USA Women's Basketball Berth To Beijing 2008

The USA Women's Basketball National team has qualified for the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008. There final win against Cuba 101-71.

The Americans struggled with Cuba when the teams met in their opening round game, needing a fourth-quarter rally to win 85-79. The U.S. had no problem on Sunday, jumping out to a 16-0 lead 4 minutes into the game. Diana Taurasi hit two 3-pointers during the spurt and finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Argentina, Brazil and Cuba, along with nine other national teams from around the globe who did not claim gold at the remaining FIBA zones, including two from Africa (silver and bronze medalists), two from Asia (silver and bronze medalists), four from Europe (second through fourth place finishers) and one from Oceania (silver medalist), will compete for the final five Olympic slots at the 2008 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.


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