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Nigeria earns last Olympics spot

Updated: July 8, 2012, 11:48 PM ET
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CARACAS, Venezuela -- Ike Diogu scored 25 points, and Nigeria earned the final men's basketball spot in the London Olympics with an 88-73 victory over the Dominican Republic on Sunday night.

"I'm very happy. We did what had to be done," Diogu said. "We knew we were going to face teams that are heavyweights, and we did what we needed to do -- win."

Yack Martinez led the Dominican Republic, coached by Kentucky's John Calipari, with 16 points.

Russia and Lithuania also qualified ...

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