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Grand Canyon beats Utah Valley, advances to WAC final

LAS VEGAS (AP) Joshua Braun and Alessandro Lever had 15 points each and third-seeded Grand Canyon overcame a second-half lapse to beat No. 2 seed Utah Valley 75-60 in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday night.

The Antelopes (22-10) advanced to Saturday's championship to face the winner of No. 1 seed New Mexico State and fourth-seeded Seattle.

Grand Canyon opened to a 27-9 lead and went into halftime up 41-27.

Utah Valley (22-10) went on a 16-3 run early in the second half to cut the deficit to 51-47 but got no closer. Grand Canyon had a 6-1 run to get the lead back to double digits with three minutes to go and made 11 of 14 free throws in the final 90 seconds to seal it.

Keonta Vernon added 14 and eight rebounds for Grand Canyon.

Akolda Manyang had 18 points, Kenneth Ogbe scored 12 and Brandon Randolph, 10 for Utah Valley.

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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 Grand Canyon 22-10 413475
home team logo Utah Valley 22-10 273360
Team Stats
away team logo Grand Canyon 22-10 74.4 PPG 39.2 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo Utah Valley 22-10 77.1 PPG 38.9 RPG 13.5 APG
Key Players
25
A. Lever 13.2 PPG 4.2 RPG 1.3 APG 44.9 FG%
2
J. Toolson 16.2 PPG 4.4 RPG 2.1 APG 59.5 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