BASKETBALL: Of all the Olympic debutants in the Australian team – and there are 228 – it is unlikely anyone is enjoying themselves more than Big Lizzie.
BASKETBALL: The Boomers have got their Olympic campaign back on track after a strong 20 point victory over China, 81-61.
BASKETBALL: Having lost their opening two matches of their 2012 campaign, the Boomers are under no illusion they need to knock off the 10th ranked Chinese team to get their Olympic journey back on track.
PREVIEW: Day 6 is another huge day for the Australian Team with action across 14 sports.
BASKETBALL: The Australian women’s team have bounced back from a shock loss to France by beating Brazil in the third of their preliminary-round games, but they were made to work very hard in winning, 67-61.
BASKETBALL: Australian men’s basketball coach Brett Brown says he is convinced his team won’t get distracted by thoughts of the equation that looms as they prepare for their crucial third game of the preliminary rounds.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Australian team’s bid to survive beyond the preliminary rounds got a lot more difficult after they were beaten by star-studded Spain at the basketball Arena on Day 4.
BASKETBALL: Australia forced overtime via a wonder shot from Belinda Snell, but couldn’t go on to win a pulsating preliminary-round match against France at the Basketball arena on Day 3 of the Games.
The Boomers have kicked off their London 2012 campaign with a 75-71 loss against a strong Brazilian side with game top scorer Patty Mills (18 on 8/23) unable to inspire the Aussies to an opening victory.
The Boomers kick off their London 2012 campaign against a Brazilian side boasting four NBA regulars in Nene, Anderson Varejao, Tiago Splitter and Leandro Barbosa.