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Josh Huestis hosts block party in win over Seattle

Cardinal overcomes second-half deficit to beat Redhawks at home.

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

The Stanford football team might consider extending an invitation for Friday's #partyinthebackfield to Josh Huestis.

Huestis blocked 10 shots -- second only to Brook Lopez's 12 blocks in 2007 -- in the Cardinal's 68-57 win over Seattle at Maples Pavilion on Wednesday night. Huestis added seven points for Stanford, which struggled offensively and overcame a 7-point second-half deficit to avoid an embarrassing non-conference loss. The Redhawks lost 83-43 at Virginia earlier this season.

With 18 blocks in his last two home games, Huestis is up to 26 on the season. He's on pace to shatter Curtis Borchardt's single-season record of 85 blocks in 2001-2002.

Huestis' defensive effort helped Stanford avoid an awful end to what was already a bad day.

On Wednesday afternoon, Johnny Dawkins announced that junior guard Anthony Brown will undergo hip surgery and miss the remainder of the season. Brown will apply for a medical redshirt.

To make matters worse, Aaron Bright missed the game with an ankle injury, leaving Stanford starving for offense. Andy Brown poured in a career-high 17 points and Chasson Randle added 15, but no other Cardinal player scored more than Huestis' 7. The Cardinal hosts Denver on Sunday.