KETHAN SAVAGE sparked a late rally and scored 12 points to lead George Washington to a 60-54 upset over No. 11 Wichita State in the final of the Diamond Head Classic last night in Honolulu.
The Colonials (9-3) won their first in-season tournament since they knocked off Michigan State and Maryland in the 2004 BB&T Classic.
They trailed 50-43 with just under 7 minutes remaining when Savage twice swatted away a pass down the court and recovered the ball for a layup. Yuta Watanabe put the Colonials ahead for good with a three-pointer with 3:32 remaining.
Kevin Larsen and Watanabe had 10 each for GW.
The Shockers (10-2) made only one field goal over the last 6 minutes. Fred VanVleet led Wichita State with 11 points on 4-for-15 shooting. No other player reached double figures for Wichita State, with Ron Baker scoring only nine.
The Shockers shot 34 percent for the game.
In other games in the tournament:
* Isaac Fleming scored 18 points and Hawaii (10-4) held off Colorado, 69-66, in the third-place game. Josh Scott led the Buffaloes (7-5) with 23 points.
* Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields scored 22 points each as Nebraska (8-4) beat Ohio, 72-58, to claim fifth place.
* Evan Payne scored 24 points to lead Loyola Marymount (4-8) past DePaul, 72-69, in the seventh-place game.