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FIBA Europe Eurobasket Division B Qualifying Round Group B & Qualification Games 2005

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Final Group B Table

PWLPFPAPts
*Ireland64247338210
Slovakia64247836310
Switzerland64243936310
Malta6062865686

Reference: [1]

Group B Results

DateVenueHome TeamAway Team
11.09.2004MsidaMalta51Ireland90
11.09.2004LausanneSwitzerland56Slovakia73
13.09.2004MsidaMalta53Slovakia107
15.09.2004DublinIreland79Switzerland68
18.09.2004MsidaMalta57Switzerland90
18.09.2004BratislavaSlovakia70Ireland67
03.09.2005DublinIreland98Malta49
03.09.2005BratislavaSlovakia60Switzerland66
07.09.2005LeviceSlovakia100Malta39
07.09.2005GenevaSwitzerland76Ireland57
10.09.2005NBA, DublinIreland82Slovakia68
10.09.2005GenevaSwitzerland83Malta37

Reference: [2]

Points System: 2 Pts Win / 1 Pt Loss / * Qualify for Qualification Games / Note: Ireland finished ahead of Slovakia & Switzerland based on greater Points Difference in Games between the Countries (Ireland +3 / Slovakia 0 / Switzerland -3)

Qualification Games

DateVenueHome TeamAway Team
Qualification Games
17.09.2005NBA, DublinIreland80Denmark66
24.09.2005AarhusDenmark86Ireland70
(Denmark won 152-150 on Agg)
17.09.2005GmundenAustria75Macedonia101
24.09.2005SkopjeMacedonia99Austria62
(Macedonia won 200-137 on Agg)

Reference: [2]

Report

Ireland won their Division B Qualifying Group with a 4-2 record, beating Malta twice and getting victories at home to Slovakia and Switzerland. Ireland needed to win by 13 points in their last group game to top the table on points difference ahead of Slovakia and Switzerland and did just about enough, beating Slovakia 82-68.

Ireland thus qualified for the Qualification Games Playoff with Denmark to determine who would go forward to the Semi-Final Round and after a promising first leg in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Ireland were 14 points up having won 80-66, but it was not to be enough as the Danes pulled out an 86-70 win in Aarhus the following week to go through ny 2 points.

About

Eurobasket is the Men’s European Nations Championship, and Division B is the Second Level. Qualifying Groups are played to determine who goes forward to the Playoffs to decide which Countries Qualify for the Semi-Final Round (Division A). The Top 16 play in the Final Round (Division A)

References

Websites

[1] FIBA Europe (2017) FIBA Eurobasket 2005 | Division B Scoreboard | Group B [Internet] Available from: http://www.fibaeurope.com/pageID_-vjCv8HqHsAzz3gbhkE3j2.compID_qMRZdYCZI6EoANOrUf9le2.season_2005.roundID_3768.html [Accessed 6 August 2017]

[2] FIBA Europe (2017) FIBA Eurobasket 2005 | Division B | Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.fibaeurope.com/pageID_7FB92Qp-IjY7rsXYN-DG72.compID_qMRZdYCZI6EoANOrUf9le2.season_2005.roundID_3768.html [Accessed 6 August 2017]

Images

[3] Seek Logo (2017) FIBA Europe Logo [Internet] Available from: https://seeklogo.com/images/F/FIBA_Europe-logo-5598D2A380-seeklogo.com.gif [Accessed 6 August 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jim Naughton, Ireland National Team.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 13 November 2019

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