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

Sporting News logo Sporting News 8/6/2021 Jordan Greer

The U.S. women's basketball team is in 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.

Date Game Time (ET) TV channel
July 27 USA 81, Nigeria 72 12:40 a.m. USA Network
July 30 USA 86, Japan 69 12:40 a.m. USA Network
Aug. 2 USA 93, France 82 12:40 a.m. USA Network
Aug. 4 USA 79, Australia 55
Aug. 6 USA 79, Serbia 59
Aug. 7 USA vs. France or Japan 10:30 p.m. TBD

How to watch Olympic women's basketball games

  • TV channels: USA Network, NBCSN
  • Live streams:, 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 or with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

USA Olympic women's basketball roster

Name Team
Ariel Atkins Washington Mystics
Sue Bird Seattle Storm
Tina Charles Washington Mystics
Napheesa Collier Minnesota Lynx
Skylar Diggins-Smith Phoenix Mercury
Sylvia Fowles Minnesota Lynx
Chelsea Gray Las Vegas Aces
Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury
Jewell Loyd Seattle Storm
Breanna Stewart Seattle Storm
Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
A'ja Wilson Las Vegas Aces

USA Olympic women's basketball coaching staff

Name Team
Dawn Staley University of South Carolina
Dan Hughes Seattle Storm (retired in May)
Cheryl Reeve Minnesota Lynx
Jennifer Rizzotti Connecticut Sun

Women's Olympic basketball schedule 2021 

(All times Eastern)

July 25

Game Time
South Korea vs. Spain 9 p.m.

July 26

Game Time
Serbia vs. Canada 4:20 a.m.
Japan vs. France 9 p.m.

July 27

Game Time
Nigeria vs. United States 12:40 a.m.
Australia vs. Belgium 4:20 a.m.
Puerto Rico vs. China 8 a.m.

July 28

Game Time
Canada vs. South Korea 9 p.m.

July 29

Game Time
Spain vs. Serbia 4:20 a.m.
Belgium vs. Puerto Rico 9 p.m.

July 30

Game Time
United States vs. Japan 12:40 a.m.
France vs. Nigeria 4:20 a.m.
China vs. Australia 8 a.m.

July 31

Game Time
Canada vs. Spain 9 p.m.

Aug. 1

Game Time
South Korea vs. Serbia 8 a.m.
Nigeria vs. Japan 9 p.m.

Aug. 2

Game Time
France vs. United States 12:40 a.m.
China vs. Belgium 4:20 a.m.
Australia vs. Puerto Rico 8 a.m.

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