The USA women’s basketball team gets their second Group A game at the Basketball Arena that has been dubbed ‘The Mattress’ (for the way it looks from the outside) when they take on Angola later today.
While the Angolan men have long been dominant on the FIBA Afrobasket scene and perennial Olympic qualifiers, they surprisingly didn’t make it to London this year, but the Angolan women did. .
This is the first ever international competition ever for the Angolan women, and they will have their hands full trying to play with the four time defending gold medalists and the FIBA world number one ranked USA squad coming off a sloppy (for them) win on Saturday versus a scrappy Croatia squad.
That means look out, Team USA will probably be focused from the opening tipoff of this game.
Team USA will be focused on the tasks of keeping their Olympic win streak alive and stretching it to 35 consecutive wins since the 1996 Atlanta Games, keep an unblemished record in Group A play, and making sure they improve on Saturday’s game.
Should be fun to watch at 4:15 CDT to see if they accomplish all three tasks.