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D’Tigers get 2020 Olympics lifeline with win over Korea in Group B of 2019 FIBA World Cup
 The D'Tigers beat South Korea for their first win at the 2019 FIBA World Cup (FIBA)
FIBA Nigeria will play two games in the classification game to battle for the Olympic ticket.

After two straight losses in Group B of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, the D’Tigers of Nigeria on Wednesday, September 4 thrashed South Korea 108-66 in their last group game to get a qualification lifeline for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The D’Tigers showed their intention straight from the start and edged their opponents 17-15 in the first quarter at the Wuhan Wuhan Sports Center.

They further extended their lead in the second quarter with a 32-18 score, 30-19 in the third before completing the rout in the fourth by 28-18 to get an aggregate scoreline of 108-66.

Alongside the win, Puerto Rico beat Tunisia 67-64 to leave Nigeria as the country with the highest point differential of any African team.

This means that Nigeria are through to the classification games where they will battle for the Olympic ticket.

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