And then there were Four (FIBA version)

Today’s quarterfinal results:

Defense propelled the U.S. past Nigeria, 71-40.

Australia crushed China, 83-42.

Belgium routed France, 86-65.

Spain out-gunned Canada, 68-53.

Semifinals are set for tomorrow:

It will be USA vs. Belgium and Spain vs. Australia.

World Cup news:

Breanna Stewart was every bit the MVP today in the USA’s win over Nigeria.

Stewart shone on the world stage.

Familiar family faces are fueling Diana Taurasi in Tenerife.

Nigeria rose above tribulation to make history.

Emma Meesseeman’s WNBA sacrifice could be the making of Belgium.

Ann Wauters is living in the moment.

WNBA champion Sami Whitcomb is out to complete an unexpected circle with Australia.

Canada fell short in advancing to the semifinals.

College player news:

New Mexico’s Antonia Anderson is poised for a big season.

College coach news:

Kennesaw State coach Agnust Berenato has begun her battle with breast cancer.

What coach Adia Barnes said on Arizona’s first day of practice.

The Katie Burrows era has begun at Chattanooga.


FIBA executive committee member Lena Wallin-Kantsy talks about pending changes to the game.

A study has revealed a bias against female HBCU players.