World Univ. Games Schedule Released
June 6, 2017

Team USA Website

TAIPEI - The Purdue men's basketball team will represent Team USA as the National Team in the World University Games and will open pool play against Argentina on Aug. 20, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) announced today.

It marks the beginning of a busy stretch for Team USA as it will play its five Pool C games in a span of six games. The USA National Team will begin its tournament by facing Argentina on Aug. 20, tipping at 5:30 a.m. ET from Taipei Arena, an extremely-modern facility that sits 15,000 people. Taipei is 12 hours behind Eastern time in addition to crossing the International Date Line.

On Monday, Aug. 21, the squad will face the United Arab Emirates at 3 a.m. ET, from the University of Taiwan Gymnasium (capacity 4,800). The contest with United Arab Emirates will be the only pool play contest that Team USA will play not in Taipei Arena.

After a day off, Team USA will return to the court for an Aug. 23, tilt against the Czech Republic, beginning at 5:30 a.m. ET.

Team USA will close out pool play Aug. 24 against Romania at 3 a.m. ET, and Aug. 25, against Estonia at 12:30 a.m. ET.

The top two teams from each pool will then advance to the medal round, beginning with the quarterfinals on Sunday, Aug. 27. The semifinals will take place Aug. 28, and the finals will be held Aug. 29, tipping at 8 a.m. ET.

Teams who finish third and fourth in their respective pool will participate in a consolation bracket, while the remaining teams that finish fifth and sixth in their pool will play in a third bracket. Each team is guaranteed to play at least eight games throughout the entire World University Games.

In preparation for the World University Games, the USA National Team will host two exhibition games against teams to be determined prior to leaving for Chinese Taipei. On Aug. 11, the squad will play a game at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana, before hosting the same team Aug. 12, at Lafayette Jefferson High School.

2017 World University Games / Men's Basketball Pool C Schedule
Sunday, Aug. 20
3 p.m. -- Romania vs. Czech Republic
5:30 p.m. -- USA vs. Argentina / Taipei Arena (5:30 a.m. ET)
5:30 p.m. -- United Arab Emirates vs. Estonia

Monday, Aug. 21
10 a.m. -- Czech Republic vs. Argentina
12:30 p.m. -- Estonia vs. Romania
3 p.m. -- USA vs. United Arab Emirates / University of Taipei Gymnasium (3 a.m. ET)

Wednesday, Aug. 23
12:30 p.m. -- Argentina vs. Estonia
5:30 p.m. -- USA vs. Czech Republic / Taipei Arena (5:30 a.m. ET)

8 p.m. -- Romania vs. United Arab Emirates

Thursday, Aug. 24
3 p.m. -- USA vs. Romania / Taipei Arena (3 a.m. ET)
8 p.m. -- Estonia vs. Czech Republic
8 p.m. -- Argentina vs. United Arab Emirates

Friday, Aug. 25
12:30 p.m. -- USA vs. Estonia / Taipei Arena (12:30 a.m. ET)
12:30 p.m. -- Czech Republic vs. United Arab Emirates
3 p.m. -- Argentina vs. Romania

Aug. 27 -- 29 Bracket Play
Medal Bracket Play will be held in all four facilities. Team USA's first game will be held at the Basketball Gymnasium of Heping Elementary School on Aug. 27.



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