Stanford cruises past Minnesota for NIT title

8:17 PM, Mar 29, 2012   |    comments
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Chasson Randle and Aaron Bright scored 15 points apiece on Thursday and Stanford cruised to a 75-51 victory over Minnesota in the NIT title game.

The Cardinal (26-11) outscored Minnesota 44-26 in the second half to capture their second-ever NIT championship. They also defeated Cleveland State, Illinois State, Nevada and Massachusetts in this year's tournament and got 11 points from Anthony Brown in Thursday's victory.

Rodney Williams scored 12 for the Golden Gophers (23-15), who were in search of their second NIT title. They had won six of seven games entering Thursday and eliminated La Salle, Miami-Florida, Middle Tennessee State and Washington before running into Stanford.

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