Sophomore guard Aaron Bright scored a career-high 29 points and Stanford (23-11) scored a 92-88 overtime win over Illinois State (21-14) in a second-round NIT game at Maples Pavilion.
Bright shot 9 of 11, including 6 of 7 from the 3-point line. Bright, Dwight Powell (18 points, 9 rebounds) and Josh Huestis (6 points) combined for 53 points off the bench. Freshman Chasson Randle had 19 points as Stanford made 12 of 20 from 3-point range.
Stanford will host Nevada (28-6) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with a berth in the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden on the line.
Meanwhile . . .
Oregon State and Washington State both win to set up a fourth meeting this season between the Pac-12 rivals — Wednesday in Corvallis, Ore. — in the semifinals of the CBI:
– Oregon State 101, TCU 81: The Beavers (21-14) won their sixth game in seven as Jared Cunningham scored 27 points, Angus Brandt 22 and Devon Collier 19. The three combined to shoot 26 for 32 from the field and 20 of 23 at the free throw line.
– Washington State 61, Wyoming 41: Brock Motum scored 25 points and Abe Lodwick scored a career-high 16 points as the Cougars (17-16) advanced to the CBI semifinals. Motum scored at least 15 points for the 17th consecutive game, during which time he’s averaging 21.5 points.