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D’Tigers Qualify For FIBA World Cup

The Nigeria men’s basketball team, D’Tigers have qualified for the FIBA Men’s World Cup scheduled for China in 2019. Aside from emerging as the first African team to book a place at the World Cup in China, D’Tigers have also been perfect in the qualifying series; winning all their eight games

Nigeria is biggest climber on latest FIBA Ranking

Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers have emerged the biggest climber in the latest FIBA world ranking, moving from 25th place to 16th spot. Having won just one game in Brazil, the team’s participation at the Rio 2016 Olympics may have contributed to the upward trend of the team in world stage. By

D’Tigers ouster at Rio Olympics, lessons to learn

Nigeria, making a second appearance at the Olympics was on August 15, ousted from the basketball event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil after losing 69-86 to the hosts. It is surprising to many that the country’s national team were sent home in the preliminary rounds just as it

D’Tigers crash out of Rio Olympics after Brazil defeat

Nigeria’s D’Tigers on Monday crashed out of the ongoing Rio Olympics men basketball event, losing 69-86 to hosts Brazil. The team showed some signs of exploit in the early minutes of the game but succumbed and never regained its focus from the second quarter of the game. Alade Aminu, Ike Diogu, Uzoh

D’Tigers beat Croatia to win first match

Nigeria’s D’Tigers beat Croatia 90-77 to record their first win in the basketball event of the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Nigerian team led in all quarters of the match and never allowed the Europeans the chance to play their kind of game. Nigeria having lost three games prior to the victory over

D’Tigers lose again as Spain escape with 96-87 win

Nigeria’s D’Tigers lost 87-96 to Spain on Thursday to further narrow their chances of squeezing through into the quarter-finals of Men’s Basketball Event at the Rio Olympics. The Nigerian side’s last-eight qualification chances at the Games had always looked an uphill task from the onset, but injuries and sub-par form have

D’Tigers suffer Lithuania defeat

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have suffered a second consecutive defeat in the men’s basketball event at the Rio 2016 Olympics, losing 89-80 to Lithuania Tuesday night. The Nigerian side, coming from a 94-66 loss to Argentina in their first game, were off to a bright start, showing signs of hunger and determination to

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