Jordan wins a crucial victory in Amman, preventing the Tall Blacks from winning 

The Jordan Falcons upset New Zealand at home, bolstering their bid for a spot in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 with the victory.

Due to Jordan’s 92-75 victory, the Tall Blacks have now lost two straight World Cup Qualifying games for the first time ever and remain winless all-time in Jordan.



At the start of the game, both teams were on fire, shooting over 50% from the field (Jordan at a blistering 58.8%). This not only gave Jordan the lead at halftime, but also made it clear that they wouldn’t be playing the same squad who had fallen to the Philippines three days earlier in the same area.

The Jordanians held their cool and played their game when New Zealand started the quarter on a 7-0 run, much to the delight of the spectators.

The score was tight until the third quarter ended, when Jordan went on a 14-4 run thanks to some clutch performance by Freddy Ibrahim.

It was a perfect storm, with Dar Tucker, Ahmad Al Dwairi, Sami Bzai, Freddy Ibrahim, and Ahmad Alhamarsheh all having career-best performances. There wasn’t a single player who didn’t come close to recording their greatest EFF of the Asian Qualifiers season.


With an eye on next year’s World Cup, the Tall Blacks had a good showing from teenager Hyrum Harris (15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists).

For Group E, Jordan’s 4-4 record is a significant improvement over Saudi Arabia’s 2-6 mark.

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This game was the tipping moment since Ibrahim was dishing out assists like candy all game long, finishing with a game-high 14 to equal the World Cup 2023 Qualifiers record.

While Ahmad Al Dwairi’s thundering dunk off a precise inbounds pass at the 4:07 mark of the third quarter did not give Jordan the lead for long, it was undoubtedly the impetus for the 12-0 run that followed.

Dar Tucker, who played for both teams, was named the game’s most valuable player after dropping 31 points on 11 of 18 shooting (6 of 12 from three) and pulling down 8 boards. However, Ahmad Aldwairi contributed 22 points, 12 boards, 4 assists, and 2 blocks on top of 8-12 shooting. Other notable contributors include Sami Bzai (11 points, 5 rebounds) and Ibrahim (9 points, 14 assists) (17 points, 5 three-pointers, 7 assists).


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You can’t argue with the numbers: Jordan scored 33 points and dished out 30 assists. Team’s chances of winning increase when passing the ball around as well as Jordan did this game.

What they said was:

“I’d like to offer my congratulations to the people of Jordan on this triumph. Everyone in Jordan who loves the game of basketball, whether they are fans or players. For me, this is a huge victory against a formidable opponent.” Jordan’s head coach Wesam Al-Sous

“It’s kind of like retribution, I guess. I believe I said in the New Zealand interview that “we’re going to come back.” I assured the press that we would return and meet with them again. in addition, we accomplished that.” Jordan Dar Tucker



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