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July 7, 2013Hoosier players Will Sheehey and Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell make their USA team debut in Kazan, Russia today. The World University Games are underway and the USA men's hoop team is opening up against the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Kazan is eight hours ahead of eastern time. The USA-UAE game is at 10:30 a.m. ET and will be carried live online by ESPN3 (link) and tape delayed on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET.
Here is the complete ESPN coverage schedule for the World University Games (WUG).
There are four pools of six teams each in the men's basketball competition. The United States and UAE are joined by Australia, Canada, Sweden and the Czech Republic in Pool C.
Here is the preliminary or pool round schedule for the USA team (times in ET). Keep in mind that Kazan is 8 hours ahead of eastern time. We've included rebroadast times in parantheses.
Sunday, July 7 -- vs. United Arab Emirates at 10:30 am. ESPNU will show the game at 7 p.m. and again on July 8th at 3 a.m. and July 9th at 5 a.m.
Monday, July 8 -- vs. Czech Republic at 5 a.m. ESPNU will show live at 5 a.m. and tape delayed at 7 p.m. and July 9th at 3 a.m.
Wednesday, July 10 -- vs. Sweden at 1 p.m. ESPNU will show the game at at 7 p.m. and again on July 11th at 7 a.m.
Thursday, July 11 -- vs Australia at 10:30 a.m. ESPNU will show the game at 7 p.m. and again on July 13th at 5:30 a.m.
Friday, July 12 -- vs. Canada at 5 a.m. ESPNU will show live at 5 a.m. and tape delayed at 7 p.m. and again on July 13th at 3:30 a.m.
Quarterfinal play will begin on Sunday, July 14th. The semifinals will be on Monday and tournament will conclude on Tuesday, July 16th.
Full schedule of the WUG games: USA Basketball