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  • The 2012 Olympics Men’s Basketball tournament is scheduled to start on Sunday, July 29. Six games will be played each day of the preliminary round. The Overall format is exactly the same as applied in preceding Olympics- 12 qualified teams, 2 preliminary round groups and 6 teams in each group. The teams with best record will proceed to the next level, the quarterfinals. The top four teams will play semifinals while the best two teams from the semifinals will go to the finals, for a gold medal game. Remaining two teams will play for bronze medal.

    USA basketball team is in group A. The other teams in this group are France, Argentina, Tunisia and two more teams which are  determined through FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament . USA team will play its first game on 29 July, against France. After that, the team will play four more games in the preliminary round. The performance in this initial round will decide whether the team USA will find a place in the quarterfinals or not. The gold medal game will take place on August, 12. Team USA games will be held in the following order:

    Sunday, July 29

    USA vs. France

    Tuesday, July 31

    USA vs. Tunisia

    Thursday, August 2

    USA vs. Nigeria

    Saturday, August 4                                               

    USA vs. Lithuania

    Monday, August 6

    USA vs. Argentina

    Wednesday, August 8

    Olympic Quarterfinals

    Friday, August 10                                          

    Olympic Semifinals

    Sunday, August 12

     3rd place game

    Olympic Finals




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