2002 FIBA World Championship
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
DatesAugust 29 – September 8
Officially opened byGeorge W. Bush
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)RCA Dome
Conseco Fieldhouse
Final positions
Champions FR Yugoslavia (2nd title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Germany
Fourth place New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Games played62
MVPGermany Dirk Nowitzki
Top scorerGermany Dirk Nowitzki
(24.0 points per game)
1998
2006

The 2002 FIBA World Championship was the 14th edition of the competition now known as the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the international world championship for men's basketball teams. The tournament held by the International Basketball Federation in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, from August 29 to September 8, 2002.

Venues

Indianapolis United States
RCA Dome
Capacity: 57,980
Conseco Fieldhouse
Capacity: 18,345
Final 4 Semis 2.jpg
Conseco fieldhouse seating bowl.JPG

Qualification

There were 16 teams taking part in the 2002 World Cup of Basketball. Since the 2000 Olympics champions United States has direct access to the World Championship as host nation, the Olympic berth is left unused and one extra qualifying spot is assigned to FIBA Americas below.

Qualified teams

Event Date Location Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  United States
2001 ABC Championship July 20–28, 2001 China Shanghai 2  China
 Lebanon
FIBA Africa Championship 2001 August 4–12, 2001 Morocco Rabat and Casablanca 2  Angola
 Algeria
FIBA Americas Championship 2001 August 16-26, 2001 Argentina Neuquén 5  Argentina
 Brazil
 Canada
 Puerto Rico
 Venezuela
EuroBasket 2001 August 31–September 9, 2001 Turkey Ankara, Antalya and Istanbul 5  FR Yugoslavia
 Turkey
 Spain
 Germany
 Russia
FIBA Oceania Championship 2001 September 21–23, 2001 New Zealand Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton 1  New Zealand
TOTAL 16

Squads

Main article: 2002 FIBA World Championship squads

At the start of tournament, all 16 participating countries had 12 players on their roster.

Competing nations

The following nations' teams competed:

Group A Group B Group C Group D

 Angola
 Canada
 Spain
 FR Yugoslavia

 Brazil
 Lebanon
 Puerto Rico
 Turkey

 Algeria
 China
 Germany
 United States

 Argentina
 New Zealand
 Russia
 Venezuela

Preliminary round

Competing teams
Competing teams
Qualified for the second round
Qualified for the 13th–16th classification round

The top three teams in each group advance to the second round, into either Group E or F. The fourth place team in each group moves onto the 13th–16th classification.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 3 0 244 178 +66 6 Second round
2  FR Yugoslavia 3 2 1 269 205 +64 5
3  Angola 3 1 2 202 275 −73 4
4  Canada 3 0 3 199 256 −57 3 13th–16th classification round
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.

August 29, 2002

FR Yugoslavia  113–63  Angola Conseco Fieldhouse
Canada  54–85  Spain

August 30, 2002

Angola  84–74  Canada RCA Dome
Spain  71–69  FR Yugoslavia

August 31, 2002

Angola  55–88  Spain RCA Dome
Canada  71–87  FR Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse

Group B

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 3 3 0 280 245 +35 6 Second round
2  Puerto Rico 3 2 1 263 242 +21 5
3  Turkey 3 1 2 268 246 +22 4
4  Lebanon 3 0 3 230 308 −78 3 13th–16th classification round
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.

August 29, 2002

Brazil  102–73  Lebanon RCA Dome
Puerto Rico  78–75  Turkey

August 30, 2002

Lebanon  77–99  Puerto Rico Conseco Fieldhouse
Turkey  86–88  Brazil

August 31, 2002

Lebanon  80–107  Turkey Conseco Fieldhouse
Puerto Rico  86–90  Brazil

Group C

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 3 3 0 298 212 +86 6 Second round
2  Germany 3 2 1 277 250 +27 5
3  China 3 1 2 237 254 −17 4
4  Algeria 3 0 3 212 308 −96 3 13th–16th classification round
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(H) Host

August 29, 2002

China  76–88  Germany RCA Dome
United States  110–60  Algeria

August 30, 2002

Germany  87–104  United States RCA Dome
Algeria  82–96  China Conseco Fieldhouse

August 31, 2002

Algeria  70–102  Germany Conseco Fieldhouse
China  65–84  United States RCA Dome

Group D

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 3 3 0 319 238 +81 6 Second round
2  New Zealand 3 2 1 273 278 −5 5
3  Russia 3 1 2 248 259 −11 4
4  Venezuela 3 0 3 226 291 −65 3 13th–16th classification round
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.

