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2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Group B

Group B of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the group stage of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup for the Russia, Argentina, South Korea and Nigeria. Each team played each other once, for a total of three games per team, with all games played at Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan.[1] After all of the games were played, the top two teams with the best records qualified for the Second round and the bottom two teams played in the Classification Round.[2]

TeamsEdit

Team Qualification Appearance Best performance FIBA World Ranking
As Date Last Total Streak
  Russia European Second Round Group K Top 3 24 February 2019 2010 5 1 Runners-up (1994, 1998) 10
  Argentina Americas Second Round Group E Top 3 2 December 2018 2014 14 9 Champions (1950) 5
  South Korea Asian Second Round Group E Top 3 2 December 2018 2014 8 2 11th place (1970) 32
  Nigeria African Second Round Group F Top 2 15 September 2018 2006 4 1 13th place (1998) 33

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Argentina 3 3 0 258 211 +47 6 Second round
2   Russia 3 2 1 230 219 +11 5
3   Nigeria 3 1 2 266 242 +24 4 17th–32nd Classification
4   South Korea 3 0 3 208 290 −82 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

GamesEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

Russia vs. NigeriaEdit

This was the first game between Russia and Nigeria in the World Cup. The Russians won against Nigeria in the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men, the last competitive game between the two teams.

31 August 2019
16:30
Russia   82–77   Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 18–13, 22–22, 18–23, 24–19
Pts: Kulagin 16
Rebs: Kurbanov 7
Asts: Fridzon, Zubkov 4
Pts: Okogie 18
Rebs: Metu 6
Asts: Okogie 4
Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan
Referees: Omar Bermúdez (MEX), Takaki Kato (JPN), Ahmed Al-Shuwaili (IRQ)

Argentina vs. South KoreaEdit

This was the second game between Argentina and South Korea in the World Cup, with the Argentinians winning the first game in 1994. Argentina also won their last competitive game against South Korea in the 1996 Olympics.

31 August 2019
20:30
Argentina   95–69   South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 22–11, 21–17, 28–16, 24–25
Pts: Laprovíttola 17
Rebs: Scola 9
Asts: Campazzo 6
Pts: Ratliffe 31
Rebs: Ratliffe 15
Asts: Lee J. 7
Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan
Attendance: 4,585
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Zdenko Tomašovič (SVK), Carsten Straube (GER)

Nigeria vs. ArgentinaEdit

This was the third game between Nigeria and Argentina in the World Cup. Argentina have won both games, and also won its last competitive game against the Nigerians at the 2016 Olympics.

2 September 2019
16:30
Nigeria   81–94   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 17–28, 26–15, 18–29, 20–22
Pts: Okogie 18
Rebs: Aminu 8
Asts: Okogie 5
Pts: Scola 23
Rebs: Scola 10
Asts: Campazzo 8
Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Takaki Kato (JPN), Ahmed Al-Shuwaili (IRQ)

South Korea vs. RussiaEdit

This was the first game between South Korea and Russia in the World Cup. The Russians won against South Korea in the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men, the last competitive game between the two teams.

2 September 2019
20:30
South Korea   73–87   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 18–27, 19–13, 12–23, 24–24
Pts: Ratliffe 19
Rebs: Ratliffe 10
Asts: Lee J. 5
Pts: Fridzon, Vorontsevich 13
Rebs: Kurbanov, Vorontsevich 7
Asts: Kurbanov 9
Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan
Attendance: 1,637
Referees: Omar Bermúdez (MEX), Zdenko Tomašovič (SVK), Markos Michaelides (SUI)

South Korea vs. NigeriaEdit

This was the first competitive game between South Korea and Nigeria.

4 September 2019
16:30
South Korea   66–108   Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 15–17, 16–32, 19–30, 16–29
Pts: Ratliffe 18
Rebs: Ratliffe 11
Asts: Lee J., Park 4
Pts: Eric 17
Rebs: Eric, Metu 9
Asts: Iroegbu 6
Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan
Attendance: 3,147
Referees: Omar Bermúdez (MEX), Carsten Straube (GER), Markos Michaelides (SUI)

Russia vs. ArgentinaEdit

This was the fourth game between Russia and Argentina in the World Cup. The Russians won their last competitive game against Argentina, in the 2012 Olympics.

4 September 2019
20:30
Russia   61–69   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 17–12, 16–27, 7–14, 21–16
Pts: Zubkov 18
Rebs: Vorontsevich, Zubkov 7
Asts: Sopin 4
Pts: Campazzo 21
Rebs: Scola 9
Asts: Campazzo 7
Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan
Attendance: 6,255
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Zdenko Tomašovič (SVK), Takaki Kato (JPN)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Procedure for FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Draw". FIBA. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Star-studded FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Draw completed in Shenzhen". fiba.basketball. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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