Grand Canyon basketball runs out of magic late in quest to reach NCAA Tournament
LAS VEGAS - Keonta Vernon tried to will history. Casey Benson tried to give his last college chapter a heroic ending. Freshman Alessandro Lever tried to take over late.
But, in the end, it was the school that has owned the Western Athletic Conference that wouldn't let No. 3-seed Grand Canyon have its breakthrough moment.
Top-seed New Mexico State refused to welt to GCU's relentless pressure and powered its way into the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night with a 72-58 victory for the WAC basketball tourney title at Orleans Arena.
After a Benson drive that also got him a free throw for a... read more