Ariel Atkins led Team USA with 14 points, and six Americans scored in double digits. For Puerto Rico, Isalys Quinones led with 12 points.
Both the Las Vegas Aces guard and Connecticut Sun center came off the bench for the Americans. UMMC Ekaterinburg (and soon-to-be Chicago Sky) forward Emma Meessseman scored 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Belgian Cats.
The USA has already qualified for the World Cup, but this is a rare chance to play a high-level international opponent before then.
Rather than generating excitement about the upcoming Olympic Games, the announcement of the Team USA roster resulted in outrage, as Nneka Ogwumike was not named to the team. An MVP, champion and the president of the WNBPA, her exclusion inspired accusations of unfairness and conspiracy. Here’s an attempt to make sense of this messy situation.
This past weekend, members of the US Women’s National Basketball Team participated in a four-day mini-camp, possibly their only training camp opportunity before this summer’s 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. What might the team that takes on the world in Tokyo look like?
Dawn Staley never won a championship while wowing crowds for the Virginia Cavaliers in the early 1990s, or during her eight-year professional turn in the WNBA. Yet, by the time her South Carolina Gamecocks won the 2017 national title, she already was an icon.
You asked. The Basketball Gods answered. Four Olympic gold medal-winning games for USA Basketball Women’s National Team on NBC Sports Network beginning at 7 p.m. ET tonight (Thursday, April 23).
The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, are in jeopardy due to the Coronavirus. Cancellation of the Olympics would halt Diana Taurasi’s and Sue Bird’s quest for their fifth gold medals.
USA Basketball announced on Monday that Kelsey Plum, Napheesa Collier, Stefanie Dolson and Allisha Gray will represent Team USA in the Women’s 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament March 18-22 in Bengaluru, India.
Team USA has been tested during its 2019-20 college tour, and that trend continued in the early-going of Sunday’s game against the Louisville Cardinals. Led by former Louisville standout Angel McCoughtry (with help from Sylvia Fowles and Breanna Stewart), the national team put up a lopsided victory by game’s end.
Head Coach Jeff Walz has the Louisville Cardinals poised to make a deep tournament run in March, but first must face an old protégé in Angel McCoughtry, who returns as a member of Team USA. Dana Evans, Kylee Shook and Jazmine Jones lead the Cardinals into battle.
Team USA took control in fourth quarter but the UConn Huskies kept it close for large portions of the game.
The UConn Huskies welcome home Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Katie Lou Samuelson, Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi in a game against a USA Basketball Women’s National Team tempered by grief over the untimely passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. It will be Stewart’s first time playing competitive basketball since April 2019.
Breanna Stewart is back! The 2018 WNBA MVP is expected to play for Team USA when they take on UConn and Louisville in a pair of exhibition games. Angel McCoughtry also highlights the list of players who will be suiting up for the red, white and blue.
Head coach Dawn Staley and Team USA will face Serbia, Mozambique and Nigeria in the 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in February. The women’s national team previously announced stops in Connecticut to play the Huskies and Louisville to play the Cardinals.
Sylvia Fowles and A’ja Wilson stepped up for the USA Basketball Women’s National Team which previously lost to the Oregon Ducks during its college tour of exhibition games.
After going 3-1 in their college tour games, Team USA takes on Brazil, Argentina and Colombia this weekend in the FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Americas Tournament.
Sabrina Ionescu returned to Oregon to take care of "unfinished business." But before taking on college basketball’s best, Ionescu and the Ducks will test their championship mettle against Team USA.
A quick break from the Pac-12 won’t be much of a break at all for Team USA, as Chennedy Carter and the No. 6 Texas A&M Aggies are on the brink of another huge season.
The United States Women’s National Team will play at least two more college tour games. In early 2020, they will face UConn and Louisville.
Mikayla Pivec and Destiny Slocum are back for the Oregon State Beavers. For success this season, they will look to build on the 3-point shooting and defense that propelled them to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2018-19.
On Saturday, Team USA opens its college exhibition tour against the third-ranked Stanford Cardinal. With a respectable effort, the Cardinal can establish themselves as bona fide national title contenders.