Stanford holds off BYU’s late rally 86-83 in NIT

March 15, 2018
Stanford forward Reid Travis (22) drives to the basket against BYU forward Yoeli Childs (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/ Tony Avelar)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Reid Travis scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Michael Humphrey added 11 and 14 and Stanford topped BYU 86-83 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.

Travis gave Stanford a 69-58 lead on a dunk with 7:09 remaining but the Cardinal didn’t hit another field goal until freshman Daejon Davis sank a contested 3-pointer at the 1:48 mark. BYU’s Jahshire Hardnett grabbed an offensive rebound and finished in traffic, then his steal led to a fast-break layup to pull to 72-68 and cap a 10-0 run after a technical foul on Cougar coach Dave Rose.

Stanford led by 10 with 36 seconds left but BYU wouldn’t go away. TJ Haws made a steal at 13.5 on an inbounds pass and Elijah Bryant hit a long 3-pointer to pull BYU to 85-83. Daejon Davis went 1 of 2 at the line for a three-point lead. Bryant was fouled at 5.7 before he could get off a potential tying 3-pointer and Haws grabbed the second free-throw miss, raced to the 3-point line and was just off on a 3.

Stanford (19-15) will play Oklahoma State in the next round.

Bryant led BYU (24-11) with 28 points and Yoeli Childs fouled out with 2:27 remaining with 11 points and 10 rebounds for his 15th double-double of the season. Haws missed all seven of his 3-pointers and finished with 10 points.


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