Alessandro Lever scored 25 points, Joshua Braun had 22 and Grand Canyon rolled to a 96-80 victory over NAIA member William Jessup on Tuesday night.
Lever was 10 of 16 from the floor and Braun hit 7 of 11 and made four 3-pointers. Casey Benson added 12 points and 10 assists for his first double-double of the season, and Oscar Frayer had 10 points for Grand Canyon (15-6), which has won four straight and five of its last six.
Luis Medearis scored 20 and Keith Phillips had 13 points for William Jessup. Oliver Amajoyi chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds.
Even before Jim Caldwell was fired, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia appeared destined for this job. One of the carousel’s hottest candidates, Patricia has a good relationship with GM Bob Quinn and is considered to be ready for a head coaching job. In addition, Detroit would like to keep offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter for his work with QB Matt Stafford.
Josh Cunningham added 15 points and Davis 14 for Dayton. Crutcher had six assists, and scored all 12 of his points in the second half.
Peyton Aldridge scored 24 points to lead Davidson (10-8, 5-2). Jon Axel Gudmundsson chipped in 14 points with four 3-pointers, and Magarity had 12 points.
The Flyers committed 21 turnovers in its 14-point loss against Rhode Island on Saturday, but had just six against Davidson.
The Hawks began the game ranked seventh in 3-point shooting, but they had little chance of competing after missing 34 of their first 38 shots beyond the arc. Atlanta, coming off a dramatic late victory over New Orleans, was attempting to win three straight for the first time this season.
The shot isn’t falling, but you have to find another way to win the game, Schroder said. We didn’t do it tonight. We have to keep moving on to the next game.