D'Tigers lost against Côte d’Ivoire 78 – 66 on Friday in the first game of the window 4 of the qualifiers.
Nigeria won the first quarter 23-15, the second quarter ended 20-20.
The quarter ended in favour of the D'Tigers 21-15, while they also established their dominance in the match by winning the fourth by 10-6.
The D'Tigers will be back in action in the qualifiers on Sunday against Angola.
The Angolans defeated Cape Verde 65-58 to earn their second win of window 4 of the qualifiers.