Who: United States (2-0) vs. Japan (0-2)
What: FIBA Basketball World Cup
When: Thursday, September 5, 8:30 a.m. ET
How to Watch: ESPN+
Is there a better way to start off the workday than with a cup of coffee and some basketball?
On Thursday, the United States national team will take on Japan in its final game of the group stage of the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The red, white and blue are coming off of a nailbiter against Turkey in which a pair of Khris Middleton free throws ultimately gave the United States and overtime win. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ as the United States looks to improve to 3-0 as it heads into second round.
It’s a must have for all college basketball fans — especially if you’re a fan of a mid-major school — on top of all of the other sports like MLB, MLS, Serie A and college football that are streamed on it.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup has been a great opportunity for basketball fans to Remember Some Guys. Japan’s roster features former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura and George Washington great Yuta Watanabe.
The rest of the tournament’s schedule is included below and can be streamed on ESPN+:
September 6-9, 2019 (Second round)
September 10-11, 2019 (Quarterfinals)
September 12, 2019 (Classification round)
September 13, 2019 (Semifinals)
September 14, 2019 (Classification round)
September 15, 2019 (Final)
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