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The 2015 FIBA Americas Championship for Men, later known as the FIBA AmeriCup, was the FIBA Americas qualifying tournament for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, in Brazil. This FIBA AmeriCup tournament was held in Mexico City, Mexico. The tournament was won for the first time by the Venezuelan national basketball team. Venezuela and runner-up Argentina, qualified directly for the 2016 Olympics. They joined the FIBA Americas member, United States, who qualified for the Olympics by virtue of winning the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and they elected not to participate at this tournament; and FIBA Americas member, Brazil, who finished 9th in the tournament, but qualified for the Olympics as the host nation. Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, the next three highest-finishing teams, qualified for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, but none of them won their respective qualifying tournaments, therefore eliminating their 2016 Olympic hopes.

2015 FIBA Americas Championship
2015 FIBA Americas Championship logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates31 August – 12 September
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Venezuela (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Canada
Fourth place Mexico
Tournament statistics
MVPArgentina Luis Scola
Top scorerArgentina Luis Scola
(21.1 points per game)
2013
2017

The tournament had great attendance every day, breaking FIBA Americas records, and had attendances of 20,000 people, at the third place and finals games.

Contents

QualificationEdit

Host selectionEdit

On 7 August 2014 at the day of the 2014 Centrobasket final, FIBA Americas announced that Mexico was chosen as the host of the championship, over Brazil and Venezuela. The tournament was to be staged at the Monterrey Arena[1] but on 9 May 2015, the venue was moved to the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, and that the dates were also changed to 6 September to 12 September.[2]

VenueEdit

Mexico City
 
 
Mexico City
2015 FIBA Americas Championship (Mexico)
Palacio de los Deportes
Capacity: 20,000

DrawEdit

The draw was held in Museum of Steel, Fundidora Park, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon on 25 March.[3] This was how the teams were seeded:

  Argentina (3)
  Brazil (9)

  Puerto Rico (15)
  Dominican Republic (20)

  Venezuela (29)
  Uruguay (26)

  Cuba (57)
  Panama (33)

  Canada (25)
  Mexico (19)

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Mexico (H) 4 4 0 309 255 +54 8 Advance to second round
2   Dominican Republic 4 2 2 304 291 +13 6[a]
3   Panama 4 2 2 301 308 −7 6[a]
4   Uruguay 4 1 3 275 303 −28 5[b]
5   Brazil 4 1 3 258 290 −32 5[b] Eliminated
Source: FIBA Americas
Rules for classification: (1) Tournament points, (2) Head-to-head tournament points, (3) Head-to-head goal average, (4) Overall goal average, (5) Drawing of lots
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Dominican Republic–Panama 83–66
  2. ^ a b Uruguay–Brazil 71–57

All times are local (UTC−05:00).

31 August
14:30
Uruguay   71–57   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 12–12, 15–12, 19–17, 25–16
Pts: Fitipaldo 12
Rebs: Borsellino 8
Asts: Parodi 5
Pts: Marquinhos 21
Rebs: Marquinhos 9
Asts: Luz 4
31 August
20:30
Dominican Republic   66–84   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 13–24, 18–12, 15–30, 20–18
Pts: Sosa 18
Rebs: Sánchez 8
Asts: Sosa 4
Pts: Méndez 24
Rebs: Ayón 11
Asts: Toscano 7
1 September
12:00
Panama   78–71   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 19–20, 21–12, 23–20
Pts: Hicks 21
Rebs: Lloreda 11
Asts: Gaskins 6
Pts: Fitipaldo 18
Rebs: Calfani 7
Asts: Osimani 7
1 September
18:00
Brazil   71–65   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 16–16, 29–16, 13–13, 13–20
Pts: Marquinhos 17
Rebs: Batista 9
Asts: Benite 3
Pts: Feldeine 20
Rebs: Santana 10
Asts: Sosa 3
2 September
12:00
Dominican Republic   83–66   Panama
Scoring by quarter: 26–16, 16–24, 22–21, 19–5
Pts: Feldeine 16
Rebs: Vargas 9
Asts: Sosa 6
Pts: Lloreda 16
Rebs: Lloreda 10
Asts: Gaskins 5
2 September
20:30
Mexico   65–58   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 18–17, 12–15, 18–11, 17–15
Pts: Ayón 27
Rebs: Ayón 13
Asts: J. Gutiérrez 4
Pts: Benite 23
Rebs: Lima 6
Asts: Fischer 4
3 September
12:00
Uruguay   70–90   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 11–21, 12–21, 22–23, 25–25
Pts: Fitipaldo 18
Rebs: Wachsmann 12
Asts: Fitipaldo, Aguiar 3
Pts: Feldeine 17
Rebs: Báez 7
Asts: Feldeine 5
3 September
20:30
Panama   68–82   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 19–18, 9–9, 19–35, 21–20
Pts: Lloreda 16
Rebs: Pomare, Garcés 7
Asts: Muñoz 6
Pts: Stoll 20
Rebs: Ayón 11
Asts: Stoll 7
4 September
14:30
Brazil   72–89   Panama
Scoring by quarter: 26–22, 13–17, 13–19, 20-31
Pts: Benite 21
Rebs: Lima 9
Asts: Luz 7
Pts: Gaskins 23
Rebs: Lloreda 9
Asts: Gaskins 6
4 September
20:30
Mexico   78–63   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 14–16, 24–11, 17–14, 23–22
Pts: Ayón 23
Rebs: Ayón 14
Asts: Ayón 6
Pts: Aguiar 15
Rebs: Calfani 10
Asts: Fitipaldo, Osimani 4

