Makram Ben Romdhane and Salah Mejri, the only Tunisians to score in double figures, proved too much for Uganda, at both ends of the floor.
While Mejri finished with a game-high ten rebounds, he also added eleven rebounds.
Stats Don't Lie: Tunisia out-rebounded Uganda 48-39 and moved the ball better resulting in 17 assists against Uganda's nine.
Brandon Sebirumbi got in foul trouble early in the game forcing coach Mandy Juruni to sit him out for long stretch of the game. That decision left Uganda visibly weakened in the painted area.
Game Hero: As he had done in the past few years for Tunisia, Ben Romdhane remained a crucial piece for his country leading all scorers with 24 points.
The Bottom Line: For the host, a win in the opening day of the tournament was a must-do task. Although they came up victorious, AfroBasket debutant Uganda who stepped on court as if they were in a familiar territory. Uganda played aggressive, forcing Tunisia to prove why they are a title contender.