Greensboro Swarm to Host USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Second-Round Games in February
USA World Cup Qualifying Games Return to Greensboro
USA Basketball and the NBA G League Greensboro Swarm today announced the return of FIBA World Cup Qualifying action to the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C. USA Basketball and the Greensboro Swarm will team up to host the USA’s February second round home games of the FIBA World Cup Qualifying when the USA men face Panama on Friday, Feb. 22 (7 p.m. EST), and Argentina on Monday, Feb. 25 (7 p.m. EST).
The February second-round games mark the return of the USA World Cup Qualifying Team to Greensboro. The USA played its first home FIBA World Cup Qualifying game in Greensboro versus Mexico on Nov. 26, 2017, a game the USA men won 91-55.
Tickets for the Feb. 22 USA-Panama and the Feb. 25 USA-Argentina games at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex go on sale at 10 a.m. (EDT) on Friday, Nov. 2 at www.ticketmaster.com, the Greensboro Coliseum box office and Ticketmaster’s charge-by-phone system at 1-800-745-3000. For additional ticket information visit greensboro.gleague.nba.com/usa/ or call 336-907-3600
Players selected to represent the USA in the World Cup Qualifying games are expected to primarily be from the NBA G League, the NBA’s official minor league, and will be selected by the USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team Committee.
Former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy, who has directed the USA men to a 7-1 record to date in World Cup Qualifying play, returns as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team....
FIBA World Cup Qualifying second-round action will resume Nov. 29-Dec. 3. The USA will face a difficult task of playing road games versus Argentina on Nov. 29 and Uruguay on Dec. 2.