Grand Canyon hangs on for 79-75 win over New Mexico State
Trailing 39-35 at the break, Grand Canyon (15-2, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference) opened the second half with a 10-4 burst and later extended its advantage to 51-44 on DeWayne Russell's bucket with 14:22 left. New Mexico State (9-8, 1-1) stayed close and shaved the gap to 75-74 on Ian Baker's 3-pointer with eight seconds to go but Braun sealed the Antelope's win at the foul line.
Grandy Glaze added 15 points and Russell finished with 11 for Grand Canyon, which has won eight straight. Braun was just 4 of 9 from the field but went 14 for 17 from the line.