Stanford did a good job defeating their Minnesota rivals and winning the NIT Championship title in last night’s game. However, it was their latest addition, Aaron Bright who made everything possible thanks to his 15 points and six assists. The game ended with 75-51 points in favor of the Stanford University team.
Aaron Bright lived up to his coach’s expectations last night when he came off the bench and added as many points as possible in his team’s “basket”. The sophomore point guard had enough energy to stand up for his entire team and Stanford University appreciated his efforts. Coach Johnny Dawkins told the press that he credits Bright for the winning of the NIT Championship. In his opinion, Bright is really passionate about his game and he manages to inspire the same passion to his colleagues the moment he steps on the basketball court.
Dawkins encouraged his players to win the NIT Championship in order to prove that they have evolved since preseason. Back in November, they were defeated by Syracuse, the team who earned the Nr. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Winning the NIT Championship was not easy for the Cardinal. Their rivals from Minnesota resisted every attack during the first half of the game and managed to turn the situation in their favor at least 22 times. Stanford made an effort at the end of the first half and took a 10-point lead over the Golden Gophers. They continued to score double figure points throughout the rest of the game and the victory was theirs.
This was the second time that the Cardinal won the NIT title. The first victory they had during this championship was in 1991. Bright wasn’t the only one who scored points for his team. He was also helped by Chasson Randle, who scored 15 points. The final minutes of the game were dominated mostly by 3-pointers which determined players on the bench to cheer on every possession.
Bright told reporters that the team’s recent victories have helped players understand what they need to improve their games. The Cardinal knows now what they need to win a tournament, he concluded.