From USABasketball.com, Coach Bruno previews today's game with South Korea. The game can be seen live on NBA TV here in the United States at 8:30 a.m. (CST)
The Scouting Report - USA Assistant Coach Doug Bruno (DePaul University)
What do you expect to see out of South Korea?
They love to shoot the three, and the love to slow the game down. So, they're going to try to use the shot clock, space the floor, penetrate and kick and shoot threes. Again, their three-point shot is their game.
With three players averaging double figures and their focus on shooting from deep, will they be able to stretch out the USA defense?
We're a tough team to stretch out because of our speed and quickness. I think we could see more zone defense today than we've seen in the entire tournament thus far. I expect them to play a two-three zone.
We haven't faced a two-three zone hardly at all, but I'm sure we've had one in place. Will we be ready to use it?
Absolutely. Coach Auriemma has got a great system, we just haven't had a lot of reps in games using it. I think we'll get some today.
How should we attack them offensively?
We have such a size and quickness advantage, we really have to exploit them with our size, dominate the backboard and get our running game going. Against Australia we had 13 of the best minutes of our tournament, and we have to try and maintain and build on those 13 minutes and build those 13 minutes up to at least 25 and ideally 40 minutes. The object it to get those 13 minutes of great ball to 40 minutes of great ball regardless of who we play.
Originally appeared on www.USABasketball.com