NCAAB Game Recap - Grand Canyon at Illinois State
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:00 PM EST

VaTec
71
MSU
66
F
Kansas
93
Chami
63
F
Kent
52
OhSt
71
F
Chat
46
Tenn
58
F
Aub
84
NM
59
F
AlSt
62
VACom
78
F
NE
62
SthAL
74
F
ColSt
70
NMSt
78
F(OT)
(N/A)
51
Drex
84
F
Yale
73
W MI
51
F
GrCan
68
IlSt
63
F
LoyIL
55
SoFL
66
F
Drake
59
MiaO
67
F
Seatt
70
Buck
77
F
UGA
61
Dayt
80
F
Ford
64
W Ky
69
F
Detr
62
ULLa
81
F
WriSt
72
Web
57
F
GMas
60
OlDom
53
F
IUPUI
77
LoyMD
81
F
Valpa
77
Cin
81
F(OT)
KansSt
59
Pitt
63
F
(N/A)
83
Winth
127
F
Wisc
52
Rich
62
F
Butl
63
Mizzu
52
F
Ark
62
GaTec
61
F(OT)
Lipsco
78
TNTec
65
F
(N/A)
56
NoKY
86
F
ChiSt
56
FlaSt
113
F
WaSt
71
Nebras
82
F
Murr
64
LaSal
75
F
South
51
NebOm
78
F
Troy
66
AlaAM
80
F
CSNor
84
WIGB
85
F
SeLA
70
Vand
78
F
TAMIn
52
TexPA
79
F
AbCh
56
TxSt
61
F
(N/A)
45
Oral
99
F
Oakl
50
NIU
74
F
SCSt
66
APSU
92
F
Jacksn
57
Campbl
62
F
Nev
77
BGSU
62
F
ChBap
67
ArkPB
75
F
LaTec
75
Ind
88
F
Brad
51
NW
78
F
TXSo
62
Mont
74
F
Okla
54
Stan
73
F
TNSt
49
SDSU
62
F
BYU
78
UCLA
63
F

Nov 25, 2019, 1:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Grand Canyon (3-5)

31

37

68

Illinois State (2-4)

30

33

63

Lever carries Grand Canyon over Illinois St. 68-63
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:08 PM

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) Alessandro Lever scored 23 points as Grand Canyon narrowly beat Illinois State 68-63 in the Paradise Jam on Monday.

GCU led for 35 of the 40 minutes. Jovan Blacksher Jr. gave the Lopes a 62-57 lead with 3:49 to go on a driving three-point play and Lever made an up-and-under basket to make it 64-61. J.J. Rhymes had a key offensive rebound, and Isiah Brown and Rhymes made and two free throws apiece.

Brown added a career-high 21 points and Blacksher had 10 points and six rebounds for Grand Canyon (3-5). Rhymes added 10 points in his first Division I start.

Zach Copeland tied a career high with 21 points for the Redbirds (2-4), whose losing streak reached four games. Dedric Boyd added 10 points, and Jaycee Hillsman had seven rebounds.

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Leaders

Grand Canyon PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Okpoh 0 0 0 8 0 0
L. Bangai 0 0 0 1 0 0
Illinois State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Fisher III 0 0 0 2 0 0
Z. Copeland 21 0 4 5 0 0

Team Comparison

GrCan IlSt
Points For 68 63
Field Goals 24/60-40% 26/61-43%
Three Pointers 8/22-36% 10/26-38%
Free Throws 12/14-86% 1/2-50%
Offensive Rebounds 12 7
Defensive Rebounds 27 26
Rebounds 43 34
Blocks 1 6
Steals 5 4
Turnovers 14 11
Personal Fouls 11 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - GrCan Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 25 GrCan 68 @ IlSt 63 C. Johnson 4 M. Chastain 2

Game Information

Stadium: Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Attendance: 0
Game Time: