Geno Auriemma had a simple plan against France -- pound the ball inside.
Sue Bird became the first American player to make four world championship teams when USA Basketball announced the roster Tuesday.
Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore was the unanimous choice for the All-WNBA first team.
Angel McCoughtry scored 39 points, and the Atlanta Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their WNBA playoff series at one game apiece.
Rookie Shoni Schimmel scored a season-high 24 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-82 on Wednesday night to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Hayes leads Dream past Shock 85-75
Angel McCoughtry led Atlanta with 25 points Tuesday and helped the Dream snap a four-game losing streak with an 89-80 win over the Connecticut Sun.
Tiffany Hayes scored 21 points, Erika de Souza had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and the Atlanta Dream had big first-half run and beat the Indiana Fever 93-74 on Saturday night.
Angel McCoughtry scored 12 of her 22 points in the third quarter, Tiffany Hayes added 17 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Connecticut Sun 83-71 on Tuesday night.
Sancho Lyttle scored 18 points and the Atlanta Dream dominated inside to break open a tight game in an 86-73 victory over the Washington Mystics on Saturday night.
Angel McCoughtry scored 12 of her 20 points in the second half and the Atlanta Dream overcame some sloppy play late to escape with a 76-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday night.
McCoughtry, Lyttle lead Dream over Stars 81-79
Elena Delle Donne and Maya Moore are the early vote leaders for the WNBA All-Star game.
Angel McCoughtry scored 18 points and had plenty of help as the Atlanta the Dream rolled to an 85-62 win over the New York Liberty on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
McCoughtry's 27 leads Atlanta past Mystics 83-73
Erika DeSouza and Angel McCoughtry each scored 16 points and the Atlanta Dream won their fourth straight game with a 75-67 victory over the turnover-plagued Washington Mystics on Sunday.