Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Schedule & Live Stream: Canada vs Serbia, Brazil vs Japan, China vs Senegal
Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic women’s basketball tournament will tip-off on Monday noon as Team USA battles world No. 3 Spain. Other matchups to look forward to include Canada vs Serbia, Brazil vs Japan and China vs Senegal.Advertisement
Brazil vs Japan will be the only Group A showdown on August 8, 2016. The host nation is fresh off a demoralizing 66-84 loss to Australia on Saturday. Meanwhile, Japan beat out Belarus in nail-biting fashion during their opening day clash.
Forward Mika Kurihara led all scorers with 20 points. Diminutive point guard Asami Yoshida filled out the rest of the stat sheet by tallying nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals. Yelena Leuchanka was the most efficient player for Belarus with 15 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Japan hopes to capture its second win in the tournament as it squares off against Brazil and its roaring home crowd at Youth Arena in Rio de Janeiro at 5:30 p.m. local time. The game will be aired live on NBC Olympics at 4:30 p.m. ET.
In Group B, Serbia looks to bounce back from a 59-65 loss against Spain over the weekend. The Serbians will take on the Canadians at 2:15 p.m. in Rio. NESN reported that the game will go live in the US at 1:15 p.m. ET.
Later in the evening, the two lowest-seeded teams in Group B will tussle for a win to keep their Rio 2016 Olympics dreams alive. China vs Senegal will start at 6:45 p.m. on NBC Olympics.
China suffered a crushing 68-90 defeat against Canada on Saturday. Senegal experienced a lot worse after playing Team USA on Sunday. The Americans scored 121 points while limiting the Senegalese to 56 points.
Point guard Fatou Dieng was the lone bright spot for Senegal. According to FIBA.com, Dieng scored 10 points, dished 4 assists and tallied one steal against the mighty Americans.