Skip to main content

Nigeria’s D’Tigers Defeated By Lithuania In Male Basketball Group Stages

August 10, 2016

Nigeria’s male basketball team D’Tigers lost their second game of the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics 89-80 to Lithuania on Tuesday night.

Nigeria started strong, opening the floor with the first score, and going on to win the first quarter 16-13.

Team Captain, Ike Diogu recorded 11 points, at the end of the second quarter as Nigeria had secured a 41-36 win at half time. But Lithuania, ranked third in the world, fought back to gaining a 16-point lead and a 65-54 win over Nigeria.

Lithuania scored the most in the final minutes of the game securing their the much-anticipated win.

Having suffered losses in their first two games, Nigeria’s chances of progressing from the group stage looks bleak.

Nigeria’s D’Tigers face Spain in their next game on Thursday.


Olympics Sports