The 20th European Basketball Championship of Men ( officially: Euro Basket 1977) took place from 15 to 24 September 1977 in Belgium. European champions for the third time in a row now Yugoslavia, like two years ago, again in front of the arch rival of the Soviet Union. Czechoslovakia, which could inflict their first European defeat in six years in the first round of the Yugoslav selection, won the bronze medal at the end.
- 3.1 Place 9 to 12
- 3.2 Place 5 to 8
- 3.3 Place 1-4
It was played in Liège and Ostend.
The preliminary round was played in two groups of six teams. The winner of the match was awarded two points, the loser one point. Stand a game at the end of regulation time draw, so there was extension. In case of equality, the direct comparison decided against each other.
The two first and second position in their group were set for the semifinals and had EM -Platz 4 already sure the two third - or fourth-placed qualified for the Small semi-finals and played for EM Square 5 The fifth and sixth position in their group the games had to unsubscribe EM -Platz 9.
The respective fifth and sixth placed teams from the two preliminary round groups played to EM- 9 Played place was a knock- on cross against an opponent from the other group.
The respective third and fourth placed teams from the two preliminary round groups played to EM Played 5th place was a knock- on cross against an opponent from the other group.
Place 1 to 4
The respective first and second placed teams from the two preliminary groups played for the European title. It was played in KO system via cross against an opponent from the other group.
- Number of Games: 42
- Number of points: 7240