Back for more gold: LSU’s Augustus, Fowles return as U.S. women look to defend Olympic title

U.S women's Olympic basketball player Sylvia Fowles looks on during practice, Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Two of the most accomplished players in LSU women’s basketball history will again don red, white and blue this summer with their sights set on helping lead Team USA to another gold medal.

Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles begin their second straight Olympic Games appearance when the heavily favored U.S. team meets Croatia on Saturday in the Olympic Park Basketball Arena. The game tips off at 10:45 p.m. CDT.

For both players, the Olympics are a chance to rekindle some old LSU memories.

“It feels good to see a fellow teammate from LSU and to kind of bond with each other,” Augustus said. “You don’t really get a lot of time with each other with our (WNBA) season being so hectic. So it’s nice to reunite.”