2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Group C

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Bizkaia Arena, host of Group C games.

Group C of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the group stage of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup for the Dominican Republic, Turkey, the United States, Finland, New Zealand and Ukraine. Each team played each other once, for a total of five games per team, with all of the games played at Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo (at Greater Bilbao). After all of the games were played, the four teams with the best records qualified for the final round.

Teams

Team Qualification Appearance Best performance FIBA World Ranking
As Date Last Total Streak
 Dominican Republic 2013 FIBA Americas Championship 4th place September 8, 2013 1978 2 1 12th place (1978) / Preliminary round 26
 Turkey Wild card selection February 1, 2014 2010 4 4 2nd place (2010) / Final 7
United States Gold medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics August 12, 2012 2010 17 17 Champions (1954, 1986, 1994, 2010) / Final round (1954), Final (1986, 1994, 2010) 1
 Finland Wild card selection February 1, 2014 N/A 1 1 Debut 39
 New Zealand 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship runner-up August 18, 2013 2010 5 4 4th place (2002) / Third place playoff 19
 Ukraine FIBA EuroBasket 2013 6th place September 20, 2013 N/A 1 1 Debut 45

Standings

Qualified for the final round
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
United States 5 5 0 511 345 +166 10  
 Turkey 5 3 2 365 372 −7 8  
 Dominican Republic 5 2 3 347 386 −39 7 1–1, 1.022
 New Zealand 5 2 3 347 376 −29 7 1–1, 0.993
 Ukraine 5 2 3 344 369 −25 7 1–1, 0.985
 Finland 5 1 4 342 408 −66 6  

All times are local UTC+2.

30 August

Ukraine vs. Dominican Republic

This was the first competitive game between Ukraine and the Dominican Republic.

30 August 2014
12:30
Boxscore
Ukraine  72–62  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 12–13, 15–14, 21–13, 24–22
Pts: Jeter 16
Rebs: Korniyenko, Kravtsov 7
Asts: Gladyr 3
Pts: García 18
Rebs: Vargas, Báez 9
Asts: García 4
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Alejandro Chiti (ARG)

New Zealand vs. Turkey

This was the first competitive game between New Zealand and Turkey.

30 August 2014
16:00
Boxscore
New Zealand  73–76  Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 17–8, 21–20, 18–24, 17–24
Pts: C. Webster 22
Rebs: Vukona 8
Asts: Tait 3
Pts: Savaş 16
Rebs: Preldžić 6
Asts: Hersek, Preldžič 3
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 6,800
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Joseph Bissang (FRA), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

United States vs. Finland

This was the first competitive game between the USA and Finland in the World Cup. The Americans defeated the Finns in their only other match-up at the 1964 Olympics.

30 August 2014
21:30
Boxscore
United States 114–55  Finland
Scoring by quarter: 31–16, 29–2, 29–21, 25–16
Pts: Thompson 18
Rebs: Cousins 10
Asts: Curry 5
Pts: Huff, Koponen 12
Rebs: Murphy 7
Asts: Koponen 4
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 11,300
Referees: Miguel Pérez (ESP), Arnaud Kom Njilo (CMR), Alejandro Sánchez (URU)

31 August

Dominican Republic vs. New Zealand

This was the first competitive game between the Dominican Republic and the New Zealand.

31 August 2014
12:30
Boxscore
Dominican Republic  76–63  New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 14–16, 20–11, 17–23, 25–13
Pts: García 29
Rebs: Báez 9
Asts: Coronado, Feldeine 4
Pts: Abercrombie 22
Rebs: Penney 5
Asts: four players 3
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 14,427
Referees: Miguel Pérez (ESP), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Arnaud Kom Njilo (CMR)

Finland vs. Ukraine

This was the first competitive game between Finland and Ukraine in the World Cup. The two teams previously met twice in qualifying for the 1995 EuroBasket, with Finland winning both match-ups.

31 August 2014
16:00
Boxscore
Finland  81–76  Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 15–15, 22–15, 24–24
Pts: Huff 23
Rebs: Murphy, Huff 8
Asts: Koponen 9
Pts: Jeter 24
Rebs: Kravtsov 8
Asts: Jeter 9
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 14,427
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

Turkey vs. United States

This was the second meeting between Turkey and the United States. The Americans won the last match-up at the 2010 FIBA World Championship Final.

31 August 2014
21:30
Boxscore
Turkey  77–98 United States
Scoring by quarter: 16–16, 24–19, 20–31, 17–32
Pts: Akyol 12
Rebs: Aşık 8
Asts: Preldžić 5
Pts: Faried 22
Rebs: Faried 8
Asts: Harden 7
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 14,637
Referees: Alejandro Chiti (ARG), Joseph Bissang (FRA), Alejandro Sánchez (URU)

2 September

Ukraine vs. Turkey

This was the first competitive game between Ukraine and Turkey in the World Cup. The two teams have previously met seven times in the EuroBasket, with Turkey winning five games, including the last match-up at EuroBasket Division A 2009.

