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London 2012: Women's Hoops Team To Face Canada In Quarterfinals

The United States women's basketball team will play Canada Tuesday in the quarterfinals -- the first round of single-elimination games.

The US finished atop Pool A with a 5-0 record, while Canada was fourth place in Pool B at 2-3.

Tuesday's North America showdown starts at 2:00 p.m. in London, or 8 a.m. Central.

The US women's team rolled through pool play largely unchallenged. Its narrowest margin of victory was 25 points (against Croatia), and its most recent game, versus China, ended in a 48-point blowout, 114-66. The US beat Turkey, which finished second in Pool A, by 31 points.

A trio of Minnesota Lynx players -- Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore -- have played big rolls for Team USA. Each player is logging more than 18 minutes per game in the Olympics (only one US player is averaging more than 23 minutes), and each is averaging between 7.4 and 10.0 points.

The US-Canada winner will play the winner of China and Australia on Thursday.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.