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The 1937 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1937, was the second FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Eight national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) took part in the competition. Defending champions Latvia hosted the tournament, held in Riga.

EuroBasket 1937
EuroBasket 1937 program poster.JPG
Poster promoting EuroBasket 1937
Tournament details
Host countryLatvia
CityRiga
Dates2–7 May
Teams8
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Lithuania (1st title)
Runners-up Italy
Third place France
Fourth place Poland
Tournament statistics
MVPLithuania Pranas Talzūnas
Top scorerLatvia Rūdolfs Jurciņš
(12.5 points per game)
1935
1939

Contents

ResultsEdit

 
Game between Lithuania and Estonia

First roundEdit

The preliminary round consisted of the eight teams being separated into two groups of four. Each group played a round-robin format tournament, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the semifinals and the bottom two playing in the lower classification matches. Wins counted for 2 points, losses for 1 point.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Lithuania 3 3 0 63 42 +21 6 Semifinal
2   Italy 3 2 1 52 42 +10 5
3   Estonia 3 1 2 79 65 +14 4 Classification 5–8
4   Egypt 3 0 3 22 67 −45 3
Lithuania   22–20   Italy

Estonia   44–15   Egypt

Lithuania   20–15   Estonia

Egypt   0–2   Italy

Lithuania   21–7   Egypt

Italy   30–20   Estonia

Egypt won against Italy 31:28 but because of the mistake, FIBA ruled to replay the game. Egypt objected the ruling of FIBA and decided to withdraw from replaying of the match.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 2 1 78 69 +9 5 Semifinal
2   Poland 3 2 1 84 73 +11 5
3   Latvia 3 2 1 95 66 +29 5 Classification 5–8
4   Czechoslovakia 3 0 3 49 98 −49 3
France   29–24   Poland

Latvia   44–11   Czechoslovakia

Poland   32–25   Latvia

France   26–19   Czechoslovakia

Poland   28–19   Czechoslovakia

Latvia   26–23   France

Latvia are classified third, because of scores differences between France-Poland-Latvia (Latvia has −4, Poland +2 and France +2).

Classification 5–8Edit

The bottom four teams from the preliminary group faced off in the classification matches.

Classification semifinalsEdit

Estonia   30–20   Czechoslovakia

Latvia   2–0   Egypt

7th/8th playoffEdit

Czechoslovakia   2–0   Egypt

5th/6th playoffEdit

Estonia   41–19   Latvia

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals pitted the four top teams of the preliminary round against each other. Winners advanced to the final, with the losers playing in a match for 3rd and 4th place.

Lithuania   31–25   Poland

Italy   36–32   France

Bronze medal matchEdit

France   27–24   Poland

FinalEdit

Lithuania   24–23   Italy


 1937 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Lithuania
1st title

Final rankingsEdit

 
Lithuania national team, winners of the competition, holding the Latvian presidential prize.
Rank Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1.     Lithuania 5 5 0 118 90 +28 10
2.     Italy 5 3 2 111 98 +13 8
3.     France 5 3 2 134 129 +5 8
4.   Poland 5 2 3 133 131 +2 7
5.   Estonia 5 3 2 150 104 +46 8
6.   Latvia 5 3 2 116 104 +12 8
7.   Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 71 128 −57 6
8.   Egypt 5 0 5 22 71 −49 5

Team rostersEdit

External linksEdit