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Argentina 4 4 0 358 305 +53 8 Advance to second round
2   Canada 4 3 1 382 307 +75 7
3   Venezuela 4 2 2 277 274 +3 6
4   Puerto Rico 4 1 3 332 338 −6 5
5   Cuba 4 0 4 236 361 −125 4 Eliminated
Source: FIBA Americas
Rules for classification: (1) Tournament points, (2) Head-to-head tournament points, (3) Head-to-head goal average, (4) Overall goal average, (5) Drawing of lots

All times are local (UTC−05:00).

31 August
12:00
Cuba   52–73   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 7–18, 14–21, 16–18, 15–16
Pts: Rivero 10
Rebs: Rivero 7
Asts: Granda 3
Pts: Guillént 14
Rebs: Graterol 5
Asts: Guillént 7
31 August
18:00
Argentina   91–86   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 24–30, 17–15, 33–28, 17–13
Pts: Scola 22
Rebs: Scola 14
Asts: Campazzo 5
Pts: Barea 20
Rebs: Chaney 7
Asts: Barea 10
1 September
14:30
Canada   87–94   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 20–17, 22–29, 24–25, 21–23
Pts: Wiggins 13
Rebs: Olynyk 10
Asts: Joseph 7
Pts: Scola 35
Rebs: Scola 13
Asts: Campazzo 6
1 September
20:30
Puerto Rico   91–61   Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 24–17, 23–14, 20–17, 24–13
Pts: Barea 19
Rebs: Díaz 7
Asts: Barea 6
Pts: Rivero 20
Rebs: Haití 13
Asts: Haití 4
2 September
14:30
Cuba   59–101   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 10–30, 9–19, 22–22, 18–30
Pts: Rivero 20
Rebs: Jústiz 8
Asts: Granda 6
Pts: Stauskas, Wiggins 15
Rebs: Doornekamp 9
Asts: Joseph 6
2 September
18:00
Venezuela   74–63   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 23–15, 19–12, 12–14
Pts: Graterol 13
Rebs: Cox 6
Asts: G. Vargas 6
Pts: Barea 20
Rebs: Clemente 5
Asts: Barea 5
3 September
14:30
Argentina   96–64   Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 23–22, 12–13, 34–10, 27–19
Pts: three players 11
Rebs: Nocioni 13
Asts: Laprovíttola 7
Pts: Rivero 25
Rebs: Jústiz 13
Asts: Haití 5
3 September
18:00
Canada   82–62   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 25–15, 22–13, 17–20, 18–14
Pts: Stauskas 16
Rebs: Bennett 10
Asts: Joseph 5
Pts: Lewis 17
Rebs: Colmenares 6
Asts: J. Vargas 3
4 September
12:00
Venezuela   68–77   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 11–16, 17–11, 20–28, 20–22
Pts: G. Vargas 21
Rebs: Graterol 7
Asts: Colmenares 3
Pts: Scola 26
Rebs: Scola 10
Asts: Campazzo 6
4 September
18:00
Puerto Rico   92–112   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 21–22, 16–35, 32–31
Pts: Barea 20
Rebs: Balkman 11
Asts: Barea 7
Pts: Wiggins 19
Rebs: Bennett, Olynyk 9
Asts: Joseph 5

