Liz Cambage had the highlight of the day - and perhaps the Olympic tournament - when she threw down a dunk during the third quarter
of Australia's 70-66 win over Russia on Friday. The dunk was part of a 12-0 run by the Opals, who improved to 3-1 with the win.
The U.S. Women's National Team tied the Olympic single-game scoring record in a 114-66 victory over China
, concluding an unbeaten run through group play. Diana Taurasi led with 22 points, and the team set a new U.S. record with 33 assists.
Lindsay Whalen and the USA defeated the Czech Republic 88-61
on August 3, running their London record to 4-0 and extending their Olympic winning streak to 37 consecutive games. Diana Taurasi led USA with 18 points.
Diana Taurasi and the U.S. Women's National Team defeated Turkey 89-58
in Preliminary Round action on August 1, moving to 3-0 in Olympic play. Angel McCoughtry led the USA with 18 points off the bench.
Angel McCoughtry and the Team USA bench were picture perfect against Croatia in the Preliminary Round of the London Olympic Games on July 28, sparking a crucial 11-point run from the mid-third quarter into the fourth quarter that put the game away.
The U.S. Women's National Team routed Angola 90-38
in their second Preliminary Round game on July 30, running their 2012 Olympic record to 2-0. Candace Parker of the L.A. Sparks had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Americans.
The U.S. Women's National Team opened their 2012 Olympic campaign with an 81-56 victory over Croatia in Preliminary Round play on Saturday, July 28. Tina Charles led USA with 14 points and Angel McCoughtry added 13 points.
Much like when she made her Olympic debut in Beijing four years ago, Candace Parker is playing at an MVP-caliber level heading into the Games. But while her on-court dominance may look the same, make no mistake: this isn't the same Candace Parker.
Two years ago, an injured, out-of-shape Seimone Augustus wasn't invited to play with the Team USA in the Worlds. But because of the work the 2011 Finals MVP has put in to get back to form
, she's so much more than she was before. MORE: Spotlight: Augustus
The WNBA is heavily represented at the 2012 Olympic Games in London with as many as 38 current and former players, including Australia's Lauren Jackson, flag-bearer for the Aussies for the Opening Ceremonies, among those going for the gold. Some of the league's top stars will represent a total of nine different countries.
Geno Auriemma calls her "the best point guard in the world right now," and Sue Bird has returned to the U.S. National Team just in time to prove it as the squad shoots for an unprecedented fifth straight team gold medal.
The U.S. Women's National Team arrived at the London Olympics with a tradition of winning gold medals
and the pressure that comes along with playing up to the standard set by their predecessors.
The U.S. National Team defeated Turkey 80-61 in Istanbul, running their exhibition record to 5-0 in preparation for their quest for a fifth straight gold medal at the London Games next week. Semione Augustus scored 16 points in the victory.
Candace Parker scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds as the U.S. National Team topped Croatia a 109-55 in Turkey. Sylvia Fowles had 15 points while Sue Bird had five assists in her return to the squad.
The U.S. National Team defeated Great Britain 88-63 in Manchester as they prepares for the London Olympics. Maya Moore posted 18 points and six rebounds.
The U.S. National Team defeated Brazil 99-67 in Washington, D.C. in the squad's second tune-up in preparation for the London Olympics. Lindsay Whalen had 21 points and Diana Taurasi added 16 for the U.S.
U.S. Women’s Senior National Team members and coaching staff came together to hold a ‘Hoops for Troops’ Girls Basketball Clinic at the D.C. Armory in front of the crowd of over 3,000 members of the military and their families.