STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Josh Owens scored four of his 15 points in the final 1:54 to lead Stanford past Colorado State 64-52 in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off Tuesday night.
Aaron Bright added 12 points for the Cardinal (3-0), who advance to next week’s semifinal round at Madison Square Garden in New York. Stanford will play the winner of Wednesday’s game between Texas-San Antonio and Oklahoma State.
Gabe Harris, who finished with 12 points, was 4 of 4 and Jarrett Mann 2 of 2 from the foul line over the final 43 seconds to hold off the Rams (2-1), who went scoreless over the final 3:01.
Wes Eikmeier scored 13 points to lead Colorado State. Greg Smith and Jesse Carr each added 10 points.
Harris hit a 70-foot shot at the buzzer as Stanford drew within 33-31 at halftime.