The USA Women's World University Games Team faced a stiff challenge against Japan in the semifinals of the 2015 World University Games in South Korea. It took two overtimes, but the USA finally prevailed, 102-98.
The USA fought back after trailing by as many as 14. Japan led after the first quarter, 30-16.
The USA women will face Canada in the Gold Medal Game on Monday, July 13, at 5 a.m. ET.
Erica McCall was one of four players for the USA with a double-double. She had 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Mercedes Russell led the USA with 25 points and tied for the team lead with 14 rebounds.
Aerial Powers had 24 points and tied for the team lead with 14 rebounds.
Sydney Wiese had 5 points and 2 steals.
Courtney Williams had 17 points and 10 rebounds.
USA Defeats Japan In World University Games Semifinal
2015 USA Women's World University Games Team