It was the first loss for the U.S. in a major international tournament or exhibition since the 2006 world championship semifinals against Greece.
The Aces (19-10) trail the Connecticut Sun (20-8) and Washington Mystics (20-8) by 1½ games for a top-two seed in the WNBA playoffs after an 89-85 loss Friday night.
The Aces clinched a playoff berth Sunday with a victory at the Chicago Sky, but still have plenty to play for before the postseason begins Sept. 11.
Cousy played for the Celtics from 1950 to 1963, winning six league championships and the 1957 MVP title.
The mural is a replica of Bird’s appearance on a 1977 Sports Illustrated cover when he played college ball for Indiana State.
The star forward scored nine of her 19 points in overtime to propel the Aces past the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The 6-5 senior, a five-star recruit, also had offers from other elite programs such as Kansas and Arizona.
Wilson unveiled the bulk of her offensive arsenal against the Sky and did not show any lingering affects from the injury that kept her out of eight full games.
Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is helping Howard University launch a Division I golf program.
The Aces on Sunday clinched the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2014 with a 100-85 road win over the Chicago Sky at Wintrust Arena.
The second-year forward sprained her left ankle July 19 and missed nine games, but will return Sunday when the Aces play at Chicago looking to clinch a playoff berth.
De’Aaron Fox was in the team’s plans for the upcoming Australia trip, and it was believed that he would have been a very strong candidate for the World Cup squad.
After a slow start to her pro career, the No. 1 overall draft pick is becoming a key contributor as the franchise prepares for its first playoff berth since 2014.
The co-founder of Alibaba has agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. Two people with knowledge of the details tell The Associated Press the deals worth about $3.4 billion.