SHANGHAI, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Dar Tucker posted a game-high 34 points, 11 rebounds, helping Jordan grab their first ever win after beating Senegal 79-77 here on Monday in Group P of the FIBA World Cup classification round.
Both Jordan and Senegal expected their first win at the tournament. Though Senegal took the lead early into the game by as many as 6 points, Jordan managed to tie twice, and turned things around to a 22-16 lead after first 10 minutes. Jordan then continued the lead till Senegal came from behind with nearly 3 minutes left, ending 36-35 before the interval.
Senegal opened the second half with a 6-0 scoring run to 42-35, making the last quarter 56-55 with 14 more rebounds.
The two teams seemed to take turns to lead, as Jordan started the last quarter with a 7-0 scoring run to 62-56. Senegal tied at 64-64 with 4 minutes remaining. Zaid Abbas of Jordan shot from the field to take the lead again. With 27 seconds left, Senegal cut the deficit to one point, but failed to take control again.
Senegal had 46 rebounds, but committed 19 turnovers, while Jordan recorded 30 rebounds and 12 turnovers.