The frustration of Grand Canyon College began to sneak through when it was assessed a technical with 6:24 remaining. Blair Oliphant, after being called for a foul, turned and hurled the basketball against the wall.
Chapman made the three straight free throws to cut the deficit to 62-61.
That was the first subtle sign that Grand Canyon was finally losing its poise--and its lead.
It didn't take long for the next, and final, crack to manifest itself, actually just less than two minutes later. Oliphant, again, was called for a technical.
This time, Chapman made just two of the possible three points. But it was enough for the Panthers as they finally broke down Grand Canyon's resistance, winning, 83-76, Tuesday night in a nonconference game at Hutton Sports Center in Orange.
Unlike Friday's season opener, Chapman let the other team fold in the stretch. Along with winning their first game, the Panthers handed Grand Canyon (2-1) its first loss of the season.