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Nigeria defeats Angola to win first-ever FIBA African Championship title in historic Afrobasket 2015 finals

The Nigerian D’Tigers defeated Angola 74-65 in the AfroBasket 2015 final in Rades, Tunisia on Sunday to win its first-ever FIBA African Championship. The championship also earned Nigeria a ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Angola, Tunisia, and Senegal – second, third, and fourth-placed teams at the ...

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Can the Nigerian D’Tigers defeat Senegal in Afrobasket 2015 semi-finals?

At the 2013 Afrobasket in Cote d’Ivoire, the Senegalese national team was without Gorgui Dieng, the 6’11 centre/power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who is arguably the best player presently at the ongoing Afrobasket in Tunisia. Should D’Tigers’ Coach Will Voigt consider putting double-teams on Dieng, that may not exactly work given the big man’s knack for throwing passes, which accounts for his 4.2 assists per. One would expect the team to employ a strategy they used against Gabon at the quarter-finals when the Gabonese Panthers attempted a comeback by slashing into the paint at every possession. During that period, D’Tigers blocked the slashing lanes, choosing to give up open shots. But Nigeria’s Olaseni Lawal and Alade Aminu will need to bring their A-game on both ends of the court to minimize Dieng’s damage.

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Ike Diogu’s injured calf improves; may return to action on D’Tigers’ line-up soon

D’Tigers’ Ike Diogu is expected to join D’Tigers on the court at some point during Afrobasket 2015. The 6’9 centre was sidelined some hours prior to the opening of Afrobasket in Tunisia and unable to play in the D’Tigers’ two games against Central African Republic and Uganda. He is optimistic ...

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Festus Ezeli left out of D’Tigers list for Afrobasket; Ekpe Udoh makes debut

Several weeks ago, just after the Golden State Warriors in the NBA defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the 2014/2015 Championship, Festus Ezeli hinted at the possibility of representing Nigeria at the 2015 Afrobasket in Tunisia. The 6’11 centre out of Vanderbilt University gave strong impressions on wearing the green-white-green ...

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