Today in Sports History: September 30

By Veronica An

USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Team captured its 12th gold medal in Sydney, Australia. In their gold medal game, the team defeated France 85-75 after a close call with Lithuania in the semifinals (85-83). After this victory, the U.S. team held a 109-2 Olympic game record including, a 25 consecutive victory win streak. According to the USA Basketball website, U.S. team averaged 95.0 points a game and all 12 players scored between 14.8 and 5.5 points a game; making each win a team effort.

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