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Diogu sends Nigeria to London - Jul 9, 2012


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Dominican Republic - Nigeria 73-88
Diogu sends Nigeria to London as they have qualified for the Olympic Games. The African team overcame Dominican Republic 88:73 in the game for the last ticket from the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Nigeria opened the game with a 24-18 surge in the opening period. They added 23-21 in the second frame and had 47:39 lead at the halftime. The third quarter belonged to Dominican Republic that started to reduce the gap. Francisco Garcia (201-F/G-81, college: Louisville) struck a trademark triple and the three-quarter time score was 59:57 to Nigeria. The Dominicans were not done and a Coronado triple followed by two Baez free throws squared the game with 5 minutes to go. Nigeria however dominated the rest of the game. They pushed the tempo for good and due to 29-16 in the last stanza won the game and punched the ticket to London. Ike Diogu (208-F/C-83, college: Arizona St.) erupted with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Al-Farouq Aminu (206-F-90, college: Wake Forest) notched 14. Derrick Obasohan (198-F-81, agency: Beo Basket, college: Texas Arlington) posted 11 and Alade Aminu (210-C-87, college: Georgia Tech) added 9. Francisco Garcia ended up with 17 points in the losing effort, whilst Jack Michael Martinez (201-F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) followed him with 16. Baez poured in 13 and Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) as well as Gil added 12 apiece.   



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Olympic Games Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Serbia
 3. Spain
 4. Australia
 5. Croatia
 6. France
 7. Lithuania
 8. Argentina
 9. Brazil
 10. Venezuela
 11. Nigeria
 12. China
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bojan BOGDANOVIC
  BIH
  (203-SF-89)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Bogdanovic, BIH24.8 
 2. Mills, AUS20.5 
 3. Yi, CHN20.4 
 4. Gasol, ESP19.4 
 5. Kalnietis, LTU19.2 
 6. Raduljica, SRB17.6 
 7. Durant, USA16.8 
 8. Campazzo, ARG16.4 
 9. Nocioni, ARG15.6 
 10. Ginobili, ARG15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pau GASOL
  ESP
  (213-F/C-80)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Gasol, ESP8.8 
 2. Diogu, NGR8.6 
 3. Scola, ARG8.0 
 4. Saric, CRO7.2 
 5. Valanciunas, LTU6.8 
 6. Yi, CHN6.6 
 7. Hilario, BRA6.4 
 8. Lima, BRA6.3 
 9. Nocioni, ARG6.2 
 10. Gobert, FRA6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Matthew DELLAVEDOVA
  AUS
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Dellavedova, AUS8.6 
 2. Kalnietis, LTU8.0 
 3. Huertas, BRA6.6 
 4. Irving, AUS6.0 
 5. Campazzo, ARG5.2 
 6. Heurtel, FRA5.0 
 7. Teodosic, SRB5.0 
 8. Guo, CHN4.8 
 9. Rodriguez, ESP4.8 
 10. Vargas, VEN4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  ARG
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Campazzo, ARG2.6 
 2. Vargas, VEN2.2 
 3. Hilario, BRA2.0 
 4. Fernandez, ESP2.0 
 5. De Colo, FRA1.6 
 6. Yi, CHN1.4 
 7. Maciulis, LTU1.4 
 8. Barbosa, BRA1.4 
 9. Zhou, CHN1.4 
 10. Rubio, ESP1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  NGR
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, NGR2.4 
 2. Gobert, FRA2.0 
 3. Gasol, ESP2.0 
 4. Bogut, AUS1.8 
 5. Diogu, NGR1.2 
 6. Yi, CHN1.2 
 7. Valanciunas, LTU1.0 
 8. Javtokas, LTU1.0 
 9. Diaw, FRA1.0 
 10. Acuna, ARG1.0 
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