Australia Women's Basketball Needed A Half-Court Buzzer Beater To Force OT Against France, Still Lost

The Australian women's basketball team has been the second best team in the world for a long time. In fact, they hadn't lost to a team besides the United States since 1996. Against France on Monday, that streak came to an end after Lauren Jackson, their best player, fouled out before the end of regulation. Australia went down swinging, however, thanks to a miracle buzzer beater from Belinda Snell, from about 55 feet away, surrounded by defenders. And off the wrong foot.

Australia would wind up losing, 74-70, and France would prove that they're for real, especially after having beaten another of the medal favorites, Brazil, over the weekend. This moment, though, is the best from Olympic basketball so far. And, because it's who we are, here's the lovely GIF:

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