South Korea vs USA FIBA Women’s Basketball takes place today. South Korea will compete against the USA in the FIBA Women’s World Cup. With a 77-63 victory over China, the USA advanced to the FIBA Women’s World Cup quarterfinals. As a result of the win, they are presently the only unbeaten team in Group A. Due to the limited time span between the end of the 2022 WNBA season and the commencement of the World Cup in Sydney, Australia, the USA faced China for the first game with its entire roster on Saturday.
USA (3-0) remained undefeated in their last trip at the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, defeating China, and now face South Korea (1-2) for the first time. The USA has been fantastic through three games, winning every game by 14 points or more with waves and waves of elite talent. Breanna Stewart has been the star in certain games, followed by Alyssa Thomas and, most recently, A’ja Wilson. The two-time MVP, reigning Defensive Player of the Year, and Finals MVP joined an already outstanding team to put them over the top.
How to Watch South Korea vs USA in the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup Today:
Date of the game: September 26, 2022
Time of Game: 12:00 a.m. ET
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South Korea vs USA Preview:
The USA defeated their most difficult opponent in China, 77-63, with to superstar and WNBA champion A’ja Wilson’s 20 points and eight rebounds: South Korea has a lot of work to do today if they want to break through the US defense and score with their blazing offense.
They are averaging 68.0 points per game and allowing 86.6 points per game in three games. Lee-Seul Kang had 37 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in their last game, and she is averaging 17.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.
With players like Stewart, Thomas, and Wilson on the roster, as well as Chelsea Gray, Kahleah Copper, Kelsey Plum, Jewel Lyod, Ariel Atkins, and Betnijah Laney, the US team might be unstoppable.
The Americans took a much-needed rest day and will be fully prepared for the remainder of the World Cup. That may be bad news for Shakira Austin, who did not play in Team USA’s last game against China.
If the Americans’ schedule was heavy in the beginning, it is now lighter. Korea was regarded as the worst team in Group A, although they had just defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina by a score of 99-66.
Lee Seul Kang, who was on the Washington Mystics’ training camp roster this spring, leads the Koreans. Expect the Americans to concentrate their efforts on silencing her in what should be an easy victory.
A’ja Wilson, the team’s last player to arrive, finished with a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds. Wilson’s Las Vegas Aces teammate and fellow 2022 WBA champion Chelsea Gray ended her debut with 12 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Alyssa Thomas of the Connecticut Sun, who had back-to-back triple-doubles in the WNBA Finals, was one of them. Thomas was the third USA player to score in double digits (12 points) in her team-leading 32 minutes on the field, and she also had eight rebounds and five assists.
The United States is undefeated after three tough games against China, Puerto Rico, and Belgium. It will be interesting to see how Reeve and her staff handle the next two preliminary games now that the USA has won the first of four quarterfinal spots. The top three teams from Group A are likely to be the United States, China, and Belgium. The fourth and final squad to advance to the quarterfinals might be either Puerto Rico, South Korea, or Bosnia and Herzegovina. South Korea must now win their match against the United States in order to advance to the quarter-finals.
South Korea vs USA: Predicted Lineup
Jihyun Shin, Yeeun Heo, Leeseul Kang, Yebin Yoon, Jihyun Park, and Hyejin Park from South Korea
Ariel Atkins, Shakira Austin, Aliyah Boston, Kahleah Copper, and Diamond DeShields from the United States