USA vs. Australia time, channel, TV schedule to watch 2021 Olympic women’s basketball game

The U.S. women’s basketball team enters the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics on a 52-game winning streak in Olympic competition, but the Americans know they can’t let their guard down against their next opponent.

Team USA will battle Australia on Wednesday for a spot in the semifinals of the women’s tournament. Australia struggled in the group stage, losing two of its three games, but it also stunned Team USA in an exhibition contest just last month.

“We’re in the quarterfinals playing a team like Australia, who we’re very familiar with,” Team USA head coach Dawn Staley said. “Australia will be a formidable opponent because we know each other so well, and we look forward to the challenge of getting out of the quarterfinals. We certainly have to execute on both sides of the ball and continue to get better to advance.”

Here is a complete guide to watching the USA vs. Australia women’s basketball game at the 2021 Olympics, including the start time, a full TV schedule and live-streaming information.

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USA vs. Australia start time

  • Date: Wednesday, Aug. 4
  • Time: 12:40 a.m. ET | 9:40 p.m. PT

The U.S. women’s basketball team will face Australia at 12:40 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Semifinal games will be held on Friday, Aug. 6.

What channel is USA vs. Australia basketball on?

  • TV channels: USA Network
  • Live stream:

USA vs. Australia will be available to watch on USA Network. It can also be streamed via

Olympics live streams

NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, will provide coverage of select live events, including track and field, gymnastics and basketball. A Peacock Premium subscription (no ads) costs $4.99 per month.

Streaming optionCable subscription needed?Free?CostFree trial?
Peacock PremiumNoNo$4.99/monthYes
AT&T TV NowNoNo$69.99/monthNo
Hulu Plus Live TVNoNo$64.99/monthYes
YouTube TVNoNo$64.99/monthYes

USA basketball schedule 2021

DateGameTime (ET)TV channel
July 27USA 81, Nigeria 7212:40 a.m.USA Network
July 30USA 86, Japan 6912:40 a.m.USA Network
Aug. 2USA 93, France 8212:40 a.m.USA Network
Aug. 4USA vs. Australia12:40 a.m.USA Network
Aug. 6Women’s basketball semifinalsTBDTBD
Aug. 7Women’s basketball gold-medal game10:30 p.m.TBD
Aug. 7Women’s basketball bronze-medal game3 a.m.TBD

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