After a slow start to the season, Thompson was named to the Cancun Challenge All-Tournament Team after scoring 15 points with three rebounds and two assists in the title-game victory over Auburn.
He made 3-of-6 3-pointers, reaching his season high in scoring in just the fifth game of the season.
It marked the second straight season that Thompson had a huge performance against an athletic SEC school in a Thanksgiving title game. He led Purdue to a victory in the 2015 Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic against Florida.
He would score 13 points each in back-to-back games against Louisville and Morehead State, making 6-of-9 from long distance in those two games.
Thompson made another buzzer-beater in the NCAA Tournament against Vermont to give the Boilermakers a halftime lead at the break.
This 3-pointer against Iowa State may have been the biggest shot of the season. Iowa State had come back from 18 points down to take the lead at 73-71 with just under three minutes left. The lead lasted 12 seconds as Thompson hit this triple to give Purdue a lead it would never relinquish.