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Posted by Kristen Hudak on August 26, 2014

ESPN Networks Combine to Carry Every Game of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

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ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes to Televise USA Basketball Games and World Cup Semifinals & Finals

ESPN networks will combine to carry every game of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain beginning Saturday, August 30, and continuing through Sunday, September 14. 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. Analyst and international basketball expert Fran Fraschilla will provide analysis for all games on ESPN and ESPN2, while Kevin Connors and Marc Kestecher will rotate on play-by-play assignments.

Every Game on WatchESPN

Every game of the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be available on WatchESPN including 63 games on ESPN3 from the FIBA world feed. Commentator pairings include Liam Canny/John Rogers, Mark Clark/Alvaro Martin, Jeff Taylor/Jiri Zidek and Roy Birch/Lloyd Gardner. ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network which is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast (via the WatchESPN app), Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. For the entire ESPN3 schedule, visit ESPN MediaZone.

ESPN Deportes

ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+ will also provide 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. Pablo Viruega, Roberto Abramowitz, Manu Martin and Jerry Olaya will call the games. In addition, ESPNDeportes.com will cover the Latin American teams in the tournament with feature interviews with players and coaches, video analysis and recaps, and onsite reporting from Gonzalo Aqguirregomezcorta.

SportsCenter

Reporter Bob Holtzman 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.

ESPN.com

ESPN Insider Marc Stein will also provide comprehensive, on-site coverage for ESPN.com throughout the entire tournament including breaking news, digital video and more.

USA Basketball Men’s National Team Roster:

The USA Basketball team will be coached by the legendary Mike Krzyzewski and is headlined by Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis among others.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes FIBA Basketball World Cup Schedule:  

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Location Network(s)
Sat, Aug 30 11:30 a.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: Argentina vs. Puerto Rico Palacio Municipal de Deportes. Seville, Spain ESPN Deportes
  3:30 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: Finland vs. USA
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Sun, Aug 31 11:30 a.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: Mexico vs. Slovenia Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas, Spain ESPN Deportes
  3:30 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: USA vs. Turkey
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Tue, Sep 2 11:30 a.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: New Zealand vs. USA
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Wed, Sep 3 7:30 a.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: Puerto Rico vs. Philippines Palacio Municipal de Deportes, Seville, Spain ESPN Deportes
  3:30 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: USA vs. Dominican Republic
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Thu, Sep 4 11:30 a.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: USA vs. Ukraine
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
  12 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: Puerto Rico vs. Croatia Palacio Municipal de Deportes, Seville, Spain ESPN Deportes+
TBD TBD FIBA Basketball World Cup Round of 16*
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain ESPN/ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Tue, Sep 9 TBD FIBA Basketball World Cup Quarterfinals
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain ESPN, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Wed, Sep 10 12 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup Quarterfinals
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain ESPN2, WatchESPN
  4 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup Quarterfinals
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain ESPN2, WatchESPN
Thu, Sep 11 3 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup Semifinals
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Fri, Sep 12 4 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup Semifinals
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Sun, Sep 14 1 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup 3rd Place Game*
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
  3 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup Final
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

*Delayed