U.S. basketball team robbed of gold medals

Updated: August 27, 2002, 12:12 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Sept. 10, 1972

We wuz robbed! The United States basketball team has good reason to feel this way after losing 51-50 to the Soviet Union in the Olympic final. The Americans' streak of winning every game and every gold medal since basketball joined the Olympics in 1936 ends in bitter controversy.

After Doug Collins' two foul shots with three seconds left give the U.S. its first lead at 50-49 some time after 1 a.m. in Munich, the Soviet Union gets three scoring opportunities. ...

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