Now the games are for real. Tonight PurdUeSA continues its pursuit of a gold medal and a world championship at the 2017 World University Games. The quarterfinals of the championship round begin with a game against Israel, who was 4-1 in pool D beating Russia, Australia, Mozambique, and Ukraine but losing 79-70 to Lithuania. A PurdUeSA win has us playing the winner between Finland and Serbia in the semifinals on Monday.
So far we have been the highest scoring team in the event with 544 points in five games. No one else has even cracked 500 points. Germany, on the other half of the draw, is the only other team 5-0. They will play Latvia and Lithuania plays Argentina in the 4th semifinal.
As far as streaming this game, we have a few options. Tipoff time is 3am ET and it is not currently listed on the FISU Livestream page. The FISU Livestream page has been problematic, however, as CBS Sports Net has blocked the USA games here in America. We have been told that there is some success for watching on the Facebook Live Link through FISU. We cannot promise anything, but we have been told Facebook Live works well.
So grab some coffee. Get a snack. Enjoy watching basketball in the wee hours of the night from the other side of the world. We’re here to win a world championship.