California Riverside vs Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon bounces back, beats UC Riverside 68-56

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PHOENIX (AP) Roberts Blumbergs scored 14, Casey Benson had 12 points and four steals, and Grand Canyon bounced back from its first loss of the season to beat UC Riverside 68-56 on Saturday night.

The Antelopes (5-1) led 57-41 before allowing the Anteaters (2-5) to close within 61-52 with 3:39 left. But UC Riverside (2-5) missed its next five shots, GCU made five of its final six foul shots and Oscar Frayer's dunk punctuated the win with 37 seconds left.

Frayer finished with 11 points and Grand Canyon dominated in ball control, committing only eight turnovers to UC Riverside's 24. The Antelopes had a 32-4 edge in points off turnovers.

Grand Canyon scored the first five points and led 16-7 before the midpoint of the first half. The Antelopes extended their lead to as many as 13 in the period before going into the break with a 38-27 lead.

Alex Larsson led UC Riverside with 12 points and 15 rebounds.

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California Riverside (2-5)272956
Grand Canyon (5-1) «383068

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California Riverside Highlanders
A. Larsson, F354-74-5151312
B. Rosser, F213-40-12058
M. Dijkstra, C202-34-42338
C. Murray, G352-114-58328
D. Martin, G263-110-02247
J. Jackson213-40-28216
K. Flippin140-50-01020
J. Brown132-22-20007
D. Sylvester80-20-02100
I. Diallo30-00-00030
A. Kennedy20-00-00000
D. Pickett10-10-01000
R. Pierce10-00-00000
Totals 19-5014-1945122356
 38%73.7% 
Grand Canyon Antelopes
R. Blumbergs, F255-112-270014
K. Vernon, F202-31-17235
C. Benson, G344-134-647412
J. Braun, G251-94-77206
O. Frayer, G215-120-140411
S. Carr221-30-01522
G. Martin160-43-44203
A. Lever130-20-05030
F. Aidoo102-62-20126
D. Milstead62-30-00015
K. Smith62-20-00134
M. Jackson20-10-00010
Totals 24-6916-2340202368
 34.8%69.6% 
Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Hawaii4-113-5184
CSFullerton4-211-7107
LBSU4-210-12171
UCSB3-214-595
UC Davis3-212-765
UC Irvine3-38-14182
CSNorthridge 2-35-14348
Cal Poly1-46-13253
UC Riverside0-55-14306

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.5-017-349
Utah Valley4-115-678
Grand Canyon4-114-6199
Seattle3-214-8223
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-310-11234
Cal-Baker.1-48-12212
UMKC1-46-15255
Chicago St.0-52-20313
 
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LEHI 54 Final
UVA 75
CINCY 76 Final
XAV 89
WICH 69 Final
BAYL 62
SDAK 80 Final
DUKE 96
HARV 70 Final
UK 79
YALE 66 Final
TCU 92
NOVA 94 Final
STJOE 53
KAN 76 Final
SYR 60
PRIN 52 Final
MIAMI 80
SF 57 Final
AZST 75
USC 55 Final
SMU 72