For the first time ever, the United States Men’s Basketball Team has lost to an African nation.
On Saturday, Nigeria hit 20 three point shots on way to a 90-87 win over the USA.
In a previous meeting between the two teams at the 2012 London Olympics, the USA beat Nigeria 156-73.
July 2021 in Las Vegas: Nigeria 90, United States 87
August 2012 at the London Olympics:
United States 156, Nigeria 73
(The latter, yes, really was an 83-point margin.)
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 11, 2021