Second roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 7 6 1 707 572 +135 13[a] Advance to final round
2   Argentina 7 6 1 611 564 +47 13[a]
3   Mexico (H) 7 6 1 577 530 +47 13[a]
4   Venezuela 7 3 4 496 502 −6 10[b]
5   Puerto Rico 7 3 4 583 601 −18 10[b] Qualify to Final Olympic Qualifying Tournament
6   Dominican Republic 7 2 5 586 602 −16 9 Eliminated
7   Panama 7 1 6 468 576 −108 8[c]
8   Uruguay 7 1 6 519 600 −81 8[c]
Source: FIBA Americas
Rules for classification: (1) Tournament points, (2) Head-to-head tournament points, (3) Head-to-head goal average, (4) Overall goal average, (5) Drawing of lots
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Canada 1–1, +14; Argentina 1–1, –5; Mexico 1–1 −9
  2. ^ a b Venezuela–Puerto Rico 74–63
  3. ^ a b Panama–Uruguay 77–73

All times are local (UTC−05:00).

6 September
12:00
Dominican Republic   68–72   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 13–20, 15–19, 15–18, 25–15
Pts: Sosa 21
Rebs: Sánchez 7
Asts: Sosa 5
Pts: Colmenares 19
Rebs: Ruiz 17
Asts: G. Vargas 6
6 September
14:30
Argentina   90–87   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 18–19, 19–25, 29–23, 24–20
Pts: Scola 26
Rebs: Scola 13
Asts: Campazzo 8
Pts: Calfani 20
Rebs: Calfani 17
Asts: Osimani 8
6 September
18:00
Canada   103–66   Panama
Scoring by quarter: 20–10, 22–13, 35–20, 26–23
Pts: Heslip 23
Rebs: Bennett, Olynyk 9
Asts: Stauskas 5
Pts: King 13
Rebs: Horne 6
Asts: Muñoz 6
6 September
20:30
Mexico   92–86   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 24–21, 23–21, 22–23, 23–21
Pts: Hernández 28
Rebs: Hernández, Ayón 12
Asts: J. Gutiérrez 9
Pts: Vassallo 27
Rebs: Díaz 7
Asts: Barea 10
7 September
12:00
Panama   57–84   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 13–13, 13–21, 10–25, 21–25
Pts: Hicks 15
Rebs: Garcés 11
Asts: Gaskins 2
Pts: Scola 16
Rebs: Nocioni 9
Asts: Campazzo 6
7 September
14:30
Puerto Rico   98–92   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 27–25, 20–9, 22–27, 29–31
Pts: Barea 37
Rebs: Barea 7
Asts: Barea 9
Pts: García 25
Rebs: Mendoza, Sánchez 6
Asts: Sosa, García 4
7 September
18:00
Uruguay   82–109   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 22–29, 10–28, 20–29, 30–23
Pts: Borsellino 15
Rebs: Wachsmann 4
Asts: Fitipaldo 5
Pts: Wiggins 18
Rebs: Nicholson 10
Asts: Joseph, Nicholson 6
7 September
20:30
Venezuela   70–73   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 16–12, 21–16, 20–23, 13–22
Pts: Cox 22
Rebs: Colmenares 10
Asts: Cubillán 3
Pts: J. Gutiérrez 20
Rebs: Ayón 11
Asts: J. Gutiérrez 4
8 September
12:00
Argentina   92–84   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 21–22, 24–20, 28–23, 19–19
Pts: Nocioni 25
Rebs: Scola 14
Asts: Scola 6
Pts: Sosa 24
Rebs: three players 7
Asts: García 5
8 September
14:30
Venezuela   75–77   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 24–20, 17–22, 8–17, 26–18
Pts: J. Vargas 17
Rebs: Ruiz 7
Asts: J. Vargas 10
Pts: Newsome 20
Rebs: Calfani 7
Asts: Fitipaldo 7
8 September
18:00
Panama   71–78   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 26–16, 16–20, 14–15, 15-27
Pts: Gaskins 29
Rebs: Garcés 10
Asts: Lloreda 3
Pts: Barea 15
Rebs: Clemente 7
Asts: Rivera 4
8 September
20:30
Mexico   73–94   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 17–26, 13–26, 22–22, 21–20
Pts: Cruz 13
Rebs: Ayón, I. Gutiérrez 7
Asts: Stoll 6
Pts: Wiggins 17
Rebs: Ejim 8
Asts: Joseph 6
9 September
12:00
Panama   62–75   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 13–19, 17–19, 10–16
Pts: Hicks 20
Rebs: Garcés 12
Asts: Gaskins 5
Pts: Cox 21
Rebs: Colmenares 10
Asts: G. Vargas 6
9 September
14:30
Dominican Republic   103–120   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 18–36, 28–29, 26–31, 31–24
Pts: Suero 19
Rebs: Suero 6
Asts: Flores 7
Pts: Joseph 17
Rebs: Olynyk 9
Asts: Joseph 7
9 September
18:00
Uruguay   69–80   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 12–23, 11–24, 19–20, 27–13
Pts: Fitipaldo 15
Rebs: Borsellino 6
Asts: Osimani 5
Pts: Barea 19
Rebs: Balkman 9
Asts: Rivera 5
9 September
20:30
Mexico   95–83   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 20–26, 25–16, 14–30, 36–11
Pts: Ayón 38
Rebs: Ayón 14
Asts: Cruz, Stoll 5
Pts: Scola 26
Rebs: Nocioni 8
Asts: Campazzo, Laprovíttola 5

