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USA basketball to open Olympics vs. France

Carter over Weis

Carter over Weis (Credit: AP)

The United States will open up its men's basketball schedule on July 29 at 2:30 p.m. against France, it was announced Wednesday.

The game is the third on the opening day of pool play.

The U.S. will play Tunisia on July 31, the final two qualifying teams on August 2 and August 4, and then Argentina on August 6, the last day of pool play.

Argentina, France, Tunisia, the U.S., and two qualifying teams make up Pool A. Australia, Brazil, China, Great Britain, Spain and a third qualifying team are in Pool B.

The final three teams will be determined at the 2012 FIBA Qualifying Tournament, which ends on June 8 in Caracas, Venezuela.

Olympic basketball preliminary round schedule
SUNDAY, JULY 29
9 a.m. - Qualifier vs. Tunisia
11:15 a.m. - Brazil vs. Australia
2:30 p.m. - USA vs. France
4:45 p.m. - Spain vs. Chine
8 p.m. - Qualifier vs. Great Britain
10:15 p.m. - Argentina vs. Qualifier
TUESDAY, JULY 31
9 a.m. - China vs. Qualifier
11:15 a.m. - Australia vs. Spain
2:30 p.m. - Qualifier vs. Qualifier
4:45 p.m. - Great Britain vs. Brazil
8 p.m. - France vs. Argentina
10:15 p.m. - Tunisia vs. USA
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
9 a.m. - France vs. Qualifier
11:15 a.m. - Australia vs. China
2:30 p.m. - Argentina vs. Tunisia
4:45 p.m. - Brazil vs. Qualifier
8 p.m. - Spain vs. Great Britain
10:15 p.m. - USA vs. Qualifier
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
9 a.m. - Tunisia vs. France
11:15 a.m. - Qualifier vs. Spain
2:30 p.m. - Qualifier vs. USA
4:45 p.m. - China vs. Brazil
8 p.m. - Great Britain vs. Argentina
10:15 p.m. - Qualifier vs. Argentina
MONDAY, AUGUST 6
9 a.m. - Australia vs. Qualifier
11:15 a.m. - Tunisia vs. Qualifer
2:30 p.m. - France vs. Qualifier
4:45 p.m. - Great Britain vs. China
8 p.m. - Spain vs. Brazil
10:15 p.m. - Argentina vs. USA

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