Team USA gives hosts a show

In one-sided exhibition, Brits get close-up view of the 2012 gold-medal favorites

Originally Published: July 19, 2012
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

MANCHESTER, England -- Big Ben is some 200 miles to the south. Arrival in London, furthermore, is still seven days away for Team USA.

That's OK, though.

So says a certain Coach K, who used the platform of his first postgame news conference in the Olympic host country to announce to the world that his players need no loudly ringing bells, no four-faced chiming clock, to make sure that the Yanks are alert and prepared for what awaits them after this 118-78 pounding of Great Britain ...

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