Final roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
11 September
 
 
  Canada78
 
12 September
 
  Venezuela79
 
  Venezuela76
 
11 September
 
  Argentina71
 
  Argentina78
 
 
  Mexico70
 
Third place
 
 
12 September
 
 
  Canada87
 
 
  Mexico86

SemifinalsEdit

Finalists qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics, while losing semifinalists qualify to the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men.

11 September
18:00
Canada   78–79   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 18–18, 23–20, 18–21
Pts: Olynyk 34
Rebs: Olynyk 13
Asts: Joseph, Scrubb 4
Pts: Graterol 20
Rebs: Colmenares 6
Asts: Cox 4
11 September
20:30
Argentina   78–70   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 25–26, 10–14, 27–22, 16–8
Pts: Scola 18
Rebs: Nocioni 13
Asts: Campazzo 8
Pts: Gutiérrez 17
Rebs: Ayón 12
Asts: Ayón 5

Bronze medal gameEdit

12 September
18:00
Canada   87–86   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 18–14, 22–27, 20–23, 27–22
Pts: Nicholson 20
Rebs: Olynyk 11
Asts: Joseph 8
Pts: Ramos 19
Rebs: Ayón 19
Asts: Stoll 10

FinalEdit

12 September
20:30
Venezuela   76–71   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 13–20, 17–8, 19–24, 27–19
Pts: Guillént 15
Rebs: J. Vargas, G. Vargas 7
Asts: G. Vargas 4
Pts: Nocioni 21
Rebs: Scola 11
Asts: Campazzo 7

Final rankingEdit

Qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics
Qualified for the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men
Qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics as host nation
Rank Team Record FIBA World Rankings
Before After Change
    Venezuela 6–4 27 22 5
    Argentina 8–2 3 4 -1
    Canada 8–2 25 26 -1
4   Mexico 7–3 19 19 0
5   Puerto Rico 4–4 15 16 -1
6   Dominican Republic 2–6 20 18 2
7   Panama 2–6 33 33 0
8   Uruguay 2–6 26 27 -1
9   Brazil 1–3 9 9 0
10   Cuba 0–4 T-58 45 13

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA - Mexico to host 2015 FIBA Americas Championship". FIBA.com. 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
  2. ^ "2015 FIBA Americas Championship to be played in Mexico City's El Palacio de los Deportes". FIBA.com. 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  3. ^ "Draw results in for 2015 FIBA Americas Championship". Sportando. 2015-03-26. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
  4. ^ "Venezuela win 2015 FIBA Americas Championship for first-ever continental title". FIBA. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.