The Marquette Golden Eagles beat the Cal State Fullerton Titans 86-66 in opening round play of the Wooden Legacy tournament. Marquette improved to 4-2, and Cal State Fullerton fell to 2-4.
Marquette dominated the pace throughout the game by outrebounding and outshooting the Titans. The Golden Eagles finished with a 40-20 rebounding advantage, and shot 55.7% from the field to Cal State’s 46.0%.
Marquette senior forward Jamil Wilson led all scorers with 24 points on 10 of 14 shooting from the field. Wilson had nine rebounds and two assists as well. Senior forward Davante Gardner had 18 points and 9 rebounds, and freshman guard JaJuan Johnson had 18 points for the Golden Eagles. Gardner shot 8 of 11 from the field and Johnson shot 6 of 8.
The Titans were led by senior guard Michael Williams with 16 points and senior forward Marquis Horne with 13 points. Both combined for three rebounds, a number they will look to improve in their next game.
Marquette takes on George Washington tomorrow at 3:30 pm ET on ESPN 2 in the semi finals. George Washington beat Miami 71-63 in overtime to advance. Cal State Fullerton will play Miami tomorrow at 6 pm ET on ESPN 3 in the consolation bracket.
Link to bracket of the Wooden Legacy tournament.