Two close games in quarterfinals madness

1. The USA got things rolling today with a 91-48 whomping of Canada. It’s their 39th consecutive win.

Diana Taurasi lead four other players in double figures.

Game quotes.

Photo gallery.

Dominant Team USA is playing hard and having fun.

Sue Bird directs the team’s potent offense.

2. Australia bested China, 75-60. In the process, Lauren Jackson became the all-time Olympic scoring leader.

These two teams will face one another in Thursday’s semifinals.

On the other side of the bracket, it was heart attack city today……

3. Russia outlasted Turkey, 66-63.

4. France came from 11 points down to squeak past the Czech Republic, 71-68.

Those two teams will play each other in the semifinals.

NCAA bonus:

Lauren Engeln is leaving UConn.


  1. Did you see yesterday's New York Times story titled "U.S. Coach Keeps Talking, and His Team Keeps Winning."

    "… His team, Auriemma said, contained “no feminists.” They were not “running around” and “burning bras” and “trying to make the world believe in them.” Auriemma then said he would burn his own bra because it no longer fit. …"

    Is he a coach of women athletes or just a really lame comedian? If it were up to me, he'd be on his way back to UConn.