Scores

Final

Stanford 70

(8-4, 1-1 away)

Northwestern 68

(8-4, 5-4 home)

    Coverage: BTN

    9:00 PM ET, December 21, 2012

    Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    STAN 35 3570
    NW 31 3768

    Top Performers

    Stanford: J. Huestis 18 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Northwestern: R. Hearn 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Stanford 70, Northwestern 68

    Associated Press

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Josh Huestis tied a career-high with 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Aaron Bright hit the go-ahead 3-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 four-point advantage to the locker room after Northwestern (8-4) pulled within one. But they prevailed down the stretch, ending a rough week on a positive note.

    It included a loss at North Carolina State and the news that prized prospect Jabari Parker of Chicago was headed to Duke, after tabbing Stanford as one of his five finalists.

    Northwestern's Tre Demps nailed a 3-pointer and scored in the lane to tie it at 61 with 6:34 remaining. He hit another 3 with 1:50 left to tie it at 67, but Bright immediately answered with one of his own to make it 70-67.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    STAN
    NW
    Points 70 68
    FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 24-56 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-24 (.458) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 15-20 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 2

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