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U.S. Women's Basketball Team Beats Canada, But It Wasn't Easy

U.S. Women's Basketball Team Beats Canada, But It Wasn't Easy

Saturday night was a struggle for Team USA, including all of the current and former UConn players on the team. Nothing was going right. Shots weren’t falling, ball movement wasn’t fluid, communication was less than perfect. If all those factors weren’t enough to thwart the U.S. national team, Team Canada also had UConn alumna Kia Nurse on its side.

Nurse, an Ontario native, led Team Canada with 22 points. Despite Nurse’s efforts, Team USA was able to pull out a 74-68 win thanks to a late fourth-quarter comeback that included a strong performance from UConn senior Napheesa Collier.

“What I saw in Napheesa is what I’ve known Napheesa to be,” Team USA head coach Dawn Staley said....

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