Canada will vie for a spot in the finals of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) tournament in Victoria when they take on the Czech Republic Saturday.
The semifinal tip off is at 1:05 p.m. at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre. A win on Saturday would put Canada one victory away from an Olympic berth, as the winner of the six-team qualifying tournament earns a spot in the Tokyo Summer Games next month.
Semifinal Saturday in Victoria as Team Canada 🇨🇦 faces Czech Republic 🇨🇿 at 4:05 PM ET, live on @cbcsports and @DAZN_CA.#FIBAOQT pic.twitter.com/7jYbYCRuM9
— Canada Basketball (@CanBball) July 3, 2021
Canada won the top seed in Group A after beating Greece (97-91) and China (109-79). The Czech team lost to Turkey – who ended up with the top seed from Group B – before squeaking into the semifinals with a 80-79 win over Uruguay.
Andrew Wiggins led the way in the group phase as Canada’s team-high point-getter in both round-robin games. RJ Barret scored the second most points for Canada in both group games.
The tournament is being broadcast on CBC and streamed on CBC.ca and the DAZN sports streaming service.
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