Georgia’s national basketball team defeated the current world champion Spain in a qualifying match for the World Cup on Monday at the newly completed Sports Palace in capital Tbilisi.
The main period finished in drew 67:67, while overtime ended with a historic victory for Georgia - 82:76.
The Georgian guard Rati Andronikashvili scored a layup and made a crucial 3-pointer in the next possession to push the Georgian team’s lead.
Giorgi Shermadini finished the game with 18 points, Rati Andronikashvili with 17 points, Thaddus McFadden with 16 points and Tornike Shengelia with 12 points.
Georgia’s win came at the new sports complex that launched recently and was completed to host the FIBA Eurobasket competition group stage matches on September 1-7.
Spain lost for the first time in the World Cup Qualifiers.