GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY

Grand Canyon basketball defeats Liberty for 5th straight win

Dec 9, 2023, 4:24 PM

Grand Canyon forward Gabe McGlothan...

GCU forward Gabe McGlothan (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Gabe McGlothan scored 21 points as Grand Canyon basketball beat Liberty 69-64 on the road Saturday to cap an epic week for the program.

GCU is riding a five-game winning streak after picking up its first victory against a top 25 opponent Tuesday over then-No. 25 San Diego State.

The Antelopes then ended Liberty’s 20-game home winning streak and picked up another win over a top 40 program in the NET rankings.

McGlothan also had seven rebounds for the Antelopes (8-1), while Ray Harrison went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line to added 19 points. Tyon Grant-Foster was 5-of-11 shooting to finish with 18 points, seven boards and three blocks.

Zach Cleveland finished with 13 points for the Flames (7-3). Kaden Metheny added 12 points and two steals for Liberty.

GCU fell behind 23-6 before climbing back with a 15-0 run to go into halftime tied 32-32. The Flames jumped back out front by nine points in the second half, but GCU chipped away and grabbed the lead with a 9-0 run, 51-50 with 8:12 remaining. The Antelopes’ largest lead was seven as they held off Liberty down the stretch.

GCU plays next Saturday against Portland in the Colangelo Classic at Footprint Center at 7:30 p.m.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.Β 

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Grand Canyon University

Tyon Grant-Foster...

Nick Borgia

GCU’s Tyon Grant-Foster enters 2024 NBA Draft, per report

Grand Canyon's Tyon Grant-Foster, who was the 2023-24 WAC Player of the Year, will enter the 2024 NBA Draft, per Shams Charania.

3 hours ago

Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley and assistant Jermaine Kimbrough...

Arizona Sports

Grand Canyon hires Bobby Hurley’s top Arizona State assistant, Jermaine Kimbrough

Arizona State assistant coach Jermaine Kimbrough has departed Bobby Hurley's staff and joined nearby Grand Canyon head coach Bryce Drew.

3 days ago

South Carolina celebrates winning an NCAA Championship...

Associated Press

NCAA women’s title between South Carolina, Iowa was most-watched hoops game in 5 years

South Carolina's victory over Iowa in the women's NCAA championship game had a preliminary audience average of 18.7 million on ABC and ESPN.

6 days ago

Caitlin Clark and members of the Iowa women's basketball team celebrate their Final Four win over U...

Associated Press

Caitlin Clark leads Iowa rally for win over UConn in women’s Final Four

Caitlin Clark scored 21 points and made three big 3-pointers in the second half to rally Iowa past Paige Bueckers and UConn, 71-69.

10 days ago

Gabe McGlothan...

Arizona Sports

College Slam Dunk and 3-Point contests at GCU include Gabe McGlothan, Arizona’s Keshad Johnson

Grand Canyon will host the 2024 College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships. GCU's Gabe McGlothan and Arizona's Keshad Johnson will compete.

12 days ago

Bryce Drew reacts during a game...

Tyler Drake

Grand Canyon using NCAA Tournament run as springboard for next year

It was another year of forward progress for the Grand Canyon men's basketball team led by head coach Bryce Drew.

16 days ago

Grand Canyon basketball defeats Liberty for 5th straight win