2012 Summer Olympics Men’s Basketball Schedule

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A total of 12 teams will compete for Olympic glory with the squads divided up into two groups of six. Each team plays every other in their group.

The best eight teams (four from each group) will advance to the quarterfinals, which will be conducted in a knockout format. The winners of the quarterfinals will advance to the semifinals. The winners of the semifinals will advance to the gold medal match while the losers will play for the bronze medal.

Nine teams have already qualified for the tournament while the remaining three will be determined by early July.

The 12 teams competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games are:

Group A:

Tunisia

United States

France

Argentina

QT1

QT2

Group B:

Brazil

Australia

Spain

China

Great Britain

QT3

Note: All start times Eastern

Sunday, July 29

Preliminary Round Group A: QT2 v. Tunisia, 4 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: Brazil v. Australia, 6:15 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: United States v. France, 9:30 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: Spain v. China, 11:45 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: QT3 v. Great Britain, 3 p.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: Argentina v. QT1, 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, July 31

Preliminary Round Group B: China v. QT3, 4 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: Australia v. Spain, 6:15 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: QT1 v. QT2, 9:30 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: Great Britain v. Brazil, 11:45 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: France v. Argentina, 3 p.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: Tunisia v. United States, 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, August 2

Preliminary Round Group A: France v. QT1, 4 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: Australia v. China, 6:15 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: Argentina v. Tunisia, 9:30 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: Brazil v. QT3, 11:45 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: Spain v. Great Britain, 3 p.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: United States v. QT2, 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, August 4

Preliminary Round Group A: Tunisia v. France, 4 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: QT3 v. Spain, 6:15 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: QT1 v. United States, 9:30 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: China v. Brazil, 11:45 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: Great Britain v. Australia, 3 p.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: QT2 v. Argentina, 5:15 p.m.

Monday, August 6

Preliminary Round Group B: Australia v. QT3, 4 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: Tunisia v. QT1, 6:15 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: France v. QT2, 9:30 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: Great Britain v. China, 11:45 a.m.

Preliminary Round Group A: Spain v. Brazil, 3 p.m.

Preliminary Round Group B: Argentina v. United States, 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, August 8

Quarterfinal, 9 a.m.

Quarterfinal, 11:15 a.m.

Quarterfinal, 3 p.m.

Quarterfinal, 5:15 p.m.

Friday, August 10

Semifinal, 12 p.m.

Semifinal, 4 p.m.

Sunday, August 12

Bronze Medal Game, 6 a.m.

Gold Medal Game, 10 a.m.

Sources:

London 2012

Paul Rados' first memory of the Olympic Games was watching with his family as a child in 1984 rampantly cheering for Team USA in any and every sport. He has been hooked ever since. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados

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