MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Dwyane Wade continues to make a name for himself in relative obscurity.
Wade scored 22 of his season-high 32 points in the first half as No. 19 Marquette captured the Blue and Gold Classic with an 80-68 victory over Texas-San Antonio.
Marquette (3-0) extended its home winning streak to 18 games and captured its own tournament for the fourth straight season. It was largely due to Wade, one of the game's electrifying players.
Wade made 10-of-17 shots from the floor and was 10-of-13 from the line to go with 13 rebounds and seven assists. The 6-4 Chicago product was the only player in the country to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals last season.
Despite his gaudy numbers, Wade has yet to receive his share of national exposure, partially due to the fact that he plays in Conference USA. Wade, who set a tournament record for points, has drawn some negative attention from scouts who question his ballhandling skills.
The former Marquette record for points in a Blue and Gold Classic game was 29, set by Maurice Lucas in 1973 and matched by Doc Rivers in 1982.
Robert Jackson and Scott Merritt each had four points as the Golden Eagles opened the second half with eight straight points for a 49-33 lead. The advantage grew to 18 points and Texas-San Antonio (1-1) got no closer than nine.
The Roadrunners got a huge game from Ike Akotaobi, who scored a career-high 24 points with an array of 3-pointers and driving baskets. He had 16 points in Friday's overtime win over Idaho State and was named to the all-tournament team.
Jackson collected 12 points and 10 rebounds and Merritt scored 13 points for Marquette, which dominated inside. The Golden Eagles held a 40-16 advantage in points in the paint and a 40-28 rebounding edge.
Marquette survived a woeful effort from beyond the arc, making just 6-of-25 shots. They connected at just under 20 percent (8-of-41) in the tournament.