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.
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?|
|AT&T TV Now||No||No||$69.99/month||No|
|Hulu Plus Live 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|