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Canada Women's Basketball Schedule: How to watch 2020 Tokyo Olympic women's tournament

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Canada's women's basketball team is making their third straight appearance in the Olympics.

In the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Canada finished in eighth place. In the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, they placed eighth.

With its best finish at the Olympics being fourth (1984), Canada is looking to medal for the first time.

Canada is in Group A alongside Spain, Serbia and South Korea at the Tokyo Olympics.

After losing their first game to Serbia , Canada bounced back defeating South Korea 74-53 . Bridget Carleton led the way for Canada with 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists while shooting 54.5 percent from the field. Natalie Achonwa and Kayla Alexander poured in 14 and 10 points respectively in the win.

Canada will now turn their attention to an all-important game on Sunday against Spain. The last time these teams played at the Olympics in Rio in 2016, Spain defeated Canada 73-60.

With that in mind, from who is on the roster to how to watch, here's everything you need to know.

Team Canada's roster

Name Position No.
Natalie Achonwa (Guelph, Ont.) PF 11
Kayla Alexander (Milton, Ont.) F 14
Laeticia Amihere (Mississauga, Ont.) F 15
Miranda Ayim (London, Ont.) F 9
Bridget Carleton (Chatham, Ont.) G 6
Shay Colley (Brampton, Ont.) G 13
Aaliyah Edwards (Kingston, Ont.) F 24
Nirra Fields (Montreal, Que.) G 21
Kim Gaucher (Mission, B.C.) SG 8
Kia Nurse (Hamilton, Ont.) G 5
Shaina Pellington (Pickering, Ont.) G 1
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (Toronto, Ont.) F 7

Coaching staff:

  • Lisa Thomaidis (Dundas, Ont.) - Head Coach
  • Steve Baur (Lower Sackville, N.S.) - Assistant Coach
  • Carly Clarke (Halifax, N.S.) - Assistant Coach

Team Canada's schedule

Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
Monday, July 26 Serbia 4:20 a.m. 72-68 (L)
Wednesday, July 28 South Korea 9:00 p.m. 74-53 (W)
Saturday, July 31 Spain 9:00 p.m.

Team Canada Standings

The two best teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage, as will the two best third-place teams.

The quarterfinals are scheduled to begin on Friday, Aug. 6.

Team Canada is in Group A with Spain, Serbia and South Korea.

Pos. Country GP W L PF PA PD Points
1 Spain 2 2 0 158 139 19 4
2 Serbia 2 1 1 142 153 -11 3
3 Canada 2 1 1 142 125 17 3
4 Republic of Korea 2 0 2 122 147 -25 2

How to watch Team Canada

CBC is Canada's network for the Tokyo Olympics.

"CBC's coverage of Tokyo 2020 will be as in-depth as any Olympic Games the network has covered before, with live broadcasts from every venue and coverage of every medal-winning moment throughout the Games."

TSN and Sportsnet will also have select events.

The Olympics can be streamed on CBC.ca , CBC Gem and the CBC Olympics app.

Full women's basketball Olympic schedule

Group play schedule

Date Group Matchup Time (ET) Result
Sun., July 25 A South Korea vs. Spain 9 p.m. ESP, 73-69
Mon., July 26 A Serbia vs. Canada 4:20 a.m. SRB, 72-68
Mon., July 26 B Japan vs. France 9 p.m. JPN, 74-70
Tues. July 27 B Nigeria vs. United States 12:40 a.m. US, 81-72
Tues. July 27 C Australia vs. Belgium 4:20 a.m. BEL, 85-70
Tues., July 27 C Puerto Rico vs. China 8 a.m. CHN, 97-55
Wed., July 28 A Canada vs. South Korea 9 p.m. CAN, 74-53
Thu., July 29 A Spain vs. Serbia 4:20 a.m. ESP, 85-70
Thu., July 29 C Belgium vs. Puerto Rico 9 p.m. TBD
Fri., July 30 B United States vs. Japan 12:40 a.m. TBD
Fri., July 30 B France vs. Nigeria 4:20 a.m. TBD
Fri., July 30 C China vs. Australia 8 a.m.
Sat., July 31 A Canada vs. Spain 9 p.m. TBD
Sun., Aug. 1 A South Korea vs. Serbia 8 a.m. TBD
Sun., Aug. 1 B Nigeria vs. Japan 9 p.m. TBD
Mon., Aug. 2 B France vs. United States 12:40 a.m. TBD
Mon., Aug. 2 C China vs. Belgium 4:20 a.m. TBD
Mon., Aug. 2 C Australia vs. Puerto Rico 8 a.m. TBD

Quarterfinals

Date Matchup Time (ET) Result
Tue., Aug. 3 TBD 9 p.m. TBD
Wed., Aug. 4 TBD 12:40 a.m. TBD
Wed., Aug. 4 TBD 4:20 a.m. TBD
Wed., Aug. 4 TBD 8 a.m. TBD

Semifinals

Date Matchup Time (ET) Result
Fri., Aug. 6 QF 1 winner vs. QF 2winner 12:40 a.m. TBD
Fri., Aug. 6 QF 3 winner vs. QF 4 winner 7 a.m. TBD

Bronze-, gold-medal games

Date Matchup Start time (ET) Result
Sat. Aug. 7 Bronze-medal game 3 a.m. TBD
Sat., Aug. 7 Gold-medal game 10:30 p.m. TBD

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