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New Zealand to face the USA in basketball showcase

February 4, 2014

The Tall Blacks have been drawn to face powerhouse and current World Champions, the United States, in September’s FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The Draw took place in Spain this morning (NZ time), with New Zealand and the USA placed in Pool C, alongside the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Finland and Ukraine. Pool play will take place in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao. Continue reading the full story »

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Official Draw of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

February 3, 2014


Last Thursday, FIBA unveiled the official ball that will be used during the competition. On Friday they introduced the official Mascots, Ole and Hop. Yesterday, FIBA’s Central Board decided to award the four largely awaited wild cards to Brazil (#10 in FIBA Ranking Men), Finland (#39), Greece (#5) and Turkey (#7).

Tomorrow, don’t miss the Official Draw of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup! You can watch it on Youtube and on the FIBA App, live from Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona at 19:00 CET. The draw will determine where your teams are going to play in the Preliminary Round and who their opponents will be.

Here is the procedure for the Official Draw of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Loe strong for Billikens

December 23, 2013

Tall Blacks forward Rob Loe contributed 12 points towards St Louis University’s 79-57 win over North Carolina A&T, shooting 3/5 FG, 1/1 3pt and 5/6 FT.
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BBNZ receives cash assist

December 19, 2013

Brendon Egan, Fairfax
Basketball New Zealand will be smiling widely today after being one of the major winners in High Performance Sport New Zealand’s funding allocation for next year.
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Rooney earns weekly honours

December 3, 2013

Tall Ferns guard Erin Rooney continued her red-hot form for Fordham University, scoring a career-high 27 points in a 56-40 win over Cincinnati in the Lady Rebels Round-Up championship game at Las Vegas.
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