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Italy clinches spot in the quarterfinals after come-back victory over Nigeria

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Italy will play in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Tournament after its 80-71 win over Nigeria.

The Italians took control from the opening tip and led by 12 (29-17) after the end of the first quarter.

Yet, Nigeria came back and went on a 27-46 run to close the third quarter up by seven (56-63).

Italy, though, turned things around and outscored Nigeria 24-8, after an impressive 14-0 run, to seal the deal.

With two wins and one loss (2-1), Italy finished second in Group B. Meanwhile, Nigeria remained winless (0-3) and got eliminated.

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