Grand Canyon ended the 2016-17 season on a seven-game winning streak.
It didn’t mean a thing.
With the Lopes still ineligible for postseason play, they sat on their streak and watched the WAC Tournament from afar. It was nothing more than a lead-in to the heavily-hyped 2017-18 season, which now has them riding a six-game winning streak. And it’s as meaningful as it comes, since it’s carried GCU to the WAC Tournament final in its first appearance in the event.
In the Lopes’ way? A team that has a bit of history in the WAC Tournament. New Mexico State will make its seventh-straight appearance in the final, and passed long-gone UTEP for the most wins in WAC Tournament history when it came back against Seattle late Friday night.
The Aggies won both games this year, but both were close. In Phoenix, GCU trailed by just three late in the second half before NMSU pulled away. And in Las Cruces, the Lopes played the Aggies as well as anyone in the Pan Am Center during WAC play in a four-point loss. That apparently isn’t lost on Chris Jans.
Chris Jans on facing trying to beat GCU for a 3rd time: "It's going to take one of our best efforts. They're a well coached team, tough minded team, very physical defensively. In both games, it could have went either way."— Mark Rudi (@mrudi19) March 10, 2018
Source : https://www.midmajormadness.com/2018/3/10/17104104/wac-tournament-championship-preview-finally-new-mexico-state-and-grand-canyon-bracket-ncaa-nmsu-gcu284