Randle sets record, leads Stanford into NIT title game

Frank Franklin II/APStanford's Chasson Randle (5) protects the ball from Old Dominion's Jordan Baker during Tuesday's NIT semifinal game.

NEW YORK — Chasson Randle had 24 points to become Stanford's all-time leading scorer and carry the Cardinal to a 67-60 victory over Old Dominion in the NIT semifinals Tuesday.

Stanford blew a 21-point first-half lead but rallied behind its senior star, who played through foul trouble to make a string of big second-half shots.

Randle came in needing 11 points to break Todd Lichti's record and has 2,350 for his career.

The Cardinal (23-13) led 15-0 when Old Dominion finally scored its first points nearly five minutes in and were up 25-4 midway through the first half. But the deficit was just six at halftime after Richard Ross' dunk with six seconds left as the Monarchs forced 10 turnovers to get back in it.

Old Dominion (27-8) took its first lead on Ross' layup with just over 11 minutes left. But a steal and a dunk in transition by Marcus Allen with less than eight minutes to go put Stanford up for good. Randle then hit two straight 3-pointers.

After Trey Freeman missed a potential tying 3, Randle's floater put Stanford up 63-59 with 59.5 seconds remaining. His two free throws stretched the lead to six.

Ross scored 15 points off the bench, going 7 of 7 from the floor. Another reserve, Ambrose Mosley, led Old Dominion with 16 points.

The Cardinal face Miami in Thursday's NIT championship game.


Stanford: Randle hit a free throw in the final minute of the first half to set the record. … The Cardinal committed just four turnovers after halftime. … Fellow senior Stefan Nastic added 17 points for Stanford.

Old Dominion: The Monarchs' starters combined for just 20 points. Freeman scored 13 of them but shot just 6 for 24. … Aaron Bacote, who came in averaging 10.1 points, was scoreless. … Old Dominion went 3 of 19 from beyond the arc.

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