FIBA World Cup: Nigeria’s D’Tigers 83-66 Cote d’Ivoire
Nigeria’s men national basketball team, D’Tigers, on Friday defeated Cote d’Ivoire 83-66 at the ongoing FIBA World Cup in China.
D’Tigers recorded their second win at the World Cup and also stay on course to pick an automatic ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games.
Friday’s game started with both teams trading baskets until Nigeria pulled away at 11-6 and then ending the first quarter 28-18 with a ten-point lead.
The Ivorians attacked the African champion in second quarter by going up 2 points at 30-32, but Nigeria quickly bounced back to take the lead with a 3 point shot from Ike Iroegbu to tie the game at 35-35 before pulling ahead to end the second quarter 37-35.
Nnamdi Vincent finished the game with 15 points while Cote d’Ivoire’s Deon Thompson led all scorers with 19 points.