Olympics Basketball 2012: 3 Teams with Absolutely No Chance of Advancing

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Olympics Basketball 2012: 3 Teams with Absolutely No Chance of Advancing
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If you've been following Olympic basketball, chances are, you've already seen, heard and read plenty about Team USA, Spain, Argentina and the handful of other nations with legitimate hopes of escaping the group stage and competing for medals.

But what about the rest of the field?

And by "the rest of the field," I'm referring, of course, to those poor, helpless squads that are about to have their hats handed to them on the court in London. After all, someone has to be served up as fodder for the favorites' inevitable floor-wipings.

Still, with eight of 12 entrants bound for the knockout rounds, it takes some serious effort (toward some seriously terrible basketball) to not advance out of the group stage.

So which teams in the field are most likely to get walloped in the weeks to come?

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