Event: U.S. women vs. South Korea/U.S. women vs. Croatia
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET/11:45 a.m. ET
UPDATE: Team USA, after leading by just three at the half and by six heading into the fourth quarter vs. a pesky Croatian squad, erupted down the stretch to notch a 81-56 Pool A win to start their gold medal bid.
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Team USA’s women’s volleyball and women’s basketball squads both have gold-medal aspirations, and the road to Olympic glory everlasting begins for each on Saturday.
The women’s volleyball team has never won gold, but looks primed to break that drought this year behind rising star Destinee Hooker and veteran leader Logan Tom. South Korea shouldn’t offer much resistance, but it’ll be crucial for the team to get its head right before a mammoth Monday showdown against defending gold medalist Brazil.
Team USA’s women b-ballers will be heavy favorites against every team they face in London, not least of which is Croatia, who will be making its Olympic debut in women’s basketball.