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Affiliation: USA Basketball
Team: USA Women’s National Team
Olympic Gold Medals: 8
World Cup Gold: 10
Head Coach Dawn Staley
USA Women's Basketball TicketsThe USA women’s basketball team is a group of talented athletes who represent the United States in international competition. The US Women’s national team tours the country competing in exhibitions against NCAA Division I teams to train for the FIBA World Cup and the Olympic games. With a history of dominance, the US has won six consecutive Olympic gold medals while compiling an all-time Olympic competition record of 66-3 since women’s basketball was added to the games in 1976. Overall, the USA holds eight gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal. The 2020 national team roster includes all-stars A’ja Wilson, Nneka Ogwumike and Brittney Griner to name just a few. The US team qualified for the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo by winning the 2018 FIBA World Cup. In the 2018 FIBA tournament, the US again dominated defeating Serbia, Mozambique and Nigeria to finish with a record of 3-0. Don’t miss an opportunity to see this powerhouse team in action. Get your tickets to see the US National Team play at StubHub.
Who governs the USA Women's Basketball team?USA Basketball, a nonprofit organization, is the national governing body for basketball in the United States recognized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC). As such, USA Basketball is responsible for selecting, training and fielding USA men’s and women’s teams who compete at the national and international levels.
What were the results of the last Olympic games for the USA Women's Basketball team?The 2016 US Olympic team led by Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taurasi was undefeated in Olympic competition with a margin of victory of 37.2 points per game. The 2016 team scored 100 or more points against Senegal, Spain, Serbia, China and Japan. The 8-0 USA team claimed its sixth-straight Olympic gold medal. UConn coach Geno Auriemma was the head coach for the US team.
Who were the scoring leaders for the last US World Cup team?The 2018 FIBA World Cup held in San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, saw the US team win its 10th World Cup gold, its third in a row. The win also qualified the team for the 2020 Olympics. The US team finished with a record of 6-0, defeating Senegal, China, Latvia, Nigeria, Belgium and rival Australia. For the sixth World Cup game, the US team was led in scoring by Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm. Stewart had a cumulative total 98 points, an average of 16.3 per game. Second in scoring was Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury with a cumulative total of 73 points/12.2 per game.
What has been the greatest USA women’s basketball national team?The 1995-1996 US Women’s national team finished the 1996 Olympic games with an Olympic gold medal in Atlanta. In 10 months of exhibition competition, the team was a perfect 52-0 before going on to win eight straight games with no losses in the Olympics. With record crowds in exhibition games at colleges across the country, the team drew an Olympic high average crowd of 25,320 per game. Coached by Tara VanDerveer of Stanford University and led by scoring from Lisa Leslie, Katrina McClain, Sheryl Swoopes and Ruthie Bolton, the US outscored their opponents 819-590 in Olympic play.
What Olympic basketball competition format changes will affect the USA Women's Basketball team?Beginning with the 2020 Olympic games, the 12 qualifying teams will be split into three groups of four teams each for the preliminary competition. Based on the results of the preliminary round, teams will be seeded and the top two teams from each group (six teams total) plus the two best third-place teams will advance to medal play. The eight medal play teams will compete to determine who will take home the gold, silver and bronze medals.
Can I purchase USA Women's Basketball tickets to watch the team compete in exhibition games in the US?Yes, fans are invited to cheer on the USA Women's Basketball team as they compete on college campuses across the country. Tickets are available for purchase at StubHub.
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