- Associated Press - Saturday, November 14, 2015

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Christian Sanders scored eight of his 23 points in overtime, Rosco Allen hit a key 3-pointer and Stanford beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 93-89 Friday night in a preliminary game of the Preseason NIT.

Allen had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinal, who won its sixth straight season-opener. Reid Travis added 16, Dorian Pickens had 14. Michael Humphrey added 13 points and 11 rebounds and Malcom Allen scored 10.

Carrington Love scored 32 points, which included a 6-of-9 performance from long range, to lead the Phoenix, who had their five-game opening day streak end.

Charles Cooper, who scored 19 points, hit a field goal and free throw with 3.4 seconds left to tie the game at 74 and Pickens missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send it into overtime.

Pickens scored five points in the final 2:27 to give the Cardinal a 72-68 advantage.

Love’s third 3-pointer of the night, five minutes into the second half, gave Green Bay a 14-point edge at 48-34.

The Cardinal went on a 21-7 run over the next seven minutes, drawing even on a Travis jumper with 8:05 left to play.

The Phoenix used a 13-1 run during a five-minute stretch of the first half, punctuated by consecutive 3-pointers from Love.

The Cardinal were 0-for-4 from the floor, turned the ball over four times and made 1-of-4 free throws over that span.

Green Bay eventually took a 38-28 halftime lead.


Wisconsin-Green Bay: Linc Darner made his Division I coaching debut after nine years at Division II Florida Southern, where he guided the Mocs to the NCAA Division II national title last year.

Stanford: The Pac-12 announced that Stanford and Harvard will open the 2016-17 season with a game in Shanghai, China on Nov. 12 (Nov. 11 in the U.S.) . “I was fortunate to be a part of the coaching staff for the United States Olympic Team that captured the Gold medal in 2008 and have very fond memories of China,” Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins said.


Wisconsin-Green Bay travels to East Tennessee State on Tuesday, with a tip-off time scheduled for 5 a.m. local time. The game is part of the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon as well as the Preseason NIT.

Stanford hosts Charleston Southern on Sunday as part of the Preseason NIT.


AP college basketball website: https://www.collegebasketball.ap.org/

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