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Alessandro Lever’s 15 points lifts GCU men’s basketball past Chicago State

Grand Canyon University men's basketball against Chicago State on Feb. 15, 2020 (Photo: David Kadlubowski/GCU)

PHOENIX — Alessandro Lever posted 15 points as Grand Canyon easily defeated Chicago State 71-47 on Saturday night.

Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 14 points and six rebounds for Grand Canyon (12-13, 7-4 Western Athletic Conference). Mikey Dixon added 13 points. Carlos Johnson had 10 points and six rebounds.

Amir Gholizadeh had 18 points for the Cougars (4-23, 0-12). Chicago State has lost 17 games in a row, the longest active losing streak in the nation.

The Antelopes improve to 2-0 against the Cougars for the season. Grand Canyon defeated Chicago State 78-64 on Jan. 16.

Grand Canyon matches up against Seattle on the road on Thursday.

Chicago State plays California Baptist at home next Saturday.


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