As most people expected, Team USA cruised to a victory over Angola at the 2014 FIBA Women's World Championships today to close out group play.
Less expected was the margin of victory in that win.
Record-setting night. #USABWNT's 75-point win was USA's largest margin of victory at @FIBA Worlds, 119 pts matches USA scoring rec— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) September 30, 2014
USA Basketball has summarized the extent of the blowout in their recap, which you should check out for a highlight video and quotes as well:
The 75-point win was the USA women's largest margin of victory in FIBA World Championship play, and it tied for the most points scored by a U.S. team in a World Championship. Further, the USA's 8-of-13 performance from 3-point, helped along by 3-of-4 shooting from Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx), who finished with 16 points, was a USA World Championship record for 3-point percentage (.615). The team also tied the assists record with 32 dimes, led by six from Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx). Additionally, Breanna Stewart (University of Connecticut), who had nine points and six rebounds, set a U.S. World Championship record by shooting 7-of-7 from the free throw line.
For more on USA's performance in group play, check out our Team USA storystream.