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NEW YORK – 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.