The U.S. 3X3 team beat China and Italy today to remain unbeaten. They get a bye until Wednesday’s semifinals.
Spain edged South Korea, 73-69.
Serbia slipped past Canada, 72-68.
Both Spain and Serbia dealt with opening day pressure.
Olympic athlete news:
Meet the Diana Taurasi you didn’t know existed.
Taurasi will “grind through the pain” and play in the U.S. opener.
Nneka Ogwumike talks about the heartbreak she has suffered since her Olympic snub.
The Ogwumikes and Elizabeth Williams still hope to play for Nigeria in the future.
A’ja Wilson looks to pad her already-impressive resume.
It’s good vibes for France’s Iliana Rupert ahead of her Olympic debut.
Olympic coach news:
Dawn Staley feels no added pressure as the first Black coach for the U.S. team.
College coach news:
Iowa has extended coach Lisa Bluder’s contract through 2025-2026.