Jovan Blacksher’s big night lifts GCU basketball over Chicago State
PHOENIX (AP) — Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 24 points on 5-for-7 shooting from 3-point range and Grand Canyon beat Chicago State 80-63 on Thursday night in a Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Gabe McGlothan had 17 points for Grand Canyon (11-2), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory.
Dima Zdor added 10 points.Ali Abdou Dibba scored 21 points for the Cougars (4-10) and Coreyoun Rushin scored 16 with nine rebounds.
The Cougars’ leading scorer, Brandon Betson (14 points per game) finished 2-for-11 shooting.