2010 FIBA Men's World Championship ESPN TV Schedule; Tips Off Aug. 28 All 80 Games Available Live on ESPN3.com

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August 23rd, 2010

via press release:

2010 FIBA Men’s World Championship Tips Off Aug. 28

All 80 Games Available Live on ESPN3.com

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Classic will combine to televise at least 11 games from the 2010 FIBA Men’s World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, including every game featuring the USA World Championship Team, the semifinals, third-place game and championship game.  Action begins Saturday, Aug. 28, when the United States faces Croatia live on ESPN Classic at noon ET (re-airing at 11 p.m. on ESPN2).  Additionally, for the first time, all 80 tournament games will be available live on ESPN3.com, ESPN’s broadband network.

ESPN’s international basketball expert Fran Fraschilla will provide analysis for all telecasts, with Marc Kestecher and Kevin Connors sharing play-by-play.

The 2010 USA World Championship Team, led by defending NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and fellow NBA All-Stars Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets), Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics) and Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), will attempt to avenge the team’s bronze medal finish during the 2006 World Championship.  The United States Men’s Senior National Team went on to win the gold medal during the 2008 Olympic Games.

ESPN’s 2010 FIBA Men’s World Championship Schedule

(subject to change; all games available via ESPN3.com)

Date Time (ET) Teams (Commentators) Network
Sat, Aug 28 12 p.m. Croatia vs. U.S.A. (Connors, Fraschilla) ESPN Classic
(re-airs at 11 p.m., ESPN2)
Sun, Aug 29 9:30 a.m. U.S.A. vs. Slovenia (Kestecher, Fraschilla) ESPN2
(re-airs at 6 p.m., ESPN2)
Mon, Aug 30 2:30 p.m. Brazil vs. U.S.A. (Kestecher, Fraschilla) ESPN
(re-airs at 11 p.m., ESPN2)
Wed, Sept 1 12 p.m. U.S.A. vs. Iran  (Kestecher, Fraschilla) ESPN
(re-airs at 11 p.m., ESPN2)
Thu, Sept 2 9:30 a.m. Tunisia vs. U.S.A. (Kestecher, Fraschilla) ESPN2
(re-airs at 12:30 a.m., ESPN2)
*Sun, Sept 5 or Mon, Sept 6 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.
(re-airs at 11 p.m., ESPN2)
U.S.A. vs. TBD (Kestecher, Fraschilla) ESPN Classic or ESPN2
*Wed, Sept 8 or Thu, Sept 9 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.
(re-airs at 11 p.m., ESPN2, if Sept 8; 1:30 a.m., ESPN2, if Sept 9)
U.S.A. vs. TBD (Kestecher, Fraschilla) ESPN
Sat, Sept 11 12 p.m. Semifinal #1 (Kestecher, Fraschilla) ESPN Classic
(re-airs at 1:30 a.m., ESPN2)
2:30 p.m. Semifinal #2 (Kestecher, Fraschilla) ESPN Classic
(re-airs at 9 a.m., ESPN2, Sept 12)
Sun, Sept 12 12 p.m. Third-Place Game  (Kestecher, Fraschilla) ESPN Classic
(re-airs at 5 p.m., ESPN2)
2:30 p.m. Championship Game (Kestecher, Fraschilla) ESPN
(re-airs at 7 p.m., ESPN2)

*eighth-round and quarterfinal telecast dates/times contingent upon the United States’ performance in the preliminary round

 
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