Bucknell grad J.R. Holden helped the Russian national team to a 60-59 win over Spain in the Eurobasket final Sunday.
Holden finished with 8 points while playing a team-high 39 minutes for the Russian side. THe biggest of his shots proved to be the game-winner with two seconds left.
If you are not familiar with the tale of how Pittsburgh native Holden, a two-time first team All-Patriot pick, became "an elite Euroleague point guard" and a leader of the Russian national team, here is a link to some background.
In the process of winning the European title, Russia also qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games, which could make Holden the first Patriot League men's basketball alum to ever play in the Olympics.