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USA Basketball vs. Senegal women’s national team preview and Olympic Basketball GameThread

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The USA Basketball women’s national team starts its road to glory today in the second day of group action. After that, there are still many other great game to watch.

The Americans will play against Senegal in Group B play. The Senegalese are the defending AfroBasket champions. Gametime is at 11 a.m. ET and you can watch it on NBCOlympics.com’s live stream or on NBC Sports Network.

If you followed the USA over the past couple weeks, they went undefeated and blew every non-American competitor out of the water. Senegal is the lowest profile opponent (FIBA rank is 24th) they would have faced thus far, so expect a beatdown while you’re enjoying Sunday brunch.

Here are the other basketball games you can watch today:
Women’s Basketball, Group A

  • France vs. Belarus, 6:45 p.m. - The Belarusians come into this game facing a French team that played yesterday. There’s a good chance things may get a little interesting if the French start out a bit tired.

Women’s Basketball, Group B

  • Serbia vs. Spain, 1:15 p.m. ET - The Spanish won the silver in the 2014 FIBA World Cup and bronze in 2015 EuroBasket. The Serbians won EuroBasket and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1990 when it was still Yugoslavia (and combined with Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Montenegro). This should be a fun match to watch.
  • Australia vs. Turkey, 4:30 p.m. ET - Sanders and the Turks meet their toughest test in group play.

Men’s Basketball, Group B

  • Brazil vs. Lithuania, 1:15 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network - The home town kids get their first match against one of the world’s best teams. I love seeing a passionate Nene on the floor, and since these games are on his homecourt, I expect to see him play in vintage form. It’s only fitting that happens, right?
  • Croatia vs. Spain, 6 p.m ET - This should be a fun match to watch between two of Europe’s top basketball powers, but I expect the Spanish to win this one.
  • Nigeria vs. Argentina, 9:30 p.m. ET - Nigeria has athleticism and can win if a team is unprepared, but I expect the veteran-laden Argentinians to get it together tonight.