What time is Team USA vs Italy? How to watch, live stream FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 game

What time is Team USA vs Italy? How to watch, live stream FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 game

Things are about to get real for Team USA at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

After going 4-1 in group play, Team USA will enter the quarterfinals and take on an Italy team that finished atop its group in the last phase of action. The stakes are higher than ever — the winner advances to the semifinals, while the loser is eliminated from the tournament.

Team USA will look to bounce back after closing group play with a tough loss at the hands of Lithuania. In the loss, the Americans enjoyed a dominant performance from Anthony Edwards, but they couldn’t overcome a hot start from their opponent.

Italy is riding the momentum of a three-game winning streak that began after a stunning loss to the Dominican Republic in the first phase of group play. Italy’s national team is led by Jazz forward Simone Fontecchio, who is averaging a team-high 18.4 points to go along with 6.6 rebounds per game.

Just three wins separate these teams from the gold medal. Who will come out on top?

The Sporting News has you covered with everything you need to know in order to tune into the quarterfinal matchup between the United States and Italy.

MORE: Breaking down Team USA’s road to medaling at the FIBA World Cup

What time is Team USA vs Italy?

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 5
  • Time: 8:40 a.m. ET | 5:40 a.m. PT

Team USA vs Italy will tip off around 8:40 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The game will be played at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines.

What channel is Team USA vs Italy on?

Team USA vs Italy will air on ESPN2 in the United States. Viewers can also stream the game via Sling TV or catch the replay on Courtside 1891.

Fans in the U.S. can watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Sling TV, which is now offering half off your first month! You can stream the sports you love starting at just $20 in your first month with Sling Orange, which includes ESPN2.

Courtside 1891 offers two subscriptions. Courtside 1891 Plus is free and gives you access to “extended highlights and a curated feed for your favorite teams and competition.” Courtside 1891 Max is a paid subscription that allows you to watch “live game streams and full game replays.”

If you just want to watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup, you can buy a pass for the entire tournament for $9.99. An annual pass, which includes the FIBA Basketball World Cup and other international competitions, costs $44.99. Use code TSN10WC to receive a 10 percent discount.

Geo-restrictions may apply to certain regions. Click here to find out which games are available in your region.

Team USA schedule at 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result
Aug. 26 vs New Zealand W, 99-72
Aug. 28 vs Greece W, 109-81
Aug. 30 vs Jordan W, 110-62
Sept. 1 vs Montenegro W, 85-73
Sept. 3 vs Lithuania L, 110-104
Sept. 5 vs Italy 8:40 a.m.

Team USA at FIBA Basketball World Cup: Quarterfinals schedule

Here is a look at Team USA’s road to gold at the FIBA World Cup:

Date Matchup Round Time (ET)
Sept. 5 Lithuania vs Serbia Quarter-Finals 4:45 a.m.
Sept. 5 Italy vs USA Quarter-Finals 8:40 a.m.
Sept. 6 Germany vs Latvia Quarter-Finals 4:45 a.m.
Sept. 6 Canada vs Slovenia Quarter-Finals 8:30 a.m.
Sept. 8 TBD Semi-Finals TBD
Sept. 8 TBD Semi-Finals TBD
Sept. 10 TBD Third Place 4:30 a.m.
Sept. 10 TBD Championship 8:40 a.m.

Team USA roster for 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Player Height Position
Paolo Banchero 6-10 Forward
Mikal Bridges 6-6 Forward
Jalen Brunson 6-2 Guard
Anthony Edwards 6-4 Guard
Tyrese Haliburton 6-5 Guard
Josh Hart 6-5 Guard
Brandon Ingram 6-8 Forward
Jaren Jackson Jr. 6-11 Center
Cam Johnson 6-8 Forward
Walker Kessler 7-0 Center
Bobby Portis 6-11 Forward
Austin Reaves 6-5 Guard