The Olympics have seemingly been a breeze for the USA women’s basketball team, but will they finally be tested in the semifinals? Their fate awaits as they face off with France on Aug. 18. Don’t miss the big game with a live stream right here!
With six big wins under their belt — five of which were 100+ point games — the USA women’s basketball team are just one win away from the gold medal match. They have yet to play France’s squad in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, but coming off of a 46-point win over Japan in the quarterfinals, this team has plenty of confidence facing their next opponent. Tip off is at 6:00 p.m. ET, so be sure to tune in!
The only game that wasn’t a total blowout win for Team USA was when they took on Canada in the preliminaries, and even that was a 30-point victory. Canada is the team that France just beat to make it to the semifinals, so surely there’s plenty of fans wondering if France will be able to give Maya Moore, Brittney Griner, and the rest of the USA team their first true test of the Olympics!
Although their road in Rio hasn’t been a very big challenge, there’s still a lot of pressure riding on this USA team. They’ve been the gold medal winners for the last five Summer Olympics, and this year’s team certainly wouldn’t want to ruin the shot at a sixth consecutive gold!
If Team USA does come out on top, they’ll be playing in the finals against the winner of the Spain vs. Serbia semifinal match that will be determined before their game even starts. With a powerful win streak so far and a sixth gold medal in sight, Team USA will be putting up quite the fight against France!
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