Sam Daly made a free throw to give Grand Canyon a 57-55 lead, but missed his second attempt and Holliday was fouled while pulling in the carom. Holliday made both free throws to tie it. Grand Canyon's Daniel Alexander then missed a 3, and Holliday was again fouled while taking in the board and made another pair of free throws to give UMKC a 59-57 lead with 3:15 to play.
The Kangaroos made 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch, including four from Holliday, to seal it.
DeWayne Russell scored 15 points to lead Grand Canyon (16-14, 7-6).