Emmanuel Chibuogwu grabbed an offensive rebound with four seconds left and laid it in to lift Seattle University to a 59-57 win over Grand Canyon Saturday night, handing the Antelopes their first loss in Western Athletic Conference play.
PHOENIX — Emmanuel Chibuogwu grabbed an offensive rebound with four seconds left and laid it in to lift Seattle University to a 59-57 win over Grand Canyon on Saturday night, handing the Antelopes their first loss in Western Athletic Conference play.
The loss knocks Grand Canyon (19-3, 6-1) into a tie with New Mexico State atop the WAC standings. Seattle (10-11, 4-3) climbs to fourth place behind CS Bakersfield.
William Powell fouled Joshua Braun in the backcourt and Braun knocked down all three free throws to cut Grand Canyon’s deficit to 55-54. Brendan Westendorf got to the basket for a layup to push the Seattle lead back to three, but Braun hit from deep to tie the game at 57-57 with 1:38 to play.
Both teams missed opportunities to take the lead in the final minute.
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Westendorf scored 14 points to lead the Redhawks, who have won three straight games.
Braun scored 17 points for Grand Canyon.
Seattle U returns home to host Chicago State on Thursday night.
Dana Jones scored 25 points as the Grand Canyon women beat Seattle U 67-54 at Connolly Complex.
Taelor Ross scored 16 points and Tal Sahar 15 for the Redhawks (9-13, 3-4).
Grand Canyon (12-11, 4-3) used an 11-2 run in the third quarter to break away from a tie game. The Antelopes led by as many as 16 points in the fourth quarter.
“We can’t let them get easy shots and once we take care of that, we need to identify their three-point shooters,” SU coach Joan Bonvicini said. “Also, we had 15 turnovers, which may not sound like a lot, but when they score 25 points off of those, that’s not good. We need to, obviously, score more points, but it starts on the defensive end.”
The Redhawks return to the road, playing at Chicago State on Thursday.