Olympics

Olympics: Team USA Wins Gold

August 25th, 2008
International

Team USA defeated Spain in the Olympic Gold Medal Game on Sunday by the score of 118-107. With the victory, the U.S. completed an 8-0 sweep of its competition in Beijing and more importantly accomplished the "Redeem Team" mission of bringing gold back home to the United States.

Olympics: Team USA 116 - Australia 85

August 20th, 2008
Olympics Basketball

Following a slow start, the United States quickly regrouped and rolled past Australia by the score of 116-85 in Olympic quarterfinal action Wednesday night in Beijing. Team USA improves to 6-0 with the win and more importantly advances to Friday's semifinal round.

Olympics: Team USA 106 - Germany 57

August 18th, 2008
International

Team USA concluded its perfect run through Preliminary Play with its most dominating Olympic performance to date, throttling Germany by the score of 106-57 Monday night in Beijing. With the victory, the U.S. wrapped up prelims with a perfect 5-0 mark in Group B and has the top record entering the single-elimination medal round.

Dwight Howard led all scorers with 22 points and 10 rebounds while LeBron James added 18. Dirk Nowitzki led Germany with 14 points in 23 minutes.

Poll: Who is the Best Player on Team USA?

August 18th, 2008
International

Olympics: Team USA 119 - Spain 82

August 17th, 2008
International

Team USA improved to 4-0 in Olympic Preliminary Play, blowing past reigning FIBA World Champion Spain by the score of 119-82 Saturday night in Beijing. With the win, the United States has clinched the No. 1 seed for Group B when the medal round begins next week.

USA Beats Angola 97-76

August 13th, 2008
Illinois

The U.S. men's basketball team improved to 2-0 in Olympic Preliminary Play in Group B with a 97-76 victory over Angola on Tuesday night in Beijing. Former Illini Deron Williams played a team-high 22 minutes for Team USA in the win, totaling seven points, four assists and two steals.

Dwyane Wade led the U.S. with 19 points while Dwight Howard added 14. The U.S. shot 56 percent for the game and played aggressive defense, forcing Angola into 25 turnovers which led to easy baskets.

Yaosers: Team USA Beats China 101-70

August 10th, 2008
OlympicsThe U.S. men's Olympic basketball team dazzled President Bush and perhaps a billion more fans in one of the most anticipated events of the Summer Games.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and company put on a dunk contest Sunday night against China, playing up to the basketball-crazed Chinese fans that packed the arena.

While the U.S. squad struggled shooting jump shots, the Americans soared for an array of reverse slams and tomahawk jams drawing oohs and ahhs from the fans as they cruised to a 101-70 victory.

Poll: Who Will Win the Gold Medal?

August 8th, 2008
International

Olympics: Is Shooting a Concern for Team USA?

August 8th, 2008
International

By: Mike Moreau

 

 

 

As Team USA heads into their final preparations for the Olympic Games, three point shooting and the ability to make free throws are becoming a focal point of the offensive discussion. There are some causes for concern here, as well as reasons for confidence.