August 29, 2002

New Zealand  90–81  Russia Conseco Fieldhouse
Argentina  107–72  Venezuela

August 30, 2002

Venezuela  85–98  New Zealand RCA Dome
Russia  81–100  Argentina Conseco Fieldhouse

August 31, 2002

Venezuela  69–86  Russia RCA Dome
New Zealand  85–112  Argentina

Second round

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the 9th–12th classification

In this stage, the results in the preliminary rounds are combined and the teams who met previously do not play each other a second time. The teams that advanced from Group A and Group B are combined into Group E and teams that advanced from Group C and Group D are combined into Group F.

The top four from each group advance to the knockout stages; the bottom two advance to the Ninth-to-twelfth-place playoffs.

Group E

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Puerto Rico 6 5 1 510 488 +22 11[a] Quarterfinals
2  Spain 6 5 1 480 391 +89 11[a]
3  FR Yugoslavia 6 4 2 562 437 +125 10[b]
4  Brazil 6 4 2 502 502 0 10[b]
5  Turkey 6 2 4 496 509 −13 8 9th–12th classification round
6  Angola 6 1 5 438 536 −98 7
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Puerto Rico 1–0 Spain
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: FR Yugoslavia 1–0 Brazil

September 2, 2002

Puerto Rico  85–83  FR Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse
Turkey  64–87  Spain RCA Dome
Brazil  86–83 OT  Angola Conseco Fieldhouse

September 3, 2002

Angola  66–86  Turkey Conseco Fieldhouse
Spain  65–73  Puerto Rico RCA Dome
FR Yugoslavia  90–69  Brazil RCA Dome

September 4, 2002

Puerto Rico  89–87 2OT  Angola RCA Dome
Turkey  78–110  FR Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse
Brazil  67–84  Spain RCA Dome

Group F

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 5 5 0 587 466 +121 10 Quarterfinals
2  United States (H) 5 4 1 605 443 +162 9
3  Germany 5 3 2 541 485 +56 8
4  New Zealand 5 2 3 493 560 −67 7
5  Russia 5 1 4 520 536 −16 6 9th–12th classification round
6  China 5 0 5 464 538 −74 5
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(H) Host

September 2, 2002

New Zealand  64–84  Germany RCA Dome
Russia  82–106  United States Conseco Fieldhouse
Argentina  95–71  China RCA Dome

September 3, 2002

China  68–95  Russia RCA Dome
United States  110–62  New Zealand Conseco Fieldhouse
Germany  77–86  Argentina Conseco Fieldhouse

September 4, 2002

New Zealand  94–88  China Conseco Fieldhouse
Russia  85–103  Germany RCA Dome
Argentina  87–80  United States Conseco Fieldhouse

Classification round

13th–16th classification

 
Thirteenth to sixteenthThirteenth place
 
      
 
September 2, 2002
 
 
 Canada91
 
September 3, 2002
 
 Lebanon67
 
 Canada98
 
September 2, 2002
 
 Venezuela97
 
 Algeria83
 
 
 Venezuela98
 
Fifteenth place
 
 
September 3, 2002
 
 
 Lebanon70
 
 
 Algeria100

Semifinals

September 2
Canada  91–67  Lebanon
September 2
Algeria  83–98  Venezuela

Fifteenth place playoff

September 3
Lebanon  70–100  Algeria

Thirteenth place playoff

September 3
Canada  98–97  Venezuela

9th–12th classification

 
Ninth to twelfthNinth place
 
      
 
September 6, 2002
 
 
 Turkey94
 
September 7, 2002
 
 China86
 
 Turkey91
 
September 6, 2002
 
 Russia86
 
 Angola66
 
 
 Russia77
 
Eleventh place
 
 
September 7, 2002
 
 
 China84
 
 
 Angola96

Semifinals

September 6
Turkey  94–86  China
September 6
Russia  77–66  Angola

Eleventh place playoff

September 7
China  84–96  Angola

Ninth place playoff

September 7
Turkey  91–86  Russia

5th–8th classification

 
Fifth to eighthFifth place
 
      
 