2 September 2014
15:00
Boxscore
Ukraine  64–58  Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 13–13, 12–13, 16–13, 23–19
Pts: Mishula 19
Rebs: Kravtsov 7
Asts: Jeter 6
Pts: Aşık 16
Rebs: Aşık 20
Asts: Hersek, Preldžić 3
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 14,399
Referees: Miguel Pérez (ESP), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), Alejandro Sánchez (URU)

United States vs. New Zealand

This was the second meeting between the USA and the New Zealand in the World Cup. The Americans won the first match-up, at the 2002 FIBA World Championship.

2 September 2014
17:30
Boxscore
United States 98–71  New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 27–20, 30–15, 18–19, 23–17
Pts: Davis 21
Rebs: Faried 11
Asts: Harden 4
Pts: Anthony 11
Rebs: Vukona, Abercrombie 5
Asts: Tait 3
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 14,399
Referees: Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

Finland vs. Dominican Republic

This was the first competitive game between Finland and the Dominican Republic.

2 September 2014
21:30
Boxscore
Finland  68–74  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 15–16, 17–25, 18–19, 18–14
Pts: Koponen 23
Rebs: Lee 6
Asts: Koponen 9
Pts: Vargas 18
Rebs: Vargas 13
Asts: Feldeine 6
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 14,446
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Joseph Bissang (FRA), Arnaud Kom Njilo (CMR)

3 September

New Zealand vs. Ukraine

This was the first competitive game between New Zealand and Ukraine.

3 September 2014
15:00
Boxscore
New Zealand  73–61  Ukraine
Scoring by quarter: 18–19, 18–11, 17–15, 20–16
Pts: Penney 17
Rebs: Fotu 10
Asts: Frank 4
Pts: Korniyenko 15
Rebs: Natyazhko 6
Asts: Jeter 6
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 7,290
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Arnaud Kom Njilo (CMR), Miguel Pérez (ESP)

Turkey vs. Finland

This was the first competitive game between Turkey and Finland in the World Cup. The two teams have previously met six times in EuroBasket with Turkey winning four of them. Last meeting in EuroBasket 2013 went to Finland.

3 September 2014
17:30
Boxscore
Turkey  77–73 (OT)  Finland
Scoring by quarter: 10–15, 17–26, 26–18, 15–9, Overtime: 9–5
Pts: Aşık 22
Rebs: three players 8
Asts: Güler, Preldžić 5
Pts: Koponen 17
Rebs: Murphy 6
Asts: Koponen 5
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 7,290
Referees: Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

Dominican Republic vs. United States

This was the second meeting between the Dominican Republic and the USA in the World Cup. The Americans won the first match-up at the 1978 FIBA World Championship. The Americans won in their last competitive game against the Dominicans at the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship.

3 September 2014
21:30
Boxscore
Dominican Republic  71–106 United States
Scoring by quarter: 22–25, 19–31, 11–25, 19–25
Pts: Liz 15
Rebs: Feldeine 8
Asts: Feldeine, Sosa 4
Pts: Faried 16
Rebs: Davis 8
Asts: Curry 7
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 14,104
Referees: Joseph Bissang (FRA), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), Alejandro Sánchez (URU)

4 September

Finland vs. New Zealand

This was the first competitive game between Finland and New Zealand.

4 September 2014
15:00
Boxscore
Finland  65–67  New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 12–18, 20–26, 13–13, 20–10
Pts: Lee 17
Rebs: three players 5
Asts: Rannikko 7
Pts: Fotu 18
Rebs: Vukona 12
Asts: Tait 5
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 15,483
Referees: Miguel Pérez (ESP), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), Alejandro Sánchez (URU)

Ukraine vs. United States

This was the first competitive game between Ukraine and the USA.

4 September 2014
17:30
Boxscore
Ukraine  71–95 United States
Scoring by quarter: 19–14, 13–30, 22–25, 17–26
Pts: Kravtsov 15
Rebs: Korniyenko 6
Asts: Mishula 4
Pts: Harden 17
Rebs: Faried 8
Asts: Irving 6
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 15,483
Referees: Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Arnaud Kom Njilo (CMR), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

Turkey vs. Dominican Republic

This was the first competitive game between Turkey and the Dominican Republic.

4 September 2014
21:30
Boxscore
Turkey  75–61  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 14–13, 27–10, 19–18, 17–23
Pts: Savaş 15
Rebs: Aşık 10
Asts: Preldžić, Tunçeri 5
Pts: García 18
Rebs: Martínez 9
Asts: Coronado 6
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 10,303
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Joseph Bissang (FRA), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB)

External links

  • FIBA official website
  • EuroBasket.com FIBA Basketball World Cup Page
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