BASKETBALL: The basketball world is loving Patrick Mills at these Olympics. And it’s pretty fond of Joe Ingles, too.
BASKETBALL: Australia couldn’t come up with the stunning upset win over the star-studded USA that our players would have been able to dine out on forever, but at least they gave it a crack.
BASKETBALL: The Boomers have gone down 119-86 to an impressive USA unit that ran away with the game in the fourth quarter. The USA team put on a 35-16 final term to blowout the Aussies who had fought back to a small deficit on a number of occasions. The Boomers will now playoff for 5th to 8th place.
BASKETBALL: The Australian women’s basketball team have powered through the final stages of their quarterfinal match with China on Day 11 to set up a semi-final clash with the USA.
BASKETBALL: To the Boomers, their quarter-final match-up with the United States' Dream Team on Wednesday is more than just a tell-your-grandkids moment.
BASKETBALL: Australia’s men’s basketball team have set up for a much-anticipated quarter-final clash with the USA with a heart-stopping win over Russia on Day 10 at the Basketball Arena.
BASKETBALL: Australia will know if their chances of finishing on top in their group of the women’s basketball competition are alive or dead before they play Canada on Day 9.
BASKETBALL: The Australian men’s basketball team have put up a tough battle against home team Great Britain tonight to finish 106-75, in easily the best come back of the 2012 basketball competition after trailing by 10 points at half time.
With top spot of the group already secured by France in an earlier match, the Aussies are playing to ensure they finish second in the group which would set up a quarter final battle with China or Turkey pending results.
When Lauren Jackson was a girl she had a photo of Prince William stuck to her bedroom wall. On Friday, the Australian Olympic basketballer met the object of her childhood affection during a special meet and greet with the second in line to the British throne and his wife, Catherine.