San Diego State got a career high 27 points from senior guard Xavier Thames as the Aztecs knocked off 25th ranked Marquette 67-59 in the title game of the Wooden Legacy Championship in Anaheim, California on Sunday night.
Marquette trailed by as many as 10-points in the second half before rebounding to tie the game at 53 with just over 3-minutes left to play. That’s when the Aztecs used a 14-4 run to pull out the win.
The Golden Eagles weren’t playing at 100%. Their top big man, Davante Gardner, vomited on the floor early in the contest. Gardner ended up playing 23 minutes but was held to six points.
Former Milwaukee Vincent star, freshman Deonte Burton, scored 15 for the Golden Eagles in defeat.
Marquette finished its trip out west with a 2-2 record to run its record to 5-3. They’ll likely fall out of the top 25 when the new polls come out today.