SMC Alum Patty Mills, Current Gael Matthew Dellavedova To Face USA Superstars in Olympic Basketball Quarterfinal

What: Current Saint Mary's Gael and senior Matthew "Delly" Dellavedova and SMC alumnus Patrick "Patty" Mills and the Australian National Team will capture the sporting world’s attention tomorrow at 2:15 p.m. (PT) when they face the United States Dream Team squad led by Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant in the quarterfinals of the London Olympics.

Saint Mary’s Athletic Department is encouraging fans in the Lamorinda (Lafayette, Morage and Orinda) area and the campus community to watch the game at Pennini’s restaurant in Moraga. Gaels fans in the Walnut Creek area are encouraged to watch the game live at the Stadium Pub.

Saint Mary's Athletic Director Mark Orr will gather with fans at the Pennini's location to cheer on Delly and Patty. Also planning to attend the Pennini's gathering is Australian Consul-General Nigel Warren.

Mills is tied for the lead among Olympics scorers, averaging 20.6 points per game. He scored 39 points in a win over host Great Britain and nailed a game-winning 3-pointer in the Boomers’ upset win over Group B winner Russia.

Dellavedova, who returns to Saint Mary’s for his senior season later this month, is tied for ninth in assists (4.6) and is tied for 12th with Manu Ginobili with an average of 29 minutes played per game.

When: Wednesday, August 8, 2012. The game is scheduled for a 2:15 p.m. (Pacific) tip-off and will be televised live by NBC Sports Network and NBC’s special Olympics basketball channel.

Where: Pennini's Restaurant, 1375 Moraga Way # D  Moraga, CA 94556  (925) 376-1515
             The Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Avenue  Walnut Creek, CA 94596, (925) 256-7302

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