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Tale of the tape: Washington 71, Colorado 54

Here's our recap capsule that will publish in tomorrow's newspaper ...

PLAYER OF THE GAME — C.J. Wilcox has been steady all season, but his performance on Sunday might have been the best of his career. Wilcox scored a career-best 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting, and made a career-best 7 of his 12 attempts from 3-point range. He scored 21 points in the second half, taking advantage of the absence of Buffaloes guard Spencer Dinwiddie.

IT WAS OVER WHEN — Wilcox made his final 3-pointer with 6:45 to go, giving UW a 61-43 lead.

STAT OF THE GAME — Colorado guard Askia Booker, the team’ second-leading scorer, scored zero points on 0-for-9 shooting in 24 minutes.

QUOTABLE — “When he draws a lot of attention, it makes it easier for me to get in the lane and find my shots. So every time he gets going, I kind of get happy. I’m probably going to be the recipient of them playing less defense on me.” – Andrew Andrews on Wilcox’s hot shooting day.

WHAT IT MEANS — The final score of this game will be accompanied by an imaginary asterisk, because it would have been more competitive if Dinwiddie hadn’t goe down in the first half with a knee injury. Regardless, it’s the Huskies’ first victory over a ranked opponent since 2011, and it was the kind of game they have to win if they plan to play in the postseason. UW continues to prove that it won’t be an easy out in this conference this season.

NEXT UP — Washington at California on Wednesday at 8 p.m., ESPNU.