USA vs Nigeria Women’s Basketball Live Stream: How to Watch

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Getty Sue Bird leads the United States against Nigeria in the first round.

The United States women’s basketball team is set to kick its Olympic campaign off against Nigeria in Group B action in Tokyo.

In the United States, the game (start time: Monday night at 12:40 a.m. ET/9:40 p.m. PT) will be televised on USA. You can also watch the game live or on-demand via NBCOlympics.com or the NBC Sports app.

You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch through the NBC digital platforms, but if you don’t have cable or don’t have a cable log-in, here are some different ways you can still watch a live stream of USA vs Nigeria online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of USA and all NBC digital content (everything on the NBC Olympics website or NBC Sports app) with a subscription to FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch USA vs Nigeria live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

You can also watch live or on-demand via the NBC Sports app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the NBC Olympics website.

You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your FuboTV credentials.

You can also


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of USA and all NBC digital content (everything on the NBC Olympics website or NBC Sports app) via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with these channels, and you can get your first month (which will cover the entirety of the Olympics) for just $10:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch USA vs Nigeria live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

You can also watch live or on-demand on the NBC Sports app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the NBC Olympics website.

You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch via the NBC platforms, but you can do that with your Sling credentials.


AT&T TV

AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” You can watch a live stream of USA and all NBC digital content (everything on the NBC Olympics website or NBC Sports app) via any of them, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

AT&T TV Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch USA vs Nigeria live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.

You can also watch live or on-demand on the NBC Sports app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the NBC Olympics website.

You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch via the NBC platforms, but you can do that with your AT&T TV credentials.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of USA and all NBC digital content (everything on the NBC Olympics website or NBC Sports app) via Hulu With Live TV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch USA vs Nigeria live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

You can also watch live or on-demand on the NBC Sports app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the NBC Olympics website.

You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch via the NBC platforms, but you can do that with your Hulu credentials.


USA vs Nigeria Women’s Basketball Preview

The United States beat Nigeria 93-62 in an exhibition before the Games kicked off last weekend, and the two countries will clash again here in the first game of the Olympics for both teams. A’ja Wilson scored 16 points and Breanna Stewart chipped in 14 in the victory. The Americans didn’t have much trouble with D’Tigress a little over a week ago, and they’re favored again here.

“It’s gold or failure without a doubt,” Staley told the Philadelphia Inquirer prior to the Olympics. “That is the pressure we have been under the last six [Olympics]. So it is par for the course.”

Staley, who won gold with the U.S. as a player in 1996, 2000, and 2004, knows what it takes to win on this stage. “You just want to flow it,” Staley added. “If the waters get a little wild, you still have to stay clam and just follow the course.”

On the other side, Nigeria will be without its paint-clearing rebounder Evelyn Akhator, which could allow the likes of Stewart to take over the boards. Despite missing a core player, Nigeria is going to come at the United States with everything it has.

“In the past we were just happy to make it to the tournament or play a game against USA,” Arizona State point guard Promise Amukamara, who is playing for Nigeria, said. “We didn’t know we could go foot to foot with these teams but now we’ve gained the respect of other teams and I think we’re on people’s radars and that’s a good thing. We’re on the rise and I think that’s good for the future of Nigerian basketball.”

The U.S. has won 49 straight games at the Olympics, a streak that began with the team’s win in the 1992 bronze-medal game.

Here’s a look at the rosters for both countries:

Team USA Roster: Ariel Atkins (Guard, Washington Mystics) Sue Bird (Guard, Seattle Storm) Tina Charles (Center, Washington Mystics) Napheesa Collier (Guard/forward, Minnesota Lynx) Skylar Diggins-Smith (Guard, Phoenix Mercury) Sylvia Fowles (Center, Minnesota Lynx) Chelsea Gray (Guard, Las Vegas Aces) Brittney Griner (Center, Phoenix Mercury) Jewell Loyd (Guard, Seattle Storm) Breanna Stewart (Forward/center, Seattle Storm) Diana Taurasi (Guard, Phoenix Mercury) A’ja Wilson (Forward, Las Vegas Aces) Coaches: Dawn Staley (head coach), Dan Hughes (assistant), Cheryl Reeve (assistant), Jennifer Rizzotti (assistant)

Team Nigeria Roster: Adaora Elonu, Aisha Balarabe, Elizabeth Balogun, Promise Amukamara, Atonye Nyingifa, Ezinne Kalu, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpannah, Ify Ibekwe, Oderah Chidom, Victoria Macaulay, Erica Ogwumike Amy Okonkwo Coach: Otis Hughley


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