Men's Basketball

Cardinal Advances

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Reid Travis scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Stanford held off a late rally to beat visiting BYU 86-83 in the opening round of the NIT tournament Wednesday night.

Michael Humphrey also recorded a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds for Stanford (19-15), which travels to Oklahoma State for a second-round match on Monday. The Cowboys (20-14) beat Florida Gulf Coast 80-68 to advance.

Elijah Bryant scored 28 points, including a key 3-pointer, for the Cougars (24-11), who beat St. Mary's before losing to Gonzaga in the WCC tournament. Yoeli Childs had 10 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out.

Stanford opened a 72-58 advantage with 6:13 left to play after Pickens hit a pair of free throws courtesy of a technical foul on the BYU bench. It was the Cougars who got charged up, scoring the next 10 points to draw within 72-68 with 3:14 remaining.

Daejon Davis hit a 3-pointer with 1:49 left and the Cardinal opened an eight-point edge at 76-68.

The Cougars, who led 39-35 at halftime, got within 85-83 with nine seconds to play on Bryant's 3-pointer.

Davis was fouled immediately. He missed the first attempt and sank the second.

Bryant was fouled with six seconds remaining. He missed both shots but BYU got the rebound and missed two shots at tying the game.

Dorian Pickens added 17 points and Oscar Da Silva had 13.