D’Tigers have crashed out of the maiden FIBA AfroCan in Bamako after losing 85-80 to Algeria in their round of 16 fixture on Tuesday
The team failed to win a match at the competition.
The home-based team tutored by Ogor Odaudu needed a win against the North Africans to progress to the quarter-final stage, where they would have faced African giants Angola. who topped Group C.
The Nigerian team won the first quarter 21-15 but failed to build on their lead, with the Algerians reducing the deficit by winning the second quarter 24-22.
Odaudu’s side led the third quarter 21-20 but the North Africans came out stronger in the fourth, winning 25-16 to end the game 85-80.