NCAA Men's Basketball

Grand Canyon Antelopes (24-12)


Tue. 3/7 Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10 Sat. 3/11 Fri. 3/17
vs. Tx-Ar 
W 82-77
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@ Seattl 
W 84-79
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@ SamHou 
W 78-75
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@ SoUt 
W 84-66
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@ Gonz 
L 70-82
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Gonzaga wears down Grand Canyon 82-70 in March Madness

DENVER (AP) Slow-starting Gonzaga finally shook off the first-round jitters, then wore out Grand Canyon 82-70 behind 28 points and 10 rebounds from Julian Strawther in the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

Zags senior Drew Timme brought his sweatband and moustache back to March Madness and finished with 21 points, six rebounds and three blocks for the third-seeded Bulldogs (29-5), who haven't lost a first-round game in the tournament since 2008.

Next up for Gonzaga is a game Sunday against TCU, which got a last-second shot from JaKobe Coles to top Arizona State 72-70 in the evening's late contest.

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Leaders
Points: R. Harrison17.8
Rebounds: G. McGlothan7.6
Assists: R. Harrison3.6
FG%: R. Harrison44.2%
FT%: R. Harrison76.1%
3P%: C. McMillian44.4%
Steals: J. Blacksher Jr.1.5
Blocks: I. Carr0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama31-5
2 Houston33-3
3 Purdue29-6
4 Kansas28-8
5 Texas28-8
6 Marquette29-7
7 UCLA31-5
8 Arizona28-7
9 Gonzaga30-5
10 UConn27-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Houston33-3
2 Alabama31-5
3 Purdue29-6
4 Marquette29-7
5 Kansas28-8
6 UCLA31-5
7 Texas28-8
8 Arizona28-7
9 Gonzaga30-5
10 Virginia25-8
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Western Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Utah Valley 15-3 27-8
Sam Houston 14-4 26-8
Southern Utah 12-6 24-12
Grand Canyon 11-7 24-12
Seattle 11-7 20-12
Stephen F. Austin 11-7 19-13
Tarleton St. 9-9 17-17
California Baptist 8-10 17-16
UT Rio Grande Valley 6-12 15-17
Abilene Christian 6-12 13-17
UT Arlington 6-12 11-21
Utah Tech 5-13 14-19
New Mexico State 3-15 9-15
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 75.2 (93)
Rebounds: 10.1 (179)
Assists: 12.6 (215)
FG%: 46.2% (73)
FT%: 71.6% (184)
3P%: 38.3% (13)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 67.3 (97)
Rebounds: 26.5 (52)
Assists: 10.4 (22)
FG%: 40.9% (37)
FT%: 70.3% (111)
3P%: 31.7% (60)