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SHOCKER: Nigeria’s D’Tigers beats Team USA And Becomes The First African Team Ever

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The Nigerian national basketball team, D’Tiger has become the first African team ever to beat the Americans in a basketball game.

This is coming in just a few hours after Mike Brown, the head coach assured that D’Tigers are going to the Olympics “to win”. The game which ended in 90-87 scoreline, was a built-up game in preparation for the coming Tokyo Olympics scheduled to start later this month, 28th July to August 8th precisely.

The trio of Gabe Vincent, Precious Achiuwa, and Caleb Agada gave an impressive account of themselves in the game.

Vincent dunking 21 points, four assists, and two rebounds, inspired the duo of Agada and Ike Nwamu to take on offensively, the Americans 17 points, three rebounds, and two assists in 16 minutes, with 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists in 18 minutes respectively.

Ike Ireogbu also dunked 11 points.

Vincent who credited the team’s success to cohesion in the squad praised the coach Mike Brown.
He says:

 

“Mike’s done a great job with us so far. We’ve had a great camp so far. We had to build a new culture, start from the ground up, new plays, new everything. We’ve got a lot of new guys in,” he said.

“It’s different when you’re playing for a country. Right now, we’re representing the continent. It means the world to us, and I hope we showed it here tonight.

“It’s just all the work we put in; It’s no mistake what happened here tonight.

“We knew what it was. We’ve all seen them play at the highest level and make huge shots. We knew what came with that, and we just had to make plays.”

Since professional basketball players started featuring on the national team in 1972, the Team USA has won 54 exhibition games and lost only twice, but never to an African team. Nigeria’s historic win against an All-NBA USA roster broke the records.

Nigeria is in group B alongside Australia, Italy, and Germany at the Olympics.

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