Recent Pre-Olympic Men's Basketball Results

GROUP A
Argentina
How qualified: 2nd in Americas Championships
Aug. 7: l. Spain, 98-90
Aug. 6: def. Lithuania, 89-82
Aug. 3: def. China, 84-74
Aug. 2: l. Lithuania, 90-79
July 31: def. Angola, 67-63
July 25: l. Spain "B", 88-82
July 24: l. Brazil, 90-85
July 23: def. Spain "B", 90-80
July 22: l. Venezuela, 95-94

China
How qualified: Won Asian Championships
Aug. 8: def. Sweden, 87-63
Aug. 3: l. Argentina, 84-74
Aug. 1: def. Australia, 84-82
July 31: l. Serbia & Montenegro, 92-78
July 16: def. Croatia, 95-84
July 15: def. Brazil, 104-84
July 14: def. Canada, 76-72
July 12: def. Croatia, 92-55
July 11: def. Brazil, 91-71
July 10: def. Canada, 84-70

Italy
How qualified: 3rd in European Championships
Aug. 8: l. Australia, 66-59
Aug. 7: def. Angola, 86-65
Aug. 6: def. Brazil, 96-72
Aug. 3: def. United States, 95-78
Aug. 2: l. Germany, 85-77
July 28: def. Brazil, 83-76
July 27: def. Greece, 71-70
July 26: l. Lithuania, 88-67
July 24: def. Russia, 94-74
July 23: def. Georgia, 100-76
July 22: def. Sweden, 82-75

New Zealand
How qualified: 2nd in Oceania Championships
Aug. 9: def. Bulgaria, 93-90
Aug. 7: l. Bulgaria, 77-74
Aug. 5: l. Turkey, 70-69 (OT)
Aug. 4: l. Turkey, 86-79
July 30: l. United States 94-68 (scrimmage)
July 28: l. Puerto Rico, 110-85
July 25: def. Puerto Rico, 90-84
July 11: l. Australia, 90-79
July 10: def. Australia, 80-75
July 9: l. Australia, 90-60

Serbia & Montenegro
How qualified: Won 2002 World Championships
Aug. 6: l. United States, 78-60
Aug. 3: def. Lithuania, 93-80
Aug. 2: def. Australia, 79-61
July 31: def. China, 92-78
July 27: l. Spain, 76-60
July 24: l. Spain, 83-78
July 23: def. Angola, 89-74

Spain
How qualified: 2nd in European Championships
Aug. 7: def. Argentina, 98-90
Aug. 6: def. Greece, 80-70
Aug. 4: def. Puerto Rico, 113-62
Aug. 2: def. Brazil, 91-57
July 27: def. Serbia & Montenegro, 76-60
July 24: def. Serbia & Montenegro, 83-78
July 23: def. Croatia, 97-70

GROUP B
Angola
How qualified: Won African Championships
Aug. 8: l. Brazil, 80-77
Aug. 7: l. Italy, 86-65
Aug. 6: l. Australia, 81-74
Aug. 3: l. Australia, 70-64
Aug. 1: l. Lithuania, 84-68
July 31: l. Argentina, 67-63
July 24: def. Croatia, 77-61
July 23: l. Serbia & Montenegro, 89-74

Australia
How qualified: Won Oceania Championships
Aug. 8: def. Italy, 66-59
Aug. 7: def. Brazil, 102-77
Aug. 6: def. Angola, 84-59
Aug. 3: def. Angola, 70-64
Aug. 2: l. Serbia & Montenegro, 79-61
Aug. 1: l. China, 84-82
July 11: def. New Zealand, 90-79
July 10: l. New Zealand, 80-75
July 9: def. New Zealand, 90-60

Greece
How qualified: Host country
Aug. 7: def. Lithuania, 88-75
Aug. 6: l. Spain, 80-70
July 28: def. Lithuania, 65-64
July 27: l. Italy, 71-70
July 26: def. Brazil, 105-61

Lithuania
How qualified: Won European Championships
Aug. 7: l. Greece, 88-75
Aug. 6: l. Argentina, 89-82
Aug. 3: l. Serbia & Montenegro, 93-80
Aug. 2: def. Argentina, 90-79
Aug. 1: def. Angola, 84-68
July 28: l. Greece, 65-64
July 27: def. Brazil, 110-93
July 26: def. Italy, 88-67

Puerto Rico
How qualified: 3rd in Americas Championships
Aug. 4: l. Spain, 113-62
Aug. 3: def. Brazil, 91-85
July 31: l. United States, 96-71
July 28: def. New Zealand, 110-85
July 25: l. New Zealand, 90-84

USA
How qualified: Won Americas Championships
Aug. 10: def. Turkey, 80-68
Aug. 8: def. Turkey, 79-67
Aug. 6: def. Serbia & Montenegro, 78-60
Aug. 4: def. Germany, 80-77
Aug. 3: l. Italy, 95-78
July 31: def. Puerto Rico, 96-71
July 30: def. New Zealand 94-68 (scrimmage)