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WSU edged out by Battey, Colorado 83-78 in return to action

Jan 6, 2022, 9:06 PM | Updated: 9:07 pm

              Colorado forward Jabari Walker drives to the basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Washington State forward Mouhamed Gueye, right, looks to pass the ball as Colorado forward Jabari Walker defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              From left to right, Washington State forward Mouhamed Gueye and center Dishon Jackson fight for control of a rebound with Colorado forward Tristan da Silva in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado guard Julian Hammond III, right, drives to the basket as Washington State guard Jefferson Koulibaly defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Washington State guard Tyrell Roberts reacts after hitting a three-point-basket against Colorado in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado forward Evan Battey reacts after blocking a shot by Washington State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado forward Tristan da Silva, left, goes up to block a shot by Washington State guard T.J. Bamba in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Washington State guard T.J. Bamba, front left, recovers the ball as Colorado guard Keeshawn Barthelemy, back left, and Colorado forward Tristan da Silva, front right, defend while Washington State guard Michael Flowers looks on in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Evan Battey scored 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting, Keeshawn Barthelemy scored 17 points and Colorado beat WSU 83-78 on Thursday night.

Colorado 83, WSU 78: Box score

Jabari Walker scored all 16 of his points in the second half and missed just four of 11 shot attempts. Tristan da Silva added 10 points for the Buffs.

Colorado (10-3, 2-1 Pac-12 Conference) now has an 11-0 record in Boulder against the Cougars who played without Noah Williams who didn’t make the trip. Williams is averaging 12.8 points this season.

It was the Buffaloes’ first game since Dec. 18. after one cancellation and three postponements due to COVID-19 issues. WSU was playing for the first time since Dec. 22 following a postponement due to COVID-19 concerns.

Thursday night’s contest featured 14 lead changes, but Colorado went on an 11-0 run in a little less than two minutes to go up 66-58 with 8:52 remaining and led the rest of the way. The Cougars led 38-37 at halftime.

Tyrell Roberts scored a season-high 25 points, Efe Abogidi scored 16 and had 10 rebounds and TJ Bamba 14 points for the Cougars (8-6, 1-2).

Up next for the Cougars is a trip to Salt Lake City to face Utah on Saturday while Colorado is scheduled to host Washington on Sunday.

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