Basketball at the 1995 Pan American Games

The Basketball Tournament at the 1995 Pan American Games was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina from March 19 to March 25, 1995.[1] The women's tournament was cancelled because as of March 3, 1995, only four women's teams had signed up to play.[2]

Basketball at the XII Pan American Games
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VenuePolideportivo Islas Malvinas
DatesMarch 19–25, 1995
Teams6
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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All the games were held in Polideportivo Islas Malvinas, which was built for this edition of the Pan American Games. Argentina won their first Pan American Games after beating United States in the final. Argentina, coached by Guillermo Vecchio, finished the tournament unbeaten.[3][4]

Men's tournamentEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

 
Argentina celebrating their 68–67 win over United States
Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
  Argentina 10 5 5 0 423 389 +34
  Brazil 9 5 4 1 510 439 +71
  United States 8 5 3 2 470 423 +47
  Uruguay 7 5 2 3 453 448 +5
  Puerto Rico 6 5 1 4 425 473 –48
  Mexico 6 5 0 5 399 508 –109
  • March 19, 1995
Argentina   68 – 67   United States
Brazil   102 – 88   Puerto Rico
Uruguay   92 – 78   Mexico
  • March 20, 1995
Puerto Rico   97 – 86   Mexico
Brazil   101 – 81   United States
Argentina   83 – 81   Uruguay
  • March 21, 1995
United States   97 – 78   Puerto Rico
Brazil   107 – 83   Uruguay
Argentina   90 – 80   Mexico
  • March 22, 1995
Argentina   87 – 86   Puerto Rico
United States   104 – 96   Uruguay
Brazil   125 – 75   Mexico
  • March 23, 1995
Uruguay   101 – 76   Puerto Rico
United States   104 – 80   Mexico
Argentina   95 – 75   Brazil

Knockout stagesEdit

Two moments of the Argentina v United States match, (above): Luis Villar struggling with Erik Martin; (below): the Argentine players celebrating the gold metal won
 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
March 24, 1995
 
 
  Argentina90
 
March 25, 1995
 
  Uruguay74
 
  Argentina98
 
March 24, 1995
 
  United States85
 
  United States89
 
 
  Brazil85
 
Third place
 
 
March 25, 1995
 
 
  Uruguay86
 
 
  Brazil90
  • March 24, 1995 – 5th/6th place
Mexico   89 – 80   Puerto Rico
  • March 24, 1995 – Semi-Finals
Argentina   90 – 74   Uruguay
United States   89 – 85   Brazil
  • March 25, 1995 – Bronze Medal Match
Uruguay   86 – 90   Brazil

Gold Medal match

March 25
Argentina   90–86   United States
Scoring by half: 60, 51

Final standingsEdit

RANK TEAM RECORD PF : PA
    Argentina 7 – 0 611 : 548
    United States 4 – 3 644 : 606
    Brazil 5 – 2 685 : 614
4.   Uruguay 2 – 5 613 : 628
5.   Mexico 1 – 5 488 : 588
6.   Puerto Rico 1 – 5 505 : 562

AwardsEdit

 1995 Pan American Games Winners 
 
Argentina
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Men's Results on Todo66.com (archived)
  2. ^ "Twelfth Pan American Games". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 2015-09-29. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  3. ^ A 25 años del primer oro Panamericano on Salto Inicial, 25 March 2020
  4. ^ Juegos Panamericanos 1995 on CABB