September 6, 2002
 
 
 Puerto Rico74
 
September 7, 2002
 
 United States84
 
 United States75
 
September 6, 2002
 
 Spain81
 
 Spain105
 
 
 Brazil89
 
Seventh place
 
 
September 7, 2002
 
 
 Puerto Rico91
 
 
 Brazil84

Semifinals

September 6
Puerto Rico  74–84  United States
September 6
Spain  105–89  Brazil

Seventh place playoff

September 7
Puerto Rico  91–84  Brazil

Fifth place playoff

September 7
United States  75–81  Spain

Final round

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
September 5, 2002
 
 
 Puerto Rico63
 
September 7, 2002
 
 New Zealand65
 
 New Zealand78
 
September 5, 2002
 
 FR Yugoslavia89
 
 FR Yugoslavia 81
 
September 8, 2002
 
 United States78
 
 FR Yugoslavia (OT)84
 
September 5, 2002
 
 Argentina77
 
 Spain62
 
September 7, 2002
 
 Germany70
 
 Germany80
 
September 5, 2002
 
 Argentina86 Third place
 
 Brazil67
 
September 8, 2002
 
 Argentina78
 
 New Zealand94
 
 
 Germany117
 

Quarterfinals

September 5
17:30
Spain  62–70  Germany
Scoring by quarter: 15–20, 16–20, 21–6, 10–24
Pts: Navarro 21
Rebs: Jiménez 9
Asts: Rodríguez 5
Pts: Nowitzki 20
Rebs: Okulaja 8
Asts: Demirel 4
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Iztok Rems (SVN), Stefano Cazzaro (ITA)
September 5
17:30
Argentina  78–67  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 18–16, 11–13, 22–13, 27–25
Pts: Oberto 19
Rebs: Oberto 8
Asts: Ginóbili 5
Pts: Mazzuchini 20
Rebs: Varejão 7
Asts: Klafke 3
RCA Dome, Indianapolis
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Memduh Öget (TUR)
September 5
20:00
Puerto Rico  63–65  New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 11–14, 18–17, 15–17, 19–18
Pts: Ayuso 24
Rebs: Ortiz 10
Asts: Arroyo 7
Pts: Jones 21
Rebs: Boucher 8
Asts: Dickel 8
RCA Dome, Indianapolis
Attendance: 4,378
Referees: Romuladas Brazauskas (LTU), Efim Resser (BRA)
September 5
20:00
United States  78–81  FR Yugoslavia
Scoring by quarter: 20–20, 16–20, 22–12, 20–29
Pts: Miller, Pierce 19
Rebs: O'Neal 8
Asts: Miller 7
Pts: Stojaković 20
Rebs: Divac 11
Asts: Stojaković 4
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 5,362
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE), Carlos Renato dos Santos (BRA)

Semifinals

September 7
13:15
Germany  80–86  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 11–16, 30–20, 21–23, 18–27
Pts: Nowitzki 24
Rebs: Nowitzki 11
Asts: Demirel 5
Pts: Sconochini 18
Rebs: Wolkowyski 7
Asts: Sánchez 6
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Iztok Rems (SVN), Carlos Renato dos Santos (BRA)
September 7
15:30
New Zealand  78–89  FR Yugoslavia
Scoring by quarter: 30–19, 18–20, 10–27, 20–23
Pts: Penney 24
Rebs: Cameron 8
Asts: Dickel 5
Pts: Koturović 18
Rebs: Jarić 8
Asts: Jarić 6
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Eduardo Sancha (ESP), Yosuke Miyatake (JPN)

Third place playoff

September 8
12:30
New Zealand  94–117  Germany
Scoring by quarter: 27–35, 21–39, 13–22, 33–21
Pts: Jones 26
Rebs: Boucher 7
Asts: Cameron 8
Pts: Nowitzki 29
Rebs: Nowitzki 8
Asts: Demirel 7
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Stefano Cazzaro (ITA), Pablo Alberto Estevez (ARG)

Final

Main article: 2002 FIBA World Championship Final

September 8
15:00
FR Yugoslavia  84–77 (OT)  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 24–19, 17–20, 11–18, 23–18, Overtime: 9–2
Pts: Bodiroga 27
Rebs: Koturović 9
Asts: Bodiroga 3
Pts: Oberto 28
Rebs: Oberto 10
Asts: Sánchez 6
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 17,079
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE), Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)

Awards

 2002 World Championship Winner 

FR Yugoslavia
Second title
Tournament MVP
Germany Dirk Nowitzki

Final rankings

2002 FIBA World Championship final rankings.
2002 FIBA World Championship final rankings.
Rank Team Record
1  FR Yugoslavia 7–2
2  Argentina 8–1
3  Germany 6–3
4  New Zealand 4–5
5  Spain 7–2
6  United States 6–3
7  Puerto Rico 6–3
8  Brazil 4–5
9  Turkey 4–4
10  Russia 3–5
11  Angola 2–6
12  China 1–7
13  Canada 2–3
14  Venezuela 1–4
15  Algeria 1–4
16  Lebanon 0–5

All tournament team

Main article: FIBA Basketball World Cup All-Tournament Team

Guard Center Forward

Argentina Manu Ginóbili
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Peja Stojaković

China Yao Ming

Germany Dirk Nowitzki
MVP

New Zealand Pero Cameron

Top scorers (ppg)

  1. Germany Dirk Nowitzki - 24.0
  2. Venezuela Victor Díaz - 22.0
  3. China Yao Ming - 21.0
  4. Brazil Marcelo Machado - 20.8
  5. United States Paul Pierce - 19.7
  6. Spain Pau Gasol - 19.1
  7. Puerto Rico Larry Ayuso - 18.7
  8. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Peja Stojaković - 18.7
  9. New Zealand Phill Jones - 18.2
  10. Lebanon Fadi El Khatib - 17.6

References