Grand Canyon 76, Chicago State 75

Photo: Michael Wyke | Tulsa World
Photo: Michael Wyke | Tulsa World

Chicago State (9-12, 4-3 WAC) lost for the third time in four games Thursday. The Cougars dropped on at home to Grand Canyon (10-10-, 5-2), 76-75, falling to fourth place in the WAC.

Chicago State by as many as 17 points in the first half and 13 in the second.

The Cougars tied the score at 64-64 with 6:03 remaining and then took a 68-66 with 2:54 left.

Grand Canyon responded with a 7-0 to take the lead for good.

Chicago State senior Quinton Pippen gave the Cougars a chance with his three-pointer with four seconds on the clock, cutting the deficit to 76-75.

Grand Canyon junior Jerome Harrison missed two free throws at the other end, but Chicago State could not capitalize with a desperation game-winner, falling by one point.

Senior center Killian Larson led the Antelopes with his most dominating offensive performance of the season. Larson recorded game-highs of 28 points and 20 rebounds. He also shot 11-of-16 from the field.

Garrison added 17 points.

Chicago State junior Clarke Rosenberg scored a team-high 25 points and also dished out six assists, tying a career-high.

Pippen finished with 19 points while senior forward Matt Ross recorded a double-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds and five steals.

Chicago State has an extended break, returning to the court on Feb. 8 against UMKC.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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