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1956 Men's Olympic Basketball

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Host: Melbourne, Australia

Date Started: November 22, 1956
Date Ended: December 1, 1956

Format: Series of round-robin pools advance to classification tournaments.

Gold: United States
Silver: Soviet Union
Bronze: Uruguay

Final Standings

Rank Team W L W/L% PS/G PA/G SRS SOS Medal
1 United States 8 0 1.000 99.1 45.6 56.5 3.0 Gold
2 Soviet Union 5 3 .625 71.8 65.5 22.0 15.8 Silver
3 Uruguay 6 2 .750 71.0 69.9 7.0 5.9 Bronze
4 France 5 3 .625 67.8 62.1 9.7 4.1
5 Bulgaria 5 3 .625 71.0 68.1 10.4 7.5
6 Brazil 3 4 .429 71.4 76.4 5.5 10.5
7 Philippines 4 4 .500 71.6 76.3 -0.2 4.4
8 Chile 2 5 .286 70.0 74.0 -3.0 1.0
9 Canada 5 2 .714 73.0 65.0 1.0 -7.0
10 Japan 3 4 .429 65.1 71.6 -8.2 -1.7
11 Chinese Taipei 5 3 .625 72.8 73.8 -14.7 -13.7
12 Australia 2 5 .286 69.7 77.9 -20.1 -11.9
13 Singapore 2 5 .286 63.7 78.7 -23.3 -8.3
14 South Korea 1 6 .143 66.3 78.7 -21.3 -8.9
15 Thailand 0 7 .000 47.3 77.1 -34.3 -4.5

Schedule & Results

Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
1 Thu, Nov 22, 1956 Box Score Group B Soviet Union 97 Canada 59
2 Thu, Nov 22, 1956 Box Score Group C Chinese Taipei 83 South Korea 76
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
3 Fri, Nov 23, 1956 Box Score Group A Philippines 94 Thailand 55
4 Fri, Nov 23, 1956 Box Score Group A United States 98 Japan 40
5 Fri, Nov 23, 1956 Box Score Group B France 81 Singapore 54
6 Fri, Nov 23, 1956 Box Score Group C Uruguay 70 Bulgaria 65
7 Fri, Nov 23, 1956 Box Score Group D Brazil 78 Chile 59
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
8 Sat, Nov 24, 1956 Box Score Group A United States 101 Thailand 29
9 Sat, Nov 24, 1956 Box Score Group A Philippines 77 Japan 61
10 Sat, Nov 24, 1956 Box Score Group B Canada 85 Singapore 58
11 Sat, Nov 24, 1956 Box Score Group B France 76 Soviet Union 67
12 Sat, Nov 24, 1956 Box Score Group C Uruguay 85 Chinese Taipei 62
13 Sat, Nov 24, 1956 Box Score Group C Bulgaria 89 South Korea 58
14 Sat, Nov 24, 1956 Box Score Group D Brazil 89 Australia 66
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
15 Mon, Nov 26, 1956 Box Score Group A United States 121 Philippines 53
16 Mon, Nov 26, 1956 Box Score Group A Japan 70 Thailand 50
17 Mon, Nov 26, 1956 Box Score Group B Soviet Union 91 Singapore 42
18 Mon, Nov 26, 1956 Box Score Group B France 79 Canada 62
19 Mon, Nov 26, 1956 Box Score Group C Bulgaria 88 Chinese Taipei 71
20 Mon, Nov 26, 1956 Box Score Group C Uruguay 83 South Korea 60
21 Mon, Nov 26, 1956 Box Score Group D Chile 78 Australia 56
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
22 Tue, Nov 27, 1956 Box Score Group A France 71 Chile 60
23 Tue, Nov 27, 1956 Box Score Group A Uruguay 79 Philippines 70
24 Tue, Nov 27, 1956 Box Score Group B United States 85 Bulgaria 44
25 Tue, Nov 27, 1956 Box Score Group B Soviet Union 87 Brazil 68
26 Tue, Nov 27, 1956 Box Score Group C Chinese Taipei 67 Singapore 64
27 Tue, Nov 27, 1956 Box Score Group C Australia 87 Thailand 48
28 Tue, Nov 27, 1956 Box Score Group D Canada 74 South Korea 63
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
29 Wed, Nov 28, 1956 Box Score Group A Uruguay 80 Chile 73
30 Wed, Nov 28, 1956 Box Score Group A Philippines 65 France 58
31 Wed, Nov 28, 1956 Box Score Group B Soviet Union 66 Bulgaria 56
32 Wed, Nov 28, 1956 Box Score Group B United States 113 Brazil 51
33 Wed, Nov 28, 1956 Box Score Group C Singapore 62 Thailand 50
34 Wed, Nov 28, 1956 Box Score Group C Chinese Taipei 86 Australia 73
35 Wed, Nov 28, 1956 Box Score Group D Japan 83 South Korea 67
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
36 Thu, Nov 29, 1956 Box Score Group A Chile 88 Philippines 69
37 Thu, Nov 29, 1956 Box Score Group A France 66 Uruguay 62
38 Thu, Nov 29, 1956 Box Score Group B United States 85 Soviet Union 55
39 Thu, Nov 29, 1956 Box Score Group B Bulgaria 82 Brazil 73
40 Thu, Nov 29, 1956 Box Score Group C Chinese Taipei 65 Thailand 52
41 Thu, Nov 29, 1956 Box Score Group C Australia 98 Singapore 74
42 Thu, Nov 29, 1956 Box Score Group D Canada 73 Japan 60
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
43 Fri, Nov 30, 1956 Box Score Semi-Finals Soviet Union 56 France 49
44 Fri, Nov 30, 1956 Box Score Semi-Finals United States 101 Uruguay 38
45 Fri, Nov 30, 1956 Box Score Classification Round 5-8 Brazil 89 Chile 64
46 Fri, Nov 30, 1956 Box Score Classification Round 5-8 Bulgaria 80 Philippines 70
47 Fri, Nov 30, 1956 Box Score Classification Round 9-12 Japan 82 Chinese Taipei 61
48 Fri, Nov 30, 1956 Box Score Classification Round 9-12 Canada 83 Australia 38
49 Fri, Nov 30, 1956 Box Score Classification Round 13-15 South Korea 61 Thailand 47
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
50 Sat, Dec 1, 1956 Box Score Final Round United States 89 Soviet Union 55 Gold Medal Game
51 Sat, Dec 1, 1956 Box Score Final Round Uruguay 71 France 62 Bronze Medal Game
52 Sat, Dec 1, 1956 Box Score Final Round Bulgaria 64 Brazil 52
53 Sat, Dec 1, 1956 Box Score Final Round Philippines 75 Chile 68
54 Sat, Dec 1, 1956 Box Score Final Round Canada 75 Japan 60
55 Sat, Dec 1, 1956 Box Score Final Round Chinese Taipei 87 Australia 70
56 Sat, Dec 1, 1956 Box Score Final Round Singapore 92 South Korea 79