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Road to Rio: Taurasi Helps Team USA to Win Over Australia

Team USA finishes up the exhibition schedule at 3-0 and now heads to Rio to go for another gold medal.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

The USA Basketball Women's Olympic Team was at the world's most famous arena on Sunday afternoon to finish off their exhibition tour before heading to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. And as you might expect, Team USA didn't disappoint.

Diana Taurasi scored 15 of her team-high 20 points in the third quarter to help Team USA to a 104-89 over Australia in front of 13,520 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Team USA finished up the three-game USA Basketball exhibition showcase at 3-0 while Australia was 2-1. Canada, who won earlier on Sunday, was 1-2 with France finishing 0-3.

Former UConn Huskies great Maya Moore added 13 points and six rebounds while Breanna Stewart had four points. Tina Charles, who was playing on her home court, scored just one point and had five rebounds. Sue Bird was the only member of Team USA who did not score but had six assists.

Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Angel McCoughtry all finished in double figures with 19, 15 and 12 points respectively for Team USA.

Liz Cambage led Australia with 22 points and eight rebounds with her teammate Leilani Mitchell scoring 18 points.

Team USA now heads to Houston, TX for a practice on Monday before leaving for Rio. They'll next be in action on Sunday, August 7 when they'll take on Senegal at 11 a.m.

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