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  • FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2016, file photo, Grand Canyon fans gesture before an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville, in Phoenix. Grand Canyon's Havocs may not have the name recognition of more well-known student sections, but they may be the loudest in basketball. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    Grand Canyon falls to Missouri-Kansas City despite Russell’s 27

    GCU's DeWayne Russell scored 27 but Missouri-Kansas City defeated Grand Canyon on Thursday night.
  • Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, right, talks to Grand Canyon guard DeWayne Russell (0) after an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Phoenix. Louisville defeated Grand Canyon 79-70. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    GCU’s Russell carried off, returns after injury scare in win vs. San Diego Christian

    DeWayne Russell, senior guard for the Grand Canyon basketball team, left against San Diego Christian with an apparent left knee injury.
  • Grand Canyon head coach Dan Majerle celebrates with Darion Clark (23) during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Grand Canyon beats Rio Grande for second conference win

    Keonta Vernon scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Grand Canyon beat Rio Grande 79-66 on Saturday night.
  • GCU A.D. Baker: Once upon a time, football was on the radar

    DeWayne Russell scores 20 but GCU falls at NMSU

    DeWayne Russell scored 20 points for the Grand Canyon Antelopes, while Joshua Braun added 16 against the New Mexico State Aggies.
  • FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2016, file photo, Grand Canyon fans gesture before an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville, in Phoenix. Grand Canyon's Havocs may not have the name recognition of more well-known student sections, but they may be the loudest in basketball. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    Braun has 31 points, Grand Canyon rolls over Utah Valley

    Joshua Braun nailed a career-high 7 of 13 from beyond the arc to total 31 points as Grand Canyon opened Western Athletic Conference action with an 82-72 win.
  • Alcorn State guard Avery Patterson (15) and Grand Canyon guard Fiifi Aidoo (1) compete for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (David Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic via AP)

    Russell drops 27 to push Grand Canyon past Alcorn State

    DeWayne Russell scored 27 points and Grand Canyon beat Alcorn State on Tuesday night for its fourth straight win at home.
  • Arizona  head coach Sean Miller yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Grand Canyon, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Sean Miller on GCU: ‘I’ve never seen a student section in McKale filled with the visitors’

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino called Grand Canyon's home crowd the toughest he's ever faced. Arizona coach Sean Miller saw and heard the same in Tucson.
  • Arizona guard Rawle Alkins (1) drives on Grand Canyon forward Keonta Vernon during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona defeated Grand Canyon 64-54. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    No. 19 Arizona pulls away late to beat Grand Canyon

    Kobi Simmons scored 13 points, Rawle Alkins added 11 points and eight rebounds, and No. 19 Arizona outlasted Grand Canyon on Wednesday night.
  • Grand Canyon coach Dan Majerle yells on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Dan Majerle, GCU ‘Lopes ready for another test in Arizona Wildcats

    Dan Majerle's Grand Canyon team is no stranger to tough opponents or environments, and they will head to another one Wednesday night in Tucson.
  • Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, right, talks to Grand Canyon guard DeWayne Russell (0) after an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Phoenix. Louisville defeated Grand Canyon 79-70. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Louisville head coach Rick Pitino says GCU crowd tougher than Duke, Kentucky

    The Grand Canyon University men's basketball program isn't eligible for the NCAA Tournament until next season, but they aren't going to stay quiet while they wait.
  • GCU A.D. Baker: Once upon a time, football was on the radar

    Grand Canyon rolls over Coppin State

    DeWayne Russell had 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting and Grand Canyon held Coppin State to 14 first-half points on the way to a 70-37 win on Friday night.
  • Grand Canyon coach Dan Majerle yells on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Grand Canyon falls short against Penn State in HoF Tip-Off Tournament

    Grand Canyon basketball guard Joshua Braun made 5 of 10 3-pointers and led Grand Canyon (0-2) with 25 points in a loss to Penn State on Tuesday.
  • GCU A.D. Baker: Once upon a time, football was on the radar

    GCU basketball holds off Adams State in exhibition

    Grand Canyon basketball held off Adams State 88-83 in a home exhibition game Thursday behind DeWayne Russell's 17 points and 11 assists.
  • Niki Jackson focuses on scoring goals and creating opportunities for his teammates. (Photo by Ben Halverson/Cronkite News)

    Valley soccer standout Niki Jackson helps build GCU program

    One of the top players in Arizona, Niki Jackson received numerous offers to play for top-tier programs. Instead, Jackson decided to play soccer at GCU.
  • Geordie Hackett expects the facility’s expansion to play a major role in landing potential recruits. (Photo by Ben Halverson/Cronkite News)

    GCU investing in sports medicine as part of move to Division I

    Grand Canyon University is adding 2,500 feet of space to the school’s sports medicine facility. It will cost between $500,000 and $1 million.