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Houston Wins Diamond Head Classic

In the only American Athletic Conference men's basketball action on Christmas (Dec. 25), Houston captured the Diamond Head Classic title.

Houston 75, No. 21/20 Washington 71

HONOLULU (AP) -- Fabian White Jr. and Caleb Mills scored 19 points each to help Houston rally to a 75-71 win over No. 21 Washington in the title game of the Diamond Head Classic on Wednesday.

The Cougars (10-3) trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, but outscored the Huskies (10-3) 44-35 after halftime to win their fourth straight. White shot 7 of 13 from the field and hit all five of his free throws to finish with a career-high in points scored and earn the tournament’s most outstanding player honors.