Scores

Final

Washington St 68

(10-2, 2-0 away)

Butler 84

(9-4, 1-0 Horizon)

Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

10:00 PM ET, December 25, 2010

Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

1 2 T
WSU 38 3068
BUT 40 4484

Top Performers

Washington State: K. Thompson 31 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Butler: S. Mack 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Bulldogs take Diamond Head Classic with fifth straight victory

Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Shelvin Mack scored 20 points to pace Butler to an 84-68 victory over Washington State in the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic on Saturday night.

A 15-0 second-half run fueled the Bulldogs (9-4) to their fifth straight win.

Klay Thompson scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Cougars (10-2), whose five-game winning streak ended.

Butler, which made a magical run in last season's NCAA tournament before losing to Duke in the national title game, shot 50 percent from the field, including 11 of 27 on 3-pointers.

The Bulldogs scored on their first six possessions of the second half, including three straight 3-pointers. Two came from Zach Hahn, who finished with 14 points. Andrew Smith and tournament MVP Matt Howard also had 14 points. Mack and Thompson also made the all-tournament team.

Florida State defeated No. 15 Baylor for third place.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WSU
BUT
Points 68 84
FG Made-Attempted 24-59 (.407) 28-56 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 7-24 (.292) 11-27 (.407)
FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 17-24 (.708)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 16

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