The Austrian national basketball team
is the basketball
side that represents Austria
in international competitions. Austria qualified six times for EuroBasket
, reaching the 11th place in 1947 and 1951 for their best performance. They haven't qualified since 1977 and never did the same to the Olympic Basketball Tournament and the Basketball World Championship
Austria first competed in the European championship at Eurobasket 1947
, placing 12th of 14 teams. They lost both of their preliminary round games. In the semifinal round, they lost their first game but defeated Albania
to place second in group and set up a match against the Netherlands
for 11th and 12th place, which Austria lost.
The Austrians appeared again at Eurobasket 1951
. They were eliminated from championship contention after finishing 1-3 in pool play and 4th in their group. They won all three of their first round classification games, however, advancing to the 9-12 classification semifinals. A loss to the Netherlands
but a win over West Germany
gave Austria 11th place of the 18 teams.
Austria's appearance at Eurobasket 1955
began with a 2-2 showing in preliminary round play. This was good enough for only third rank in the pool, and Austria was bumped to classification play. There, they were able to win only 1 of 4 games (the win coming against West Germany
), placing 4th of the 5 teams in the group. Playing against......