Following four days of trials held from May 16-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball announced the 12-member team who will represent the United States in its attempt to capture its fifth-straight gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship to be held July 18-28 in Klaipeda and Panevėžys, Lithuania.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Thirteen prior USA Basketball international gold medalists will compete against 21 more of the nation's top female athletes aged 19-years-old or younger for the right to represent the United States in the 2013 FIBA U19 Women's World Basketball Championships, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.
Three-time Olympic gold-medalist and current South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley and three-time National Coach of the Year Sylvia Hatchell, head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels, will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in September, the organization announced Monday.
LONDON -- Russia and Australia appeared quite evenly matched as they took to the floor at North Greenwich Arena on Saturday to battle it out for the Olympic bronze medal in women's basketball. North Greenwich, by the way, was originally known as the Millennium Dome, built to house Britain's turn-of-the-century festivities in the year 2000.
Team USA is plus 83 points off turnovers; the French have allowed four more points off turnovers than they have garnered from their opponents' mistakes. Team USA is plus 168 in the paint; France is plus 10. Team USA is plus 75 on second-chance points; France is minus two. Team USA is plus-118 on the fast break; France is minus seven.
LONDON -- Pierre Vincent has been thinking about it for nearly five years, since he took the reins of the French Women's National Basketball Team in February 2008. The Olympics. Vincent had taken a French men's team led by Tony Parker to gold in the 2000 European Championships and after switching to women's basketball in 2003, he guided his club team Bourges Basket to the domestic grand slam in 2006 and to the Euroleague Women's Final Four in 2007. But this time, his goals were more modest.
LONDON -- Deep in the bowels of North Greenwich Arena, home to London 2012's men's and women's basketball contests in their knockout stages, in a rabbit warren known as the mixed zone, one of the few areas in the Olympic venues where athletes and the media are permitted to interact, Kristi Harrower stood crying.
LONDON -- Olympic newcomer Turkey battled its way back from a 12-point second-quarter deficit to Russia to take a narrow lead early in the fourth period over the world's No. 2 women's basketball team -- only to see its Olympic dreams extinguished by a triad of errors in the final 13 seconds of its quarterfinal match Tuesday.
LONDON -- After Team USA celebrated the 10th anniversary of the beginning of its current 39-game Olympic winning streak with a 91-48 rout of her Canadian squad in the quarterfinals of the London 2012 Olympics Tuesday, Allison McNeill said it all on her way to the locker room: "What was the difference?" the Canadian head coach said with remarkable grace and a touch of self-deprecating humor, repeating a reporter's question a. "The difference would probably be 12 of the best players in the world against 12 who are not the best players in the world."
LONDON -- For the first time since the London 2012 Olympic women's basketball competition began here at the Basketball Arena in Olympic Park, Team USA came out firing on all cylinders. Though the United States has ultimately defeated each of its preliminary-round opponents by a wide margin, they have shown a propensity for lackluster starts, at times having to dig their way out of double-digit holes before taking over.