Friday, July 5, 2013

ESPNU & ESPN3 pick up remaining FIBA U19 games

Team USA has been dominant in teh U19 tournament. the squad has been winning the games by an average of 30+ points, and they look to be the heads on favorite headed into the finals. The only problem, no one has been reporting on them. Unless you visit the Team USA Basketball site, or unless you follow FIBA, then you'd have no idea the U19 tourney was airing at the moment. ESPN3 has decided to solve that dilemma in the states. ESPN3 has picked up both of Friday's quarterfinal matches, the semifinals, and the championship game. They will also air the Team USA Quarterfinal game Friday night on ESPNU. Here's the details from ESPN Media Zone.

ESPNU, ESPN3 to Air U19 Quarterfinal Featuring Team USA


ESPN3 to Carry Remainder of the Competition: Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Bronze and Gold Medal Game
Team USA remains undefeated in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships which continue with the quarterfinals today in Prague, Czech Republic. ESPN3 will air the quarterfinal USA vs. Canada basketball matchup this afternoon live at 2:15 ET with an additional airing on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ESPN3 will continue complete finals coverage of the World Championship competition with every quarterfinal, semifinal, bronze and gold medal game on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Team USA is comprised of the following leading high school and NCAA freshmen players:
  • Elfrid Payton     (Louisiana at Lafayette)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke)
  • Nigel Williams-Goss (Findlay Prep High School)
  • Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State)
  • Michael Frazier (Florida)
  • James Robinson (Pittsburgh)
  • Justice Winslow (St. John’s High School)
  • Aaron Gordon (Archbishop High School)
  • Montrezl Harrel (Louisville)
  • Mike Tobey (Virginia)
  • Jarnell Stokes (Tennessee)
  • Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young High School) 
Date
Time (ET)
Matchup
Network
Fri, July 5
noon
Serbia vs. Croatia
ESPN3

2:15 p.m.
USA vs. Canada
ESPN3

7 p.m.
USA vs. Canada*
ESPNU
Sat, July 6
Noon
Semifinals: TBD
ESPN3

2:15 p.m.
Semifinals: TBD
ESPN3
Sun, July 7
Noon
Bronze Medal Game: TBD
ESPN3

2:15 p.m.
Gold Medal Game: TBD
ESPN3
*Same-Day Delay
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Media contact: gracie.blackburn@espn.com

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