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Thursday, August 18, 2016

U.S. to play for gold medal on Saturday

Former UConn stars Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore had 18 and 15 points each as the U.S. overcame a spirited challenge from France to advance to the Olympic gold medal game with a 86-67 victory.

Sylvia Fowles had 12 points and nine rebounds while Seimone Augustus and Brittney Griner finished with 10 points as the U.S. goes for its sixth consecutive gold medal when it plays Spain on Saturday.

Augustus got the start in place of injured former UConn star Sue Bird. who hopes to be able to play in the gold medal game.

Former Connecticut Sun draft pick Alba Torrens had 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists as Spain defeated Serbia 68-54 in the first semifinal.


Anonymous Joe said...

I am really impressed by Maya Moore's play off the ball. She leads the team in steals, is crashing the boards, switching enthusiastically on defense, and doing all the "down and dirty" grunt work needed for a team to succeed.

10:33 AM 

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