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USA women’s basketball schedule: How to watch every 2021 Olympic team game from Tokyo

The U.S. women’s basketball team is heading to Tokyo with a goal of winning its seventh consecutive gold medal.

With the WNBA season paused for the 2021 Olympics, Team USA has loaded up with some of the country’s top talent. The women’s squad possesses a terrific blend of veterans (Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi) and youngsters (Ariel Atkins, A’ja Wilson), and it sure doesn’t hurt to have the reigning Finals MVP (Breanna Stewart) on the roster.

Can anyone challenge Team USA? Or will the Americans bring the gold home once again?

Here is everything you need to know to watch Team USA Olympic games, including the tipoff times and TV channels for each contest.

MORE: Watch the 2021 Olympics with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Team USA women’s basketball Tokyo Olympics schedule

The opening ceremony at the 2021 Olympics is July 23. The women’s basketball tournament tips off two days later on July 25 and ends with the medal games on Aug. 7.

Team USA is one of 12 teams to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. It will be playing in Group B. Its group-play opponents will be France, Japan and Nigeria.

DateGameTime (ET)TV channel
July 27USA vs. Nigeria12:40 a.m.USA Network
July 30USA vs. Japan12:40 a.m.USA Network
Aug. 2USA vs. France12:40 a.m.USA Network
Aug. 3-4Women’s basketball quarterfinalsTBDTBD
Aug. 6Women’s basketball semifinalsTBDTBD
Aug. 7Women’s basketball gold-medal game10:30 p.m.TBD
Aug. 7Women’s basketball bronze-medal game3 a.m.TBD

How to watch Olympic women’s basketball games

  • TV channels: USA Network, NBCSN
  • Live streams: NBCOlympics.com, fuboTV

USA Network is scheduled to broadcast all of the U.S. women’s basketball games live with encore showings on NBCSN later in the day. 

Women’s basketball games can also be streamed online at NBCOlympics.com or with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

USA Olympic women’s basketball roster

Ariel AtkinsWashington Mystics
Sue BirdSeattle Storm
Tina CharlesWashington Mystics
Napheesa CollierMinnesota Lynx
Skylar Diggins-SmithPhoenix Mercury
Sylvia FowlesMinnesota Lynx
Chelsea GrayLas Vegas Aces
Brittney GrinerPhoenix Mercury
Jewell LoydSeattle Storm
Breanna StewartSeattle Storm
Diana TaurasiPhoenix Mercury
A’ja WilsonLas Vegas Aces

USA Olympic women’s basketball coaching staff

Dawn StaleyUniversity of South Carolina
Dan HughesSeattle Storm (retired in May)
Cheryl ReeveMinnesota Lynx
Jennifer RizzottiConnecticut Sun

Women’s Olympic basketball schedule 2021 

(All times Eastern)

July 25

South Korea vs. Spain9 p.m.

July 26

Serbia vs. Canada4:20 a.m.
Japan vs. France9 p.m.

July 27

Nigeria vs. United States12:40 a.m.
Australia vs. Belgium4:20 a.m.
Puerto Rico vs. China8 a.m.

July 28

Canada vs. South Korea9 p.m.

July 29

Spain vs. Serbia4:20 a.m.
Belgium vs. Puerto Rico9 p.m.

July 30

United States vs. Japan12:40 a.m.
France vs. Nigeria4:20 a.m.
China vs. Australia8 a.m.

July 31

Canada vs. Spain9 p.m.

Aug. 1

South Korea vs. Serbia8 a.m.
Nigeria vs. Japan9 p.m.

Aug. 2

France vs. United States12:40 a.m.
China vs. Belgium4:20 a.m.
Australia vs. Puerto Rico8 a.m.

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