ESPN3: 39 Games from 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women; Championship Sunday on ESPN2

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ESPN3: 39 Games from 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women; Championship Sunday on ESPN2

The Group phase of the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women continues on ESPN3 on Tuesday, Sept. 30, including the USA vs. Angola at 2:30 p.m. from Istanbul, Turkey. The U.S. won its first two games, 94-74 over Serbia and 87-56 over China. The first 39 games of the international tournament – held from multiple sites in Turkey – will be carried on ESPN3 using the FIBA world feed, with the title game on ESPN2 on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m.

Commentators include Michael Bett from Ankara Arena and Jeff Taylor and Lloyd Gardner from Abdi Ipekçi Arena. Bett and Taylor will pair for the single-elimination rounds from Fenerbahçe Arena. Women’s basketball analyst Rebecca Lobo will provide analysis for the title game on ESPN2 with play-by-play commentator Pam Ward.

In addition, espnW.com’s Mechelle Voepel will be writing about the FIBA World Championships games with espnW.com offering a live stream of all U.S. games on ESPN3, including next Sunday’s championship game.

The USA Basketball team is led by nine-time NCAA Champion Geno Auriemma as head coach, and headlined by 2008 and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist players Seimone Augustus, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi. Bird is the first four-time USA World Championship Team member.

FIBA World Championship for Women Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Location Network
Group Phase
Tue, Sep 30 7 a.m. Japan vs. Brazil
Michael Bett & Mark Clark
Ankara Arena, Ankara, Turkey ESPN3
  7:15 a.m. China vs. Serbia
Jeff Taylor & Lloyd Gardner
Abdi Ipekçi Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
  9:15 a.m. Czech Republic vs. Spain
Michael Bett & Mark Clark
Ankara Arena, Ankara, Turkey ESPN3
  9:30 a.m. Belarus vs. Australia
Jeff Taylor & Lloyd Gardner
Abdi Ipekçi Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
  Noon Turkey vs. Mozambique
Michael Bett & Mark Clark
Ankara Arena, Ankara, Turkey ESPN3
  12:15 p.m. Cuba vs. Korea
Jeff Taylor & Lloyd Gardner
Abdi Ipekçi Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
  2:15 p.m. Canada vs. France
Michael Bett & Mark Clark
Ankara Arena, Ankara, Turkey ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Angola vs. USA
Jeff Taylor & Lloyd Gardner
Abdi Ipekçi Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
Qualification Games
Wed, Oct 1 9:15 a.m. Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Ankara Arena, Ankara, Turkey ESPN3
  Noon Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Ankara Arena, Ankara, Turkey ESPN3
  12:15 p.m. Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Abdi Ipekçi Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Abdi Ipekçi Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
Quarterfinals
Fri, Oct 3 7 a.m. Game 1: Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
  9:15 a.m. Game 2: Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
  Noon Game 3: Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
  2:15 p.m. Game 4: Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
Fifth-Eighth Place Game
Sat, Oct 4 7 a.m. Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
  9:15 a.m. Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
Semifinals
  Noon Game 1: Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
  2:15 a.m. Game 2: Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
Seventh-Place Game
Sun, Oct 5 7 a.m. Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
Fifth-Place Game
  9:15 a.m. Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
Third-Place Game
  Noon Teams TBD
Jeff Taylor & Michael Bett
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN3
Championship Game
  2 p.m. Teams TBD
Pam Ward & Rebecca Lobo
Fenerbahçe Arena, Istanbul, Turkey ESPN2

Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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