STANFORD -- Anthony Brown scored a season-high 26 points and dealt a hard hit that sent 7-footer Luke Kornet to the locker room with a concussion midway through the second half, and Stanford held off Vanderbilt 78-75 on Tuesday night for a berth in the NIT semifinals.
Freshman Matthew Fisher-Davis hit a 3-pointer with 28.8 seconds remaining to pull Vanderbilt within 77-75 but missed a long 3 under pressure from well beyond the arc in the waning seconds.
Marcus Allen missed his first free throw with 22.3 seconds to go, giving the Commodores a chance to tie.
Fisher-Davis scored 18 points with a season-best six 3-pointers for Vandy (21-14) in a testy, physical game that featured flying elbows.
Stanford (22-13) will face the winner of Wednesday's quarterfinal game between Old Dominion and Murray State in the semifinals next week at New York's Madison Square Garden.
The Cardinal won the NIT in 1991 and 2012.