South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley Leads Team USA In Dominating Win Over Nigeria At Tokyo Olympics

After trailing an aggressive pressing Nigeria team at the end of the first quarter, Team USA Coach Dawn Staley exercised her legendary skills as an exceptional commander on the court and made adjustments in the Americans’ play to turn the momentum into a dominating victory.

“I felt we had to adjust to the style of play that Nigeria was playing,” Staley said. “They crowded our space for 94 feet. It took us probably a quarter and a half to really adjust to it. Once we did, we found ourselves just opening up the game. But those turnovers lingered throughout the game. And, sometimes you have to win playing a different style of play, and we certainly did that tonight.”