2010 FIBA World Championships

Finals

Sylvia Fowles scored five points and grabbed seven rebounds as the USA Basketball Women's National Team defeated host Czech Republic, 89-69 in the finals at the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.

Team USA concluded the tournament with a perfect 9-0 record and will come home with the gold medal for the first time since 2002 and the eighth time overall.

The Americans entered the second half with a five point lead and then went on a 15-2 run to begin the third quarter. Team USA outscored the Czechs 34-17 in the decisive third quarter.

Angel McCoughtry scored a game-high 18 points and Tina Charles added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Semifinals

Big Syl scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high six rebounds in Team USA's 106-70 win over Spain in the FIBA 2010 Women's World Championships.

Team USA will face host Czech Republic at 1pm today in the finals.The game will be broadcast live on NBA TV or streamed live at FIBA TV.

Quarter Finals

Sylvia Fowles scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds as team USA continued its dominant run towards a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championships with a 106-44 win over Korea toda7 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.

Team USA lept out to a 28-11 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

The United States will play the winner of the Spain vs. France matchup tomorrow at 11:30am CDT. The game will be broadcast live on NBA TV or streamed live at FIBA TV.

Round of Eight

Game 3
Team USA wasted little time against the undefeated Australian team in the FIBA World Championships. By the end of the first quarter the USA earned an 11-point lead and never looked back en route to a 83-75 win.

The Americans led by as many as 20 points in the game and improved to 6-0 in the tournament. The Stars and Stripes are also the only remaining undefeated team in their group.

Sylvia Fowles scored 15 points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds. Diana Taurasi led all scorers with 24 points.

Australia was led by 6-foot 8-inch Elizabeth Cambage who recorded team-highs of 18 points and seven rebounds.

Reigning WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson was held to 13 points and six rebounds.

Team USA plays next on Friday, Oct. 1 against Korea. The tip off time has not yet been set.

Game 2
Big Syl was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field and 5-for-6 from the free throw line as she scored a game-high 15 points to lead Team USA past Belarus by a count of 107-61 to help the Americans stay perfect in their bid for gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championships.

Fowles also grabbed a game-high six rebounds in 19 minutes of playing time. Diana Taurasi added 14 points for the Red, White and Blue.

Team USA will get its toughest test of the tournament tomorrow when it tips off against Australia at 1:15 CDT. The game will be broadcast live on NBA TV or streamed live at FIBA TV. Both teams enter the contest undefeated.

Game 1
Sylvia Fowles grabbed three rebounds and scored two points in nine minutes as the USA continued its dominance at the 2010 FIBA World Championships with an 87-46 win over Canada to begin the Round of Eight.

Lindsay Whalen scored 16 points to lead the Americans who improved to a perfect 4-0 in the tournament. Angel McCoughtry added 11 points and Swin Cash scored 10. No player on Canada scored more than eight points.

The Americans will face Belarus tomorrow at 1:15pm CDT. You can catch all the action live on NBA TV or online at FIBA TV.

Preliminary Round

Game 3
In 11 minutes of court time, Sylvia Fowles scored six points and grabbed a pair of rebounds as the United States moved to 3-0 in the 2010 FIBA World Championships with an 81-60 victory over France.

Diana Taurasi scored a team-high 15 points and Maya Moore brought in eight rebounds to lead the Americans. Endene Miyem led France with 15 points.

Team USA earned the No. 1 seed out of Group B and will face Canda on Sept. 27 to open up the second round of play.

Game 2
Sylvia Fowles scored 10 points and grabbed 3 rebounds as the United States dominated Senegal 108-52 to move to 2-0 in the preliminary round of the 2010 FIBA World Championships.

Six Americans in all scored in double figures led by Maya Moore's 15 points.

Team USA will wrap up group play against France tomorrow morning at 8:15am CDT. The game will be broadcast live on NBA TV.

Game 1
Sylvia Fowles scored four points in seven minutes of playing time as the United States got off to a strong start in a 99-73 win over Greece to start the preliminary round of the 2010 FIBA World Championships.

The Atlanta Dream's Angel McCoughtry and the Seattle Storm's Swin Cash led the USA with 16 points apiece. Team USA outscored Greece 32-18 in the first quarter and coasted to victory from there. The Americans play again today, Sept. 24 against Senegal at 11am. The game will be broadcast live NBA TV.

Tournament Preview

On Thursday, Sylvia Fowles and the USA Basketball Womenís National Team will tip off its bid for a record eighth gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The 16-team tournament has been played every four years since 1953 with the Red, White and Blue taking home seven gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

The Stars and Stripes open up the preliminary round against Greece on Thursday at 11am CDT. On Friday USA plays Senegal at 11am. Team USA wraps up group play against France on Saturday at 8:15am CDT. All games will be broadcast live on NBA TV.

In 2006, the latest edition of the tournament, Team USA defeated Brazil, 99-59 to secure a third place finish. Russia upset the Americans, 75-68 in the semifinals to ruin their bid for a third straight gold medal.

Fowles and Team USA won the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational with a 3-0 record. In the championship game Fowles scored five points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds in the Americanís 78-63 win over host UMMC Ekaterinburg.

Big Syl also helped lead USA Basketball to an Olympic Gold Medal in the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Fowles averaged team-highs of 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as Team USA went 8-0 to capture gold. In the gold medal game Fowles scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds off the bench to help Team USA defeat Australia, 92-65.

Team USA is 3-1 in four exhibition games leading up to the 2010 FIBA World Championships. They split with Australia and defeated Spain and Senegal. Head coach Geno Auriemma recently cut his team down to 14 players. Click here for the USA Basketball roster.

There are four groups of four teams in the preliminary round. The top three teams from each group advance to the second round. The groups are as follows (numbers indicates FIBA World Rankings):

Group A
Canada (12)
Belarus (16)
China (7)
Australia (3)
Group B
Senegal (22)
Greece (18)
USA (1)
France (8)
Group C
Mali (23)
Korea (9)
Brazil (4)
Spain (5)
Group D
Japan (14)
Czech Republic (6)
Argentina (10)
Russia (2)