Adding to her vast collection of awards, former Louisville standout Angel McCoughtry earned her second career gold medal. McCoughtry helped lead the USA women's basketball team to another Olympic victory, where they also took the gold in the 2012 London Olympics.
The team won a total of eight games between pool play and tournament play. Their undefeated Olympic run has been a common theme over recent Olympics.
Here is how the team did:
-USA 121, Senegal 56 (Group Play)
-USA 103. Spain 63 (Group Play)
-USA 110, Serbia 84 (Group Play)
-USA 81, Canada 51 (Group Play)
-USA 105, China 62 (Group Play)
-USA 110, Japan 64 (Quarterfinals)
-USA 86, France 67 (Semifinals)
-USA 101, Spain 72 (Finals)
In all but two of the games the United States broke 100 points. Their smallest margin of victory was 19 points, while their largest was 65 points.
McCoughtry saw plenty of playing time in each game and played an important role by providing her experience and leadership.
McCoughtry and Louisville swimmer Kelsi Worrell are the only Cardinals in history to earn a medal at the Olympic Games. Both of them have gold medals.
The first overall pick of the 2009 WNBA draft shows no signs of slowing down after eight years in the pros and two Olympic games. McCoughtry is expected to return to the national team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but for now will return back to her position with the Atlanta Dream.