Georgia swimmers brought medals home for the conference yesterday. Let's see who's up in action today in the 2012 London Olympics. All times below are Eastern.
Texas A&M's Antanas Kavaliauskas, Missouri's Linas Kleiza and Lithuania fell to France 82-74. Kavaliauskas had five points, four rebounds, and two assists, while Kleiza had 17 points, six rebounds, and an assist.. Kentucky's Anthony Davis and Team USA obliterated Nigeria 156-73. Davis had nine points and six rebounds in the win.
Men's 50m Freestyle
Four, count 'em, four Auburn Tigers are swam in this event: Cesar Cielo (Brazil), Adam Brown (Great Britain), Gideon Louw (South Africa), and George Bovell (Trinidad & Tobago). Cielo was first in his heat at 21.80. Brown was seventh in heat heat at 22.39. Louw tied for fourth in his heat at 22.12. Bovell was first in his heat at 21.77. All but Brown moved on to the semis.
Cielo tied for first in his semifinal heat at 21.54, and Bovell was second in his heat at 21.77. Both moved on to the finals. Louw was fifth in his heat at 21.92, not quite fast enough to make the finals.
The medal round is Friday at 3:09 pm.
Women's 800m Freestyle
Georgia's Wendy Trott (South Africa) was fourth in her heat at 8:28.98, which was not fast enough to make the finals.
Men's 100m Butterfly
Auburn's Tyler McGill (USA) was second in his heat at 51.95, good enough to move on to the next round.
McGill finished second in his semifinal heat at 51.61, good enough to advance to the finals.
The medal round is Friday at 2:38 pm.
Women's 200m Backstroke
Five SEC athletes competed here: Florida's Sinead Russell (Canada), Texas A&M's Kim Pavlin (Croatia), Florida's Steph Proud (Great Britain), Florida's Elizabeth Beisel (USA), and Auburn's Kirsty Coventry (Zimbabwe). Russell was third in her heat at 2:09.04. Pavlin was sixth in her heat at 2:15.67. Proud was fourth in her heat at 2:10.01. Beisel was first in her heat at 2:07.82. Coventry was second in her heat at 2:08.14. All but Pavlin advanced to the semis.
Beisel placed first in her semifinal heat at 2:06.18. Coventry was second in her heat at 2:08.32. Russell was third in her heat at 2:08.76. All three made the finals. Proud was fourth in her heat at 2:09.04, barely missing out on the next round.
The medal round is Friday at 2:30 pm.
Women's 200m Breaststroke
Auburn's Micah Lawrence (USA) finished sixth in this medal round at 2:23.57.
Men's 200m Backstroke
Florida's Ryan Lochte (USA) won bronze by swimming a 1:53.94 in this race.
Men's 200m Individual Medley
Lochte won silver, swimming a 1:54.90 and finishing just behind Michael Phelps.
Georgia's John Isner (USA) lost to Switzerland's Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 in the men's singles quarterfinals.