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Australia selected to host the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup

Australia selected to host the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup

FIBA awarded the hosting rights for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 to Basketball Australia. The Russian Basketball Federation was the other finalist bidding for World Cup hosting honors. Basketball Australia also hosted the event in 1994. Between 1953…

International Olympic Committee postpones 2020 Tokyo Games due to coronavirus pandemic

International Olympic Committee postpones 2020 Tokyo Games due to coronavirus pandemic

USA Basketball Statement In a joint statement, the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, announced the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics. Previously, the IOC said it would take up to four weeks to make a decision…

Katie Lou Samuelson, Ariel Atkins and Tiffany Mitchell added to rosters for upcoming USA Women’s National Team competitions

Katie Lou Samuelson, Ariel Atkins and Tiffany Mitchell added to rosters for upcoming USA Women’s National Team competitions

From an announcement by USA Basketball: Three athletes with previous USA Basketball experience have been added to the USA Women’s National Team rosters for at least a portion of the two collegiate exhibitions and three FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament contests.…

Ogwumike leads USA over Stanford, 95-80, national team kicks off campaign for gold in Tokyo

Ogwumike leads USA over Stanford, 95-80, national team kicks off campaign for gold in Tokyo

Pac-12 to enjoy heightened visibility during USA Basketball November tour; Ogwumike and Clarendon represent STANFORD, Calif. – “It was probably everything that we hoped it would be, Stanford’s very difficult to play against. We got exactly what we needed.” Cheryl…

Pac-12 to enjoy heightened visibility during USA Basketball November tour; Ogwumike and Clarendon represent

Pac-12 to enjoy heightened visibility during USA Basketball November tour; Ogwumike and Clarendon represent

Tour Schedule With members that represent some of the best teams in the nation, including preseason No. 1 Oregon, it is no surprise that the Pac-12 is set to play a prominent role in the USA National Team’s November tour…

Roster announced for USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team

Roster announced for USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team

USA Basketball announced the 12-member roster for the 2019 Women’s U16 National Team. The final roster cuts came after a four-day training camp that included 18 finalists at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Athletes eligible…

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…

Australian Opals Team for the FIBA Women’s World Cup announced

Australian Opals Team for the FIBA Women’s World Cup announced

Basketball Australia named the Australian Opals squad for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup. The competition is set for Septmeber 22-30 in Tenerife, Spain. Five players from Australia’s Rio Olympic team return including current WNBA teammates for the Dallas Wings,…

Led by Sylvia Fowles, USA defeats China 83-46 in exhibition

Led by Sylvia Fowles, USA defeats China 83-46 in exhibition

Sylvia Fowles leads all scorers in USA exhibition win over China FINAL: ?? #USABWNT 83, ?? China 46 USA shoots 49.3% from the field in the win. @SylviaFowles leads all scorers with 16 pts. to go along with 5 reb.…

USA Basketball Women’s National Team Roster Set For China Exhibition Game

USA Basketball Women’s National Team Roster Set For China Exhibition Game

After two days of training for 19 members of the 2018-20 USA Basketball Women’s National Team athlete pool, a roster of 13 has been announced for the USA’s April 26 exhibition game against China at KeyArena, 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m.…

Roster Set for USA Basketball Women’s National Team Camp in Seattle

The roster for the USA Women’s National Team’s April 24-26 training camp in Seattle is set. An exhibition game on April 26 against the China National Team will cap the training camp. The final roster for the exhibition contest will…

Twenty-Two athletes expected to attend USA Women’s National Team Camp; Lindsay Whalen retires from USA Basketball

Twenty-Two athletes expected to attend USA Women’s National Team Camp; Lindsay Whalen retires from USA Basketball

Twenty-two athletes are expected to participate in the USA Basketball Women’s National Team training camp Feb. 9-11, 2018, at the University of South Carolina. The list includes 16 members of the 2017-20 USA National Team plus six athletes who were…

Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman: Belgium’s best and a WNBA rising star

Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman: Belgium’s best and a WNBA rising star

Breakfast in three different cities three days in a row, a historic milestone for her native country in EuroBasket and the successful addition of new dimensions to her game were all elements of Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman’s unique transatlantic…

Russia wins  women’s 2017 FIBA 3×3 World Cup

Russia wins women’s 2017 FIBA 3×3 World Cup

Russia beat Hungary 19-12 to win the women’s 2017 FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France. Overall, Russia finished the tournament undefeated. Anna Leshkovtseva and Anastasia Logunova finished with a team-high six points in the final. Tatiana Petrushina added four and Aleksandra Stolyar…

Australia’s World University Games Team includes six NCAA athletes and two participants in Opals camp

Australia’s World University Games Team includes six NCAA athletes and two participants in Opals camp

The Emerging Opals, Australia’s team for the upcoming 2017 World University Games, includes six players from NCAA programs. The full roster: Keely Froling (University of Canberra) Darcee Garbin (James Cook University) Megan McKay (Saint Mary’s) Vanessa Panousis (Virginia Tech) Lauren…

2017 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team announced

2017 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team announced

The 12-member roster for the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team today was named after two days of training camp with 18 finalists, which followed four days of trials that began with 133 athletes. The team will compete in…

Finalists for the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team announced

Finalists for the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team were announced Monday after four days of trials that began on May 25 with 133 hopefuls at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Eighteen athletes make…