Team USA Update 10 Aug 12

U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team To Play For Gold

(London) — The U.S. women’s volleyball team is set to go for the gold Saturday against Brazil. Former Gopher star Lindsey Berg is still day-to-day after a strained left Achilles kept her out of action Tuesday, but she played Thursday in the team’s win over South Korea. The team is looking for its first gold medal in Olympic play. The team’s coach, Hugh McCutheon takes over the Gopher basketball program following the Olympics.

U.S. Women’s Basketball Advances To Olympic Final

(London) — The U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team beat Australia 83-76 in the semifinals Thursday in London. The Americans trailed at halftime before outscoring the Aussies 43-26 in the second half. Lynx forward Maya Moore had nine points, Seimone Augustus scored eight and Lindsey Whalen added six in the low-scoring game. Team USA goes for its fifth straight gold medal on Saturday.

U.S. Men’s Basketball vs. Argentina

(London) — The U.S. men’s basketball team faces Argentina today in the semifinals of the London Olympics. Team USA advanced with a 119-86 quarterfinal win over Australia on Wednesday night. Timberwolves forward Kevin Love had ten points and 11 rebounds for the Americans. The U.S. beat the Argentines in the final pool play game. The gold and bronze medal games are scheduled for Sunday.