ESPN To Air All USA Men's FIBA World Cup Basketball Games

ESPN will carry every game of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain across all of its properties beginning Aug. 30, the network said Tuesday.

ESPN and ESPN2 will televise 13 games, including every USA Basketball Men’s National Team game, as well as the Semifinals, Finals and select Quarterfinal games from the tournament, which runs from Aug. 30 through Sept. 14. 

Every game of the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be available on WatchESPN, including 63 games on ESPN3 from the FIBA world feed, while  ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+ will offer Spanish-language coverage of 15 games – including all USA Basketball Men’s National Team appearances, the Semifinals, Finals and several games featuring Puerto Rico, Argentina and Mexico. 

ESPN's SportsCenter will provide on-site reports from Spain for the first week of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, while ESPN Insider Marc Stein and analyst Fran Fraschilla will contribute to SportsCenter throughout the entire tournament. Stein will also provide comprehensive, on-site coverage for throughout the entire tournament including breaking news, digital video and more, according to ESPN.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes FIBA Basketball World Cup Schedule (All Games to Air On WatchESPN).

Date  Time (ET) GameNetwork(s)
Aug 30   11:30 a.m.                        Argentina vs. Puerto Rico        ESPN Deportes
                3:30 p.m.                         Finland vs. USA                      ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Aug 31   11:30 a.m.                         Mexico vs. Slovenia                ESPN Deportes
                 3:30 p.m.                        USA vs. Turkey                       ESPN, ESPN Deportes
 Sep 2    11:30 a.m.                         New Zealand vs. USA             ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+
 Sep 3      7:30 a.m.                         Puerto Rico vs. Philippines     ESPN Deportes
                 3:30 p.m.                        USA vs. Dominican Republic  ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+
 Sep 4     11:30 a.m.                       USA vs. Ukraine                      ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+
                    12 p.m.                        Puerto Rico vs. Croatia           ESPN Deportes+
TBD         TBD                                Round of 16*                           ESPN/ESPN2, ESPN Deportes,
 Sep 9      TBD                                Quarterfinals                           ESPN, ESPN Deportes+
 Sep 10      12 p.m.                         Quarterfinals                           ESPN2
                    4 p.m.                         Quarterfinals                           ESPN2
 Sep 11        3 p.m.                         Semifinals                               ESPN, ESPN Deportes
 Sep 12        4 p.m.                         Semifinals                               ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
 Sep 14        1 p.m.                         3rd Place Game*                    ESPN2, ESPN Deportes  
                     3 p.m.                        Final                                        ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
*Delayed broadcast

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