Olympics Schedule 2012: Date and Times for every Olympic Basketball game


Olympic Basketball will begin early tomorrow morning with possibly the two worst teams, Tunisia and Nigeria squaring off at 4:00 a.m. EST. During the pool play in which each team will play five games, everyone will play every other day.

Team USA will kickoff their Olympic play at 9:00 a.m. EST vs. France. Every basketball game will air on either NBC or NBC Sports.

The next two games for the United States should be blowouts as they will play Tunisia on Tuesday and then Nigeria Thursday. Team USA will end their pool play with two tough tests first against Lithuania and last against Argentina.

The top four teams from each pool will advance to the single-elimination medal tournament. The one and three seeds from each pool will match up with the two and four seeds from the opposite pool once the tournament begins.

Spain is the favorite to come out of Pool B as the 1-seed while the U.S. is favored to be the 1-seed in theirs. Expect the teams in Pool B to try very hard to avoid getting the two and four seeds.

Here is the full schedule below with all times EST:

Sunday, July 29 Matchup
4:00 a.m. EST Nigeria vs. Tunisia
6:15 a.m. Brazil vs. Australia
9:30 a.m. USA vs. France
11:45 a.m. Spain vs. China
3:00 p.m. Russia vs. Great Britain
5:15 p.m. Argentina vs. Lithuania
Tuesday, July 31 Matchup
4:00 a.m. EST China vs. Russia
6:15 a.m. Australia vs. Spain
9:30 a.m. Lithuania vs. Nigeria
11:45 a.m. Great Britain vs. Brazil
3:00 p.m. France vs. Argentina
5:15 p.m. Tunisia vs. USA
Thursday, Aug. 2 Matchup
4:00 a.m. EST France vs. Lithuania
6:15 a.m. Australia vs. China
9:30 a.m. Argentina vs. Tunisia
11:45 a.m. Brazil vs. Russia
3:00 p.m. Spain vs. Great Britain
5:15 p.m. USA vs. Nigeria
Saturday, Aug. 4 Matchup
4:00 a.m. EST Tunisia vs. France
6:15 a.m. Russia vs. Spain
9:30 a.m. Lithuania vs. USA
11:45 a.m. China vs. Brazil
3:00 p.m. Great Britain vs. Australia
5:15 p.m. Nigeria vs. Argentina
Monday, Aug. 6 Matchup
4:00 a.m. EST Australia vs. Russia
6:15 a.m. Tunisia vs. Lithuania
9:30 a.m. France vs. Nigeria
11:45 a.m. Great Britain vs. China
3:00 p.m. Spain vs. Brazil
5:15 p.m. Argentina vs. USA
Wednesday, Aug. 8 Quarterfinals
9:00 a.m. EST Session 1 (2 games)
3:00 p.m. Session 2 (2 games)
Friday, Aug. 10 Semifinals
12:00 p.m. EST Semifinal #1
4:00 p.m. Semifinal #2
Sunday, Aug. 12 Finals
6:00 a.m. EST Bronze Medal Game
10:00 a.m. Gold Medal Game

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