San Diego State Beats Charleston 72-52

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FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - Winston Shepard scored 15 points and Matt Shrigley added 12 to lead San Diego State to a 72-52 win over the College of Charleston in Thursday's first round of the Wooden Legacy, at Cal State Fullerton.

The Aztecs (3-1) scored 17 of the first 18 points of the game and extended their lead to 22 points before settling for 37-21 advantage at the half.

The Cougars (2-4) turned up the defensive pressure to start the second half, scoring points on consecutive steals, but San Diego State kept pulling away, extending their lead to as many as 25 points.

Xavier Thames scored 11 points for San Diego State and JJ O'Brien added 10. Shrigley scored a game-high four 3-pointers and the Aztecs shot 57.4 percent from the field.

Adjehi Baru led the Cougars with eight points. Charleston shot 33.3 percent from the field on 18-of-54 shooting.