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Locked on Women’s Basketball: Breaking down Team USA and the 2022 World Cup at its halfway point

By The Next / September 26, 2022

From A (Australia) to U-S-A, The Next’s Missy Heidrick and Isabel Rodrigues break down the FIBA World Cup so far

What led Team USA to scoring a single-game record 145 points

By Scott Mammoser / September 26, 2022

Americans break Brazil’s record for points in a World Cup game

How Puerto Rico erased past results in World Cup opener

By Scott Mammoser / September 22, 2022

Guirantes leads team to its first-ever World Cup victory

Breanna Stewart boxes out Diamond DeShields during a Team USA practice.

What to watch for as the FIBA World Cup tips off

By Scott Mammoser / September 21, 2022

Twelve teams will compete for a gold medal in Sydney

Lou Brown (7), Cayla George (22) and Tiffany Mitchell (25) of the Melbourne Boomers cheer on their teammates from the sidelines.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 2, 2022: AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE — The WNBL comes to ESPN, 9Now

By Isabel Rodrigues / September 2, 2022

Lauren Jackson is a good omen

Daily Briefing — Aug. 26, 2022: Building the 2022 FIBA World Cup

By Isabel Rodrigues / August 26, 2022

Plus: Becky Hammon wins Coach of the Year

Washington Mystics point guard Rui Machida laughs on the bench during a game against the Atlanta Dream at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on June 28, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

‘A phenomenal, phenomenal human being’: How the Mystics celebrate Rui Machida

By Jenn Hatfield / July 19, 2022

‘When she comes into the game, it’s energy’

Left: Aaliyah Edwards shows a younger girl how to hold a basketball. Top right: (from left to right) Nika Mühl, Sofia Payan, Edwards, Wang Fuqu, Siya Deodhar and Diouma Berthe pose with the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament trophy. Bottom left: Mühl handles the ball during a program activity. Bottom right: Georgia Amoore stretches. Photos Courtesy of NBA Academy.

Preparation, opportunities and friendship: The NBA Academy Women’s Program’s impact on alumnae

By Natalie Heavren / March 31, 2022

Four years after it started, the NBA Academy Women’s Program saw 12 alumnae reach the 2022 NCAA Tournament

Photo Courtesy of USA Basketball.

U.S. in Group A: FIBA holds World Cup draw

By Scott Mammoser / March 3, 2022

Decision still to be made on who will replace Russia

Belgian national team captain Emma Meesseman (center) stands with her teammates before a game against Puerto Rico in the FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournament on Feb. 10, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

‘I felt home’: Emma Meesseman returns to DC with the Belgian Cats

By Jenn Hatfield / February 12, 2022

Emma Meesseman’s first two games in the Entertainment and Sports Arena since October 2019 were vintage performances