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.
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 vs. Nigeria||12:40 a.m.||USA Network|
|July 30||USA vs. Japan||12:40 a.m.||USA Network|
|Aug. 2||USA vs. France||12:40 a.m.||USA Network|
|Aug. 3-4||Women’s basketball quarterfinals||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 6||Women’s basketball semifinals||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 7||Women’s basketball gold-medal game||10:30 p.m.||TBD|
|Aug. 7||Women’s basketball bronze-medal game||3 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 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
|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)
|South Korea vs. Spain||9 p.m.|
|Serbia vs. Canada||4:20 a.m.|
|Japan vs. France||9 p.m.|
|Nigeria vs. United States||12:40 a.m.|
|Australia vs. Belgium||4:20 a.m.|
|Puerto Rico vs. China||8 a.m.|
|Canada vs. South Korea||9 p.m.|
|Spain vs. Serbia||4:20 a.m.|
|Belgium vs. Puerto Rico||9 p.m.|
|United States vs. Japan||12:40 a.m.|
|France vs. Nigeria||4:20 a.m.|
|China vs. Australia||8 a.m.|
|Canada vs. Spain||9 p.m.|
|South Korea vs. Serbia||8 a.m.|
|Nigeria vs. Japan||9 p.m.|
|France vs. United States||12:40 a.m.|
|China vs. Belgium||4:20 a.m.|
|Australia vs. Puerto Rico||8 a.m.|