Canada’s RJ Barrett is set to shoot past China’s Zijie Shen in the first half of FIBA men’s Olympic qualifying basketball action at Memorial Arena in Victoria, BC on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Chad Hipolito
Canada vies for the final place in the Olympic qualifier in Victoria on Saturday
Tip is at 1:05 p.m. at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Center
Canada will battle the Czech Republic for a place in the finals of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) tournament in Victoria on Saturday.
The semi-final tip is at 1:05 p.m. at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Center. A win on Saturday would remove Canada a win from an Olympic starting place as the six-team qualifying tournament winner deserves a spot at next month’s Tokyo Summer Games.
Semi-finals Saturday in Victoria as Team Canada 🇨🇦 meets Czech Republic 🇨🇿 at 4:05 p.m. ET, live on @cbcsports and @ DAZN_CA. # FIBAOQT pic.twitter.com/7jYbYCRuM9
– Canada Basketball (@CanBball) July 3, 2021
Canada took the top spot in Group A after beating Greece (97-91) and China (109-79). The Czech team lost to Turkey – which ended up as the best seeded in Group B – before reaching the semi-finals with an 80-79 win against Uruguay.
Andrew Wiggins led the group stage 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 will be broadcast on CBC and streamed on CBC.ca and the sports streaming service DAZN.
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