Owens leads Stanford over Oklahoma State 82-67



NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Owens made his first nine shots from the field and finished with 21 points to lead Stanford to an 82-67 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden.

Owens, a 6-foot-8 senior forward, was 10 of 12 from the field as the Cardinal had their best game of the season from beyond the 3-point line. Stanford (5-0) will play the winner of the game between No. 5 Syracuse and Virginia Tech for the championship on Friday night.

Chasson Randle added 17 points and Aaron Bright had 15 for the Cardinal, who took control with an 18-0 run that spanned both halves.

Stanford scored the last six points of the first half to take a 46-35 lead and the Cardinal opened the second half on a 12-0 run. They hit four of their nine 3-pointers during the spurt.