Nov 28, 2012; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal forward Josh Huestis (24) shoots over Seattle Redhawks forward Deshaun Sunderhaus (11) during a game at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-US PRESSWIRE

Big Second Half Helps Stanford Defeat Seattle


Andy Brown scored 17 points off the bench as the Stanford Cardinal defeated the Seattle Redhawks 68-57 at Maples Pavilion on Wednesday night.

Seattle got off to a good start, as point guard Prince Obasi had 14 of his 18 points in the first half. They led 30-27 at the break, and held off the Cardinal for the majority of the second half.

But the only score that matters is the final score, and Stanford was able to push through in the end to survive the near upset. Down by as many as seven points in the second half, the Cardinal clawed their way back and took a 49-48 lead with under seven minutes remaining.

Then came several minutes of crunch time without their top players, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports:

Stanford had to play a few precious minutes down the stretch without starters Chasson Randle and Dwight Powell, each of whom committed his fourth foul with just over eight minutes left. They came back to make big plays, Powell a three-point play with 2:51 left and Randle a nifty driving basket soon thereafter.

The Cardinal closed out the game by making nine consecutive free throws that made the lead a lot larger than it seemed. Stanford was held to just 34 percent shooting from the field and were lucky to come away with the victory.

Injuries

It was announced before the game that forward Anthony Brown would miss the remainder of the season with a hip injury. Brown was a Pac-10 All Freshman Selection in 201o-2011, but injuries have hampered him since then.

Starting guard Aaaron Bright missed his fourth straight game with a sprained ankle.

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