Aztecs Win Over 25th-Ranked Marquette

Aztecs celebrated a win in the title game of the Wooden Legacy

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    San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher and his players celebrate their win over Marquette in an NCAA men's college basketball game at the Wooden Legacy tournament in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. San Deigo State won the game and the tournament championship, 67-59.

    The Aztecs took on 25th-ranked Marquette in the title game of the Wooden Legacy up in Anaheim. The win was a big one for San Diego State University and helped get Steve Fisher's team a ranking in the AP's Top 25.

    The team played three games over a four-day period capped off Sunday night in the title game of the Wooden Legacy at the Honda Center.

    Xavier Thames was money all night. He hit this first half 3-point shot to give State a three-point lead.

    The game was tight throughout, but an early second half burst, capped by a Winston Sheppard dunk put State up by nine points.

    The Golden Eagles closed the gap.

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    Then Aztecs went to Shepard again for a short jumper that gave the Aztecs a four-point lead.

    Still up four with under a minute left. Thames drove the lane but his shot was blocked. Skylar Spencer was at the rim for the shot.

    The Aztecs won it 67-59 and are now 5-1 on the season.

    On Monday, the school tweeted the news - San Diego State University was named among the top 25 teams in the nation:

    The team plays cross town rival USD Thursday.

     

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