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USA Basketball National Team Set to Begin Olympic Play

Team USA has won gold in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.
Aug. 3, 2016

STORRS, Conn. - The USA Basketball National Team is set to open Olympic play on Sunday, August 7 at 11 a.m. EDT in Rio de Janeiro.  Team USA has a distinct UConn flavor to it as the team is coached by Geno Auriemma and the roster is made up of five former Husky greats, including Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi

The Red, White and Blue have taken home the Olympic gold medal in each games since 1996. 

Bird and Taurasi will be competing in their fourth Olympic games while Charles and Moore will be competing in their second.  Stewart, who helped Team USA win gold at the 2014 World Championship, will be competing in her first Olympic games. 

Fans can watch the Senegal game via live steam on http://stream.nbcolympics.com/.  Check that website for a full TV/live stream schedule. 

USA Basketball Women’s National Team Schedule


 

 

Senegal - Sunday, August 7 – 11 a.m. EDT

Spain – Monday, August 8 – 11 a.m. EDT

Serbia – Wednesday, August 10 – 2:30 p.m. EDT

Canada – Friday, August 12 – 2:30 p.m. EDT

China – Sunday, August 14 – 11:15 a.m. EDT

Quarterfinals – Tuesday, August 16 – TBA

Semifinals – Thursday, August 18 – TBA

Final – Saturday, August 20 - TBA

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