|FIBA ranking||41 6 (9 August 2021)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Africa|
|National federation||Fédération Malienne de Basketball|
(1968, 2011, 2017, 2019)
The Mali women's national basketball team is the nationally controlled basketball team representing Mali at world basketball competitions for women. The Malian squad had one continental championship, which came in 2007 with a win over host Senegal.
The Malian squad won a medal at only two continental tournaments with a bronze medal at the 1968 games and a gold at the 2007 games. The squad qualified for its first Olympic appearance with a win at the 2007 African championship. At the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women they finished in 15th place.
Mali traveled to Senegal for the FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2007 qualifying tournament for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The squad won the first round with a 4–1 record, losing only to host Senegal. Mali also had the highest positive point differential of any squad in the tournament. In the ensuing rounds, Mali beat Cameroon, followed by Angola. In the championship match, Mali beat Senegal 63–56, qualifying automatically for the 2008 Olympics for the first time. Captain Hamchétou Maïga was voted the MVP of the tournament, while teammate Diéné Diawara grabbed the most rebounds.
Roster for the 2021 Women's Afrobasket.
|Mali women's national basketball team roster|
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