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2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Manila

The 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila was one of three 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men. The tournament was held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines, from 5 to 10 July 2016. The national teams of Turkey, Senegal, Canada, France, New Zealand, and hosts Philippines were drawn into the tournament. The winner qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

2016 FIBA World Olympic
Qualifying Tournament for Men
Manila, Philippines
OQT MANILA.png
Tournament details
Host nation Philippines
Dates5–10 July
Teams6 
(from 5 federations)
Venues1 
(in 1 host city)
Champions France
MVPFrance Nando de Colo
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Philippines Andray Blatche (25.5)  Philippines (82)
Rebounds Senegal Maurice Ndour (10.5)  Senegal (52)
Assists Canada Cory Joseph (4.3)  France (15.3)
Official website

Contents

TeamsEdit

Team Qualification Date of qualification FIBA World Ranking
  Turkey[1][note 1] Wild card selection 19 January 2016 8
  Senegal[2] AfroBasket 2015 4th place 30 August 2015 31
  Canada[3] 2015 FIBA Americas Championship 3rd place 12 September 2015 26
  France[4] EuroBasket 2015 3rd place 20 September 2015 5
  New Zealand[5] 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship runner-up 18 August 2015 21
  Philippines[6][note 2] Hosts, FIBA Asian Championship 2nd place 19 January 2016 28

VenueEdit

The Mall of Asia Arena was chosen as the main venue for the tournament. Since the arena's location, Pasay, is part of Metro Manila, the host city of the Philippine qualifiers is designated as "Manila" for marketing purposes. The Arena hosted the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship.

Pasay
 
 
Pasay
2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Manila (Philippines)
Mall of Asia Arena
Capacity: 15,000
 

RefereesEdit

The following referees were selected for the tournament.[7]

Preliminary RoundEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 2 2 0 135 124 +11 4 Semifinals
2   Turkey 2 1 1 137 139 −2 3
3   Senegal 2 0 2 117 126 −9 2
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.


5 July 2016
18:30
Turkey   69–77   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 17–21, 13–18, 17–20, 22–18
Pts: Güler 14
Rebs: Erden 8
Asts: Güler 3
Pts: Joseph 21
Rebs: Birch 7
Asts: Joseph 5
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Saša Pukl (SLO), Miguel Pérez (ESP), Sofiane Si Youcef (ALG)
6 July 2016
18:30
Canada   58–55   Senegal
Scoring by quarter: 22–20, 11–8, 14–14, 11–13
Pts: Joseph 13
Rebs: Thompson 10
Asts: Ennis 3
Pts: Ndour 16
Rebs: Ndour 10
Asts: Hannah, Niang 4
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
Attendance: 7,200
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Michael Aylen (AUS), Sofiane Si Youcef (ALG)
7 July 2016
18:30
Senegal   62–68   Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 11–10, 12–23, 20–13, 19–22
Pts: N'Doye 15
Rebs: Ndour 11
Asts: Hannah 4
Pts: Muhammed 23
Rebs: Erden 11
Asts: Muhammed 4
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
Attendance: 1,900
Referees: Saša Pukl (SLO), Miguel Pérez (ESP), Sofiane Si Youcef (ALG)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   France 2 2 0 159 143 +16 4 Semifinals
2   New Zealand 2 1 1 148 146 +2 3
3   Philippines (H) 2 0 2 164 182 −18 2
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Panorama shot inside the Mall of Asia Arena during the game between the Philippines and France.
5 July 2016
21:00
France   93–84   Philippines
Scoring by quarter: 22–30, 23–13, 32–23, 16–18
Pts: De Colo 27
Rebs: Diaw 9
Asts: Diaw, Parker 6
Pts: Blatche 21
Rebs: Rosario 9
Asts: William 3
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Michael Aylen (AUS), Elias Koromilas (GRE)
6 July 2016
21:00
Philippines   80–89   New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 17–21, 14–17, 22–22, 27–29
Pts: Blatche 30
Rebs: Blatche, Norwood 7
Asts: Norwood, William 3
Pts: T. Webster 25
Rebs: T. Webster 11
Asts: Ili 4
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
Attendance: 13,000
Referees: Saša Pukl (SLO), Elias Koromilas (GRE), Miguel Pérez (ESP)
7 July 2016
21:00
New Zealand   59–66   France
Scoring by quarter: 14–13, 17–10, 17–15, 11–28
Pts: C. Webster 21
Rebs: Vukona 12
Asts: C. Webster 3
Pts: Gelabale 11
Rebs: Diaw 6
Asts: Heurtel 4
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Michael Aylen (AUS), Elias Koromilas (GRE)

