Olympic Basketball 2016: Mens Schedule, Groups, Game Time

Olympic Basketball is probably the sport that we’re most excited to watch this year. Obviously, Team USA is heavily favored to win the gold (in both Men’s and Women’s), but international basketball is still a thrilling event. You’ve got more than a couple of teams (Lithuania, Australia, Spain, France) vying for the silver and bronze medals, both of which are extremely admirable achievements. You know who else agrees with us? The International Olympic Committee, because they’ve scheduled Olympic Basketball on the very first day of the Olympic Games.

All in all, Olympic basketball is scheduled to last over a period of 16 days. It’s a somewhat grueling tournament, but teams can help fight fatigue by using all of the players on their roster.

Check out the full schedule of the Olympics Men’s Basketball team below, so you can watch Team USA 360°, scope the opposition and check out their upcoming competition.


Olympic Basketball – Men’s Tournament Groups

Group A: France, United States, Venezuela, Serbia, China, Australia
Group B: Argentina, Spain, Brazil (Home), Lithuania, Croatia, Nigeria


Olympic Basketball – Men’s Group Stage Schedule

Group A

August 6: Australia vs. France at 1:15 P.M. EST
August 6: China vs. United State at 6:00 P.M. EST
August 6: Venezuela vs. Serbia at 9:30 P.M. EST

August 8: Serbia vs. Australia at 1:15 P.M. EST
August 8: United States vs. Venezuela at 6:00 P.M. EST
August 8: France vs. China at 9:30 P.M. EST

August 10: France vs. Serbia at 1:15 P.M. EST
August 10: Australia vs. United States at 6:00 P.M. EST
August 10: Venezuela vs. China at 9:30 P.M. EST

August 12: China vs. Australia at 1:15 P.M. EST
August 12: United States vs. Serbia at 6:00 P.M. EST
August 12: France vs. Venezuela at 9:30 P.M. EST

August 14: United States vs. France at 1:15 P.M. EST
August 14: Australia vs Venezuela at 6:00 P.M EST
August 14: Serbia vs. China at 9:30 P.M. EST

Group B

August 7: Brazil vs. Lithuania at 1:15 P.M. EST
August 7: Croatia vs. Spain at 6:00 P.M. EST
August 7: Nigeria vs. Argentina at 9:30 P.M. EST

August 9: Spain vs. Brazil at 1:15 P.M. EST
August 9: Lithuania vs. Nigeria at 6:00 P.M. EST
August 9: Argentina vs. Croatia at 9:30 P.M. EST

August 11: Brazil vs. Croatia at 1:15 P.M. EST
August 11: Nigeria vs. Spain at 6:00 P.M. EST
August 11: Lithuania vs. Argentina at 9:30 P.M. EST

August 13: Argentina vs. Brazil at 1:15 P.M. EST
August 13: Spain vs. Lithuania at 6:00 P.M. EST
August 13: Croatia vs. Nigeria at 9:30 P.M. EST

August 15: Nigeria vs. Brazil at 1:15 P.M. EST
August 15: Spain vs. Argentina at 6:00 P.M. EST
August 15: Lithuania vs. Croatia at 9:30 P.M. EST


Olympic Basketball – Men’s Knockout Stage Schedule

Four teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage. The first letter corresponds to their group, followed by the number of what place they finished in the group stages. (For example, A2 means second place from Group A and B4 means fourth place in Group B).

Quarterfinals

August 17: A1 vs. B4 at 10:00 A.M.
August 17: A2 vs B3 at 1:30 P.M.
August 17: B1 vs. A4 at 5:45 P.M.

Semifinals

August 19: Winners of QF2 vs. Winners of QF3 at 2:30 P.M.
August 19: Winners of QF4 vs. Winners of QF1 at 6:00 P.M.

Bronze Medal Game

August 21: Loser of SF1 vs. Loser of SF2 at 10:30 P.M.

Gold Medal Game

August 21: Winner of SF1 vs. Winner of SF2 at 2:45 P.M.

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