Men's hoops spoil arena-opener for Grand Canyon
The Arizona State men's basketball team carried only a six-point lead into the half but proved too much to handle for Grand Canyon University. In front of a raucous crowd at the opening of Grand Canyon Arena, the Sun Devils came out on top with an 89-69 win.
ASU came out hot in the second half after a slow first half in which they scored 37 points, shooting 45 percent from the field, to finish at an impressive 58 percent from the field.
Junior guards Chris Colvin and Trent Lockett, along with sophomore forward Keala King led the way for Arizona State with 15 points apiece. Colvin was 5-11 from the field, dishing out seven assists and tallying two steals, while Lockett and King both brought down 10 rebounds.
"We have to be a team that gang rebounds," head coach Herb Sendek said.
For Grand Canyon, centers Carrick Felix had 15 points and Justin Wesolowski had 11.
GCU shot 37 percent from the field and only made six of their 25 three-point attempts.