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2013 DIRECTV WOODEN LEGACY ATTRACTS RECORD CROWDS
Sunday, December 01, 2013

Anaheim, Calif., December 1, 2013 - With the attendance for the final four games of the 2013 DIRECTV Wooden Legacy being 6,007 for the competition at Honda Center Sunday, the three-day event over Thanksgiving weekend attracted a record 14,982 fans for the in-season college basketball tournament near Disneyland.

San Diego State beat Marquette, 67-59, in the championship game on Sunday afternoon to capture the tournament title.

Sunday’s total of 6,007 was a single-day record breaking the previous best of 5,144 set Friday for two sessions.  Prior to Friday, the best single-day attendance mark was 5,094 in 2009.  The 2013 DIRECTV Wooden Legacy featured a Marquette vs. San Diego State championship game at Honda Center.  Other schools in the event were Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, College of Charleston, Creighton, George Washington and Miami.

With the first four sessions of the 2013 DIRECTV Wooden Legacy being played Thursday and Friday (November 28 and 29) at Titan Gym on the campus of Cal State Fullerton, the final four games were combined into one session at Honda Center.  The two days of action at Titan Gym drew 3.831 on Thanksgiving Day and 5,144 on Friday.

The previous tournament attendance record for the three days of competition at the Anaheim Convention was 14,212 set in November 2009 when the field included tournament champion West Virginia along with Butler, Clemson, Long Beach State, Minnesota, Portland, Texas A&M and UCLA.  Both West Virginia and Butler advanced later in the season to the NCAA “final four” where the Bulldogs lost to Duke in the national championship game.

Year

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Day 1

2,994

2,545

4,814

3,670

2,884

2,194

3,831

Day 2

3,564

2,804

5,094

4,574

3,864

3,104

5,144

Day 3

3,344

2,954

4,304

3,804

2,637

2,527

6,007

Total

9,902

8,303

14,212

12,048

9,385

7,825

14,982