Brittney Griner was named to the five-member All-FIBA World Championship Team.
With six players averaging double figures, led by 14.2 points per game from James Harden, the USA led the 24-team World Cup field in scoring offense (104.6 points a game), scoring margin (+33.0), field goal percentage (.524), rebounding (44.8), rebounding margin (+9.0), defensive rebounds (29.9), assists (20.4), steals (12.1) and turnover margin (+8.3).
Kenneth Faried listed on the five-member All-FIBA World Cup Team.
Kyrie Irving was named MVP of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Maya Moore was named MVP of the 2014 FIBA World Championship.
The team also tallied a 4-0 exhibition record with wins over Brazil (Aug. 16, 95-78, Chicago, Ill.), Dominican Republic (Aug. 20, 105-62, New York, N.Y.), Puerto Rico (Aug. 22, 112-86, New York, N.Y.) and Slovenia (Aug. 26, 101-71, Gran Canaria, Spain).
The USA Men’s National Team’s winning streak is 63 games, and it began Sept. 2, 2006, with a win over Argentina in the 2006 World Cup bronze medal game and includes perfect records at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, 2008 and 2012 Olympics and 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Cups.
The USA became the third country in FIBA Basketball World Cup history to capture consecutive titles, and its +33.0 points per game differential was the most by a U.S. men’s team in a FIBA Basketball World Cup or Olympic Games since the 1994 Worlds (+37.8).
The 2014 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team captured a 9-0 record and the gold medal at the FIBA Basketball World Cup from Aug. 30-Sept. 13 in Bilbao, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain. The title qualified the USA for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
As part of USA Basketball’s Hoops for Troops program, the team conducted a clinic for children of military families on campus at the U.S Naval Academy and a clinic at a Boys & Girls Club in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sept. 10. On Sept. 11 at the University of Delaware during the USA Basketball Showcase, a Red-White exhibition game, the team honored members of the military in a halftime presentation.
Sue Bird became FIBA’s only women’s World Championship four-time medalist, as well as the most decorated FIBA World Championship athlete in history, male or female, having now won three golds (2002, 2010, 2014) and one bronze medal (2006).
As part of USA Basketball’s Hoops for Troops program, the team toured the West Point Military Academy on Aug. 18, met with the families of military members lost in battle and ate lunch with more than 4,000 cadets before holding an open practice on campus.
The 2014 FIBA World Championship Title was the USA's second in a row and ninth overall.
The team also tallied a 4-1 exhibition record with wins over Canada (Sept. 15, 76-51, Bridgeport, Conn.), Australia (72-66, Sept. 19, Paris, France) and China (99-75, Sept. 20, Paris France), a loss to France (76-72, Sept. 21, Paris, France) and a win over Czech Republic (76-41, Sept. 23, Prague, Czech Republic).
The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team captured a 6-0 record and the gold medal at the FIBA World Championship from Sept. 27–Oct. 5 in Istanbul, Turkey. The title was the USA’s ninth FIBA World Championship gold and second-consecutive gold, and it earned the USA its place in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
Geno Auriemma now owns an overall 74-9 record coaching USA Basketball teams, including a 57-9 slate as head coach.
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