Despite leading by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter, the USA women found themselves trailing Australia by one point before Central Michigan's Crystal Bradford scored on a put-back with :14 left to give the Americans a 79-78 win in the semifinal round of the World University Games Saturday night in Kazan, Russia.
Nebraska's Jordan Hooper scored five points in 11 minutes of action.
The USA (5-0) advances to the gold medal match on Monday against host Russia (5-0), who reached the final by defeating Taiwan 69-51.
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