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Azania Stewart started and played 21 minutes against France (US Presswire)

Friday August 3, 2012Azania Stewart and GB Drop Overtime Heartbreaker at Olympics

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Azania Stewart started and played 21 minutes against France (US Presswire)

Gator Azania Stewart and Great Britain lost to France, 80-77, in an overtime thriller on Friday at the Olympic Games. The preliminary round game was close throughout.

 

GB hit a bucket with 17 seconds remaining in regulation to take a 65-64 lead and then connected on two free throws to build a three-point lead with 10 seconds left. France, however, nailed a three-pointer four seconds later to tied the game and the contest headed into overtime.

 

The extra session was just as tight as the final seconds of regulation, as France scored the first two points from the free throw, before GB canned a trey for the lead. France countered with a three-pointer and took the two-point advantage, but GB converted a pair of free throws and the game was tied with 3:23 left in overtime.

 

GB then hit four consecutive shots from the free throw stripe and held a 76-72 lead with 2:11 remaining.

 

France added to its tally again from the line, making one of two free throws with 10 seconds left and tied the score at 77. France’s Celine Dumerc then drilled a three-pointer at the buzzer and denied the hosts its first-ever Olympic basketball victory, as the team is making its debut at the Olympic Games.

 

Stewart, who has started all four Olympic Games for Great Britain, played 21 minutes and collected three rounds and one steal in Friday’s heartbreaker against France.

 

Great Britain plays its final preliminary game on Sun., Aug. 5, hosting Brazil beginning at 5:15 p.m. ET.

 

 

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Check HERE for a detailed schedule of all Olympics events involving Gators!

 

 

Gator Letterwinners at the 2012 Olympic Games:

Schedule & Results for Friday, August 3, 2012

Gator

Sport

Country

Time (ET)

Event

Opponent (if applies)

Result

Sarah Bateman

Swimming

Iceland

5:00 AM

Heats: 50m Freestyle

--

1st in heat, competed in swim-off but did not advance to semifinal

Kemal Mesic

Track & Field

Bosnia

5:00 AM

Qualification: Shot Put

 

12th in flight (24th overall) 19.60m/64-3.75, did not advance to final

Kerron Clement

Track & Field

U.S.A.

6:15 AM

Round 1: 400m Hurdles

--

2nd in heat (2nd overall), season’s best 48.48, advanced to semifinal

Sarah Bateman

Swimming

Iceland

6:35 AM

Heats: 4x100m Medley Relay

--

8th in heat, 4:07.09, did not advance

Hilda Luthersdottir

Swimming

Iceland

6:35 AM

Heats: 4x100m Medley Relay

--

8th in heat, 4:07.09, did not advance

Melani Costa-Schmid

Swimming

Spain

6:35 AM

Heats: 4x100m Medley Relay

 

7th in heat, 4:03.05, did not advance

Lisa Raymond

Tennis

U.S.A.

7 AM

SF: Doubles (w/ Leizel Huber)

Hlavackov/Hradecka (CZE)

Lost: 6-1, 7-6 (2)

Novlene Williams-Mills

Track & Field

Jamaica

7:00 AM

Round 1: 400m

--

1st in heat (6th overall), 50.88, advanced to semifinal

Heather Mitts

Soccer

U.S.A.

9:30 AM

Quarterfinals

New Zealand

US 2, NZ 0; did not play

Abby Wambach

Soccer

U.S.A.

9:30 AM

Quarterfinals

New Zealand

US 2, NZ 0; scored first goal of match

Lisa Raymond

Tennis

U.S.A.

11:30 AM

QF: Mixed Doubles (w/ Mike Bryan)

Dulko/del Potro (ARG)

Won: 6-2, 7-5

Elizabeth Beisel

Swimming

U.S.A.

2:30 PM

Final: 200m Backstroke

--

WON BRONZE MEDAL, 2:06.55

Mel Booth

Soccer

Canada

2:30 PM

Quarterfinals

Great Britain

Canada won 2-0; entered game

 

Sinead Russell

Swimming

Canada

2:30 PM

Final: 200m Backstroke

--

Finished 8th, 2:09.86

Will Claye

Track & Field

U.S.A.

2:50 PM

Qualification: Long Jump

--

Finished 6th in flight (8th overall), 7.99m/26-2.75, advanced to final

Azania Stewart

Basketball

Great Britain

3:00 PM

Preliminary Round, Group B

France

France won: 80-77 (OT); (started, 3 reb, 1 steal)

 

 

 

Gator 2012 Olympic Games Medal Count:

(10 Medals: 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze)

Gator

Sport

Country

Event

Medal

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

400m IM

Gold

Dana Vollmer

Swimming

U.S.A

100m Butterfly

Gold

Elizabeth Beisel

Swimming

U.S.A.

400m IM

Silver

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A

4x100m Free Relay

Silver

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

4x200m Free Relay

Gold

Conor Dwyer

Swimming

U.S.A

4x200m Free Relay

Gold

Dana Vollmer

Swimming

U.S.A.

4x200m Free Relay

Gold

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

200m Backstroke

Bronze

Ryan Lochte

Swimming

U.S.A.

200m IM

Silver

Elizabeth Beisel

Swimming

U.S.A.

200m Backstroke

Bronze

All-Time Gator Olympic Games Medal Count (since 1968):

Total: 101 medals (48 Gold, 27 Silver, 26 Bronze)

Summer Games: 100 medals (49 Gold, 27 Silver, 26 Bronze)

Winter Games: 1 medal (1 Gold)

 

 

For all of the latest information on Gators competing at the 2012 Olympic Games, please visit www.gatorzone.com/olympics/2012 or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@OlympicGators.

 

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