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Nigeria men basketball team D’Tigers lose to Italy exit Olympics

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Nigeria men basketball team, D’Tigers finally bid this year Olympics bye early this morning after losing 80-71 to Italy in their last group match.

The Nigerian side made impressive runs leading half way into the tie and looking good to earn at least a win after previously losing two earlier matches against Germany and Australia respectively.

D’Tigers defeat of USA and Argentina in pre-Olympic ties had risen hopes in some quarters that the Nigerian side will fly in Tokyo.

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But the final match on Saturday put paid to any dreams of leaving Tokyo with a medal.  Like their male counterparts the women basketball team also lost two previous matches to France and USA respectively and will face Japan in their last group match on Monday.

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