The Team USA women's basketball team won again on Wednesday. This time they beat the team from Turkey as a gaggle of players with deep roots in the Big East, including six from UConn, trounced their opponents in an 89-58 victory as pool play continued.
Louisville alum Angel McCoughtry stole the show in the win. The 2007 Big East Player of the Year and current Atlanta Dream forward scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds, six in the offensive zone, in the win. Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun added 16 points in the effort. Lindsay Whalen scored 14, rounding out a trio of Team USA players in double figures.
The Turkish team, fresh off two straight wins, played a good game. They had a one-point lead in the first quarter and closed the gap to five points in the third, before McCoughtry helped put it away.
This was 36, consecutive wins, for the America women's basketball team in their Olympic history. If they win the gold medal, it will be the fifth in a row.
Team USA's next game is Friday against the Czech Republic. They wrap up pool play on Sunday against an undefeated Chinese team.