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SDSU beats No. 25 Marquette 67-59

Published On: Dec 02 2013 07:10:10 AM CST

ANAHEIM, Calif. -

Xavier Thames scored a career-high 27 points and San Diego State held off a late rally to beat No. 25 Marquette 67-59 in championship game of the Wooden Legacy on Sunday night.

The game was tied at 53 with 3 1/2 minutes remaining, but the Aztecs (5-1) closed with a 14-4 run to knock off their second ranked opponent in two games.

Thames, who was named tournament MVP, shot 7 of 16 from the field, including 5 for 6 from three-point range. He also drained six free throws in the finals 40 seconds to secure the win.

Josh Davis had a game-high 11 rebounds and joined Thames on the all-tournament team, and Dakari Allen and Winston Shepard each scored eight points for SDSU.

Deonte Burton scored 15 points to lead Marquette (5-3), which lost to its second unranked opponent in a week.

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