U.S. men's basketball 2012 London Olympics schedule announced

Thursday May 24th, 2012

On Wednesday, FIBA announced the pairings and game times for group play in the men's basketball competition at this summer's London Olympics. Courtesy of Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com, Team USA will open defense of its gold medal against Tony Parker and France (July 29, 9:30 a.m. ET) and close the opening round against 2008 bronze medalist Argentina (Aug. 6, 5:15 p.m. ET).

In between, the Americans will face Tunisia and two opponents who have yet to qualify.

Spain, the 2008 silver medalist and the biggest threat to the U.S., is in Group B. The top four finishers in each group advance to the quarterfinals.

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