Stanford holds off Seattle U for 68-57 victory
The Redhawks led at halftime, but the Cardinal pulled away late.
STANFORD, Calif. — Led by Prince Obasi's career-high 18 points and eight rebounds, the Seattle University Redhawks gave Stanford a scare Wednesday night.
But Andy Brown, who missed the large part of the last three years to knee surgeries, used a career high of his own (17 points) to help lead the Cardinal back from a halftime deficit to beat the Redhawks, 68-57.
"They were probably a little more ready for a battle down to the finish than we were at this point," Seattle coach Cameron Dollar said. "They've been in some battles, even before our game."
Dwight Powell had 13 rebounds, another career high, for Stanford (5-3), which had lost three of its previous four games.
The Redhawks (2-2) led 36-29 just over two minutes into the second half.
Freshman Roscoe Allen hit a pair of free throws with 6:36 remaining to play to put Stanford ahead, 49-48. Louis Green hit a short jumper to bring Seattle even at 50, but the Cardinal went on a run and maintained the advantage.
Josh Huestis blocked a career-high 10 shots, two off the school record set by Brook Lopez, as the Cardinal improved to 5-0 against the Redhawks.
"We're inexperienced in some areas, but we have some talent," Dollar said. "I thought our guys came out and showed that."