Gold medal is step in Team USA's plan

Updated: June 28, 2010, 11:26 AM ET
By Lindsay Schnell | HoopGurlz

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- At the conclusion of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal game on Sunday night between the U.S. and Brazil -- another cakewalk win for the Americans -- the U.S. team rose and politely applauded its 81-38 victory.

There was no big celebration, no whooping and hollering. After all, it ended just like everyone expected. In this hemisphere, the U.S. is first and Brazil is a distant second.

"As a team, we made it our goal ...

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