CU Buffs Basketball: No love for Washington in Boulder

The Washington Huskies came in to Boulder looking for the seventh win, and will be going home with their seventh loss. Forward Tristan da Silva led all scorers with 22 points and 6 rebounds, as the Buffs beat Washington 78-64. Jabari Walker the only other player in double digits with 11 points and muscling everybody out for 13 rebounds. He tied his career high in rebounds, and had his seventh double double for the season. Parquet and Barthelemy produced for 9 points a piece. Rounding it all out, Julian Hammond came off the bench shooting 5 for 7 and scoring 14 points.

Tonight’s win brought Tad Boyle his 300th win, and his 244th win with Colorado. A great milestone for this head coach, and a great victory against Washington to bump up their standing in the Pac-12.

Cole Bajema also made a little history of his own, scoring a career high six three point field goals and a career best in points, 18. Emmitt Matthews Jr. led the way of all Washington starters with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Terrell Brown Jr. made his mark in double digits coming up with 12 points and 5 assists.

It has been an up and down season to say the least thanks to the continuing spread of COVID-19, but the men of Colorado are now 11-3 overall, and 3-1 in the conference. Next the Buffs the Arizona Wildcats. Arizona’s last outing was on January 3rd against the Washington Huskies too, where they won much larger than the Buffaloes. 95-79. It would really do Colorado a favor if they were to go in on the road and beat one of the top 10 teams in the nation. Jumping them back into Pac-12 contention and back on the nation rankings.

The Buffs will challenge No. 8 Arizona at the McKale Center, in Tucson Arizona on Thursday. Everyone will be able to watch on FS1 at 11PM /9 PM MT. The race for the best in the west continues on in Tucson and Tempe this week.