It’s win-or-go-home time for Team USA in Dawn Staley’s first Olympics as women’s basketball head coach.
Team USA went 3-0 in the group round, defeating Nigeria, Japan and France. In the quarterfinals, the Americans claimed a decisive 79-55 victory over Australia after a dominant first quarter, where they outscored the Australians 26-12. Team USA advanced to the semifinals and will play Serbia (3-1).
Medal games will be held on Saturday, Aug 7, with the bronze medal game scheduled for 3 a.m. Eastern time and the gold medal game set for 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The women’s basketball gold medal game is slated to be broadcast as part of NBC’s prime time coverage Saturday night.
How to watch Team USA vs Serbia basketball
Team USA will play Serbia in the semifinals overnight, at 12:40 a.m. Friday. It will be available for online streaming on NBC’s Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports website and YouTube TV before it is replayed at 4:15 p.m. or 9 p.m. Friday on NBC Sports Network.
Women’s basketball knockout round bracket
Winners of the semifinal round will advance to the gold medal game, and losing teams will go to the bronze medal game. TV channels are listed when games are set to be televised. All games are available for online streaming on NBC’s Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports website and YouTube TV.
Semifinal No. 1: United States vs. Serbia: Friday, Aug. 6 at 12:40 a.m. (replay Friday, Aug. 6 at 4:15 p.m. or 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Network)
Semifinal No. 2: Japan vs. France: Friday, Aug. 6 at 7 a.m. (replay Friday, Aug. 6 at 4:15 p.m. or 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Network)
A’ja Wilson update
Gamecock great A’ja Wilson played a key role in Team USA’s first three victories of the group round.
Wilson has led the Americans in scoring in all three contests, putting up 19 points against Nigeria, 20 against Japan and 22 against France. She also notched two double-doubles against both Nigeria and Japan. Wilson scored in double-digits once again in the quarterfinal round, putting up 10 points against Australia in Team USA’s win.