PHOENIX (AP) Joshua Braun had 20 points and seven rebounds to help Grand Canyon beat North Carolina Central 64-59 on Monday night.
Pablo Rivas pulled NCCU within 60-59 with 44 seconds remaining and Casey Benson had his shot blocked at the other end. But Raasean Davis missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and Benson made two free throws to give GCU a three-point lead. NCCU's Reginald Gardner Jr. missed a 3-pointer and Benson sealed it with two more foul shots.
Keonta Vernon and Roberts Blumbergs each added nine points for Grand Canyon (7-2), which led for the final 32-plus minutes. Benson had six points, seven rebounds and seven assists.