Knockout phaseEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
9 July
 
 
  Canada78
 
10 July
 
  New Zealand72
 
  Canada74
 
9 July
 
  France83
 
  France75
 
 
  Turkey63
 

SemifinalsEdit

9 July 2016
18:30
Canada   78–72   New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 23–25, 19–17, 16–12, 20–18
Pts: Joseph 23
Rebs: Thompson 10
Asts: Joseph 4
Pts: C. Webster 21
Rebs: T. Webster 10
Asts: Loe, T. Webster 4
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Saša Pukl (SLO), Elias Koromilas (GRE), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)
9 July 2016
21:00
France   75–63   Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 18–16, 19–14, 16–13, 22–20
Pts: Heurtel 17
Rebs: Diaw 7
Asts: Heurtel 4
Pts: Aşık 19
Rebs: Erden 7
Asts: Arslan 5
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
Attendance: 13,000
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Michael Aylen (AUS), Miguel Pérez (ESP)

FinalEdit

10 July 2016
21:00
Canada   74–83   France
Scoring by quarter: 25–30, 11–9, 15–17, 23–27
Pts: Joseph 20
Rebs: Thompson 7
Asts: Joseph 6
Pts: Parker 26
Rebs: De Colo 5
Asts: Diaw, Parker 4
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
Attendance: 13,000
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI), Saša Pukl (SLO)

Final rankingsEdit

# Team W–L Qualification
    France 4–0 Qualified for the Olympics
    Canada 3–1
    New Zealand 1–2
4   Turkey 1–2
5   Senegal 0–2
6   Philippines 0–2

Statistical leadersEdit

PlayersEdit

TeamsEdit

IssuesEdit

Organizational issuesEdit

Before the match between the host country Philippines and New Zealand, O Canada was mistakenly played instead of God Defend New Zealand.

Reception to the HakaEdit

There was mixed reception of the fans' reaction to the New Zealand squad while performing their Haka in which fans reacted with boos.[10][11] However, the New Zealand team stated that there was no issue with it as "Different people react in different ways to it."[12]

MarketingEdit

BroadcastingEdit

Below are the broadcasters of the participating teams

Country Broadcaster
  Canada TSN
  France Canal+
  New Zealand Māori TV
  Philippines TV5
  Senegal Canal + Sport
SuperSport
  Turkey NTV

Side EventsEdit

The March to MOAEdit

On the afternoon of July 5, day 1 of the tournament, a colorful street parade called The March to MOA (Mall of Asia Arena) was held to kick off the OQT Manila event festivities. It was a giant street party as the parade winds its way through the precinct streets of the SM Mall of Asia towards the Mall of Asia Arena. The parade was highlighted Filipino culture and feature attractive floats representing the six participating nations and FIBA as well as showcasing cultural dance and drummer groups from all over the Philippines.[13]

The Global VillageEdit

A Global Village fan zone was erected beside the Mall of Asia Arena where fans were able to check various booths representing each of the participating countries including food, Music and Culture.

The Village Central was consisted of the registration area, passport for the village, get money or chits to buy food from the village, and avail of merchandise souvenirs from all the six participating countries.[14]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Lebanon qualified as fifth placers at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship with the Philippines named as one of the hosts of the Olympic qualifying tournaments. However, FIBA stated that Lebanon is not "in good standing" or behind in payments with FIBA Asia and the FIBA Executive decided to invite Turkey as replacement taking its FIBA World Ranking and final standings at the EuroBasket in consideration.
  2. ^ The Philippines also qualified by virtue of being the runner-up at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men - Turkey". FIBA. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men - Senegal". FIBA. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men - Canada". FIBA. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  4. ^ "2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men - France". FIBA. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 FIBA Olympic Qualfying Tournament for Men - New Zealand". FIBA. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  6. ^ "2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men - Philippines". FIBA. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  7. ^ Referees
  8. ^ Player statistics
  9. ^ Team statistics
  10. ^ "Tall Blacks' haka booed, wrong anthem played at Olympic Qualifiers". The New Zealand Herald Tribune. 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  11. ^ Terrado, Reuben (2016-07-08). "NZ manager lauds Gilas for being 'hugely respectful' of haka dance, bears no ill will toward booing fans". Spin. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  12. ^ http://www.philstar.com/sports/2016/07/09/1601053/tall-blacks-no-issue-haka-manila
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ [2]

External linksEdit