Washington Holds Off Colorado For 71-63 Victory

Cole Bajema and Braxton Meah scored 16 points each and Washington held off Colorado 73-63 on Sunday in conference play.

Keion Brooks Jr. added 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Huskies (7-2, 1-1 Pac-12) and Jamal Bey had 12 points and tied a career-high with five steals.

“The coaching staff does a great job of getting these guys prepared,” Head Coach Mike Hopkins said when asked about players stepping up. “I think our guys’ resiliency is key. They keep coming.”

A three-point play by PJ Fuller II and a 3-pointer from Cole Bajema helped the Huskies build a 62-56 lead with a little less than two minutes remaining. Javon Ruffin hit a 3-pointer for Colorado, then the Huskies got a layup from Brooks and a dunk and free throw from Meah for a 67-59 lead with 45 seconds remaining. Colorado scored the next four points but a dunk by Fuller with 22 seconds left helped the Huskies seal it.

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