FIBA to offer free streaming of U19 Medal Rounds

FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, today announced that it will provide free Internet broadcasting of the 2007 FIBA U19 Men's World Championship medal rounds from Novi Sad, Serbia. Fans can follow the July 20 quarterfinals, July 21 medal semifinals and the July 22 gold and bronze medal games on the FIBA Web site.

The live video stream will begin on July 20, at 7:30 a.m. (all times EDT), with additional games tipping off that day at 9:45 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The medal semifinals will be contested on July 21 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; while the July 22 bronze medal game will begin at noon and the gold medal contest is slated to get started at 2:30 p.m.

This offering is being made by FIBA in conjunction with MediaZone and its Social TV vehicle. The live action player requires no special equipment, just an Internet Explorer browser and a high speed Internet connection. Fans simply need to click on the channel with the game they would like to watch and they will be able to see the video on full screen by clicking on the expand icon in the browser. In addition, if someone misses a game, repeat videocasts will be offered as well.

Click here for the direct link to the broadcasts

The 2007 USA Basketball Men's World Championship Team is currently 4-0 and will take on Brazil (2-2) this afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

The U.S. is being led by DePaul University head coach Jerry Wainwright. Collegiate head coaches Bruiser Flint of Drexel University (Pa.) and George Washington University’s (D.C.) Karl Hobbs are serving as assistant coaches.

The USA roster includes: Michael Beasley (Notre Dame Prep, Mass./ Frederick, Md.); Patrick Beverley (Arkansas / Chicago, Ill.); Matt Bouldin (Gonzaga / Highlands Ranch, Colo.); Stephen Curry (Davidson / Charlotte, N.C.); Jonny Flynn (Niagara Falls H.S. / Niagara Falls, N.Y.); Dont Greene (Towson Catholic H.S. / Baltimore, Md.); Damian Hollis (George Washington / Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.); DeAndre Jordan (Bellaire Episcopal H.S. / Humble, Texas); David Lighty (Ohio State / Cleveland, Ohio); Raymar Morgan (Michigan State / Canton, Ohio); Tajuan Porter (Oregon / Detroit, Mich.) and Deon Thompson (North Carolina / Torrance, Calif.).