Stanford knocks off UC Davis 77-64 in NIT 1st round

STANFORD — Marcus Allen scored a career-high 22 points, and Chasson Randle had 18, to lead Stanford to a 77-64 victory against UC Davis in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday.

Allen's previous high was 14 points against Oregon on March 1. He made 10 of 12 shots from the field against UC Davis.

Stanford's Reid Travis had 10 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Anthony Brown added 11 points.

Corey Hawkins, the Big West Player of the Year, scored a season-high 34 points on 12-of-24 shooting for UC Davis (25-7), which played its first NCAA Division I postseason game in school history.

Stanford (20-13) will play Rhode Island in the second round.

Stanford opened the second half on a 20-6 run, extending its lead to 57-42 with 11:50 left to play. Allen ignited the run with three straight baskets to open the half.

Hawkins scored 21 points on 7-for-10 shooting in the first half, but Stanford led 37-36 at the break. Randle and Allen each scored eight first-half points for the Cardinal.

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