Evans stole the show in the first half as he scored 18 of his points before intermission, including four three pointers. Junior Jarryn Skeete knocked down 11 of his own in the first half as the Bulls shot nearly 60 percent from the floor.
The Bulls would go on to lead by as many as 18 in the opening half as a layup from Moss put the Bulls ahead 43-25 with 2:19 left. A small run at the end of the half by GCU took the Bulls into the break ahead 45-32.
With the offensive success of Evans in the first half, it opened up the post. Moss took full advantage in the second half scoring 18 of his 26 points. In fact, Moss scored the first nine points of the second half for the Bulls.
Both teams got into foul trouble early in the half, so much of the scoring was done at the free throw line.
The Antelopes cut the UB lead to 57-47 with 9:41 left when the Bulls went on an 11-0 run, capped off on a fast-break layup from freshman Lamonte Bearden. That gave the Bulls a 68-47 lead with 7:18 remaining. Grand Canyon pulled within 13 with 2:37 left, but got no closer.
For the first time this season and the first time since Feb. 19 of last year, the Bulls had two 20-point scorers. Moss added nine rebounds and two steals, while Evans had a season-high seven assists, while turning it over just once. He also finished with six rebounds and two steals.
Skeete added 14 points, while for the fourth straight game Bearden finished with eight points. All eight players that saw action found the scoring column.
As a team, the Bulls shot 28-of-54 from the floor, setting season highs for both field goal percentage and field goals made. They also set season highs for 3-point field goal percentage, assists and steals.
Grand Canyon moved to 2-3 on the season as it placed three in double figures, led by 19 from Royce Woolridge and 16 off the bench from Ryan Majerle.
After traveling more than 7,000 miles over the last 10 days, the Bulls will remain on the road, but they will be much closer to home as they make the short trip to downtown Buffalo and the First Niagara Center. UB will face Canisius in the second game of the Big 4 DH Classic, tipping off on Saturday at approximately 4:15 pm.
(Courtesy of Buffalo Athletics/MRO Edit)