At the 2015 FIBA Americas, there are two available Rio Olympic bids to be claimed, and three teams separating themselves from the rest of the field.
In the first round of play, hosts and defending champions Mexico went 4-0, as did Argentina, led by Luis Scola. Then there’s the young but extremely talented Canadian squad, which went 3-1 with a loss to Argentina but ended the first round with a tournament-high point-differential of plus-75.
It’s likely that two of those three teams will ultimately end up in the championship, thus earning a spot in the upcoming Summer Olympics, but there’s still a long way to get there. The eight remaining teams will play four second-round games, with the top four advancing to the semifinals.
Here’s a complete look at the Round 2 slate of games, as well as results and standings as they play out:
Round 2 Schedule & Results
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Sunday, September 6
Venezuela 72, Dominican Republic 68
Argentina 90, Uruguay 87
Canada 103, Panama 66
Mexico 92, Puerto Rico 86
Monday, September 7
Argentina 84, Panama 57
Puerto Rico 98, Dominican Republic 92
Canada 109, Uruguay 82
Mexico 73, Venezuela 70
Tuesday, September 8
Argentina 92, Dominican Republic 84
Uruguay 77, Venezuela 75
Puerto Rico 78, Panama 71
Canada 94, Mexico 73
Wednesday, September 9
Venezuela 75, Panama 62
Canada 120, Dominican Republic 103
Puerto Rico 80, Uruguay 69
Mexico 95, Argentina 83
Note: Games from Round 1 that were played against teams that aren’t Brazil or Peru (the two teams that didn’t advance) carry over to the new standings. Top four teams advance to the semifinals, while the fifth-place team qualifies for an Olympic qualifying tournament in July.
1. Canada: 6-1; 13 points (Advance to semifinals)
2. Argentina: 6-1; 13 points (Advance to semifinals)
3. Mexico: 6-1; 13 points (Advance to semifinals)
4. Venezuela: 3-4; 10 points (Advance to semifinals)
5. Puerto Rico: 3-4; 10 points (Qualify for 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in July)
6. Dominican Republic: 2-5; 9 points
7. Panama: 1-6; 8 points
8. Uruguay: 1-6; 8 points
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