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Stanford knocks off No. 7 seeded New Mexico

NCAA Tournament

Stanford's Marcus Allen, bottom, and New Mexico's Hugh Greenwood reach for a loose ball during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA Tournament on Friday in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS — Chasson Randle scored 23 points and No. 10 seed Stanford made an impression in its first NCAA appearance since 2008, leading almost start to finish in a 58-53 victory over seventh-seeded New Mexico on Friday.

The Cardinal (22-12) built an early 16-point lead then held on after New Mexico rallied to tie it midway through the second half. They got four crucial free throws from reserve Robbie Lemons and Randle in the final half-minute after New Mexico had cut the deficit to two points. They will play the Eastern Kentucky-Kansas winner on Sunday in the third round.

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