Andrew Andrews scored 25 of his 33 points in the second half, Marquese Chriss added 17 points, and Washington stayed on top of the Pac-12 Conference standings with a 95-83 win over Colorado on Wednesday night in Seattle.
The Huskies (13-5, 5-1) used a big first half run to take control and they built a large enough lead early in the second half to hold off Colorado’s furious late charge.
Washington led by 14 at halftime and pushed it to 22 early in the second half as Andrews, the Pac-12 leader in scoring, got going. Colorado cut the lead to 10 with less than 4 minutes remaining and pulled within 87-80 on George King’s basket with 1:32 left, but that was as close at the Buffaloes would get.
Dominique Collier led Colorado (14-5, 3-3) with a career-high 21 points.
Dejounte Murray also scored 17 points for Washington and Malik Dime had 10 points, six rebounds and seven blocked shots off the bench.
Josh Scott had 18 points for Colorado after being held to three points in the first half. George King also scored 18 for the Buffaloes, who had won three of four.
Washington used an 18-5 spurt midway through the first half to take the lead and pushed the advantage to as many as 15 late in the half. It was an energetic first half from the Huskies that featured three lob dunks and 60-percent shooting. The 47 first-half points by Washington matched its total for the entire game last season when the Huskies lost at home to Colorado.
The Huskies did most of their damage with Scott sitting on Colorado’s bench after picking up his second foul with 6:56 left in the half. Scott played only 12 minutes of the first half and his only field goal in the opening half came less than four minutes into the game.
UCLA 82, Oregon State 73: Isaac Hamilton scored 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting as the Bruins defeated the Beavers in Corvallis, Oregon.
Oregon State cut its deficit to 46-43 after a 6-0 run capped by a Drew Eubanks dunk with 15:17 left. UCLA (12-7, 3-3 Pac-12) responded by scoring the next seven points. Hamilton’s layup with 13:56 remaining put the Bruins up 53-43.
The margin hovered around 10 points – or more – the rest of the contest. A pair of Bryce Alford free throws gave UCLA its biggest lead, 73-56, with 3:54 left.
Gary Payton II had 17 points and seven assists, and Tres Tinkle added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Beavers (11-6, 2-4), who dropped their third straight.
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