The U.S. women’s basketball team enters the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics on a 52-game winning streak in Olympic competition, but the Americans know they can’t let their guard down against their next opponent.
Team USA will battle Australia on Wednesday for a spot in the semifinals of the women’s tournament. Australia struggled in the group stage, losing two of its three games, but it also stunned Team USA in an exhibition contest just last month.
“We’re in the quarterfinals playing a team like Australia, who we’re very familiar with,” Team USA head coach Dawn Staley said. “Australia will be a formidable opponent because we know each other so well, and we look forward to the challenge of getting out of the quarterfinals. We certainly have to execute on both sides of the ball and continue to get better to advance.”
Here is a complete guide to watching the USA vs. Australia women’s basketball game at the 2021 Olympics, including the start time, a full TV schedule and live-streaming information.
USA vs. Australia start time
- Date: Wednesday, Aug. 4
- Time: 12:40 a.m. ET | 9:40 p.m. PT
The U.S. women’s basketball team will face Australia at 12:40 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Semifinal games will be held on Friday, Aug. 6.
What channel is USA vs. Australia basketball on?
- TV channels: USA Network
- Live stream: NBCOlympics.com
USA vs. Australia will be available to watch on USA Network. It can also be streamed via NBCOlympics.com.
Olympics live streams
NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, will provide coverage of select live events, including track and field, gymnastics and basketball. A Peacock Premium subscription (no ads) costs $4.99 per month.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
|AT&T TV Now||No||No||$69.99/month||No|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$64.99/month||Yes|
USA basketball schedule 2021
|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 vs. Australia||12:40 a.m.||USA Network|
|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|