June 7, 2014
MOSCOW -- The USA women remained undefeated, taking down Uruguay and France on Saturday at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championship and securing a spot in Sunday's semifinal round.
The American squad (7-0) will face Belgium (7-0) at 3 p.m. (7 a.m. ET) on Sunday in the first of two semifinal contests. The other will see the Czech Republic (7-0) tangle with host country Russia (7-0) at 4:15 p.m. (8:15 a.m. ET).
The semifinal winners will meet in the gold medal game at 7 p.m. (11 a.m. ET), and the bronze medal game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. ET). All semifinal and final games, including the U.S. women's game against Belgium, will be streamed live online at YouTube.com/3x3planet.
On Saturday, the USA beat Uruguay (1-5), 19-6, to qualify amongst the eight teams moving on to the quarterfinals. Matched up against France (5-2), the USA came out on top, 12-9, to advance to the semifinal round.
Tennessee rising senior Cierra Burdick joins Sara Hammond (Louisville/Mt. Vernon, Ky.), Jewell Loyd (Notre Dame/Lincolnwood, Ill.) and Tiffany Mitchell (South Carolina/Charlotte, N.C.) to comprise the American squad.
The UT standout is seeking her fourth international gold medal with USA Basketball. She previously played for the 2011 U19 World Championship, the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship and the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.