The Colorado men’s basketball team was blown out at Washington by ten points, 64-54. The Buffs are now 1-4 in conference play while the Huskies move to 4-0.
The Pac-12 leading scorer and reigning Pac-12 player of the week C.J. Wilcox led all scorers with 25. The Buffs top two scorers, Spencer Dinwiddie and Andre Roberson, combined for 25 points.
Defense was the story of this game though. The Huskies held the Buffs to only 36.2% shooting and only 1 of 9 from the 3–point line. The Huskies also forced 11 turnovers that resulted in eight Washington points.
Roberson did have 11 rebounds and three blocks in his seventh game of the season with double digit rebounds.
The Buffs had stretches where they looked good but couldn’t sustain it and never led in the game. This isn’t how the Buffs wanted to start Pac-12 play after winning the conference title last year. They have a lot of work to do now if they still want to make the NCAA tournament.
The schedule does get easier in the coming games for the Buffs as their next four opponents have a combined 4-13 in conference record. The Buffs play at Washington State on Saturday night.
C.J. Wilcox has five points in the second half and Scott Suggs has six to keep the Washington Huskies in the lead with 10 minutes left in the game. The Huskies lead by six, 42-36.
The Huskies extended their lead to nine but a few key shots by Spencer Dinwiddie brought the Buffaloes back into the game. The Buffs have shot better at the start for this second half going 6 for 14.
The Buffs have yet to make a three pointer going 0-7 from beyond the arc. The Buffs bench only has three points and is not making an impact on this game. By comparison the Huskies have two less people on their bench and two more points than the Buffs.
CU still needs to pick it up on the offensive side of the floor. Their defense is still strong, holding the Huskies without a score for the first five minutes of the game.
If the Buffs can come back in the final minutes of this game it will be a big boost to the teams confidence which has been lacking since the controversial loss against Arizona.
The CU men’s basketball team trails the Washington Huskies by eight, 28–20, at halftime in Seattle.
The Buffs have been trailing for most of the game but did tie it up at 17 until the Huskies went on a 6–0 run and never looked back. Reigning Pac–12 player of the week C.J. Wilcox leads all scorers with 11. Wilcox has made two 3–pointers including one to start the game.
The Buffs shot only 29.2 percent from the floor in the first half with Askia Booker leading the way with nine points.
The Huskies 7–footer, Aziz N’Diaye, has three blocks already in the game and has made it tough for CU’s big men. Josh Scott didn’t have a point in the first half.
The Buffs have lost three out of their last four and are trending downwards. Meanwhile the Huskies have won their past three and are playing with confidence.
Colorado has played good defense in the first half holding the Huskies to only 28 points on 12 of 33 shooting. The Huskies defense was that much better though. Forcing Colorado to commit six turnovers. CU needs some scoring in the second half if they want to come back in this game.
With eight minutes left in the first half the CU men’s basketball team is tied with the Washington Huskies at 17 points.
The Buffs have been down by as many as seven and have given up two big three–pointers already.
Askia Booker leads the Buffaloes with seven points.
The Buffs got off to a very cold start but have come back to tie it up midway through the first half. The Huskies are trending upwards right now and the Buffs are going the opposite way. Colorado would have been a heavy favorite in the preseason but after losing three of their last four the Huskies were a three point favorite before this game.
There is still plenty of time left in the game but if things keep going like this the Buffs may be in for a long night.
Stay tuned for more updates as the game progresses.
Contact CU Independent Sports Editor Scott Annis at Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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