraguay
Scoring by quarter: 29–9, 21–16, 21–14, 8–10
Pts: Méndez 17
Rebs: Mata 10
Asts: Meza 3
Pts: Fabio, Mellone 11
Rebs: Araújo 7
Asts: three players 2
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Lauren Bass (USA), Stephen Seibel (CAN), Michael Weiland (CAN)
1 September 2013
17:00
Venezuela   70–65   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 20–12, 18–16, 15–14, 17–23
Pts: Smith 19
Rebs: Smith 7
Asts: Smith, J. Vargas 3
Pts: Feldeine 19
Rebs: Martínez 12
Asts: Feldeine 2
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Héctor Uslenghi (URU)
2 September 2013
11:00
Dominican Republic   61–85   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 20–29, 11–16, 17–15, 13–25
Pts: Martínez 16
Rebs: Martínez 7
Asts: Coronado 4
Pts: Méndez 26
Rebs: Mata 11
Asts: Méndez 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Anthony Jordan (USA), Andreia Silva (BRA), Cristiano Maranho (BRA)
2 September 2013
19:30
Argentina   77–71   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 15–23, 14–16, 26–11
Pts: Campazzo 18
Rebs: Scola 12
Asts: Campazzo 7
Pts: Pérez 14
Rebs: Smith 13
Asts: G. Vargas 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Juan García (ESP), Michael Weiland (CAN)
3 September 2013
11:00
Paraguay   54–83   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 9–26, 15–27, 24–17, 6–13
game called with 4:23 remaining in 4th quarter due to power outage
Pts: Araújo 26
Rebs: Fabio, Mellone 5
Asts: three players 2
Pts: Towns 16
Rebs: Santana 9
Asts: four players 2
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Michael Weiland (CAN), Lauren Bass (USA), Hector Uslenghi (URU)
3 September 2013
17:00
Mexico   78–98   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 26–26, 14–19, 19–26, 19–27
Pts: Hernández 21
Rebs: Ayón 10
Asts: Gutierrez, Ayón 3
Pts: Scola 25
Rebs: Gutiérrez 7
Asts: Campazzo 9
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Jorge Vázquez (PUR)

Second roundEdit

Puerto Rico narrowly clinched their place for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup against surprising hosts Venezuela in an 85–86 thriller of an overtime match. Meanwhile, upstart Mexico also clinched their position for the World Cup from their performance, while Dominican Republic and Argentina also secured their place for the World Cup. Despite the efforts, the Canadian team were unable to put up a defensive and offensive play, thus eliminating the team for the second time since 2011. Newcomers Jamaica was also eliminated, despite winning against the Argentine team, whereas Uruguay were unable to make their debut for the Championship round, losing half of the matches throughout the Second Round.

