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1948 Men's Olympic Basketball

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Host: London, Great Britain

Date Started: July 30, 1948
Date Ended: August 13, 1948

Format: Round-robin pools followed by single-elimination classification tournaments for places.

Gold: United States
Silver: France
Bronze: Brazil

Final Standings

Rank Team W L W-L% PS/G PA/G SRS SOS Medal
1 United States 8 0 1.000 65.5 32.0 40.6 7.1 Gold
2 France 5 2 .714 47.3 40.1 7.5 0.3 Silver
3 Brazil 7 1 .875 46.8 32.9 17.9 4.0 Bronze
4 Mexico 5 2 .714 52.0 37.7 13.8 -0.5
5 Uruguay 5 3 .625 46.1 37.6 15.6 7.1
6 Chile 4 4 .500 48.9 37.6 8.0 -3.2
7 Czechoslovakia 5 3 .625 39.4 36.8 12.8 10.2
8 South Korea 3 5 .375 45.5 34.9 8.1 -2.5
9 Canada 6 2 .750 49.6 39.1 9.5 -1.0
10 Peru 4 4 .500 40.8 38.1 11.1 8.5
11 Belgium 4 3 .571 44.3 33.4 4.3 -6.6
12 Philippines 4 4 .500 46.1 39.9 2.9 -3.4
13 Cuba 4 3 .571 51.1 35.1 6.4 -9.6
14 Iran 1 5 .167 32.8 61.0 -30.0 -1.8
15 Argentina 3 4 .429 46.1 39.9 14.2 7.9
16 Hungary 3 2 .600 40.2 34.4 7.5 1.7
17 Italy 4 4 .500 42.0 38.4 -4.1 -7.7
18 China 5 3 .625 51.9 39.4 -0.2 -12.7
19 Egypt 2 5 .286 35.0 44.1 -4.8 4.4
20 Great Britain 1 7 .125 24.0 52.9 -30.5 -1.6
21 Switzerland 1 6 .143 29.9 46.1 -13.5 2.8
22 Iraq 0 6 .000 23.5 103.7 -77.0 3.2
23 Ireland 0 6 .000 17.2 63.7 -54.2 -7.7

