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 in Evanston, Ill.

The Cardinal (8-4) built an 18-point lead in the first half and took a four-point advantage to the locker room after the Wildcats (8-4) pulled within one, but Stanford prevailed down the stretch.

"We've been involved in games like that, where teams have kept us on the ropes, have stormed back, and we folded," Huestis said. "This game was different. We didn't panic. We kept our poise. They'd go on runs, but they never got the lead. You can attribute that to our maturity."

Northwestern's Tre Demps nailed a 3-pointer with 1:50 left to tie it at 67, but Bright immediately answered with a 3-pointer to make it 70-67.

"That's what you practice on as a little kid," Bright said. "You visualize you're in the other team's arena, and you make the last shot."

Indiana 88, Florida Atlantic 52: Cody Zeller had 24 points and six rebounds, Christian Watford added 17 points, and the No. 6 Hoosiers (11-1) dominated the Owls (5-7) in Bloomington, Ind.

Notre Dame 89, Niagara 67: Jack Cooley had 24 points and 15 rebounds -- 20 and 10 in the first half -- to lead the No. 22 Fighting Irish (12-1) past the Purple Eagles (5-7) in South Bend, Ind.


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Texas: Myck Kabongo has been suspended by the NCAA for 23 games for accepting impermissible benefits and providing false statements during an investigation into the infractions.

Women

Fresno State 72, USF 63: The Dons (7-5) scored the first 10 points, but the Bulldogs (7-4) rallied to victory in San Francisco.

Notre Dame 83, Texas A&M 74: Skylar Diggins scored 24 points and Natalie Achonwa added 22 points and 14 rebounds as the fifth-ranked Fighting Irish (9-1) defeated the No. 22 Aggies (8-4) in the World Vision Classic championship game in Las Vegas.

USC: Coach Michael Cooper was suspended by the university from Friday's game against UC Davis for committing an NCAA secondary violation involving the use of an ineligible player in practice.

In his absence, associate head coach Daron Park oversaw the team in its 78-69 loss to the Aggies in the Women of Troy Classic in Los Angeles.