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Powell, Brown lead Stanford to 86-76 win over Houston in Legends Classic

  • Houston guard Danuel House (23) defends as Stanford guard/forward Anthony Brown (21) tries to drive toward the basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, part of the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Houston guard Danuel House (23) defends as Stanford guard/forward Anthony Brown (21) tries to drive toward the basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, part of the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stanford forward Josh Huestis (24) tries to tip a rebound to Stanford center Stefan Nastic (4) as Houston forward TaShawn Thomas (35) reaches for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, part of the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Stanford forward Josh Huestis (24) tries to tip a rebound to Stanford center Stefan Nastic (4) as Houston forward TaShawn Thomas (35) reaches for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, part of the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • Houston forward TaShawn Thomas (35) dunks in front of Stanford guard Aaron Bright in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, part of the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Houston forward TaShawn Thomas (35) dunks in front of Stanford guard Aaron Bright in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, part of the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

Dwight Powell and Anthony Brown both scored 20 points to lead Stanford to an 86-76 victory over Houston on Monday night in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic.

Josh Huestis had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Stanford, which shot 66.7 percent from the field (18 of 27) from the field in the second half breaking from a 32-32 halftime tie.

The Cardinal (5-1) will play Pittsburgh, which beat Texas Tech 76-53, in the championship game Tuesday night at Barclays Center.

TaShawn Thomas had 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Cougars (5-1), who shot 37.5 percent in the second half (12 of 32) and couldn't stay with the Cardinal.