USA women's basketball schedule at the Tokyo Olympics: TV channel, streaming info and more

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The USA women's basketball team is in Tokyo to play in the Summer Olympics. Here's how to watch the team take on Nigeria, Japan and France in the group stage of the women's basketball tournament in Tokyo and everything you need to know about the team.

While you'll need to stay up a bit past your bedtime to watch them play, it'll be worth it to see some of the WNBA's best players take to the court against the world.

The women's team is coming off a stinging loss to the WNBA All-Star team on July 14, but is expected to contend for a gold medal at the Olympics once again.

When does Team USA women's basketball play?

Tuesday, July 27: 81-72 victory over Nigeria

Friday, July 30: vs. Japan at 12:40 a.m. EST (USA Network)

Monday, Aug. 2: vs. France at 12:40 a.m. EST (USA Network)

Quarterfinals take place Aug. 4 and semifinals on Aug. 6. The gold medal will be up for grabs on Aug. 8.

Brittney Griner and Candace Parker in the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game.
Brittney Griner and Candace Parker in the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game.

What TV channel will the games be on?

The Olympics will be broadcast on NBC's family of networks. The opening round games will all air live on USA Network.

How can I stream the games online?

Stream the games using Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports and YouTube TV.

Who is on the USA women's basketball roster?

Ariel Atkins (Guard, Washington Mystics), Sue Bird (Guard, Seattle Storm), Tina Charles (Center, Washington Mystics), Napheesa Collier (Guard/Forward, Minnesota Lynx), Skylar Diggins-Smith (Guard, Phoenix Mercury), Sylvia Fowles (Center, Minnesota Lynx), Chelsea Gray (Guard, Las Vegas Aces), Brittney Griner (Center, Phoenix Mercury), Jewell Loyd (Guard, Seattle Storm), Breanna Stewart (Forward/Center, Seattle Storm), Diana Taurasi (Guard, Phoenix Mercury), A'ja Wilson (Forward, Las Vegas Aces).

For more on all the American Olympians, including men's and women's basketball, check out our Team USA roster page.

What format is the women's basketball tournament?

It's a 12-team tournament broken into three groups of four teams. Each team plays the others in its group and will earn two points for a win, one point for a loss and no points for a forfeit. The top two teams from each group, as well as the best two third-place teams, will advance to the quarterfinals.

Quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals and the winners will play for gold and silver in the finals. A bronze medal game will take place between the losers of the semifinals.

How many gold medals has Team USA won?

The USA women's basketball Team has eight Olympic gold medals to its name and has won gold at six consecutive Olympics, last failing to win gold 1992.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: USA women's basketball 2021 Olympics schedule: Results, TV info, time