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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…

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…

#Rio2016: Serbia beats France 70-63 to win bronze

#Rio2016: Serbia beats France 70-63 to win bronze

Quotes RIO DE JANEIRO – In their first-ever Olympic games, the Serbian women’s national team came away with the bronze medal after defeating France early Saturday afternoon, 70-63, in the Rio Games. “For Serbia to win a bronze medal at…

#Rio2016: Spain reaches medal round for first time, women’s basketball heydays are back for the Spaniards

#Rio2016: Spain reaches medal round for first time, women’s basketball heydays are back for the Spaniards

RIO DE JANEIRO – With a 68-54 win over Serbia in the semifinals of the Rio Games, Spain is set to play for an Olympic medal for the first time ever. A great deal has changed since what some may…

Brazil’s captain, Iziane Castro Marques, set to retire after team’s final contest in Rio Games

Brazil’s captain, Iziane Castro Marques, set to retire after team’s final contest in Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO – In the summer of 2012, the Olympic journey of fiery Brazilian shooting guard Iziane (“Izi”) Castro Marques was over even before it began. Castro, who has played for several teams in the WNBA, signed as a…

Bus shooting in Rio: First-hand account from Hoopfeed correspondent Lee Michaelson

Bus in Rio shot at carrying journalists RIO DE JANEIRO — An Olympic media transport bus came under gunfire on Tuesday night, as it made the trip from the venue cluster at Deodoro Olympic Park to the Main Press Center…

Syracuse beats Washington, 80-59, heads to program’s first-ever title game

Syracuse beats Washington, 80-59, heads to program’s first-ever title game

How many more nights are we staying in Indy? See you Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/PwSPCo1LsB — 'Cuse Hoops (@CuseWBB) April 4, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — In a national semifinal game featuring two newcomers to the Final Four, No. 4-seeded Syracuse (30-7) appeared to…

Morgan Tuck leads UConn in Final Four win over Oregon State, 80-51, Huskies return to title game

Morgan Tuck leads UConn in Final Four win over Oregon State, 80-51, Huskies return to title game

FINAL: #UConn 80, Oregon St. 51. Huskies are headed to their 4th-straight national championship game. #Going4Eleven pic.twitter.com/qgAmhDaAUH — UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) April 3, 2016 Notes || Tweets INDIANAPOLIS — No. 1 overall seed Connecticut (37-0) never trailed against Oregon…

Final Four attendees brave cold temps to run 4Kay, support late coach’s cancer fund

Photos © Lee Michaelson, All rights reserved. INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of coaches, players, fans and family members braved sub-freezing temperatures early Saturday morning to take part in the ninth annual 4Kay Run to kick off the 2016 Women’s Final Four.…

Oregon State’s first-ever trip to the Final Four is “pinch me stuff,” Beavers top Baylor in Elite Eight and head to Indy

Oregon State’s first-ever trip to the Final Four is “pinch me stuff,” Beavers top Baylor in Elite Eight and head to Indy

Photos: © Lee Michaelson DALLAS – “This is pinch me stuff; there are no other words for it,” said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck as his second-seeded Beavers advanced to the first Final Four in school history after upsetting…

UCLA continues banner season, heads into the Sweet 16 for first time in 17 years

Photos by Lee Michaelson/hoopsgal.com WESTWOOD, Calif. — The third-seeded UCLA Bruins (26-8) are headed to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament for the first time in 17 years after outlasting the University of South Florida…

After taking down Hawaii, UCLA just a game away from reaching Sweet 16 for first time since 1999

WESTWOOD, Calif. – Third-seeded UCLA meets No. 6 USF in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament Monday evening. The last time the Bruins advanced past the second round was in 1999 when the team…