Second-half rally leads Miami to victory over Stanford


The Stanford men's basketball team, behind Reid Travis' third double-double of the season, led for the majority of the game against Miami, but a late surge lifted the Hurricanes past the Cardinal, 67-53, Thursday in the Advocare Invitational at HP Field House in Orlando.

Travis, who collected six rebounds by halftime, finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double in the Cardinal's five games this season. Fellow junior Dorian Pickens led Stanford with 15 points.

Grant Verhoeven
Stanford (4-1) led by as many as eight early in the second half (33-25), however, the Hurricanes (4-0) stormed back with an 8-0 run to tie it up.

Stanford and Miami traded the lead over the next couple minutes before the Hurricanes took the lead for good, 48-45, with 9:20 to play.

The Cardinal cut Miami's lead to four (56-52) with 3:41 remaining, but the Hurricanes scored 11 of the final 12 points of the game to take the victory.

The Hurricanes outscored the Cardinal, 44-26, in the second half, which proved to be the difference.

Miami's Ja'Quan Newton (20) and Anthony Lawrence (18) combined to score 38 of the Hurricanes' 67 points in the win.

Stanford used a 12-2 run midway through the first half to surge out a seven-point lead (16-9) in the opening period and held it for most of the first 20 minutes.

Miami came back with a run of its own to tie it at 23-23 with 2:36 to play, but the Cardinal responded with the final four points of the half to take a four-point lead into the break.

Grant Verhoeven scored seven points in 12 minutes.

The Cardinal have led at the half in every game this season.

Stanford moves on to face Indiana State on Friday at 10 a.m. in its next game in the Advocare Invitational. The Sycamores dropped a 73-71 decision to Iowa State in the tournament's first game of the day.

— Stanford Athletics

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