Dwight Powell had 12 points and 15 rebounds to help Stanford beat Stephen F Austin 58-57 Tuesday night in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament.
The third-seeded Cardinal (26-11) won their second NIT title, the first coming in 1991.
Third-seeded Stanford (25-11) will meet No. 6 seed Minnesota in the championship game Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
Josh Owens and Chasson Randle each scored 15 points to help Stanford beat Nevada 84-56 on Wednesday night, earning the Cardinal a spot in the NIT semifinals.
Chasson Randle hit a 3-pointer with just over a minute left in overtime to put Stanford ahead to stay in a 92-88 win over Illinois State on Monday night in the NIT.
Josh Owens scored 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting in helping Stanford beat Cleveland State 76-65 in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Alec Burks scored 25 points, Cory Higgins had 22 and Colorado beat California 89-72 in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Kent State overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to stun Saint Mary’s 71-70 in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday night.
St. Mary’s fell just short of winning the West Coast Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament last week, and the Gaels watched in agony Sunday as 68 other teams were invited to the dance.