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GCU basketball takes off after technical to beat Utah Valley

GCU basketball takes off after technical to beat Utah Valley

Grand Canyon needed something to snap out of their unease midway through the second half.

It took a technical foul from coach Bryce Drew, arguing a flagrant foul called on guard Chance McMillian.

Utah Valley only made 1 of 4 free throws.

Sean Miller-Moore then took an alley pass from Holland Woods II, igniting the sold-out crowd and the Antelopes on their way to a 68-57 win over Utah Valley in a critical Western Athletic Conference game at GCU Arena Thursday night.

“I just think in an intense game the players are aggressive, the coaches are aggressive,” Drew said. “I was really happy with how our guys bounced the basketball in the last 10 minutes.”

That might have been the most furious Drew has been this season in a game. This seemed to excite his players.

“You’re a competitor and you see your coach fighting for something that we can’t control,” Woods said. “So we just wanted to keep riding it.”