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Jackson's 19 pts lead GCU past Utah Valley in WAC opener

PHOENIX (AP) Matt Jackson scored 19 points and Alessandro Lever scored 14 and Grand Canyon beat Utah Valley 71-60 in a Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams Thursday night.

Grand Canyon (8-6) closed out the first half with a 12-4 run in the last 5 1/2 minutes to lead 36-27 at the break. Connor MacDougall made a layup with 14:10 to go and Utah Valley came as close as 42-40 before Lever converted a 3-point play. McDougall added a pair of free throws later to reduce the Wolverines' deficit to 49-48 but they'd never get closer.

Carlos Johnson added 10 points for the Lopes. Both teams struggled shooting from the field (each were 38 percent) but made up for it at the foul line; Utah Valley 15 of 16 and GCU 19 of 24.

Benjamin Nakwaasah scored 15 for Utah Valley (11-5) and Baylee Steele scored 12.

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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 Utah Valley 11-5 263460
home team logo Grand Canyon 8-6 373471
Team Stats
away team logo Utah Valley 11-5 77.6 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo Grand Canyon 8-6 75.3 PPG 39.4 RPG 14.1 APG
Key Players
2
J. Toolson 15.9 PPG 4.5 RPG 2.3 APG 53.9 FG%
23
C. Johnson 14.3 PPG 4.1 RPG 1.6 APG 49.0 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