Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper scored five points and grabbed five rebounds to help the USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team to a dramatic 79-78 victory over Australia in the semifinals Saturday. The U.S. team will face Russia in Monday’s gold medal game.
Crystal Bradford (Central Michigan) hit the game-winning shot with 14 seconds left in a game where the United States was up by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter. An Aussie 24-5 rally in just over five minutes in the fourth quarter, left Australia with a 78-76 lead in the final minute. Bradford saved the day by scoring the final three points in the final minute. She finished with nine points.
The USA will play for gold on Monday, July 15 at 12:30 p.m. with live national TV coverage on ESPNU.