Georgia loses game, and wins a FIBA World Cup berth anyway

Georgia lost, and then celebrated. Iceland won, and was devastated. One of the last Basketball World Cup spots went to Georgia on Sunday — even though it lost to Iceland 80-77 in the final Europe Region qualifying game for both teams. Iceland needed to win by four points or more to win a tiebreaker over Georgia for the World Cup berth. It came up one point short.