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    Half of the roster is made by former UConn players...

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    USA women's Olympic basketball team

    Seimone Augustus
    Guard/forward Seimone Augustus won an Olympic gold medal with Team USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was named MVP of the 2011 WNBA Finals after leading the Minnesota Lynx to their first championship.

    Sue Bird
    Point guard Sue Bird already owns two Olympic gold medals, with Team USA in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008, and she's also won two WNBA championships with the Seattle Storm in 10 seasons.

    Swin Cash
    Forward Swin Cash, who was just acquired by the Chicago Sky, won an Olympic gold medal with the USA in 2004 and has won three WNBA championships, two with the Detroit Shock and one with the Seattle Storm.

    Tamika Catchings
    Forward Tamika Catchings won Olympic gold medals in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. The 11-year Indiana Fever veteran and four-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year was named the league's MVP in 2011.

    Tina Charles
    Center Tina Charles earned first-team All WNBA honors in her second season with the Connecticut Sun in 2011 after being named WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2010. Charles was also the college national player of the year at UConn in 2009-10.

    Sylvia Fowles
    Center Sylvia Fowles, the 2011 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year with the Chicago Sky, helped Team USA win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing after graduating from LSU.

    Asjha Jones
    Forward Asjha Jones, a two-time WNBA All-Star who led the Connecticut Sun to back-to-back WNBA Finals in 2004 and 2005, helped the USA win gold at the 2010 World Championships.

    Angel McCoughtry
    Forward Angel McCoughtry helped the USA win gold at the 2010 World Championships and the Atlanta Dream reach back-to-back WNBA Finals in 2010-11. The 2009 WNBA Rookie of the Year is also two-time member of the All WNBA Defensive Team and a All WNBA first-team selection in 2011.

    Maya Moore
    Forward Maya Moore, a two-time national college player of the year and the all-time leading scorer in UConn history, helped Team USA win the 2010 World Championship. The 2011 WNBA Rookie of the Year helped the Minnesota Lynx win their first championship last year.

    Candace Parker
    Los Angeles Sparks forward and Tennessee alumna Candace Parker helped the USA win gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and followed that up by becoming the first player to earn WNBA MVP and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season.

    Diana Taurasi
    Guard/forward Diana Taurasi won Olympic gold medals in 2004 in Athens and 2008 in Beijing. The 2009 MVP, five-time All-Star and seven-time All WNBA first team member helped the Phoenix Mercury win WNBA titles in 2007 and 2009.

    Lindsay Whalen
    A member of the USA's gold-medal winning World Championship team in 2010, point guard Lindsay Whalen, a two-time All-Star, was a member of the 2011 All WNBA first team and helped the Minnesota Lynx win their first WNBA title last year.
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    USA 100 China 62
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Tamika Catchings 19 and Maya Moore 15 were high scorers for USA, China's Ma Zengyu the game's top scorer with 20.
    Tina Charles dnp as she's recovering from previous injury.

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    What a time for Geno Auriemma to be caught up in an alleged sexual harassment lawsuit. These kind of issues are the distractions that could hinder the team's preparations.
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    It looks like a time bombshell ... could be much harder for the team to win another gold !

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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    What a time for Geno Auriemma to be caught up in an alleged sexual harassment lawsuit. These kind of issues are the distractions that could hinder the team's preparations.
    Some more info/comments on this issue:
    http://blog.ctnews.com/elliott/2012/...rity-official/
    http://blog.ctnews.com/elliott/2012/...t-of-auriemma/
    http://blog.ctnews.com/elliott/2012/...awsuit-on-sny/

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    USA versus Croatia and Turkey July 21-22 in Istanbul. Interesting as all three teams are in the same group for the Olympics.

    Tough travel schedule for the US:

    7/16 5:30 pm USA vs. Brazil (ESPN2) Verizon Center (ticket info)
    8 pm USA men vs. Brazil Verizon Center (ticket info)
    Manchester, England
    7/17 5-6:30 pm Practice Manchester Arena
    7/18 7:10 pm USA vs. Great Britain(ESPN3) Manchester Arena
    7/19 12 pm Media Availability Manchester Arena
    12:30 pm Practice Manchester Arena
    Istanbul, Turkey
    7/21 TBD USA-Croatia Abdi pekši Arena, Zeytinburnu
    7/22 TBD USA-Turkey Abdi pekši Arena, Zeytinburnu
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Team USA is just hammering Brazil right now. Taurasi and Whalen are leading the charge. 72-48 after the 3rd qrt.
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    99-67 final. Lots of fouls and no flow especially in the first half, Iziane Castro Marques had four fouls in the first quarter. US guards did a good job knocking down shots but really struggled to feed the post. Sue Bird not with the team due to a death in the family, Asjha Jones DNP for whatever reason, McCoughtry only played the second half and missed an extremely optimistic dunk attempt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Sylvia Fowles & Angel McCoughtry failed dunks ... well Fowles nearly made it ...


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    Geno Auriemma is all praise with Sue Bird. According to Auriemma, Bird is the best point guard in the world. I like our chances of finishing with a Gold medal.
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    USA-Great Britain 88-63, in today's exhibition game in Manchester.
    US just too strong but great effort from host team.
    Maya Moore is the Player of the Game after posting 18 pts, 6 rebs & 5 ast.
    http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23GBvUSA

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    US played in spurts today...down 21-10, up 47-28, lead cut to 54-47, then extended to 82-53 before a sloppy finish. Halfcourt offense was subpar but the US scored lots in transition. The return of Bird should help immensely, they've been forced to play a PG-free lineup at times in the exhibitions and it hasn't gone well.

    GB looks like a respectable team, good chance at the quarterfinals.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    US smashed Croatia 109-55 yesterday, then pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Turkey 80-61 today.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    These results look a bit inconsistent, watched yesterday game (1st half) and US women played as they were coming from another planet...don't know today but looking at the stats they probably were much closer to earth !

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    Head coach Geno Auriemma stated in the news that he has no plans in coaching the national team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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    For once the women's national team shares honors with the men's Team USA.

    2012 USA Men’s and Women’s Olympic Teams Share USA Basketball’s 2012 Team of the Year Award
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