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Tapsoba, Burkina Faso Lose; Face Ivory Coast

The Burkina Faso National Team features Texas Tech's Kader Tapsoba (12).

August 25, 2013

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire – Texas Tech’s Kader Tapsoba was plagued by foul trouble for the second straight game, as he played just 15 minutes for the Burkina Faso National Team, who lost to Morocco, 84-63, in the third round of Group B action of the FIBA African Championships on Sunday from the Palais des Sports de Treichville.

The Stallions, as they are affectionately known, are seeded 16th in the field after group play and will face No. 1 seed and host Ivory Coast on Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Palais des Sports de Treichville in the elimination round. The games can be seen live on

In 15 minutes, Tapsoba had three rebounds, two steals, one block and four fouls.

This is after getting in foul trouble against Tunisia in a 100-45 loss on Friday, when Tapsoba had two points, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 11 minutes.

Tapsoba, who graduated in May, will return to Lubbock to begin work on a master’s degree and complete his senior season for the Red Raiders following play in the African Championships.



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