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Grand Canyon puts Cal Poly away behind Russell's 25 points



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PHOENIX (AP) — DeWayne Russell scored 25 points and Grand Canyon put Cal Poly away down the stretch to earn a 71-64 win on Wednesday night.

Twelve of Russell's 25 came at the free throw line. Keonta Vernon added 13 points for Grand Canyon (9-5), which finished with one less field goal (25-24) and two less 3-pointers (5-3) than the Mustangs, but held an 11-point advantage at the free throw line (20-9).

The game was tied at 48 with 6:15 left. However the Antelopes slowly built an advantage over the next four-plus minutes, staging a 13-5 scoring stretch to take a 61-53 lead with 1:32 remaining.

The Mustangs got it back to 65-61 in the final minute, but a Russell free throw and a Shaq Carr layup pushed it back to seven and put Cal Poly away.

Luke Meikle scored 22 for Cal Poly (5-8), which has lost four straight.

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