Xavier Johnson leads blow-out of Huskies
The Colorado Buffaloes improved to 18-6, 7-4 in Pac-12 play after a win over the Washington Huskies Sunday night at the Coors Event Center in Boulder, Colorado. The Buffaloes went on a 10-0 run to start the game led by Xavier Johnson who recorded two dunks. Johnson would record a career-high 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting, including 10 rebounds for a double-double.
Colorado would knock down four-consecutive three-pointers as well as they finished the half up 48-33 on the Huskies. Freshman Dustin Thomas would get involved in the three party as he knocked down just his fifth three-ball of the season.
During the two teams last meeting on January 12th, Huskies guard C.J. Wilcox scored a career-high 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting, knocking down seven three-pointers. This time around. he would struggle mightily. He would just score 8 points for the entire game while shooting a dismal 2-of-10 from the field and couldn’t connect from distance going 0-for-7.
With leader Spencer Dinwiddie out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, Colorado needs players to step up like they did tonight. Sophomore Josh Scott would tie a career-high 21 points tonight on 8-of-11 shooting while collecting 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, and 2 steals. Askia Booker would chip in 20 points of his own as he shot 6-of-14 from the field, cashing in all six of his free-throw attempts.
The Buffaloes were also dominant on the glass as they out-rebounded the Washington Huskies 44-30. Freshman guard Jaron Hopkins came off the bench with springs in his steps as he collected 10 rebounds to go along with 5 points. The Buffs were also dominant in the three-point department, knocking down 9-of-14 shots from behind-the-arc, 64.3% percent.
Colorado was without red-shirt freshmen Wesley Gordon who sprained his ankle in practice the day before.
The Colorado Buffaloes (18-6, 7-4 in Pac-12 play) will be back in action next Thursday at Pauley Pavilion as they take on the UCLA Bruins.
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