Colorado defeats Washington State 58-49

Colorado defeats Washington State 58-49
January 20, 2013, 1:11 am
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Colorado forward Josh Scott (40) shoots over Washington State forward Brock Motum (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie scored 16 points and had eight rebounds as Colorado came up with a great defensive performance to beat Washington State 58-49 Saturday night.

Two freshmen contributed with double figures for the night as Xavier Johnson added 14 points and Josh Scott chipped in 11 as Colorado (12-6, 2-4 Pac-12) rebounded from a loss Wednesday night against Washington.

Colorado led 23-19 at halftime. The Cougars erased the deficit by going on a 12-4 run to start the second half, taking a 31-27 lead near the 15-minute mark. The teams traded baskets until 6:08 when Dinwiddie hit Colorado's only three of the night to take a 47-42 lead. Colorado would then go on a run to put the game out of reach at 54-46 with under a minute to play.

Brock Motum and Mike Ladd had 13 points apiece for Washington State (10-8, 1-4). Motum also had seven rebounds.