Northwestern falls to Stanford on road

Northwestern lost to Stanford 71-58 on Thursday night.

In another sloppy offensive game, Northwestern lost to Stanford 71-58 in Palo Alto, Calif. on Thursday night. The Wildcats shot 33 percent from the field in the second half and committed 16 total turnovers.

Drew Crawford and Jershon Cobb combined for 35 points on 12-for-25 shooting. The rest of the team, however, made only 9 of 29 shots — with Tre Demps continuing his baffling high-volume game.

NU also struggled to attack Stanford's zone, and made 12 fewer free throws on the night. Dave Sobolewski had four of the team's turnovers, another example of his rough adjustment to the new-look offense.

As Crawford went, the offense followed suit. The senior scored 13 first-half points, including a triple that gave NU a 26-20 lead. They even played sound overall defense. The scoring, though, finally faded.

Led by Josh Huestis' 18 points and seven rebounds, Stanford pulled away with a 13-1 run that put Chris Collins in the loss column for the first time.

The Wildcats return to action on Sunday against Illinois State.

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