At the World Cup, the US women win 27 games in a row, a record.

The United States women defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-59 thanks to 20 points from Kelsey Plum and 16 points from Chelsea Gray, shattering the previous World Cup team record for straight victories.


The outcomes don't appear to alter over time, but the names do.

Tuesday's 121-59 blowout of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the United States broke the team record for consecutive World Cup victories. Kelsey Plum scored 20 points, Chelsea Gray added 16, and the Americans broke their own record.

The Americans have won 27 straight games in World Cup competition and haven't lost since the 2006 semifinal loss to Russia. From 1994 through 2006, the U.S. won 26 straight games prior to the contest. From 1959 until 1986, the Soviet Union won the World Cup 56 times in a row, setting a record.

Breanna Stewart, a member of the last three World Cup teams, said, "It's sort of fantastic. "Obviously, I've been around for some of it, but I'm sure you're aware of the legends who came before them and really sort of kicked off the streak. It only goes to demonstrate that we constantly strive for excellence at USA Basketball, regardless of who is playing.

This streak is something to sort of hang your hat on later, but it doesn't mean much right now because we're heading into the quarterfinals and focusing on earning a gold medal.

Stewart and A'ja Wilson are carrying on what Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, and Sylvia Fowles started. A tradition of quality that doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.


The Americans (5-0) never trailed and outscored their opponents by an average of 46.2 points during their pool games. They must now wait to find out who their quarterfinal opponent will be.

The United States came fresh off a record-breaking thrashing of South Korea in which the squad set a new World Cup point total of 145. While the Americans didn't reach that total, they did put the game beyond their grasp by leading 33-15 after the first ten minutes.

At halftime, the score was 63-31 in favors. The United States scored the final 19 points of the third quarter despite a brief run by Bosnia and Herzegovina to begin the period.

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