They did it in their home country, defeating Brazil 80-75 behind Luis Scola’s 32 points. Both teams locked up Olympic berths with their semifinal victories.
The field for the Olympics now includes the United States, Great Britain, Tunisia, Australia, Argentina and Brazil. Two teams will come out of EuroBasket, and a ninth from the FIBA Asia tournament on Sept. 25. Three more berths will be determined next July at a pre-Olympic qualifying tournament at a site to be determined (please let it be Puerto Rico).
Named to the Tournament of the Americas All-Tournament team were Scola, Manu Ginobili, Al Horford (Dominican Republic), Marcelo Huertas (Brazil) and Carlos Arroyo (Puerto Rico).
Read more about the Tournament of the Americas here on FIBA.com.