Olympic hoops quarterfinal preview

Originally Published: August 7, 2012
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

LONDON -- In a country where "Big Brother" continues to be regarded as compelling TV, Wednesday's quarterfinals in the men's Olympic basketball tournament should play pretty well.

As the competition moves from the ghostly white structure they call The Marshmallow in Olympic Park to the state-of-the-art O2 Arena, every final-eight matchup features an established basketball power trying to repel the challenge of an up-and-coming neighbor ... apart from Team USA's encounter with ...

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