1964 United States men's Olympic basketball team

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The 1964 United States men's Olympic basketball team represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Entering into the Olympics for the sixth time, the United States had won its last 37 games in a row; in the Gold medal game, USA would face USSR; they were two undefeated teams that were both favorites to win the Gold medal. USA would win the Gold medal for the sixth Olympics in a row by beating USSR, 73-59.

Roster[edit]

Name [1] Position Height Weight Age Team/School Home Town
Jim Barnes C 6-8 240 23 Texas Western College Stillwater, Oklahoma
Bill Bradley G/F 6-5 205 21 Princeton University Crystal City, Missouri
Larry Brown G 5-10 165 24 Goodyear Wingfoots Long Beach, New York
Joe Caldwell G/F 6-5 195 22 Arizona State University Texas City, Texas
Mel Counts C 7-0 230 23 Oregon State University Coos Bay, Oregon
Richard Davies G 6-1 175 28 Goodyear Wingfoots (LSU) Union City, Tennessee
Walt Hazzard G/F 6-3 188 22 Univ. of California-Los Angeles Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lucious Jackson F 6-9 238 22 Pan American University San Marcos, Texas
Pete McCaffrey F 6-5 190 25 Goodyear Wingfoots (LSU) Kansas City, Missouri
Jeff Mullins G/F 6-4 185 22 Duke University Lexington, Kentucky
Jerry Shipp G 6-5 190 29 Phillips 66ers (SE Oklahoma St.) Bartlesville, Oklahoma
George Wilson F 6-8 210 22 Chicago Jamaco Saints (Cincinnati) Chicago, Illinois

The 1964 United States Olympic basketball team featured college and university players. Jerry Shipp led the team with an average of 12.4 points per game.

Results[edit]

  • USA beats Australia, 78-45
  • USA beats Finland, 77-51
  • USA beats Peru, 60-45
  • USA beats Uruguay, 83-28
  • USA beats Yugoslavia, 69-61
  • USA beats Brazil, 86-53
  • USA beats South Korea, 116-50 (Bronze medal game)
  • USA beats Puerto Rico, 62-42 (Silver medal game)
  • USA beats USSR, 73-59 (Gold medal game)

1964 Olympic standings[edit]

  • 1. United States (9-0)
  • 2. Soviet Union (8-1)
  • 3. Brazil (6-3)
  • 4. Puerto Rico (5-4)
  • 5. Italy (6-3)
  • 6. Poland (5-4)
  • 7. Yugoslavia (6-3)
  • 8. Uruguay (4-5)
  • 9. Australia (4-5)
  • 10. Japan (4-5)
  • 11. Finland (4-5)
  • 12. Mexico (3-6)
  • 13.Hungary (4-5)
  • 14. Canada (1-8)
  • 15. Peru (3-6)
  • 16. South Korea (0-9)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1964 USA Men's Olympic Games Roster." usabasketball.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2014.

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