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3x3 Basketball on Campus

It’s global. It’s urban. It’s a show. With 3x3 Basketball making quite an entrance into the FISU sports programme, the University World Cup - 3x3 has become one of FISU's most exciting and popular sports events. With its rightful home on the university campus, the event and its student-athletes are helping take this format of the game to new heights.

 

The beauty of 3x3 Basketball comes from its simplicity. The game is played on half a court, with one hoop. There’s no halftime, no quarters, and the energy levels are at the maximum. The games are played outdoors, surrounded by music, entertainment and cheering fans. 3x3 Basketball is a game that literally anyone can play, anywhere in the world.  

 

The sport is tailor-made for university students. Each game lasts a maximum of 10 minutes. There’s a 12-second shot clock, ensuring teams take risks by  attacking the rim and launching shots deep beyond the perimeter. And in this event, it is university teams that take each other on, instead of national squads, so they are truly playing for university pride. 

 

FISU University World Cup - 3x3: 31 October - 3 November 2019 

The 2019 edition of the University World Cup - 3x3 will be held in Xiamen, China, for a fifth year in a row from 31 October to 3 November. Since the inaugural edition, Huaqio University in Xiamen has hosted this electrifying event on their home court. Huaqiao therefore, automatically qualify for the finals. The rest of the teams have come through tough continental qualifying tournaments to earn their place in the finals. This year's finalists once again represent university teams from all continents. 

 

Men’s FinalisTs

 

University National of La Matanza (UNLaM)

ARG

 

Macquarie University

AUS

 

Paulista University (UNIP)

BRA

 

University of Chile

CHI

 

Huaqiao University

CHN

 

Civil Aviation University

CHN

 

University of Zagreb

CRO

 

University of Macau

MAC

 

 

Mon-Altius PE Institute

MGL

 

University of Otago

NZL

Technical University of Wroclaw

POL

 

Polytechnic Institute of Porto

POR

 

Institut Supérieur d'Entrepreneurship et Gestion (ISEG)

SEN

 

Fu Jen Catholic University

TPE

 

Uganda Christian University

UGA

 

University of Colorado

USA

 

 

Women’s Finalists

 

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

AUS

 

University of Vienna

AUT

 

University of Chile

CHI

 

Catholic University of Valparaiso (PUCV)

CHI

 

Tsinghua University

CHN

 

Peking University

CHN

 

Szechenyi Istvan University

HUN

 

Islamic Azad University

IRI

 

Technological & Higher Education Institute of Monterrey (ITESM)

MEX

 

Lincoln University

NZL

 

University of Aveiro

POR

 

Institut Supérieur d'Entrepreneurship et Gestion (ISEG)

SEN

 

Chinese Culture University

TPE

 

University of Taipei

TPE

 

Uganda Christian University

UGA

 

Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

UKR

The 2018 edition of the FISU University World Cup - 3x3

The 2018 edition took place in Xiamen, China from 15-18 November, when the tournament was still called the 3x3 FISU World University League. All schedules, results and other event-related information can be found here. Chinese university teams won both, the men's and women's competitions, with the women's team from Tsinghua University taking top honours and the men's team from Huaqiao University winning on their home court.

History of 3x3 Basketball as a FISU Sports Event

With all the sports options out there, why did FISU decide to start the World University League concept back in 2015 with 3x3 Basketball? That’s easy: 3x3 Basketball is where culture, sport and innovation collide.

 

With teams composed of three players, plus one possible substitute, it is easy to field a team — especially on the university campus. Its just players hooping it up as no coaching is allowed during a competition.

 

There is not even a mandatory surface; a tournament can take place on concrete, asphalt, an existing or a temporary court. Bringing sport into the center of university campus life was the goal FISU set out to achieve with the event. The League has delivered and has now transformed into a University World Cup.

 

With FISU and FIBA leading the way for 3x3 in sport delivery and innovation, the game is already the world’s most popular urban team sport.

 

 

More on the start of 3x3 Basketball at FISU

FISU's history in the 3x3 game goes back to just about the official start of the sport in 2010; both the first and second World University 3x3 Basketball Championships were attributed in May 2011 to the University Sports Federation of Serbia and of Brazil, respectively . In 2012 the championship took place in Kragujevac (SRB) and in 2014 in Salvador (BRA). Since this start, FISU has played an active and role in promoting 3x3 Basketball around the globe.

 

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