Patrick Mills of Australia celebrates winPatrick Mills (5) of Australia celebrates after making the game-winning three point shot against Russia in the final seconds of s Basketball preliminary round match.Heroics from Saint Mary's alumnus Patrick "Patty" Mills and current Gael Matthew "Delly" Dellavedova were in no short supply as the two SMC ballers helped their Australian teammates pulled off a 82-80 victory over the formerly unbeaten Russian team today at the London Olympics.

A last second three-pointer by Mills sent Russia packing and set the stage for a possible quarterfinal showdown between the Aussies and the U.S. Olympic team of NBA superstars.

However, before that magical matchup happens, the current dream team, led by Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, will have to move past Argentina.

Read more at smcgaels.com and at london2012.com/basketball/

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