Watch Emilie Johnson and Team USA on TV Throughout the Pan Am Games

Emilie Johnson practices with Team USA (Photo courtesy of USA Basketball Photos)

UC Santa Barbara standout women's basketball player Emilie Johnson has begun practicing in Houston, Texas with Team USA in preparation for the Pan Am Games which kick off this week.

ESPN Deportes will carry every event live on their network, which can be seen on Channel 272 on Cox Communications, Channel 432 on DirecTV and Channel 854 on Dish Network. Fans will also be able to stream the event live on ESPN3.

The women's basketball team started practice last Friday and will depart Houston for Guadalajara on Tuesday. Team USA opens play on Friday vs. Argentina.

"We have a great variety of players, and I think the selection committee did a tremendous job in a tough time period," Barry said of the U.S. roster. "It's tough for college players to get away, but this is a group that is versatile and talented. We'll find out once we get to Houston how we are going to fit these pieces together, and I'm looking forwarding to working with all 12 players."

The U.S. women open play in the Pan American Games on Oct. 21 against Argentina at 1 p.m., followed by Puerto Rico at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, before closing out preliminary round group play against host Mexico at 8 p.m. on Oct. 23.


The top two finishing teams from each preliminary round group advance to the medal semifinals, while the third and fourth place teams will play out for 5th-8th place. The semifinals will be played on Oct. 24, and the finals will take place on Oct. 25.

UC Santa Barbara standout women's basketball player Emilie Johnson has begun practicing in Houston, Texas with Team USA in preparation for the Pan Am Games which kick off this week.

ESPN Deportes will carry every event live on their network, which can be seen on Channel 272 on Cox Communications, Channel 432 on DirecTV and Channel 854 on Dish Network. Fans will also be able to stream the event live on ESPN3.

The women's basketball team started practice last Friday and will depart Houston for Guadalajara on Tuesday. Team USA opens play on Friday vs. Argentina.

"We have a great variety of players, and I think the selection committee did a tremendous job in a tough time period," Barry said of the U.S. roster. "It's tough for college players to get away, but this is a group that is versatile and talented. We'll find out once we get to Houston how we are going to fit these pieces together, and I'm looking forwarding to working with all 12 players."

The U.S. women open play in the Pan American Games on Oct. 21 against Argentina at 1 p.m., followed by Puerto Rico at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, before closing out preliminary round group play against host Mexico at 8 p.m. on Oct. 23.

The top two finishing teams from each preliminary round group advance to the medal semifinals, while the third and fourth place teams will play out for 5th-8th place. The semifinals will be played on Oct. 24, and the finals will take place on Oct. 25.

 

The Pan American Games are a multi-sport competition held every four years (2011, 2015, etc.) in the year preceding the Olympics. Organized by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), the Games are open to men and women representing countries from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

Overall, the USA women in Pan American Games competitions have won seven of 14 gold medals, as well as four silver and two bronze medals, compiling a 72-12 overall record.

The women's basketball team, co-Big West champs last season, open their season on Nov. 1 with an exhibition vs. Vanguard. Get your season tickets now by calling (805) 893-UCSB or by clicking here. Fans who want to be a part of the Fastbreakers fan base can purchase their membership and season tickets together by clicking here. Those fans will have a choice of a UCSB Fastbreakers shirt or tote bag with their purchase.

To see an interview with Emilie where she shows off some of her gear, click here: http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/cache_st/1318809512/wid/_192572/uiconf_id/5902462/entry_id/1_4jwxl2wg