Most women's basketball fans wanted to see a Team USA vs. Australia match-up in the gold medal game, instead supporters will need to settle for the second-best option -- the right to play for it.
On Tuesday, the Team USA easily defeated Canada, 91-48, while Australia eliminated China with a 75-60 victory to setup a semifinals contest between the two international rivals.
Led by Connecticut Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma, the United States will be looking to improve its all-time Olympic record against the Australians to 7-0. In the last three Olympics, Team USA has defeated Australia in the gold medal game, including a 92-65 blowout victory in Beijing.
To watch the game, here's the basic viewing information:
When: Thursday, Aug. 9
Where: Olympic Park Basketball Arena
TV Channel: NBC Sports Network
Game Time: 12 p.m. ET
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