New Mexico guard Deshawn Delaney (33) drives on Grand Canyon guard Ryan Majerle (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Rick Scuteri
December 24, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) Joshua Braun, who scored 18 points, intercepted an inbounds pass in the final seconds to secure Grand Canyon's 68-65 victory over New Mexico on Tuesday night.

Braun made 4 of 10 3-point attempts, had four steals and three blocks. Daniel Alexander came off the bench to make 9 of 10 free throws for 17 points. Dewayne Russell chipped in 10 for Grand Canyon (7-7).

It was a seesaw battle until Jerome Garrison nailed a 3-point jumper that started an 11-4 run and gave Grand Canyon a 56-48 lead at the 5:01 mark. Alexander dunked for a 58-50 advantage with 2:44 left and the Antelopes made the needed free throws for the win.

The difference was in the 3-pointers. Grand Canyon was 9 of 24 from long range and New Mexico was only 4 of 18.

Hugh Greenwood had 20 for the Lobos (8-4), who had won five straight before this game.

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