Braun makes 5 3-pointers, Grand Canyon beats UMKC 84-77

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PHOENIX (AP) — Joshua Braun made five 3-pointers and scored 28 points, DeWayne Russell had 19 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and Grand Canyon beat Missouri-Kansas City 84-77 on Saturday night.

Braun was 5 of 9 from distance a game after hitting a single-game school record nine 3-pointers in an 82-59 victory over Chicago State. He started 3 of 5 from beyond the arc to give Grand Canyon a 27-17 lead over UMKC.

Russell, a senior on senior night, kept the Antelopes in front despite not making a field goal in the final 3:46. He rebounded a long miss, had a pass that led to two free throws and drew a charge in the closing minutes.

Oscar Frayer added 14 points and seven rebounds, and Keonta Vernon scored 10 for Grand Canyon (21-9, 10-3 Western Athletic Conference), which played in front of a GCU Arena record 7,502 fans.

The Antelopes finish the regular season next Saturday at first-place CSU Bakersfield.

LaVell Boyd had 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds for UMKC (15-15, 7-6).

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