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Oklahoma State 71, Stanford 65

STILLWATER, OKLA.

Jeffrey Carroll scored 26 points, tying a career-high with five 3-pointers, and Kendall Smith added 19 points to help Oklahoma State beat Stanford in a second-round game of the NIT. Oklahoma State (21-14) outscored Stanford 29-18 in the fourth quarter to secure a school-record-tying 15th home victory this season. The Cowboys trailed 54-53 before Carroll scored five points during a 12-1 run for the only double-digit lead of the second half. Mitchell Solomon chipped in with 10 points for the Cowboys. Carroll scored 11 points in the first half as Oklahoma State led 30-29 after assisting on eight of its 12 baskets. Michael Humphrey scored 15 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season for Stanford (19-16). Reid Travis added 10 points and 11 rebounds and Dorian Pickens, averaging 14.7 points, was just 3-of-13 shooting for 11 points.

Utah 95, LSU 71

SALT LAKE CITY

Sedrick Barefield led five Utah starters in double figures with 17 points and the Utes hit 14 3-pointers en route to a victory over LSU in the first round of the NIT. Utah scored the first four points of the game and built a 21-point first-quarter lead after a 19-2 run — with eight points from Barefield. The Utes’ lead reached 27 points in the second quarter before LSU closed the half on an 8-0 run to pull to 47-30. Utah shot 63 percent from the field in the half, including 7 of 14 from 3-point range. Justin Bibbins added 16 points, hitting four 3-pointers, for Utah (21-11). Gabe Bealer added three 3s and 13 points. Freshman Tremont Waters had 19 points, eight assists and four steals for LSU (18-15). Skylar Mays added 16 points and senior Aaron Epps scored 12.

Associated Press

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