J’Vonne Hadley scored a career-high 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting as Colorado earned a solid 98-81 victory over Washington on Wednesday night in Pac-12 play at Seattle.
Cody Williams scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting and KJ Simpson added 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as the Buffaloes (15-5, 6-3 Pac-12) won their fourth consecutive game. Eddie Lampkin recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds and Tristan da Silva added 10 points for Colorado, which prevailed on the road for the first time in five attempts this season.
Keion Brooks Jr. scored 22 points and Moses Wood added 13 for the Huskies (11-9, 3-6). Braxton Meah and Paul Mulcahy added 11 points for Washington, which lost for the sixth time in its past nine games.
The Buffaloes swept the regular-season series with Washington. Colorado notched a 73-69 home win on Dec. 29.
The Buffaloes also snapped a seven-game road losing streak in the series by winning in Seattle for the first time since March 5, 2015.
Colorado shot 55 percent from the field, including 6 of 13 from 3-point range.
The Huskies made 54.1 percent of their shots and were 5 of 19 from behind the arc.
Colorado’s da Silva scored the first five points of the second half as the Buffaloes led 55-41.
Washington trailed by 10 after Meah’s dunk with 13:23 left. Hadley scored four points during a 10-0 burst as the Buffaloes extended their lead to 71-51 with 10:22 remaining.
The Huskies crept within 14 on three straight baskets before Colorado scored 10 of the next 13 points and took an 81-60 lead on a 3-pointer by Luke O’Brien. There would be no more threats to the lead.
Williams scored 12 points and Hadley added 10 as Colorado led 50-41 at the break. Brooks and Meah scored eight apiece in the half for the Huskies.
Williams scored six points during a 9-3 run that saw the Buffaloes take a 27-22 lead with 7:41 left in the first half.
Williams later slammed home a dunk to give Colorado a 45-36 lead with 1:06 to play. After the Huskies pulled within six, Bangot Dak nailed a half-ending 3-pointer to restore the nine-point advantage.