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Washington State upsets No. 15 Baylor 77-71

By Jaymes Song

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Dec. 23 2010 7:03 p.m. MST

HONOLULU — Klay Thompson scored 20 points, including two key 3-pointers down the stretch, and Washington State held on to upset No. 15 Baylor 77-71 in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic 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. Five players reached double figures for Washington State, which advanced to Saturday's championship game against the winner of the Butler-Florida State semifinal.

Thompson, the son of former No. 1 NBA draft pick Mychal Thompson, made a 3 to give Washington State a 66-64 lead with 4:29 left. He hit another 3 and made two free throws with 32 seconds left.

LaceDarius Dunn scored 29 points, all but four in the second half for the Bears (8-2), while Quincy Acy had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

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