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What we learned about Team USA

It’s not a surprise that Team USA earned three wins at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Antwerp, although the host Belgians nearly upset the Americans. Nevertheless, while several players made strong cases, the final Olympic roster remains unsettled.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Catch your W faves at NBA All-Star Weekend

The WNBA will have a significant presence at NBA All-Star Weekend, with A’ja Wilson, Jewell Loyd, Natasha Cloud participating in the Ruffles Celebrity Game and Tamika Catchings coaching the Panini Rising Stars.

Team USA ready for Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Aliyah Boston, Rhyne Howard and Jackie Young will make their 5x5 senior national team debuts at the 2024 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Meet the other nine players who will represent Team USA in Antwerp, Belgium.

18 selected for Team USA training camp

Team USA takes the next step in preparing for Paris, with 18 players invited to participate in a February training camp. A 12-member team then will represent the United States at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Antwerp, Belgium.

What’s next for Team USA?

Team USA’s November exhibitions were a success, with authoritative wins over Tennessee and Duke. Across the two games, Kahleah Copper, Betnijah Laney, Jackie Young and Allisha Gray strengthened their candidacies for the 2024 Olympic team.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Draft lotto is on, expansion is off

While the 2024 WNBA Draft Lottery is scheduled for December 10, the league’s expansion to Portland is no longer on schedule. However, the W did ink a new venture, partnering with Kim Kardashian and Skims.

Team USA to give Tennessee a preseason test

It may be an exhibition match, but both sides have things to accomplish in this matchup.

Nikki McCray-Penson made a huge impact on women’s basketball

Nikki McCray-Penson leaves behind a storied legacy at USA Basketball, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. to name a few places.

New book ‘Inaugural Ballers’ tells story of first U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team (1976)

Hear from New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss about the fascinating journey he went on to tell the story of Pat Summitt, Lusia Harris, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Nancy Lieberman and many other influential figures in women’s basketball.

Diamond DeShields shines in USA Basketball Red-White scrimmage

While much of the USA Basketball pool was unavailable due to the WNBA playoffs, some youngsters made their case for the World Cup roster.

Recap: Team USA dominant in 93-55 win over Puerto Rico in Women’s WCQ

Ariel Atkins led Team USA with 14 points, and six Americans scored in double digits. For Puerto Rico, Isalys Quinones led with 12 points.

Recap: Plum, Jones lead Team USA to 84-75 win over Belgium in World Cup qualifiers

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.

Preview: Team USA meets Belgium in the World Cup qualifying tournament

The USA has already qualified for the World Cup, but this is a rare chance to play a high-level international opponent before then.

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“It Was Very Surreal”: Cheryl Reeve Named Head Coach of USA Basketball’s Women’s National Team

Lucas Seehafer of Canis Hoopus reports on Cheryl Reeve’s introductory press conference as head coach of USA women’s basketball.

Cheryl Reeve is the next Team USA head coach

Cheryl Reeve is a four-time WNBA champion head coach with the Minnesota Lynx.

Why is Nneka Ogwumike not on Team USA?

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.

What’s next for Team USA?

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: ‘People are mad BECAUSE NOTHING HAS CHANGED’

Hall of Fame head coach Dawn Staley discusses in an essay in The Players’ Tribune the toll of persistent racial injustice and white supremacy on Black Americans.

Best Player Who Never Won a Title: Dawn Staley’s amazing second act

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.

WATCH: 4 Team USA women’s hoops Olympic gold medal wins

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).

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FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament has been postponed

Set to tip off in Bengaluru, India, on Wednesday, March 18 — featuring Napheesa Collier, Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray and Kelsey Plum — the USA Basketball 3x3 team would have played for the right to compete in the inaugural event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With the global shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Olympics and other sporting events increasingly appear in doubt.

Team USA hopes Tokyo Olympics aren’t ruined by Coronavirus

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.

Kelsey Plum, Napheesa Collier highlight Team USA 3x3 team seeking bid to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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.

McCoughtry’s homecoming gift: A win for Team USA vs. Louisville

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.

Preview: It’s Louisville vs. a one-of-a-kind talent and Team USA

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.

Recap: UConn shows toughness in loss to Team USA, 79-64

Team USA took control in fourth quarter but the UConn Huskies kept it close for large portions of the game.

Preview: UConn vs. Team USA will be played with heavy hearts

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.

Stewie, McCoughtry return to the court for Team USA

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.

USA preps for Tokyo 2020 with stops in Connecticut, Louisville and Serbia

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.

Recap: Redemption for Team USA with 3-0 sweep at Olympic pre-qualifying tournament

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.

Team USA faces Colombia on Sunday, seeks 3-0 sweep at Olympic pre-qualifying tournament

The game tips off at 4:30 p.m. ET and will stream live on FIBA’s YouTube channel.

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