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Grand Canyon Antelopes

General Information

Conference: Western Athletic Conference (2013-present)

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Phoenix

Stadium: GCU Arena

Championships

  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 1 (2021)
  • Conference Regular Season Titles: 1 (2021)
  • NCAA Tournaments: 1 (2021)

Past Conferences: None

Grand Canyon Antelopes Standings & Analysis

If you’re a college sports fan, you’re likely interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest news and standings for your favorite teams. The Grand Canyon Antelopes standings is a perennial powerhouse in college sports, and as such, many fans are always on the lookout for the latest information on this team.

All-Time Grand Canyon Antelopes Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Joshua Braun: 1,714
  • Alessandro Lever: 1,629
  • Dewayne Russell: 1,249

Rebounds

  • Keonta Vernon: 630
  • Alessandro Lever: 603
  • Joshua Braun: 566

Assists

  • Dwayne Russell: 423
  • Jovan Blacksher: 364
  • Gerard Martin: 236

Overview of the Grand Canyon Antelopes Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Grand Canyon Antelopes standings men’s basketball team represented Grand Canyon University during the 2021-22 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, led by head coach Bryce Drew in his second season. The team played their home games at GCU Arena in Phoenix, Arizona as members of the Western Athletic Conference.

Throughout the season, the Antelopes had a decent performance with a record of 16 wins and 15 losses. They finished 5th in the Western Athletic Conference standings, with a conference record of 9 wins and 7 losses.

The team had some standout players, including Asbjorn Midtgaard, a senior center who averaged 13.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, and Jovan Blacksher Jr., a junior guard who averaged 11.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. Midtgaard was named to the All-WAC First Team, while Blacksher Jr. was named to the All-WAC Second Team.

Despite some solid performances, the Antelopes struggled in the WAC tournament, losing to Utah Valley in the quarterfinals. They did not receive an invitation to any national postseason tournaments, ending their season on a disappointing note.

Before Betting on Grand Canyon Antelopes, Check Out These Tips:


Consider Their Record Against the Spread:

Knowing the team’s record against the spread can help you make informed betting decisions. Grand Canyon has covered the spread 14 times out of 32 games this season.


Look at Their Opponents:

Analyzing the strength of the opponents they’ve faced can provide insight into the team’s performance. Consider the margin of victory in previous games against similar opponents.


Consider their scoring and defensive stats:

Alabama’s offensive and defensive stats can also provide valuable insights when it comes to betting on the team. For example, it’s important to consider how many points they score on average and how many they give up. The Crimson Tide averaged 83.3 points per game in the 2022-23 season, while allowing 65.5 points per game.


Evaluate Their Scoring and Defensive Capabilities:

Understanding the team’s scoring and defense can help in predicting the outcome of games. Grand Canyon averages 73.4 points per game but allows 66.8 points per game.

Grand Canyon Antelopes Basketball History

The Grand Canyon Antelopes standings are a Division I team based in Phoenix. Upon transitioning from Division II in 2013, Grand Canyon joined the Western Athletic Conference.

It took Grand Canyon until its eighth season at the Division I level, 2020-21, to make the NCAA Tournament. The Antelopes, led by first-year coach Bryce Drew, received a No. 15 seed after sweeping the WAC regular season and tournament titles and were beaten 86-74 by second-seeded Iowa. They finished with a 17-7 record.

Before that, they’d made three appearances in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, including a quarterfinal run in 2016, and two in the College Basketball Invitational.

Overall, Grand Canyon has been steady since moving up a level. The Antelopes finished below .500 just once over their first nine seasons in Division I and were tabbed the odds-on WAC favorite entering 2022-23.

Much of that was due to the return of junior guard Jovan Blacksher, the preseason WAC Player of the Year as voted on by the league’s coaches and media. However, Blacksher’s season was cut short due to a knee injury.

Grand Canyon has also appeared in 10 NCAA Division II Tournaments and 11 NAIA Tournaments. It won NAIA national titles in 1975 and 1978 behind three-time All-American Bayard Forrest, and again in 1988.

Former three-time NBA All-Star Dan Majerle coached Grand Canyon from 2013-20, amassing a .604 winning percentage. Drew, the former Valparaiso standout and three-time Horizon League Coach of the Year replaced Majerle in 2020 and guided Grand Canyon to the Big Dance for the first time. In Drew’s second year, 2021-22, the Antelopes went 23-8, including 12-5 in conference play.

Grand Canyon Antelopes Basketball FAQs

Who holds Grand Canyon’s single-season scoring record?

Dwayne Russell scored a school-record 593 points in 2016-17, surpassing Joshua Braun’s total of 562 from the previous season.

What’s Grand Canyon’s worst season at the Division I level?

The Antelopes went 13-17 in 2019-20, the only season they’ve finished below .500 since transitioning to Division I in 2013.

What’s Grand Canyon’s overall Division I postseason record?

The Antelopes are 2-6 in the postseason at the Division I level. Both of those victories came in the 2016 CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
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