It’s only going to get tougher for the United States men’s basketball team at the 2015 Pan American Games.
The Americans rolled to an easy 102-70 win over Rick Pitino and Puerto Rico Wednesday, moving to 2-0 and ensuring a spot in the semifinals. But before they get there, they’ll play their last round-robin game against Brazil, a legitimate contender for gold in Toronto this week.
After destroying Puerto Rico by 33 points in their opener, Brazil followed up with a 15-point shellacking of Venezuela. They have been led by 25-year-old shooting guard Vitor Benite, who has won three NBB (Brazil’s top league) titles with Flamengo. All-NBB First Teamer Rafael Hettsheimeir has also had his way down low, and will prove as the toughest test thus far for University of Arizona big man Kaleb Tarczewski, who has impressed for the Americans.
Ultimately, both of these teams will be in the semis. But this will be important for who they play once they get there. Here’s everything you need to know to watch what could easily be a preview of the gold-medal game:
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Read ahead to learn how to watch for free online and on mobile
Watch United States Pan Am Men’s Basketball vs. Brazil Online
The game can be viewed live online on ESPN3, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Unlike WatchESPN, which requires an active cable subscription, all users with an internet service provider can watch ESPN3 live online. Here’s all the information you need to know about WatchESPN and ESPN3.
Viewers in Canada can watch the game live online at Panam.cbc.ca. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET.
Watch United States Pan Am Men’s Basketball vs. Brazil on Mobile