International Hoops: FIBA World Cup Qualifiers will tip off EuroBasket 2022

Following an agreement with local European federations, the fourth window for the FIBA ​​World Cup will be a foretaste for the postponed Eurobasket 2021 By Aris Barkas at Eurohoops.net / barkas@eurohoops.net The Olympics are over with basketball stealing the show once again and the national teams’ obligations resume immediately in November with the first window of the World Cup qualifiers. The teams that will fight for the 12 open European places of the World Cup were finalized yesterday and the federations must immediately move to present competitive teams. Given the absences during the…

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International Hoops: European FIBA World Cup qualifiers locked in

Eight national teams survive the European pre-qualifiers of the 2023 FIBA World Cup By Eurohoops Team at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Belarus, Iceland, Latvia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Slovakia, and Sweden have advanced through the European pre-qualifiers of the 2023 FIBA World Cup. They will join 24 more countries in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers. A total of 12 national teams will progress to the final stage scheduled to take place in Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. The Qualifiers draw will take place on August 31. Per FIBA.BASKETBALL: “The 32-team field…

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Pau Gasol voted to IOC Athlete’s Commission

Pau Gasol also topped the voting. By Eurohoops team/at Eurohoops.net  info@eurohoops.net Spanish basketball great Pau Gasol was elected to the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission. His term will end at the 2028 Olympics that will be held in Los Angeles. Gasol received 1,888 votes, the most of any other nominee. You can see the full results here. Per IOC: The athletes at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 have elected Pau Gasol, Maja Włoszczowska, Federica Pellegrini and Yuki Ota to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission (AC), for a term ending…

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Olympic Hoops: Gobert and Fournier power France to semis

France will face Slovenia in the Olympics semifinal for a chance to return to the podium By Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net /info@eurohoops.net It was a tough battle but France came through to beat Italy 84-75 to advance to the Olympic tournament semifinals on Tuesday. Les Bleus will face Slovenia for a ticket to the grand final on Saturday. Rudy Gobert took charge for Vincent Collet’s squad, posting 22 points, 9 rebounds. Evan Fournier, who has just moved to the New York Knicks, followed with 21 points, while veteran Nicolas Batum paced the team with 15…

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The Gasol bros retire from the Spanish National Team

The end of an era for Spanish basketball By Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Spain was eliminated by Team USA in the Olympic quarterfinal earlier today and it marks the end of an era for the Gasol brothers. Pau and Marc Gasol both retire from the Spanish NT after an incredible run throughout this century. Pau, 41, confirmed his retirement on COPE, stating that he will now reflect and assess his future, while he has not decided about retirement yet. He spent the previous season with FC Barcelona. During his time with…

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USA gets win over Spain 95-81

The United States Senior Men’s National Team guaranteed themselves at least a shot at playing for a medal in a 95-81 victory over a tough and experienced Spanish National team. The US team had to overcome a low shooting start in the first half and a huge game form Ricky Rubio, who channeled his inner Oscar Schmidt in dropping 38 on the Americans. Team USA will take on the winner of the Australia/Argentina matchup in the semis. From nba news services : > Box score | Photos First Quarter: Spain 21, USA…

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United States draws Spain as Oly men’s quarters are set

Matchups for the quarterfinals of Men’s Basketball at the Tokyo Olmpics have been set. The United States draws a tough Spanish National Team in their quarters matchup, which will tip off at 12:40 a.m. EST Tuesday August 3. The countries are used to crossing paths, having met in gold medal games of the 2008 games in Beijing and 2012 in London ( both of which were won by the US). France, which won Group A, will face Italy, the runner-up in Group B, at 4:20 a.m. EST August 3. Group…

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International Hoops: Germany gets first win in Tokyo

Jordan Nwora with 33 points not enough for Nigeria against Germany By Johnny Askounis at eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net The game was tied 81-81 with six minutes left, but Germany finished strong for the 99-92victory on Wednesday. Johannes Voigtmann highlighted a five-player double-digit scoring pack with 19 points and seven rebounds. Moritz Wagner had 17 points. Danilo Barthel got to 14 points with an impressive run down the stretch. “We did our job,” noted Voigtmann, “The first half was maybe a little too high scoring for our taste, but after the first four minutes in…

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International Hoops: USA blows out Iran 120-66

Team USA makes 19 three-pointers in a comfortable win against Iran By Johnny Askounis at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net After the loss to France, the USA rocked Iran, 120-66, making it to 1-1 in the Olympic Games preliminary round. Damian Lillard led the way with 21 points. His 7/13 from outside made up all of his points. Gregg Popovich’s players finished 19/39 overall from beyond the arc in their second game at Saitama Super Arena. The 19 three-pointers became the fourth-best long-range effort in Olympic Games history. The USA had 29 against Nigeria…

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International Hoops: France rolls Czech Republic to advance to quarters

The French were unstoppable for the most part of the game. By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net France rolled over the Czech Republic  97 – 77 to double its wins in the Olympic Games and advance to the quarterfinals as first in Group A. After leading France past Team USA, Evan Fournier was once again the top scorer for his national team with 21 points on 8-13 shots. Nando De Colo added 17 points, Vincent Poirier had 14 points and Thomas Heurtel scored 11 and dished out seven assists for Le Bleus that…

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