SEATTLE — C.J. Wilcox continued his scoring binge in Pac-12 Conference play with 25 points, and Washington used another stingy defensive effort to stymie Colorado 64-54 on Wednesday night.
The Huskies (12-5) improved to 4-0 in conference play for just the fourth time in the past 35 seasons and just the second time in coach Lorenzo Romar's tenure at his alma mater. Again it was mostly because of their defense. After holding California to just 47 points last week on the road, Washington limited the Buffaloes to 36 percent shooting and tied for their second-lowest point total of the season.
Colorado was held 18 points below its season average. Spencer Dinwiddie led Colorado (11-6, 1-4) with 13 points, while leading scorer Askia Booker scored nine before fouling out. He made just 3 of 14 shots.
Washington State 75, Utah 65
At Pullman, Wash., Mike Ladd had 22 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead five Washington State players scoring in double figures in a win over Utah.
Brock Motum and Royce Woolridge added 14 points each and DaVonte Lacy and D.J Shelton 10 apiece for the Cougars (10-7, 1-3 Pac-12), who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Brandon Taylor had 13 points and Justin Seymour 11 for the Utes (8-9, 0-5).
Utah fought back from a 16-point deficit with the help of back-to-back three-point plays by Seymour to get within 47-41 with just under 10 minutes to play.
But Motum, who went scoreless in the first half, hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key and added a layup off a steal to help push the Cougars to a 60-46 advantage with six minutes remaining.
Utah got back within 10 on 3-pointer from Jarred DuBois with 3:46 left but got no closer. The Utes shot 46 percent (23 of 50) for the game. Washington State scored 28 points off 17 Utah turnovers.