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Jaedon LeDee achieved his 24th career double-digit scoring game and 16th as an Aztec. (SDSU) Jaedon LeDee achieved his 24th career double-digit scoring game and 16th as an Aztec. (SDSU)

Men's Hoops: Aztecs Win Main Event in Overtime Over Washington

Jaedon LeDee was named the tournament's MVP and was joined by Micah Parrish on the all-tournament team.
By GoAztecs

UPDATED NOV. 20, 2023, 9:30 a.m.


Jaedon LeDee scored a career-high 34 points  10 after regulation  and grabbed 17 rebounds to help San Diego State beat Washington 100-97 in overtime Sunday night and win the Continental Tire Main Event championship.


LeDee was named the tournament's MVP and was joined by Micah Parrish on the all-tournament team.


Elijah Saunders made 3 of 3 from 3-point range and scored 16 points for San Diego State (4-1). Micah Parrish added 15 points and Reese Waters 13 .


Keion Brooks Jr. scored eight of his 22 points in overtime, Sahvir Wheeler finished with 19 points and six assists, and Moses Wood added 18 points for Washington (3-2). Paul Mulcahy had 11 points and tied his career-high with 13 of the Huskies' 27 assists - their most since recording 30 against California on February 10, 2011.


LeDee made two free throws with 1:17 to play and hit layup with 36 seconds left gave the Aztecs the lead for good at 98-97. Waters made two free throws to cap the scoring with 9 seconds left and Moses Wood missed a potential tying 3-point shot as time expired.


Wheeler made a layup with 50 seconds left in regulation, Mulcahy also made a layup and Wheeler followed with a third that trimmed Washington's deficit to 85-84 with 7 seconds left. After a tie-up on the inbounds, Washington gained possession, threw the ball in to Mulcahy, who drove into the lane and drew a foul on a fadeaway with 1.0 seconds left. The grad transfer from Rutgers missed the first of two free throws but made the second to force overtime. 


San Diego State plays California at the SoCal Showcase on Saturday and Washington is off until the Huskies play host to UC San Diego on Nov. 28.


UPDATED NOV. 18, 2023, 12 a.m.


Jaedon LeDee scored 25 points as San Diego State University beat Saint Mary's 79-54 in the Main Event at T-Mobile Arena on Friday night.


The Aztecs used an 11-0 run over 3:07 in the second half to turn a 41-38 deficit into a 49-41 lead and never trailed again. 


SDSU’s starters outscored the Gaels starters, 67-43. Reese Waters shot 7 for 9, including 3 for 4 from beyond the arc to add 19 points. Micah Parrish shot 2 for 7 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 6 of 7 from the free throw line to finish with 11 points.


LeDee added eight rebounds for the Aztecs (3-1). 


Elijah Saunders had the first multi-block game of his college career and his four blocks are the most for an Aztec in a game since Nathan Mensah blocked five shots against Alabama in the Sweet 16 in the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. 


Mitchell Saxen led the Gaels (2-2) in scoring, finishing with 16 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Joshua Jefferson added 12 points and four assists. Aidan Mahaney also had eight points.


SDSU now has a winning record against six of the nine members if the West Coast Conference. SDSU improves to 8-7 in the all-time series against Saint Mary’s, and Brian Dutcher is 3-1 against the Gaels as a head coach, all on a neutral court.