BIG EAST-Heavy Women's Basketball Team USA Wins Gold in London


LONDON - A BIG EAST-laden Team USA extended its winning streak to 41 and won a gold medal with an 86-50 win over France Saturday.


Four former Connecticut stars started the gold medal game.  In all there are seven former BIG EAST stars on the Team USA roster - Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Asjha Jones, Tina Charles and Swin Cash from Connecticut and Angel McCoughtry from Louisville. Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma served as head coach and was assisted by DePaul head coach Doug Bruno.


It is the third gold medal for Taurasi and Bird.