Israel blew a 20-point lead over the final 16 minutes and allowed co-hosts Slovenia to claim fifth place at the U20 European Championship Men with a 90-81 victory.
Matej Krusic scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead six Slovenians in double figures with Emir Preldzic also scoring 16 points and Rok Perko chipping in 14 off the bench.
Israel will play for fifth place at the U20 European Championship Men after Elishay Kadir scored 22 points in a 74-64 victory over Turkey.
Daniel Gur Arie added a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds and Yogev Ohayon poured in 17 points for the Israelis, who received only nine points from Omri Casspi in 17 minutes.
Omri Casspi rebounded from two disappointing performances to lead Israel to an 85-69 victory over Bulgaria at the U20 European Championship Men, bouncing back after their disappointing loss to Italy a day earlier.
Israel's defeat against the co-hosts knocked them out of the running for the semi-finals, but Yakov Gino's team proved too much down the stretch, using a 10-0 run to outscore the Bulgarians 31-15 in the fourth quarter.
Co-hosts Italy nearly suffered a massive collapse but held on to beat Israel 66-62 and move onto the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship Men.
Israel cut a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to three points before Italy prevailed to move to 4-0 in Group F, advancing to the medal round along with Spain.
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