Olympic Basketball Groups 2012: Top Matchups to Watch

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Olympic Basketball Groups 2012: Top Matchups to Watch
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The Men's Olympic Basketball tournament schedule tips off on Jul. 29 at 4:00 a.m. EST with a matchup between Nigeria and Tunisia. Group play continues until Aug. 6 with four teams from each of the two groups advancing to the knockout stage.

In Group A, the USA is likely to be in the top-place finisher with France and Argentina competing for the second spot. In Group B, Spain and Brazil will likely compete for the top seed in the knockout round with Russia, China and Great Britain fighting to advance.  

The quarterfinals take place on Wednesday, Aug. 8 with the semifinals being played on Friday, Aug. 10.

The bronze medal game will take place on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 6:00 a.m. EST and the gold medal game will be played that same day on 10:00 a.m. EST.

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