NCAA Basketball

Grand Canyon Antelopes (22-9)


Thu. 2/16 Sat. 2/18 Thu. 2/23 Sat. 2/25 Sat. 3/4
@ Seattl 
W 61-58
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@ UVU 
W 77-71
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vs. ChiSt 
W 82-59
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vs. UMKC 
W 84-77
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@ CS-Bk 
W 58-52
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Grand Canyon holds off Cal State Bakersfield 58-52

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Joshua Braun scored 16 points, Keonta Vernon added 11 to go with 12 rebounds and Grand Canyon held off a second half rally by Cal State Bakersfield for a 58-52 win Saturday night in the season finale for both teams.

After racing to a 37-23 halftime lead, Grand Canyon had to scramble in the second half as Bakersfield tightened the gap. The Roadrunners cut it to single digits with a tip-in from Shon Briggs that made it 45-37 midway through the period and later pulled to within three, 55-52, with three free throws from Jaylin Airington to cap a 6-2 spurt with 1:33 left.

Grand Canyon (22-9, 11-3 Western Athletic Conference) then sealed it from the line down the stretch.

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Leaders
Points: D. Russell21.2
Rebounds: K. Vernon7.0
Assists: D. Russell5.4
FG%: D. Russell40.0%
FT%: J. Braun80.3%
3P%: J. Braun41.6%
Steals: D. Russell1.5
Blocks: O. Frayer0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga34-1
3 Kansas30-4
4 Arizona32-4
5 Kentucky31-5
6 North Carolina29-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-4
9 Oregon31-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga34-1
3 Kansas30-4
4 Arizona32-4
5 Kentucky31-5
6 UCLA31-4
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina29-7
9 Oregon31-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Western Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Bakersfield 12-2 25-9
New Mexico State 11-3 28-6
Grand Canyon 11-3 22-9
UMKC 8-6 18-17
Utah Valley 6-8 17-17
Seattle 5-9 13-17
Texas-Rio Grande Valley 2-12 10-22
Chicago State 1-13 6-26
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 73.6 (168)
Rebounds: 10.8 (148)
Assists: 13.6 (160)
FG%: 43.6% (225)
FT%: 66.5% (291)
3P%: 33.1% (271)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 67.8 (61)
Rebounds: 26.8 (58)
Assists: 12.1 (87)
FG%: 42.0% (82)
FT%: 69.7% (138)
3P%: 32.6% (59)
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