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Colorado at Washington: Preview box and game thread

Below is our game thread, which you can follow throughout today's game. Below that is our preview box that published in today's newspaper.

No. 15 Colorado (14-2, 3-0 in Pac-12) at Washington (10-6, 2-1)

12 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle

TV: FOX Sports 1. Radio: 950-AM.

All-time series: Washington leads the series 8-7.

Projected starters

Statistics for 2013-14 unless otherwise noted

Colorado

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Spencer Dinwiddie G 6-6 15.2 3.3 3.9 46.5 85.3

Askia Booker G 6-2 13.9 3.0 2.2 39.9 85.0

Xavier Johnson F 6-7 10.3 5.9 0.9 49.0 62.1

Wesley Gordon F 6-9 6.7 6.0 1.1 49.2 60.0

Josh Scott F 6-10 13.6 9.4 0.6 55.6 80.6

Washington

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Nigel Williams-Goss G 6-3 12.4 4.4 4.1 45.3 64.3

Andrew Andrews G 6-2 13.1 3.9 2.6 39.6 75.9

C.J. Wilcox G 6-5 19.8 4.2 2.6 44.8 88.6

Mike Anderson G 6-4 7.2 6.4 2.0 48.5 73.8

Perris Blackwell F 6-9 11.5 7.5 0.7 57.4 69.0

Scouting report: Any analysis of Colorado must begin with its starting backcourt, which features guards Spencer Dinwiddie and Askia Booker, the team’s top two scorers. Because those guards do so much of the Buffaloes’ scoring, their assists-per-game number – 12.6 – isn’t all that impressive. But Colorado is so tough in 1-on-1 situations, particularly with the rate at which it gets to the free throw line, that assists aren’t really a great measure of how potent the Buffaloes can be offensively. Colorado attempts 31.2 free throws per game, and its 499 total attempts this season ranks fourth in the nation. The Buffaloes’ 363 makes are second-best nationally. Josh Scott, CU’s 6-foot-10 forward, doesn’t get as much attention but has been productive this season as one of the team’s four players who average double-digit scoring.

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