LAS VEGAS (AP) Noah Baumann drilled a 3-pointer with 51 seconds remaining to lift Grand Canyon past top-seeded Sam Houston 78-75 in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament Friday night.
Grand Canyon, the tournament's No. 5 seed, will play in Saturday's championship game against the winner of the semifinal between No. 2 Utah Valley and No. 3 Southern Utah.
Kobe Knox shot 6 for 6 from beyond the arc and 3 of 3 from the free throw line to score 21 points to lead the Antelopes (20-11). Baumann shot 5 for 8 (4 for 7 from 3-point range) and 3 of 5 from the free throw line to add 17 points. Chance McMillian shot 6 for 12, including 5 for 9 from beyond the arc to finish with 17 points.
Qua Grant finished with 24 points and eight assists for the Bearkats (24-6). Kaosi Ezeagu added 11 points for Sam Houston. Donte Powers also recorded 11 points. The loss ended a six-game winning streak for the Bearkats.
Baumann scored a team-high 10 points for Grand Canyon in the second half, including his game-winning shot in the final minute.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
Copyright 2023 STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.