LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Duane Wilson scored 30 points to lead Marquette past Tennessee 67-59 Sunday in the third-place game of the Orlando Classic.
Derrick Wilson added 11 points for Marquette (4-3).
"We're a much better team today than we were when we left Milwaukee," Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski said. "What I'm most proud of is the fight of our guys. I don't know if we were the hardest-playing team down here, but I know no one played harder than us."
Marquette's Matt Carlino, who set a classic record with 38 points in Thursday's 72-70 win over Georgia Tech, had six points and finished with 58 in the Golden Eagles' three games. The tournament record is 73, set by Kansas State's Michael Beasley in 2007.
Tennessee (2-3) got 18 points and 13 rebounds from Armani Moore. Josh Richardson had his streak of eight consecutive double-digit scoring games end after picking up nine.
"They were tougher and more physical than us," Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall said.
After Tennessee got within one, Duane Wilson made consecutive 3-pointers to put Marquette up 50-43 with 9 minutes to play. Derrick Wilson's short jumper made it 57-47 with 4:20 left.
Duane Wilson had 10 points as Marquette rallied from an 11-point deficit to take a 35-30 halftime advantage.
"He's just growing by leaps and bounds," Wojciechowski said.
Marquette made 15 of 23 free throws, while Tennessee converted 4 of 6.
The Volunteers outrebounded Marquette 39-22.