A couple of former Tar Heels helped Germany defeat China last night in
Indianapolis at the RCA Dome as the 2002 World Basketball Championship
Ademola Okulaja, born in Nigeria, raised in Germany and educated at the
University of North Carolina, played 26 minutes, scored seven points and
grabbed six rebounds to go along with an assist and a steal in the 88-76
victory over China.
Henrik Rodl helped the German effort with two rebounds, a steal, a
blocked shot and scoring one point hitting 1-of-2 free throws during 14
Tonight the George Karl-coached USA team meets 1-0 Germany at the RCA
Dome (8 p.m. EDT, ESPN2). Team USA is also 1-0 after opening with a
110-60 rout of Algeria.
In last night's Los Angeles Sparks 71-63 win over the New York Liberty
in the opening game of the best-of-three WNBA Finals, Nikki Teasley
played 38 minutes, handed out 11 assists and tallied eight points.
The former UNC star is now just one Sparks' victory away from ending her
WNBA rookie season with a championship.
The Sparks host the Liberty in Game Two on Saturday (3:30 p.m. EDT,