NCAAB Game Recap - Grand Canyon at New Mexico
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:00 PM EST

SEMO
48
OhSt
80
F
N TX
58
Dayt
71
F
NFla
81
FlaSt
98
F
Seatt
59
Wash
81
F
SIU-E
73
Winth
93
F
Iona
86
Princ
90
F(OT)
Stetsn
76
UNCA
78
F
UMBC
55
GTown
81
F
MD-ES
57
ECU
71
F
Kent
85
NCAT
71
F(OT)
(N/A)
66
StFPA
115
F
Amer
82
MtStM
76
F
Elon
46
Campbl
60
F
MsVl
50
WriSt
92
F
CenMI
79
RobM
83
F
NE
55
E MI
60
F
Prov
51
Fla
83
F
NCC
60
LaTec
69
F
TNTec
60
Lipsco
78
F
(N/A)
50
N DA
109
F
Gram
72
Marq
93
F
MryMO
69
StLou
82
F
Toled
57
UMKC
72
F
(N/A)
74
Drake
92
F
Oral
97
ChiSt
59
F
N AL
56
UAB
63
F
(N/A)
61
APSU
80
F
AlaAM
79
SthAL
89
F
Okla
73
Crei
83
F
Denv
64
N CO
86
F
JWCO
42
AF
99
F
USF
56
Stan
64
F
GrCan
71
NM
91
F
Purd
69
Ohio
51
F
NebOm
56
E WA
97
F
(N/A)
62
Web
109
F
UCIrv
61
UTEP
67
F
Temp
77
Mia-FL
78
F
PorSt
71
Pepp
77
F

Dec 17, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Grand Canyon (4-9)

31

40

71

New Mexico (11-2)

37

54

91

Bragg, Lyle lead New Mexico past Grand Canyon, 91-71
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:57 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Carlton Bragg got his second straight double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds and JaQuan Lyle scored 21 points to lead New Mexico to a 91-71 win over Grand Canyon on Tuesday night.

The Lobos (11-2) never trailed and finished with five players in double figures, Vance Jackson added a season-best 12, Vante Hendrix 12 and Zane Martin 11. J.J. Caldwell ran the New Mexico offense with nine assists and no turnovers.

Carlos Johnson scored 23 points to lead the Antelopes (4-9) and Alessandro Lever had 18, including a first-half stretch when he scored nine straight for Grand Canyon.

Although the Lobos were outscored in the paint, their usual strategy of working inside out still produced 32 points and helped open up other parts of the court. New Mexico's big advantage turned out to be on 3-pointers, where the Lobos outscored Grand Canyon 42-6, while making a season-best 12.

"A lot of guys made shots," New Mexico coach Paul Weir said. "It's the first time that's really happened for us. It's not something we go into the game trying to do. But I think they we were so consumed without our post play with JaQuan or Carlton or whoever was in there that they gave us the outside shots and thankfully we knocked them down."

Grand Canyon trailed 37-31 at halftime, but the Lobos opened the second half with a 14-4 run and the lead never fell into single digits thereafter.

"I told them I thought the game would open up and it did at the beginning part of the second half," Weir said. "Then they really just, they basically baited us to shoot 3s and it's not something I really like to do but we were making them."

New Mexico turned up the pressure in the second half, as well and that made a big difference, Grand Canyon coach Dan Majerle said.

"We wilted under the press," he said. "We made some bad decisions. We weren't strong with the ball. On defense, we didn't get back and then they started getting hot from 3 and we didn't adjust."

BIG PICTURE

GRAND CANYON

Having lost four of five and now playing without injured guard J.J. Rhymes, the Antelopes needed some good news and they got it with the debut of St. John's transfer guard Mikey Dixon, who finished with 10. However, forward Oscar Frayer still has not played this season because of academic issues.

NEW MEXICO

The Lobos also had a player make a debut as Hendrix, a Utah transfer, saw his first playing time, scoring all his points from behind the arc.

"What he showed tonight was well behind my wildest expectations," Weir said. "I don't know what his expectations were but he had a little bit of a bigger impact than I anticipated. I'm happy for him."

QUOTEABLE

"We did a very poor job defensively of stopping them," Majerle said. "They shot 55% and scored 91 points. You ain't going to beat anybody doing that.

UP NEXT

GRAND CANYON

The Antelopes are home Dec. 21 against Eastern Illinois before a two-week break preceding the start of Western Athletic Conference play in January.

NEW MEXICO

The Lobos continue a four-game, non-conference homestand before the resumption of Mountain West play Jan. 1.

Leaders

Grand Canyon PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Gerdes 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Spry 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Mexico PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Kuac 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Wegscheider 0 0 1 1 0 0

Team Comparison

GrCan NM
Points For 71 91
Field Goals 29/60-48% 31/56-55%
Three Pointers 2/11-18% 14/26-54%
Free Throws 11/15-73% 15/16-94%
Offensive Rebounds 10 11
Defensive Rebounds 14 25
Rebounds 27 39
Blocks 1 1
Steals 8 5
Turnovers 12 16
Personal Fouls 15 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Dec 17 GrCan 71 @ NM 91 B. Okpoh 2 K. McGee 2

Game Information

Stadium: Dreamstyle Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Attendance: 10,925
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