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Grand Canyon beats Utah Valley, advances to WAC Tournament final

Dan Majerle (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

LAS VEGAS — Carlos Johnson had a career-high 35 points as Grand Canyon narrowly beat Utah Valley 78-74 in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tourney on Friday night.

Johnson shot 6 for 8 from beyond the arc. He added nine rebounds.

Michael Finke had 10 points for Grand Canyon (20-12).

Conner Toolson had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Wolverines (24-9). Richard Harward added 12 points and nine rebounds. Baylee Steele had 12 points.

Jake Toolson, whose 16 points per game heading into the contest led the Wolverines, scored only 7 points (3 of 11).