The 2016 Olympics Basketball Schedule Includes A Ton Of Exciting Games

America is bound for Rio with an amazing number of talented athletes and teams — and our basketball teams are among the strongest. The women's basketball team has won five consecutive gold medals at the Olympics and they have a strong chance of taking home their sixth in August. Although the men's team lost some of their strongest players, such as LeBron James and Stephen Curry, they are still the team to beat in Rio. A look at the 2016 Olympics basketball schedule from NBC shows that there are a lot of exciting games to look forward to.

Of course, not every game will air on NBC — due to the packed schedule at the Rio Olympics, programming will be broadcast across 11 TV networks including Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA, and the Golf Channel. And, there's also the trusty option of watching the Olympics online or on NBC's new mobile sports app. The best way to keep track of the basketball games is by checking the schedule on NBC's website. It'll allow you to stream the games live and you can set up reminders to receive alerts when it's time for a basketball game you're dying to watch.

Here's a look at when each game will air, either on TV or through NBC's online streaming. The Olympics will be held from Aug. 5 through Aug. 21 — and there will be multiple basketball games every single day beginning on Aug. 6 and concluding with the medals ceremony on Aug. 21.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images

Basketball will officially kick off the day after the Opening Ceremony with the following games.

  • Turkey versus France (Women) at 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Australia versus France (Men) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • China versus Canada (Women) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Brazil versus Australia (Women) at 4:45 p.m. ET
  • China versus U.S. (Men) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Belarus versus Japan (Women) at 6:45 p.m. ET
  • Venezuela versus Serbia (Men) at 9:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, Aug. 7

  • U.S. versus Senegal (Women) at 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Brazil versus Lithuania (Men) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Serbia versus Spain (Women) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Australia versus Turkey (Women) at 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Croatia versus Spain (Men) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • France versus Belarus (Women) at 6:45 p.m. ET
  • Nigeria versus Argentina (Men) at 9:30 p.m. ET

Monday, Aug. 8

VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
  • U.S. versus Spain (Women) at 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Serbia versus Australia (Men) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Canada versus Serbia (Women) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Japan versus Brazil (Women) at 4:30 p.m. ET
  • U.S. versus Venezuela (Men) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Senegal versus China (Women) at 6:45 p.m. ET
  • France versus China (Men) at 9:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Aug. 9

  • Australia versus France (Women) at 11:15 a.m. ET
  • Spain versus Brazil (Men) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Brazil versus Belarus (Women) at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Turkey versus Japan (Women) at 4:45 p.m. ET
  • Lithuania versus Nigeria (Men) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Argentina versus Croatia (Men) at 9:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Christian Petersen/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images
  • China versus Spain (Women) at 11:15 a.m. ET
  • Serbia versus France (Men) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • U.S. versus Serbia (Women) at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Senegal versus Canada (Women) at 4:45 p.m. ET
  • Australia versus U.S. (Men) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Venezuela versus China (Men) at 9:30 p.m. ET

Thursday, Aug. 11

  • Belarus versus Turkey (Women) at 11:15 a.m. ET
  • Brazil versus Croatia (Men) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Japan versus Australia (Women) at 4:45 p.m. ET
  • Nigeria versus Spain (Men) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Lithuania versus Argentina (Men) at 9:30 p.m. ET

Friday, Aug. 12

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images
  • Serbia versus China (Women) at 11:15 a.m. ET
  • China versus Australia (Men) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Canada versus U.S. (Women) at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Spain versus Senegal (Women) at 4:45 p.m. ET
  • U.S. versus Serbia (Men) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • France versus Venezuela (Men) at 9:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Aug. 13

  • Australia versus Belarus (Women) at 11:15 a.m. ET
  • Argentina versus Brazil (Men) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Turkey versus Brazil (Women) at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Spain versus Lithuania (Men) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Croatia versus Nigeria (Men) at 9:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, Aug. 14

Elsa/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images
  • China versus U.S. (Women) at 11:15 a.m. ET
  • U.S. versus France (Men) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Senegal versus Serbia (Women) at 2:30 pm. ET
  • Spain versus Canada (Women) at 4:45 p.m. ET
  • Australia versus Venezuela (Men) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Serbia versus China (Men) at 9:30 p.m. ET

Monday, Aug. 15

  • Nigeria versus Brazil (Men) at 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Spain versus Argentina (Men) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Lithuania versus Croatia (Men) at 9:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Aug. 16

This is the day of women's quarterfinals, so the teams are TBD based on the results of previous games.

  • Game one will occur at 10:00 a.m. ET, Game two is at 2:30 p.m. ET, Game three airs at 5:45 p.m., and Game four is at 9:15 p.m. ET.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Next up, it's time for the men's quarterfinals.

  • The games will occur at 10:00 a.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. ET, 5:45 p.m. ET, and 9:15 p.m. ET.

Thursday, Aug. 18

  • Women's semifinals will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET.

Friday, Aug. 19

  • The men's semifinal games will air at 10:00 a.m. ET and 2:30 a.m. ET.

Saturday, Aug. 20

  • The women's bronze medal game is at 10:30 a.m. ET and the gold medal game is at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Sunday, Aug. 21

  • The men's bronze medal game airs at 10:30 a.m. ET and the gold medal game is at 2:45 p.m. ET.

Not to jump the gun, but I think the odds are definitely in America's favor for both the men's and women's basketball teams — and I can't wait to cheer them on.