Klay Thompson had 20 points, including two key three-pointers down the stretch, and Washington State defeated No. 15 Baylor, 77-71, in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu on Thursday.
The Cougars (10-1), who nearly squandered a 20-point second-half lead, withstood a furious rally by the Bears for their fifth straight win. Washington State advanced to Saturday's championship game against the winner of the Butler-Florida State semifinal.
LaceDarius Dunn scored 29 points, all but four in the second half, for the Bears (8-2).
Tennessee 66, Belmont 65 - Scotty Hopson scored 19 points and drove the lane for a go-ahead layup with 5.7 seconds left as the No. 19 Volunteers (8-3) edged the Bruins (9-3) in Knoxville, Tenn., to snap a three-game losing skid.
Ohio State 92, Oakland 63 - Deshaun Thomas scored 17 points to lead the second-ranked Buckeyes (12-0) past the Golden Grizzlies (7-8) in Columbus, Ohio.
Georgetown 86, Memphis 69 - Austin Freeman scored 24 points and the No. 10 Hoyas (11-1) pulled away from the No. 16 Tigers (9-2) in the second half for a victory in Memphis, Tenn.
Kansas State 80, UMKC 64 - Rodney McGruder hit seven treys as the No. 11 Wildcats (10-3) thumped the Kangaroos (7-5) in Manhattan, Kan.
Minnesota 85, South Dakota State 73 - Colton Iverson had 15 points as the No. 17 Golden Gophers (11-1) beat the Jackrabbits (8-4) in Minneapolis.
BYU 89, UTEP 68 - Jimmer Fredette scored 25 points and Jackson Emery added 23 to give the No. 23 Cougars (12-1) the win over the Miners (9-3) in Provo, Utah.
Mississippi State 69, San Diego 52 - Renardo Sidney scored 19 points and the Bulldogs (8-4) cruised to victory over the Toreros (2-10) in a consolation game of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu.
Tulane 68, Southern 65 - Kendall Timmons scored 21 points as the Green Wave (8-3) rallied to drop the Jaguars (1-10) in Baton Rouge, La.