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Fowles & USA Basketball Tip-Off Monday Night

by Alyssa Leal
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Fowles & USA Basketball Tip-Off Monday Night

BATON ROUGE – Former LSU Women’s Basketball player Sylvia Fowles begins her fourth Olympic games Monday evening at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Fowles and USA Basketball, in Group B, will tip-off against Nigeria in their opening game at 11:40 p.m. CT on USA Network. 

The next group games are set for Thursday, July 29, and Sunday, August 1. The matchup against Japan and France are both set to tip-off at 11:40 p.m. CT. All games are available on USA Network and at 

The Miami native is going for her fourth gold medal representing the United States. Her previous gold medals were won at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics. 

Fowles played at LSU from 2004-2008, playing in a total of 144 games for the Tigers and finishing with 2,234 career points. She is the second women’s basketball player in LSU history to have her jersey, No. 34, retired by the university. 

The 6-6 center has played 14 seasons professionally in the WNBA and is currently in her seventh season with the Minnesota Lynx.