Grand Canyon beats Utah Valley 77-71
OREM, Utah (AP) DeWayne Russell scored 18 points with seven assists and Grand Canyon extended its winning streak to four, beating Utah Valley 77-71 on Saturday night.
Joshua Braun added 17 points for the Antelopes (19-9, 8-3 West Coast Conference) and Shaq Carr had 11.
Grand Canyon led 35-33 at the break. But an Ivory Young 3-pointer early in the second half gave Utah Valley a 38-37 edge and two more 3s each by Young and Kenneth Ogbe helped extend the Wolverines’ lead to 55-49 with 10:55 to go. Darion Clark made a layup to put GCU back on top 68-66 with 3:30 remaining and Braun drained a 3-pointer to make it 72-66 with 2:32 left. The Antelopes led the rest of the way.
Grand Canyon sits in third place in the WAC behind no. 2 New Mexico State (9-2) and no. 1 CSU Bakersfield (9-1).
Young scored 18 points for the Wolverines (11-15, 3-8).