Booker leads Colorado past Washington St. 68-63

10:35 PM, Feb 5, 2014   |    comments
Feb 5, 2014; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes point guard Askia Booker (0) and forward Josh Scott (40) and guard Xavier Talton (3) guard Washington State Cougars guard DaVonte Lacy (25) in the second half at the Coors Events Center. The Buffaloes defeated the Cougars 68-63. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Askia Booker scored 26 points, including six of eight free throws in the final minute, and Colorado hung on to beat Washington State 68-63 on Wednesday night.

Xavier Johnson added 20 points and nine rebounds for Colorado (17-6, 6-4 Pac-12), which swept the season series with the Cougars. The Buffaloes won at Washington State 71-70 in overtime last month.

DaVonte Lacy, who missed the first meeting with a rib injury, scored a career-high 34 points for Washington State (9-13, 2-8). He also connected on a career-high eight 3-pointers.

Ike Iroegbu added 10 points for the Cougars, who remain winless in five conference games on the road.

Up by three at the half after a sluggish opening by both teams, Colorado got its offense going behind a torrid second half start by Booker, who had 21 of his points in the closing period.

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