Australia Stuns Russia, Lithuania Clinches Quarterfinal Spot

Patrick Mills, Matt Dellavedova, Matt Nielsen, Mark Worthington

Despite already clinching the fourth spot in Group B win or lose, Australia pulled off an upset on Monday night, while Lithuania booked a ticket to the next round. Patty Mills drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer to push Australia past group leader Russia, 82-80, to end the 2012 London Olympics men’s basketball preliminary round on a high note. With their sizzling … [Read more...]

Great Britain Women Ends First Olympic Stint Without a Win

Erika Souza, Kim Butler, Azania Stewart

Great Britain had their historic first-ever Olympic women’s basketball, but they ended it without a win as they dropped to Brazil, 78-66, in the final day of the preliminary round of the 2012 London Olympics women’s basketball competition. Great Britain managed to stand toe-to-toe with Brazil in the first half, but Brazil got some leeway in third period after outscoring the … [Read more...]

USA Routs China 114-66 to Finish First in Group A

Diana Taurasi,Ma Zengyu

The USA women’s squad showed how strong they can be as they dismantled China, 114-66, to finish the preliminary round of the men’s basketball competition of the 2012 London Olympics on a high note. Diana Taurasi spearheaded USA’s balance attack, finishing with 22 points to go with four steals, while Angel McCoughtry added 16 points and six rebounds to go with six assists and … [Read more...]

Australia Hold Off Canada 72-63 to Finish Second in Group B

London Olympics Basketball Women

Australia clinched the second spot in Group B by holding late rallies from Canada to escape with a 72-63 win over Canada in the final day of the preliminary round of the women’s basketball competition of the 2012 London Olympics. Liz Cambage, who made an impact in their last game with his now-famous highlight dunk, had another stellar performance for the Opals as she … [Read more...]

France Sweeps Group B, Czech Republic Earns Quarterfinal Berth

Celine Dumerc

France finished on top of group B, while Czech Republic earned a spot in the quarterfinals by defeating their respective foes in the final day of the preliminary rounds of the 2012 London Olympics Women’s Basketball. France successfully ended their preliminary round stint without a loss after hammering out a 65-54 win over Russia in battle of two European powerhouse squads … [Read more...]