Washington’s Jaden McDaniels (0) drives against Hawaii’s Drew Buggs (1) during a semifinal at the Diamond Head Classic on Monday in Honolulu. (Marco Garcia / Associated Press)

Washington’s Jaden McDaniels (0) drives against Hawaii’s Drew Buggs (1) during a semifinal at the Diamond Head Classic on Monday in Honolulu. (Marco Garcia / Associated Press)

UW men top cold-shooting Hawaii 72-61

The Huskies will play Houston in the final of the Diamond Head Classic on Christmas Day.

By Kalani Takase / Associated Press

HONOLULU — Isaiah Stewart had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 21 Washington over Hawaii 72-61 in the Diamond Head Classic semifinals Monday.

Quade Green added 11 points and seven assists for the Huskies (10-2), who will play Houston for the tournament title on Wednesday. Jaden McDaniels had nine points and 13 rebounds, and Nahziah Carter chipped in with 10 points.

Stewart made 13 of 21 shots from the field. He scored 16 points in the first half and finished with his fourth straight double-double.

Hawaii got within six on Zigmars Raimo’s basket in transition with 5:28 to play, but went scoreless for more than three minutes while the Huskies reeled off an eight-point run to stretch their lead to 59-45 with 2:04 remaining.

Justin Webster had 16 points and Raimo added 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Rainbow Warriors (8-4), who shot a season-low 28%.

The Huskies dominated in both points in the paint (40-18) and fast-break points (24-9).

Washington led 37-22 at halftime.

BIG PICTURE

Washington is off to its best start since the 2014-15 season, when it opened 11-0 before dropping its next four games. The Huskies, who have won eight of nine, were picked to finish third in the Pac-12 preseason media poll. They open conference play against UCLA at home on Jan. 2.

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Washington: The Huskies own a 5-2 advantage over Houston all-time. The teams last met on Dec. 24, 2004, which resulted in a 110-63 win for Washington.

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