The U.S. women’s basketball team is very familiar with its first Olympic opponent.

Team USA will face Nigeria in its group-play opener after winning an exhibition matchup last week in Las Vegas. Team USA crushed Nigeria 93-62 in that contest with a balanced scoring attack. Five different players hit double-figures in the victory, including 2020 WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson (16 points, 10 rebounds).

Will the Americans reign supreme once again? Or can Nigeria pull off the upset?

Here is a complete guide to watching the USA vs. Nigeria women’s basketball game at the 2021 Olympics, including the start time, a full TV schedule and live-streaming information.

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USA vs. Nigeria start time

  • Date: Tuesday, July 27
  • Time: 12:40 a.m. ET | 9:40 p.m. PT

The U.S. women’s basketball team will begin group play vs. Nigeria at 12:40 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 27. It will also face France and Japan in the group stage.

What channel is USA vs. Nigeria basketball on?

  • TV channels: USA Network
  • Live stream: NBCOlympics.com

The first three games on Team USA’s Olympic schedule will be available to watch on USA Network. Games 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?
Peacock No Yes
Peacock Premium No No $4.99/month Yes
fuboTV No No $64.99/month Yes
AT&T TV Now No No $69.99/month No
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $64.99/month Yes
YouTube TV No No $64.99/month Yes

USA basketball schedule 2021

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





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