U.S. defeats Russia in title game

Updated: June 8, 2014, 4:37 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Jewell Loyd led the U.S. women's basketball 3 on 3 team to a world championship Sunday night, beating Russia in the title game.

Loyd, who will be entering her junior year at Notre Dame in the fall, helped the U.S. beat Russia 15-8 and finish the tournament 9-0. It's the second straight FIBA 3 on 3 title for the U.S.

Loyd was joined on the team by South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell, Louisville's Sara Hammond and Tennessee's Cierra Burdick.

The U.S. advanced to the championship game by beating Belgium 18-14 in the semifinals. While the Americans led from nearly start to finish, the game was tied at 13-all with just over a minute to play before the U.S. put together a 5-1 run to close out the win. Belgium won the bronze.

The U.S. men's team finished 2-4 in the tournament. Qatar won the gold medal and Serbia took the silver.


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