Women's basketball teamNew England connection: Many ties to UConn
Notes: The US women's basketball team is more like a UConn all-star team because it includes head coach and Connecticut resident Geno Auriemma and six former UConn stars: Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tina Charles, Asjha Jones, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi.
"I know people are going to say things about so many UConn players because coach Auriemma's the coach," Bird told the Seattle Times. "This is my only response who would you leave off? That's the best way to kind of silence it."