Schedule & Results

Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
1 Sat, Jul 31, 1948 Box Score Group A Uruguay 69 Great Britain 17
2 Sat, Jul 31, 1948 Box Score Group A Brazil 45 Hungary 41
3 Sat, Jul 31, 1948 Box Score Group A Canada 55 Italy 37
4 Sat, Jul 31, 1948 Box Score Group B Philippines 102 Iraq 30
5 Sat, Jul 31, 1948 Box Score Group B South Korea 29 Belgium 27
6 Sat, Jul 31, 1948 Box Score Group B Chile 44 China 39
7 Sat, Jul 31, 1948 Box Score Group C United States 86 Switzerland 21
8 Sat, Jul 31, 1948 Box Score Group C Czechoslovakia 38 Peru 30
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
9 Sun, Aug 1, 1948 Box Score Group A Brazil 36 Uruguay 32
10 Sun, Aug 1, 1948 Box Score Group A Canada 44 Great Britain 24
11 Sun, Aug 1, 1948 Box Score Group A Hungary 32 Italy 19
12 Sun, Aug 1, 1948 Box Score Group B Chile 100 Iraq 18
13 Sun, Aug 1, 1948 Box Score Group B Philippines 35 South Korea 33
14 Sun, Aug 1, 1948 Box Score Group C Argentina 57 Egypt 38
15 Sun, Aug 1, 1948 Box Score Group D France 62 Iran 30
16 Sun, Aug 1, 1948 Box Score Group D Mexico 39 Cuba 31
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
17 Mon, Aug 2, 1948 Box Score Group A Brazil 76 Great Britain 11
18 Mon, Aug 2, 1948 Box Score Group A Hungary 37 Canada 36
19 Mon, Aug 2, 1948 Box Score Group B China 36 Belgium 34
20 Mon, Aug 2, 1948 Box Score Group C Peru 52 Egypt 27
21 Mon, Aug 2, 1948 Box Score Group C Argentina 49 Switzerland 23
22 Mon, Aug 2, 1948 Box Score Group C United States 53 Czechoslovakia 28
23 Mon, Aug 2, 1948 Box Score Group D Mexico 71 Ireland 9
24 Mon, Aug 2, 1948 Box Score Group D France 37 Cuba 31
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
25 Tue, Aug 3, 1948 Box Score Group A Uruguay 46 Italy 34
26 Tue, Aug 3, 1948 Box Score Group B Chile 68 Philippines 39
27 Tue, Aug 3, 1948 Box Score Group B Belgium 98 Iraq 20
28 Tue, Aug 3, 1948 Box Score Group B China 49 South Korea 48
29 Tue, Aug 3, 1948 Box Score Group C Peru 49 Switzerland 19
30 Tue, Aug 3, 1948 Box Score Group C United States 59 Argentina 57
31 Tue, Aug 3, 1948 Box Score Group C Czechoslovakia 52 Egypt 38
32 Tue, Aug 3, 1948 Box Score Group D Mexico 56 France 42
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
33 Wed, Aug 4, 1948 Box Score Group A Italy 49 Great Britain 28
34 Wed, Aug 4, 1948 Box Score Group A Uruguay 49 Hungary 31
35 Wed, Aug 4, 1948 Box Score Group A Brazil 57 Canada 35
36 Wed, Aug 4, 1948 Box Score Group B Belgium 38 Chile 36
37 Wed, Aug 4, 1948 Box Score Group B South Korea 120 Iraq 20
38 Wed, Aug 4, 1948 Box Score Group B Philippines 51 China 32
39 Wed, Aug 4, 1948 Box Score Group C United States 66 Egypt 28
40 Wed, Aug 4, 1948 Box Score Group D Iran 49 Ireland 22
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
41 Thu, Aug 5, 1948 Box Score Group A Hungary 60 Great Britain 23
42 Thu, Aug 5, 1948 Box Score Group A Brazil 47 Italy 31
43 Thu, Aug 5, 1948 Box Score Group A Canada 52 Uruguay 50
44 Thu, Aug 5, 1948 Box Score Group B Belgium 35 Philippines 34
45 Thu, Aug 5, 1948 Box Score Group C Czechoslovakia 54 Switzerland 28
46 Thu, Aug 5, 1948 Box Score Group C Argentina 42 Peru 34
47 Thu, Aug 5, 1948 Box Score Group D Mexico 68 Iran 27
48 Thu, Aug 5, 1948 Box Score Group D Cuba 88 Ireland 25
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
49 Fri, Aug 6, 1948 Box Score Group B China 125 Iraq 25
50 Fri, Aug 6, 1948 Box Score Group B South Korea 28 Chile 21
51 Fri, Aug 6, 1948 Box Score Group C Egypt 31 Switzerland 29
52 Fri, Aug 6, 1948 Box Score Group C United States 61 Peru 33
53 Fri, Aug 6, 1948 Box Score Group C Czechoslovakia 45 Argentina 41
54 Fri, Aug 6, 1948 Box Score Group D Cuba 63 Iran 30
55 Fri, Aug 6, 1948 Box Score Group D France 73 Ireland 14
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
56 Mon, Aug 9, 1948 Box Score Quarter-Finals United States 63 Uruguay 28
57 Mon, Aug 9, 1948 Box Score Quarter-Finals Mexico 43 South Korea 32
58 Mon, Aug 9, 1948 Box Score Quarter-Finals France 53 Chile 52
59 Mon, Aug 9, 1948 Box Score Quarter-Finals Brazil 28 Czechoslovakia 23
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
60 Wed, Aug 11, 1948 Box Score Final Round Uruguay 50 Chile 32
61 Wed, Aug 11, 1948 Box Score Final Round Czechoslovakia 39 South Korea 38
62 Wed, Aug 11, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 5-8 Uruguay 45 South Korea 36
63 Wed, Aug 11, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 5-8 Chile 38 Czechoslovakia 36
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
64 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Final Round Canada 49 Peru 43
65 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Final Round Belgium 38 Philippines 34
66 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Final Round Cuba 70 Iran 36
67 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Final Round Italy 54 China 38
68 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Final Round Egypt 50 Great Britain 18
69 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Semi-Finals United States 71 Mexico 40
70 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Semi-Finals France 43 Brazil 33
71 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 9-12 Canada 45 Belgium 40
72 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 9-12 Peru 40 Philippines 29
73 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 9-16 Canada 81 Iran 25
74 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 9-16 Peru 45 Cuba 40
75 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 9-16 Philippines 45 Argentina 43
76 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 13-16 Cuba 35 Argentina 34
77 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 17-20 China 54 Great Britain 25
78 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 17-20 Italy 35 Egypt 33
79 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 17-23 China 42 Switzerland 34
80 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 17-23 Great Britain 46 Ireland 21
81 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 17-23 Italy 77 Iraq 28
82 Thu, Aug 12, 1948 Box Score Classification Round 21-23 Switzerland 55 Ireland 12
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
83 Fri, Aug 13, 1948 Box Score Final Round United States 65 France 21 Gold Medal Game
84 Fri, Aug 13, 1948 Box Score Final Round Brazil 52 Mexico 47 Bronze Medal Game