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U.S. vs. France in Women's World Championship Quarterfinal

The U.S. faces France, who beat them in a pre-tournament exhibition and are reigning Olympic silver-medalists today in a World Championship quarterfinal in Turkey.

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U.S. vs. France
1:15 pm CDT

This is an interesting early match-up in the knockout stages of the Women's World Championships. These two teams met for the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, with the U.S. prevailing, and France defeated the U.S. in a friendly match prior to this tournament.

France has had a tougher time at the tournament, however, losing to host Turkey and barely getting by Canada, while the U.S. went 3-0 in pool play. France is led by point guard Celine Dumerc and leading scorer forward Sandrine Gruda, who is averaging 15 points a game.

For the U.S., Maya Moore is leading the way with 16 ppg., and adding 7.7 rebounds per as well. Brittney Griner is averaging 13, 8, and 3 blocks dominating the paint along with Tina Charles, and Seimone Augustus is coming off the bench averaging over 11 ppg.

Expected starters


Celine Dumerc
Gaelle Skrela
Helena Ciak
Sandrine Gruda
Emilie Gomis


Sue Bird
Diana Taurasi
Maya Moore
Tina Charles
Brittney Griner