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Grand Canyon holds off North Carolina Central 64-59

PHOENIX (AP) Joshua Braun had 20 points and seven rebounds to help Grand Canyon beat North Carolina Central 64-59 on Monday night.

Pablo Rivas pulled NCCU within 60-59 with 44 seconds remaining and Casey Benson had his shot blocked at the other end. But Raasean Davis missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and Benson made two free throws to give GCU a three-point lead. NCCU's Reginald Gardner Jr. missed a 3-pointer and Benson sealed it with two more foul shots.

Keonta Vernon and Roberts Blumbergs each added nine points for Grand Canyon (7-2), which led for the final 32-plus minutes. Benson had six points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

The Antelopes will play their first road game of the season on Wednesday night at Boise State (9-1).

Davis led NCCU (4-8) with 16 points and nine rebounds. Rivas added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Gardner scored 11.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo N.C. Central 4-8 302959
home team logo Grand Canyon 7-2 382664
Team Stats
away team logo N.C. Central 4-8 69.7 PPG 37.7 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo Grand Canyon 7-2 70.5 PPG 35.1 RPG 11.8 APG
Key Players
2
J. Blount 19.2 PPG 9.5 RPG 1.6 APG 52.5 FG%
25
A. Lever 15.7 PPG 6.0 RPG 2.2 APG 53.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB