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USA earns third-straight FIBA World Cup gold with 73-56 victory over Australia

USA earns third-straight FIBA World Cup gold with 73-56 victory over Australia

Postgame Press Conference Additional Quotes || Final Standings SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, TENERIFE, SPAIN – “The World Championship, now the World Cup, is always the hardest one to win,” said veteran USA guard Diana Taurasi after her squad took down…

Spain slips by Belgium to win bronze at 2018 FIBA World Championship

Spain slips by Belgium to win bronze at 2018 FIBA World Championship

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, TENERIFE, SPAIN – The Spanish hosts earned the bronze medal for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup on Sunday evening, with a hard-fought 67-60 victory over Belgium, to the delight of a sold-out crowd…

Australia tops Spain to reach FIBA World Cup gold medal game, will face USA

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, TENERIFE, SPAIN – Australia broke the hearts of the standing room only crowd of approximately 5,100 mostly Spanish fans who packed the Pabellon de Santiago Martin in San Cristobal de La Laguna, in Tenerife, Spain,…

USA to face Australia in World Cup gold medal game after beating Belgium, 93-77: “We are right on that doorstep, knocking”

USA to face Australia in World Cup gold medal game after beating Belgium, 93-77: “We are right on that doorstep, knocking”

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, TENERIFE, SPAIN – “We are right on that doorstep, knocking,” Team USA women’s basketball captain Sue Bird said of the Americans’ goal of winning an historic third consecutive world championship. Her comments came after the…

USA overcomes slow start to rout Nigeria in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals, 71-40

USA overcomes slow start to rout Nigeria in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals, 71-40

Schedule SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAGUNA, TENERIFE, SPAIN – The United States took care of business on Friday, ultimately defeating a strong and proud team from Nigeria, 71-40, to kick off the quarterfinal round of the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World…

How long can the USA hang on to the top spot in women’s basketball?

How long can the USA hang on to the top spot in women’s basketball?

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, SPAIN – Are Team USA’s days as the dominant force in the international women’s game numbered? No one is checking the pulse on this All-Star squad quite yet, but the preliminary indications from here in Santa…

Four cities chosen as future NCAA Women’s Final Four hosts

Four cities chosen as future NCAA Women’s Final Four hosts

The NCAA announced that San Antonio, Minneapolis, Dallas and Cleveland have been tabbed as future host cities for the NCAA Women’s Final Four from 2021 through 2024. The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee identified the four cities after a…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-17-2018

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-17-2018

Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 9-10-2018 https://t.co/FaAda8bTBX -> USA fends off France for 77-60 exhibition victory https://t.co/FJtteldYpu -> The remainder of the USA’s schedule before the World Cup https://t.co/MKFwLyPbNk 2018 FIBA World…

France fends off Korea 89-58 in FIBA World Cup first-day action

France fends off Korea 89-58 in FIBA World Cup first-day action

Streaming Schedule SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, SPAIN – Korea got off to a quick start, running up a 9-2 lead behind dead-eyed shooting from 5-11 forward Danbi Kim, who went four-for-five from the field in the first five minutes of…

USA tops tough Senegal in FIBA World Cup opener, 87-67

USA tops tough Senegal in FIBA World Cup opener, 87-67

Streaming Schedule SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, SPAIN – Defending Olympic and World Champion Team USA kicked off its quest for an unprecedented third consecutive and tenth overall World Cup gold medal with an 87-67 win over Senegal in the opening…

China tops Latvia 64-61 in first game of 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup

Streaming Schedule SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, SPAIN – FIBA has rebranded its quadrennial Women’s World Basketball Championship as the “Women’s Basketball World Cup” for the first time this year, with competition kicking off at 11 o’clock this morning in Quico…

USA Basketball 2018 Women’s World Cup Team finalized

USA Basketball 2018 Women’s World Cup Team finalized

The 2018 USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team was finalized ahead of the Sept. 22-30 FIBA World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. The squad includes a mix of returning veterans, with a combined 23 Olympic and World Cup gold medals and…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-10-2018

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-10-2018

Nneka Ogwumike receives 2018 #WNBA Cares Community Assist Award https://t.co/fqcIwYS55l -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 9-3-2018 https://t.co/fZmY98NTjS -> Gulf Coast State College and the Lady Commodores basketball program is mourning the…

Seattle Storm sweeps Washington Mystics to win the 2018 WNBA Championship

Seattle Storm sweeps Washington Mystics to win the 2018 WNBA Championship

For the third time in franchise history, the @SeattleStorm are #WNBA champions! #WatchMeWork pic.twitter.com/LmL0GAx80X — WNBA (@WNBA) September 13, 2018 Led by post players Breanna Stewart and Natasha Howard, the top-seeded Seattle Storm (26-8) swept the Washington Mystics (22-12) to…

Sixteen finalists announced for 2018 USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team

Sixteen finalists announced for 2018 USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team

2018 USA Basketball Women’s World Cup Team Finalists Sue Bird (Seattle Storm) Tina Charles (New York Liberty) Layshia Clarendon (Connecticut Sun) Napheesa Collier (University of Connecticut) Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics) Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm) Kelsey…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-03-2018

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-03-2018

Injury update from the Seattle Storm: “Sue Bird (broken nose) has been upgraded to active and will play on Tuesday… https://t.co/uKre3JC6yK -> NBA TV to televise 2018 USA Women’s National Team’s three domestic exhibition games https://t.co/jkYTfyIbJw -> End of 1Q:…

Las Vegas Aces forward/center A’ja Wilson unanimously selected as 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year

Las Vegas Aces forward/center A’ja Wilson unanimously selected as 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year

Las Vegas Aces forward/center A’ja Wilson is the 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year. The South Carolina graduate was a unanimous selection, receiving all 39 votes from a national panel of media. During her first pro season, she averaged rookie…

Press Conference Transcript: WNBA President Lisa Borders before game 1 of the 2018 WNBA Finals

Press Conference Transcript: WNBA President Lisa Borders before game 1 of the 2018 WNBA Finals

WNBA president Lisa Borders met with the press before game 1 of the 2018 WNBA Finals (Washington at Seattle). Below is the full transcript of the press conference. Lisa Borders, opening remarks:  I’m excited to be here. It’s WNBA Finals.…

Former WNBA player Jamila Wideman joins NBA’s Player Development department

Former WNBA player Jamila Wideman joins NBA’s Player Development department

We’d love to congratulate former Sparks’ player Jamila Wideman on her new position at the @NBA as the VP of Player Development. We wish you nothing but success!? #GoSparks #All4LA pic.twitter.com/s5hqCOQhwm — Los Angeles Sparks (@LASparks) September 6, 2018 Die-hard…

NBA TV to televise 2018 USA Women’s National Team’s three domestic exhibition games

NBA TV to televise 2018 USA Women’s National Team’s three domestic exhibition games

2018 USA World Cup Team Training Roster Release from USA Basketball: The 2018 USA Basketball Women’s National Team’s three domestic exhibition games will be televised live on NBA TV, including the USA’s Red-White intrasquad game on Sept. 5 (7 p.m.…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-27-2018

Catch up on last week's news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 8-20-2018 https://t.co/eLVF9XFIDz -> Toledo: Freshman Ariel Cummings dismissed from program for breaking team rules (13ABC) https://t.co/6IM50DGop7 #ncaaw -> Atlanta Dream head coach Nicki Collen named the 2018…