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UConn in the Olympics: Canada women’s basketball bounces back with a win

Meanwhile, Gavin Edwards and Japan fell to 0-2.

Canada v Korea Women’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 6 Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Aaliyah Edwards, Kia Nurse and Team Canada bounced back in their second game of the Olympics with a 74-53 win over South Korea.

Nurse started and played a team-high 34 minutes but only scored nine points on 3-11 shooting to go with four rebounds. She’s struggled to find her shot so far in the tournament, hitting just 9-29 through two games.

Meanwhile, Edwards again didn’t factor into Canada’s plans with just 15 seconds of playing time. She saw just 16 seconds in the opener.

Next, Canada will wrap up the group stage on Saturday at 9 p.m. EST against Spain.

Canada v Korea Women’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 6 Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Gavin Edwards and Japan downed by Slovenia

The hosts have stumbled to an 0-2 start in the men’s basketball tournament following a 116-81 loss to Slovenia. Gavin Edwards started and played 16 minutes, though he only recorded two points and one rebounds.

Japan returns to action against Australia on Sunday at 12:40 a.m. EST.

Slovenia v Japan Men’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 6 Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Looking ahead

Both Róisín Upton and Cecile Pieper will play their penultimate group stage contests on Thursday night. Germany will face-off against South Africa at 8:30 p.m. EST while Ireland will take on India at 10:45 p.m. EST.

Team USA women’s basketball will take the court for their second game of the tournament at 12:40 a.m. EST against Japan on USA Network. Later, Gabby Williams and France will go up against Nigeria at 4:20 a.m. EST. France is still looking for their first win after falling to Japan in the opener.

Finally, Steph Labbé will look to keep Canada alive in the quarterfinals of the women’s soccer tournament against Brazil at 4 a.m. EST.