A stunning 34 point performance by Jacob Cohen was the highlight of day three in Austria as the Israeli center propelled his team to a hard fought 88-81 success against Georgia in Group A.
For Georgia meanwhile, it was a successive loss since arriving in Austria. They had led 75-74 with four minutes remaining but missed a big opportunity to chalk up a first win. Center Giorgi Sharabidze had 19 points and 5 rebounds.
Jacob Cohen hails from Alabama and plays basketball at Davidson College, about 30 minutes drive from Charlotte, North Carolina.
This summer, though, the 2.10m center is more than an ocean away from both of those places.
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