D’Tigers now 23rd best team in world basketball rankings
Nigeria has moved up 10 places to the 23rd spot in the latest FIBA ranking released after the 2019 men’s basketball World Cup in China. D’Tigers, who became the first country in the world to qualify for the World Cup, won three games and lost two during the competition to finish 17th out of the 32 participating teams.
‘Now, guys want to play for Nigeria’
Success in organised sport is a process. It doesn’t just happen. Most of the successful basketball-playing nations of the world have well-articulated programmes, which ensure that at every given period, they churn out talents for their various national teams.
D’Tigers beat hosts, qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Nigeria achieved one part of her mission at the on-going FIBA World Cup in China yesterday when they beat the hosts 86 to 73 to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
D’Tigers inch closer to Tokyo 2020 olympics
Nigeria’s male basketball team, D’Tigers, made another impressive performance yesterday, as they defeated their fierce West African rivals, Cote D’Ivoire, 83-66 points in their first classification game at the ongoing 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.
D'Tigers inch closer to Olympics after beating Cote d'Ivoire
Nigeria's men basketball team, D'Tigers defeated Cote d'Ivoire at the classification round 83-66 at the FIBA World Cup to move closer to Olympics qualification. Nnamdi Vincent led D'Tigers in scoring with 15 points, shooting 33.3% from threes while Al-Farouq Aminu followed with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Deon Thompson reinforced his importance to the…
FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers rip Koreans apart to seal first win
Nigeria’s D’Tigers Wednesday crushed South Korea 108-66 in their last game of Group B to record their first win of the on-going FIBA Basketball World Cup in Wuhan, China. The win ensured that Africa’s top-ranked team advanced to the Classification Round in Beijing on the back of a 1-2 mark, while the Koreans conceded their…
Gallant D’Tigers fall to Argentina, face Korea for second round ticket
Inexperience and ill-luck came to play yesterday when Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team faced Argentina in their second game of the on-going FIBA World Cup in China.
Diogu, Aminu, Okogie, Jordan in as Nwora releases D’Tigers list
Finally, the list is here. The players expected to champion Africa’s best ever performance at the FIBA Men’s World Cup have been unveiled by D’Tigers head coach, Alex Nwora.
D’Tigers win Peak Invitational, plead for government support
Nigeria yesterday continued their impressive build up to the FIBA World Cup scheduled for China next week when D’Tigers beat Montenegro in the Peak Invitational tournament.Despite shooting to an 8-5 points lead in the opening minutes of the game....