A lump of coal in their Diamond Head Classic finale . . .
— Butler 84, Washington State 68: The Bulldogs (9-4) ran off 15 straight points to open the second half, blowing open a close game against the Cougars (10-2) in the championship game at Hawaii. Klay Thompson had 31 points in 1o of 18 shooting for WSU, but the rest of the team converted just 14 of 41 attempts. Thomson set a tournament record with 79 points in three games. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak by the Cougars that included victories over Gonzaga, Mississippi State and Baylor.