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Sunday, October 03, 2010

U.S. brings home the gold

Led by Angel McCoughtry's 18 points and forcing 13 steals, the United States won the FIBA World Championship with an 89-69 win over the host Czech Republic on Sunday.

The other three double-figure scorers for the U.S. were former UConn players as Diana Taurasi had 16 points, Tina Charles 13 points and 10 rebounds and Sue Bird 11 points, three assists and five steals. Tamika Catchings and UConn senior Maya Moore chipped in with nine points each.

Taurasi ended up being the scoring leader for the U.S. with 108 points in the nine games while McCoughtry and Charles also ended up scoring in double figures.

Here are the stats for the five former Huskies as well as Moore
Diana Taurasi: 12 points per game, a team leading 24 3-pointers and second on the team with 23 assists
Tina Charles: 10.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, second on the team with 58.8 field goal percentage
Maya Moore: 8.7 points, 3.3 rebounds
Swin Cash: 8.6 points, 3.3 rebounds
Sue Bird: 5.6 points, a team-high 26 assists, second on team with 12 steals
Asjha Jones: 5.1 points, 2.3 rebounds

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Anonymous UConn Steve said...

Wonder why Candice Dupree only played 10 minutes, after playing so well in the preceding games.

It was a shame that Sancho Lyttle was unvailable for Spain against the USA.

It was a shame that Jana Vesela was unavailable for all but 30 seconds of this game.

Of course, the USA played without injured Candice Parker and without fashionista Cappie Pondexter.

6:35 PM 

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