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1993 Tournament of the Americas

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1993 Tournament of the Americas
Tournament details
Host countryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
DatesAugust 28 – September 5
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  United States (2nd title)
Runners-up  Puerto Rico
Third place  Argentina
Fourth place  Brazil
1992
1995

The 1993 Tournament of the Americas, later known as the FIBA Americas Championship and the FIBA AmeriCup, was a basketball championship hosted by Puerto Rico from August 28 to September 5, 1993. The games were played in San Juan. This FIBA AmeriCup was to earn the four berths allocated to the Americas for the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Toronto. The United States defeated Puerto Rico in the final to win the tournament, although they had already qualified for the World Championship by winning the 1992 Summer Olympics basketball tournament. Argentina defeated Brazil in the third place game. Cuba defeated Venezuela in 5th place game. All five nations qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship.

1993 Tournament of the Americas Intro articles: 3

Qualification

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1993; USA and Canada qualified automatically since they are the only two members of the North America zone.

The draw split the tournament into two groups:

1993 Tournament of the Americas Qualification articles: 11

Format

  • The top four teams from each group advance to the knockout round. The losers from the knockout quarterfinals compete in a separate bracket to define fifth through eighth place.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advanced to the Final and were granted berths in the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Canada. The losers figure in a third-place playoff and were both also granted berths in the FIBA World Championship. Since Canada and the United States were already qualified as hosts and Olympic Champions respectively, should they reach one of the top four positions in the final standings, one or two extra berths should be granted to the fifth and/or sixth team in the final standings.

Squads

Preliminary round

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group A

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Brazil 4 3 1 354 344 +10 7
 United States 4 3 1 391 384 +7 7
 Panama 4 2 2 343 346 −3 6
 Venezuela 4 2 2 344 338 +6 6
 Dominican Republic 4 0 4 340 360 −20 4
August 28
 United States 101–99  Panama
August 28
 Venezuela 98–83  Brazil
San Juan
August 29
 United States 102–99  Dominican Republic
San Juan
August 29
 Panama 80–76  Venezuela
San Juan
August 30
 Brazil 84–80  Dominican Republic
San Juan
August 30
 United States 97–85  Venezuela
San Juan
August 31
 Venezuela 85–78  Dominican Republic
San Juan
August 31
 Brazil 86–75  Panama
San Juan
September 1
 Panama 89–83  Dominican Republic
San Juan
September 1
 Brazil 101–91  United States
San Juan

Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Argentina 4 3 1 351 335 +16 7
 Puerto Rico 4 3 1 392 292 +100 7
 Canada 4 3 1 355 345 +10 7
 Cuba 4 1 3 343 369 −26 5
 Uruguay 4 0 4 314 414 −100 4
August 28
 Argentina 93–83  Canada
August 28
 Puerto Rico 128–62  Uruguay
San Juan
August 29
 Cuba 90–76  Uruguay
San Juan
August 29
 Canada 79–76  Puerto Rico
San Juan
August 30
 Argentina 92–84  Cuba
San Juan
August 30
 Canada 102–86  Uruguay
San Juan
August 31
 Puerto Rico 110–79  Cuba
San Juan
August 31
 Argentina 94–90  Uruguay
San Juan
September 1
 Canada 91–90  Cuba
San Juan
September 1
 Puerto Rico 78–72  Argentina
San Juan

Knockout round

Championship Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
September 3
 
 
 Brazil99
 
September 4
 
 Cuba88
 
 Brazil97
 
September 3
 
 Puerto Rico111
 
 Panama73
 
September 5
 
 Puerto Rico90
 
 Puerto Rico95
 
September 3
 
 United States109
 
 United States87
 
September 4
 
 Canada73
 
 United States123
 
September 3
 
 Argentina107 Third place
 
 Argentina93
 
September 5
 
 Venezuela82
 
 Argentina98
 
 
 Brazil91
 

Classification round

5th-8th places

 
Semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
September 4
 
 
 Cuba96
 
September 5
 
 Panama83
 
 Cuba103
 
September 4
 
 Venezuela98
 
 Canada86
 
 
 Venezuela94
 
Seventh place
 
 
September 5
 
 
 Panama 90
 
 
 Canada 96

Awards

 1993 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

United States
Second title

Final standings

Qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship
Qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship as Olympic Champions
Qualified for the 1994 FIBA World Championship as hosts
Rank Team Record
 United States 6–1
 Puerto Rico 5–2
 Argentina 5–2
4  Brazil 4–3
5  Cuba 3–4
6  Venezuela 3–4
7  Canada 4–3
8  Panama 2–6
9  Dominican Republic 0–4
10  Uruguay 0–4

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