BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Killian Larson scored 13 points to lead Grand Canyon in a 66-63 second-half comeback over Western Athletic Conference rival CSU Bakersfield on Thursday night.
The Antelopes (7-9, 2-1) trailed 34-24 after CSU Bakersfield closed out the first half on a 12-5 run. Grand Canyon scored 15 straight points to get back in the game after the break, and the score was tied at 52 with 4:13 remaining. The Antelopes scored seven straight points in less than 1:30 to break away in the final minutes.
A combined 13 of the final 18 points for both teams were made at the free-throw line.
Issiah Grayson finished with 19 for the Roadrunners (7-9, 0-2), including 8 of 8 from the free-throw line.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.