STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) Asbjorn Midtgaard posted 19 points and nine rebounds as Grand Canyon narrowly beat Tarleton State 75-72 on Friday night in each of their Western Athletic Conference openers.

Gabe McGlothan had 14 points and seven rebounds for Grand Canyon (5-3, 1-0). Mikey Dixon added 11 points. Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 10 points and six assists.

Montre' Gipson had 30 points for the Texans (2-3, 0-1). Tahj Small added 11 points and 14 rebounds. Konstantin Dotsenko had eight points, one rebound and one assist.

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