Stanford men edge host Northwestern | College basketball
Josh Huestis tied a career high with 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Aaron Bright of Bellevue made the go-ahead three-pointer and Stanford beat host Northwestern 70-68.
EVANSTON, Ill. — Josh Huestis tied a career high with 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Aaron Bright of Bellevue made the go-ahead three-pointer and Stanford came away with a wild 70-68 victory over Northwestern on Friday.
The Cardinal (8-4) built an 18-point lead in the first half and took a 35-31 advantage to the locker room after Northwestern (8-4) got as close as one point. Stanford prevailed down the stretch, ending a rough week on a positive note.
It included a loss at North Carolina State and the news prized prospect Jabari Parker of Chicago was headed to Duke, after tabbing Stanford as one of his five finalists.
Northwestern's Tre Demps made a three-pointer with 1:50 left to tie the score at 67, but Bright answered with a three of his own.
Other Pac-12 games
Cal State Northridge 76,
at Utah 71
Landon Drew scored 14 of his career-high 19 points in the second half to help the Matadors (8-3) rally from 19 points down and stun the Utes (7-3).
Stephan Hicks had 19 points and nine rebounds for Cal State Northridge, which held Utah to 22 percent shooting in the second half.
The Utes, who were led by Jordan Loveridge's 24 points, had a chance to tie the score, but Jarred DuBois stumbled on the floor after collecting a loose ball and instinctively called a timeout. The Utes had already used their allotment.
DuBois had 17 points and seven assists for the Utes, who saw their five-game home winning streak snapped.
At Colorado 98,
Northern Arizona 51
Askia Booker and Xavier Johnson each scored 17 points and the Buffaloes (9-2) set their season high in points as they overwhelmed the Lumberjacks (4-6).
Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 points and Josh Scott added 11 for Colorado, which is off to its best start since opening 9-2 in 1994-95.
The Buffaloes are unbeaten in four meetings with Northern Arizona.
Top 10 games
At No. 6 Indiana 88,
Florida Atlantic 52
Cody Zeller had 24 points and six rebounds, Christian Watford scored 17 points and the Hoosiers (11-1) routed the Owls (5-7).
• The NCAA has suspended Texas guard Myck Kabongo for 23 games for accepting impermissible benefits and providing false statements during an investigation into the infractions.