Geno Auriemma had a simple plan against France -- pound the ball inside.
Elena Delle Donne is already leaving her mark in the WNBA.
Tiffany Hayes scored 21 points and Sancho Lyttle added 18 points and 10 rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Tulsa Shock 98-81 in the opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Angel McCoughtry, coming off a two-game team suspension, scored 18 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Atlanta Dream to an 87-80 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.
Seimone Augustus scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson added 21 and the Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight game with an 84-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.
Angel McCoughtry scored 26 points and Iziane Castro Marques added 23 and the Atlanta Dream defeated the Indiana Fever 83-67 on Tuesday night to win the series 2-1 and advance to the WNBA finals for the second straight year.
Four-time WNBA scoring champion Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor have signed multiyear contract extensions with the Phoenix Mercury, the team announced Monday.