STANFORD, Calif. -- Andy Brown has missed the large part of the last three years to knee surgeries. He's not about to waste any more time.
Brown scored a career-high 17 points and Dwight Powell had a career-high 13 rebounds in leading Stanford past Seattle 68-57 on Wednesday night.
"I'm trying to play as hard as I can," Brown said. "My motto now is don't take anything for granted. I'm going to be aggressive.”
Chasson Randle added 15 points for the Cardinal (5-3), who had lost three of their previous four games.
"We defended well and that gave us a chance to win," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said.
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, who will be competing in the WAC this season.
"They are a dangerous team," Huestis said. "They kept us going to the end. I think this game showed just how far along this team has come when we are able to grind out this win.”
Prince Obasi recorded career highs with 18 points and eight rebounds for the Redhawks (2-2). Redshirt freshman Deshaun Sunderhaus had 12 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.
Brown was 6 of 9 from the field and also recorded his career high with seven rebounds.
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.
The Redhawks led 36-29 just over two minutes into the second half.
"We're inexperienced in some areas, but we have some talent," Seattle coach Cameron Dollar said. "I thought our guys came out and showed that.”
Stanford made six of its first 25 shots (24 percent) and then shot 41 percent the rest of the way. The Redhawks also held a 28-18 advantage on the boards in the first half. The Cardinal closed that gap to 45-41 by the end of the game.
"They were probably a little more ready for a battle down to the finish than we were at this point," Dollar said. "They've been in some battles, even before our game.”
Seattle led at halftime, 30-27.