Per the University of Washington Press Release…..
January 20, 2021
SEATTLE (AP) — Marcus Tsohonis scored a career-high 27 off the bench, Erik Stevenson added 17 points before fouling out, and Washington picked up its first conference win of the season beating Colorado 84-80 on Wednesday night.
Tsohonis was brilliant providing the Huskies (2-11, 1-7 Pac-12) a needed punch of scoring off the bench. He topped his career-high of 24 points set just a couple of weeks ago in a loss to Stanford.
Tsohonis also hit four of Washington’s 12 3-pointers, needing every bit of the outside shooting to counter being dominated on the interior by the Buffaloes.
Jeriah Horne scored a season-high 24 for Colorado, but missed an open 3-pointer with seven seconds left that could have tied the game. Colorado (11-4, 5-3) saw its four-game win streak snapped and likely lost a chance to move into The AP Top 25 next week.
Evan Battey added 18 points, but leading scorer McKinley Wright IV was held to 12 points.
Mired in an eight-game losing streak, the Huskies were competitive against a quality opponent for the second straight game. Washington nearly upset UCLA last Saturday on the road. This time, they rallied from a 10-point deficit late in the first half against the Buffaloes.
Down 55-48, Washington scored 10 of the next 12 points and took its first lead since early in the first half on Bey’s 3 with 13 minutes left. From there the teams exchanged the lead seven times over the next 10 minutes. Wright’s two free throws with 4:23 left pulled the Buffaloes even at 73-73 after drawing the fifth foul against Stevenson.
Washington finally separated after consecutive baskets from Tsohonis, the second coming off a turnover with 1:04 left and gave the Huskies an 81-75 lead. Washington hit enough free throws and withstood Horne’s open look to tie, and was able to celebrate its first conference win.
The Huskies will host Utah on Sunday.
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