South American Basketball Championship 1942

South American Basketball Championship 1942

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The South American Basketball Championship 1942 was the tenth South American Basketball Championship. It was held in Santiago, Chile and won by the Argentina national basketball team. It was the first time since the 1935 championship that the host had not won the competition. 5 teams competed despite the World War that was currently under way.

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Preliminary round

Each team played the other four teams once, for a total of four games played by each team and 10 overall in the preliminary round. The two-way tie for third place was resolved by head-to-head results, with Chile taking the bronze medal. There was also a two-way tie for first place, which necessitated a final game.


Argentina and Uruguay played a final matchup after each finishing 3-1 in the preliminary round. Uruguay had won the preliminary meeting between the two, but Argentina proved victorious in the rematch to take the gold medal.

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