While a tale about two young women who've yet to play a college basketball game because of eight combined ACL injuries might not seem like happy holiday fare, consider that actually ... it is. Because their perseverance is quite inspiring.
Lauren Jackson has done all she can to try to lead Australia to Olympic glory. But in a matchup most didn't expect to see until the gold-medal game, toppling Team USA in the semifinals is a tall order for the Aussies.
With eight minutes left in Sunday's semifinal, it looked like Tennessee would be headed home. But Candace Parker and the Lady Vols executed at the end of the game better than UNC to earn a trip to Tuesday's title game.