The reigning WNBA MVP shone on the Olympic stage.
In the US women’s basketball team’s first two Olympic games, A’ja Wilson averages 19.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 60 percent from the field. Las Vegas star Aces fueled the Americans’ dominant home offense in wins over Nigeria and Japan.
“I mean, you look at the USA Basketball stretch of the women’s side of the list, the Hall of Fame, it’s amazing,” Wilson said. “So for me to be on the roster it touches me sometimes, but sometimes I just think, you know, I’m surrounded by players who are going to make me better and I’m just trying to be a good teammate.”
The USA team will need another major effort from Wilson and his teammates to defeat France, their last opponents in a group match.
“France are a team that I know we all respect. We know how good they are and can be,” said Team USA forward Breanna Stewart. “They can shoot lights, they have dominant post players, and now [with] Gabby Williams brings that versatility, it will be a tough game. And it’s going to be physical, it’s going to be hard.
“But for us, I think the most important thing is to get that win and take it to the quarter-finals.”
Here’s a complete guide to watching the USA vs France women’s basketball game at the 2021 Olympics, including start time, a full TV schedule, and live broadcast information.
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Start time USA vs. France
- Dated: Monday August 2
- Time: 12:40 am ET | 9:40 p.m. HP
The U.S. women’s basketball team will continue their group game against France at 12:40 a.m. ET on Monday, August 2. This will be Team USA’s last group game.
On which channel is USA vs France basketball broadcast?
- TV channels: American network
- Direct: NBCOlympics.com
USA vs France will be available to watch on USA Network. It can also be streamed through NBCOlympics.com.
Live broadcast of the Olympic Games
NBC’s streaming service Peacock will cover some live events including track and field, gymnastics and basketball. A Peacock Premium (ad-free) subscription costs $ 4.99 per month.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription required?||Free?||Cost||Free try?|
|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|
2021 USA Basketball Calendar
Team USA is one of 12 teams to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. He will play in Group B. His group opponents will be France, Japan and Nigeria.
|Dated||Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|July 27||United States 81, Nigeria 72||00:40||American network|
|July 30||United States 86, Japan 69||00:40||American network|
|August 2nd||United States vs. France||00:40||American network|
|August 3-4||Women’s basketball quarter-finals||To be determined||To be determined|
|August 6||Women’s basketball semi-finals||To be determined||To be determined|
|August 7||Women’s basketball gold medal game||10:30 p.m.||To be determined|
|August 7||Women’s basketball match for bronze medal||3 a.m.||To be determined|