PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Chasson Randle broke out of a 3-point shooting slump and scored 21 points to lead Stanford to a 66-50 victory over Northern Iowa on Friday in the consolation semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Randle, known as a good shooter, had a rough start to the season, making 3 of 22 from beyond the arc in the Cardinal's first five games. He finished 4 of 6 on Friday and made one with 8:12 left after Northern Iowa closed to 49-45. That started an 11-2 run that put the game away. Stanford was 8 for 19 from beyond the arc.
Stanford (4-2) will meet Minnesota in the fifth-place game Saturday. The Golden Gophers beat No. 19 Memphis 84-75.
At the other end of the spectrum for the Cardinal, Dwight Powell, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds in the 78-70 opening-round loss to No. 13 Missouri, had two points on 0-for-3 shooting and two rebounds against Northern Iowa.
Andy Brown picked up the scoring load, though, finishing with a career-high 15 points on 7-for-12 shooting.
Jake Koch had 12 points and Marc Sonnen added 12 for the Panthers (3-2), who lost 51-46 to No. 2 Louisville in the opening round.
The Panthers stayed even on the boards at 31-31 with the Cardinal but they committed 16 turnovers that Stanford converted into 26 points. Stanford had 10 turnovers, only two in the second half when it pulled away from a 30-30 tie.