Qualified for the semifinals
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Mexico 7 5 2 548 525 +23 12 2–0
  Dominican Republic 7 5 2 561 523 +38 12 1–1
  Puerto Rico 7 5 2 587 548 +39 12 0–2
  Argentina 7 4 3 564 545 +19 11 1–0
  Venezuela 7 4 3 511 501 +10 11 0–1
  Canada 7 3 4 534 499 +35 10  
  Uruguay 7 1 6 482 584 −102 8 1–0
  Jamaica 7 1 6 527 589 −62 8 0–1
5 September 2013
11:00
Dominican Republic   78–60   Jamaica
Scoring by quarter: 17–11, 25–18, 15–16, 21–15
Pts: Feldeine 22
Rebs: Báez 10
Asts: Báez 4
Pts: A. Scott 21
Rebs: A. Scott 8
Asts: A. Scott, Ewing Jr. 2
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan García (ESP), José Reyes (MEX), Andreia Silva (BRA)
5 September 2013
13:30
Mexico   67–89   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 18–21, 13–19, 27–20, 9–29
Pts: Méndez 23
Rebs: Ayón 11
Asts: Stoll 5
Pts: Heslip 21
Rebs: Thompson 12
Asts: C. Joseph 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), Roberto Oliveros (VEN)
5 September 2013
17:00
Argentina   80–94   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 23–14, 26–30, 13–26, 18–24
Pts: Scola 23
Rebs: Scola, Mata 8
Asts: Campazzo 8
Pts: Balkman 23
Rebs: Balkman 6
Asts: Arroyo 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Anthony Jordan (USA), Eddie Viator (FRA), Stephen Seibel (CAN)
5 September 2013
19:30
Venezuela   70–64   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 18–13, 17–13, 21–21, 14–17
Pts: Pérez 14
Rebs: Smith 8
Asts: Smith 5
Pts: Mazzarino 18
Rebs: Calfani, Newsome 6
Asts: Bavosi 3
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG), Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Lauren Bass (USA)
6 September 2013
11:00
Jamaica   81–75   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 17–16, 11–15, 22–24, 31–20
Pts: Rose 21
Rebs: Uter 11
Asts: Ennis 2
Pts: Scola 26
Rebs: Scola 8
Asts: Scola, Campazzo 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Héctor Uslenghi (URU), Andreia Silva (BRA)
6 September 2013
13:30
Uruguay   73–87   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 11–18, 16–29, 20–22, 26–18
Pts: Batista 25
Rebs: Batista 19
Asts: Fitipaldo 4
Pts: Ayón 17
Rebs: Hernández 10
Asts: Stoll 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Stephen Seibel (CAN), Americo Rodríguez (VEN)
6 September 2013
17:00
Canada   59–64   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 14–16, 12–19, 14–14, 19–15
Pts: C. Joseph 14
Rebs: Thompson 20
Asts: Doornekamp, Thompson 3
Pts: Colmenares 13
Rebs: Smith 6
Asts: Smith, J. Vargas 3
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Juan García (ESP), Alejandro Chiti (ARG)
6 September 2013
19:30
Puerto Rico   84–99   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 20–15, 20–21, 23–26, 21–37
Pts: Arroyo 22
Rebs: Balkman 7
Asts: Arroyo 6
Pts: Martínez 21
Rebs: Martínez 11
Asts: Báez 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG), Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Roberto Oliveros (VEN)
7 September 2013
11:00
Mexico   100–89   Jamaica
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 25–26, 25–22, 31–21
Pts: Hernández 25
Rebs: Hernández 5
Asts: Méndez 7
Pts: Jordan 24
Rebs: Jordan 6
Asts: A. Scott 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG), Stephen Seibel (CAN), Roberto Oliveros (VEN)
7 September 2013
13:30
Argentina   89–63   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 24–24, 19–11, 20–12, 26–16
Pts: Scola 17
Rebs: Mata 10
Asts: Campazzo 7
Pts: Mazzarino 14
Rebs: Batista 11
Asts: Fitipaldo 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Juan García (ESP), Michael Weiland (CAN)
7 September 2013
17:00
Dominican Republic   81–74   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 18–28, 27–16, 14–13, 22–17
Pts: Feldeine 20
Rebs: Vargas 5
Asts: five players 2
Pts: Nicholson 29
Rebs: Doornekamp, Thompson 6
Asts: C. Joseph 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Eddie Viator (FRA), Héctor Uslenghi (URU)
7 September 2013
19:30
Venezuela   85–86 (OT)   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 28–11, 15–15, 21–31, 15–22Overtime: 6–7
Pts: Smith 26
Rebs: Smith 13
Asts: Smith 5
Pts: Barea 30
Rebs: Balkman 12
Asts: Barea 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Anthony Jordan (USA), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), José Reyes (MEX)
8 September 2013
11:00
Uruguay   78–86   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 21–22, 14–21, 24–26
Pts: Batista 23
Rebs: Batista 13
Asts: three players 3
Pts: Martínez 17
Rebs: Martínez 12
Asts: Báez 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), Roberto Oliveros (VEN)
8 September 2013
13:30
Canada   67–73   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 18–13, 18–19, 20–29, 11–12
Pts: C. Joseph 19
Rebs: Thompson 10
Asts: Doornekamp 3
Pts: Scola 28
Rebs: Scola 7
Asts: Campazzo 8
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Juan García (ESP), José Reyes (MEX)
8 September 2013
17:00
Puerto Rico   59–66   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 17–25, 18–12, 9–12, 15–17
Pts: Ayuso 17
Rebs: Clemente 9
Asts: Rodríguez 7
Pts: Alonzo 13
Rebs: Mata 10
Asts: Meza 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Anthony Jordan (USA), Héctor Uslenghi (URU)
8 September 2013
19:30
Jamaica   85–95   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 10–19, 29–21, 20–21, 26–34
Pts: Ewing Jr. 16
Rebs: Uter, Jordan 6
Asts: Rose, A. Scott 4
Pts: Romero 23
Rebs: J. Vargas 8
Asts: G. Vargas, Romero 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG), Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)

Final roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
10 September
 
 
  Mexico76
 
11 September
 
  Argentina70
 
  Mexico91
 
10 September
 
  Puerto Rico89
 
  Dominican Republic67
 
 
  Puerto Rico79
 
Third place
 
 
11 September
 
 
  Argentina103
 
 
  Dominican Republic93

SemifinalsEdit

Mexico avenged their first-round loss to world third-ranked Argentina, becoming the first team to advance to the final round. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico avenged their second-round loss against the Dominican team to secure their place in the final match against Mexico.

10 September 2013
17:00
Mexico   76–70   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 20–14, 13–23, 20–21, 23–12
Pts: Ayón 24
Rebs: Ayón 12
Asts: three players 3
Pts: Scola 18
Rebs: Scola 8
Asts: Scola 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Eddie Viator (FRA), Juan García (ESP)
10 September 2013
19:30
Dominican Republic   67–79   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 15–21, 17–17, 17–25, 18–16
Pts: Baez 12
Rebs: Martínez 12
Asts: Sosa 4
Pts: Arroyo 20
Rebs: Balkman 14
Asts: Barea 8
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Anthony Jordan (USA), Stephen Seibel (CAN), Michael Weiland (CAN)

Third place matchEdit

11 September 2013
17:00
Dominican Republic   93–103   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 20–26, 25–19, 23–24, 25–34
Pts: Sosa 20
Rebs: Martínez
Asts: Sosa, Baez 3
Pts: Campazzo 31
Rebs: Scola 9
Asts: Campazzo 11
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Anthony Jordan (USA), Eddie Viator (FRA), Stephen Seibel (CAN)

FinalEdit

11 September 2013
19:30
Puerto Rico   89–91   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 18–26, 27–22, 26–18, 18–25
Pts: Arroyo 23
Rebs: Barea, Balkman 5
Asts: Barea 4
Pts: Harris 23
Rebs: Ayón 16
Asts: Gutierrez 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG), Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Juan García (ESP)

AwardsEdit

Final rankingEdit

Qualified for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Received Wild Card for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Rank Team Record
    Mexico 8–2
    Puerto Rico 7–3
    Argentina 6–4
4   Dominican Republic 6–4
5   Venezuela 5–3
6   Canada 4–4
7   Uruguay 2–6
8   Jamaica 2–6
9   Brazil 0–4
10   Paraguay 0–4

Statistical leadersEdit

FIBA broadcasting rightsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VEN2013 – Mexico is Americas Champion". 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ Mexico replaces Panama in Americas Championship
  3. ^ "VEN2013 – The stage is set for the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship draw". FIBA Americas. 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2013-09-09.

External linksEdit