The Colorado Buffaloes (20-5, 11-3 Pac-12) easily ran away from the Washington Huskies (13-11, 5-9 Pac-12) and handed them a 65-43 road defeat — UW’s second straight non-competitive game of the weekend.
Colorado did not shoot well overall from the field but they did score 26 points inside-the-paint (mostly uncontested) and made 7 three-pointers (mostly uncontested) on 36.8% shooting from deep.
Colorado WBB Shooting chart vs UW WBB Huskies 2/12/23 – Courtesy of CBBAnalytics
Further undermining the Huskies was their woeful rebounding effort, the Colorado Buffaloes grabbed 21 offensive rebounds resulting in 16 second chance points against the Huskies defense.
The Huskies’ defense egregiously underperformed and ex-Husky Quay Miller took advantage by posting a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in just 23 minutes of play.
Meanwhile, Colorado’s defense locked up the Huskies starting five for only 17 points (out of 43 total UW points).
As a team, the Huskies were inefficient and ineffective offensively, shooting only shot 33.3% (16-48) overall, 34.1% from two-point range and 25.0% from three-point range.
No Husky player scored in double figures.
UW WBB Shooting chart vs Colorado 2/12/23 – Courtesy of CBBAnalytics
The Colorado Buffaloes jumped out to a 5-0 lead to start the game and never looked back.
The Huskies responded with just one basket as the Buffaloes ran off another five points to grab a, 11-2 lead from a seemingly dazed group of Huskies starters.
Colorado built a 12-point lead and at the end of the first period, Colorado led 16-8.
The Buffaloes went on a 7-0 run midway through the second period to take a 17-point lead, 29-12.
However, UW did respond with its own 7-0 run sparked by a mid-range jumper by Hannah Stines with 3:13 to go in the second quarter.
At halftime, Colorado held a 12-point lead, 31-19.
With only 19 points, the Washington Huskies had its lowest scoring first half of the season.
The third quarter was relatively low scoring as Colorado only scored 14 points but UW countered with a meager 9 points in the third period.
At the end of the third period, Colorado held a comfortable 17-point lead.
In the final period of play, the Colorado Buffaloes scored 20 points and built a 26-point lead over the Huskies — their largest lead of the PAC-12 season.
The Huskies failed to contain Colorado’s Frida Formann — who scored 11 points in the fourth period and made three uncontested three-pointers to pile on the Huskies defeat.
UW attempted a (very) late flurry with a 5-0 run in the final minute but still lost by 22 points, 65-43.
UW WBB Huskies Player of the Game – Darcy Rees
Darcy Rees posted 6 points on 75% shooting (3 for $) and added 3 rebounds in 13 minutes — easily the most efficient effort of the day by a Husky player. Why she did not play more is a mystery.