Stanford/Minnesota first-half blog

Aaron Bright has eight, Josh Owens has six, Chasson Randle has five, and Josh Huestis has six rebounds as the Cardinal lead by six at halftime of the NIT Championship. Both defenses have outshined the offenses, but Bright's shooting and Stanford's defensive size have made the difference early.
March 29, 2012

And 1: Stanford 74, UMass 64

Look inside the mind of Kevin Danna as he offers this comprehensive look at Stanford's 74-64 victory over UMass in the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament in New York City.
March 28, 2012

Lombardi's Look Back: UMass

The Bootleg's David Lombardi checks in with his look back at Stanford's 74-64 win over UMass in the NIT semifinals on Tuesday evening at Madison Square Garden.
March 28, 2012

Stanford/UMass second-half blog

Stanford and Massachusetts were tied at 52-all at the under-eight media timeout. The Cardinal, however, then went on a 14-4 run and walked out of the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden with a 74-64 victory.
March 27, 2012

Stanford/UMass first-half blog

Stanford jumps to a 36-33 halftime lead as we live blog the NIT Final Four, live from New York. Josh Owens leads all scorers with 11 points, as we wait to see if Stanford can hang on in the remaining 20 minutes.
March 27, 2012

And 1: Stanford 84, Nevada 56

It is time again for the Cardinal faithful to sit back, grab your favorite drink, and get inside the mind of Kevin Danna as he offers this look at Stanford's 84-56 victory over Nevada in the quarterfinal round of the National Invitation Tournament.
March 22, 2012

Lombardi's Look Back: Nevada

The Bootleg's David Lombardi checks in with his look back at Stanford's 84-56 spanking of Nevada in the NIT quarterfinals on Wednesday evening at Maples Pavilion.
March 22, 2012

Live Blog: Cleveland State at Stanford

Booties have been knocking the NIT, but I think that's shortsighted. The tournament is on national TV, for one, and who knows what high school kid may be watching? The more wins, the more exposure. Plus, the practice in live competition, in a one-and-done tournament format no less, is invaluable in college athletics, where minutes are so carefully regulated.
March 14, 2012