Nigeria Survives Cote D’Ivoire Scare to Keep Olympic Qualification Alive

The Nigeria men’s basketball national team, D’Tigers survived a late rally from Cote D’Ívoire to secure a 83-66 points win and keep hopes of picking an automatic ticket to the 2020 Olympics.

The classification game started with both team trading baskets until Nigeria pulled away at 11-6 to end the first quarter 28-18.

the Ivorians switched gear in the 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.

Nigeria won the first and third quarters while tying the 4th quarter 20-20 with Cote D’Ívoire winning the second quarter.

Nnamdi Vincent
Nnamdi Vincent led Nigerian Scorers in the win.

Nnamdi Vincent led all Nigerian scorers with 15 points while Cote D’Ívoire’s Deon Thompson led all scorers with 19 points.