HONOLULU -- Joston Thomas made a layup from the baseline with 0.8 seconds left in overtime to give Hawaii an 84-82 comeback victory over No. 14 Xavier on Friday night in the Diamond Head Classic, the Musketeers' third straight loss since a bench-clearing brawl Dec. 10 against Cincinnati.
Hawaii, down by 15 early in the second half of the consolation semifinal, tied it at 77 on Hauns Brereton's 3-pointer from the top of the key with 2.0 seconds left in regulation.
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Thomas finished with 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting and had nine rebounds. Vander Joaquim added 20 points for Hawaii (6-5), Zane Johnson had 14 and Brereton 13.
Tu Holloway led Xavier (8-3) with 26 points, Mark Lyons had 18 and Kenny Frease 13.
The Rainbow Warriors will face Clemson in the fifth-place game Sunday, and the Musketeers will play Southern Illinois for seventh place.
The victory was Hawaii's first over a ranked team since it beat then-No. 4 Michigan State in November 2005.
Xavier has lost three straight for the first time under coach Chris Mack.