Stanford beats Northwestern 70-68 in a wild one

Stanford beats Northwestern 70-68 in a wild one
December 21, 2012, 8:30 pm
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Stanford's Aaron Bright (right) hit the go-ahead three-pointer as the Cardinal beat Northwestern 70-68 on Friday. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

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.