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Top 25 basketball: Colorado holds off Wazzu in overtime
First Published Jan 08 2014 09:52 pm • Last Updated Jan 08 2014 11:42 pm

Spokane, Wash. • Josh Scott scored eight of his 19 points in overtime as No. 15 Colorado held off Washington State 71-70 on Wednesday night.

Askia Booker added 18 points for Colorado (14-2, 3-0 Pac-12), which has tied the second-best start in program history.

At a glance

Wednesday’s scores

» No. 4 Wisconsin 95, No. 23 Illinois 70

» No. 6 Wichita State 66, Illinois State 47

» No. 8 Villanova 83,Seton Hall 67

» No. 10 Florida 74,South Florida 58

» No. 11 Oklahoma St. 87,Texas 74

» No. 13 San Diego St. vs. Boise State, late

» No. 14 Kentucky 85,Mississippi State 63

» No. 15 Colorado 71,Washington State 70 (OT)

» No. 18 Kansas 90,Oklahoma 83

» No. 19 UMass 66,Saint Joseph’s 62

» Georgia 70, No. 21 Missouri 64 (OT)

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Dexter Kernich-Drew scored a career-high 24 points to lead Washington State (7-8, 0-3), which was playing without leading scorer DaVonte Lacy, who has a rib injury.

Colorado dominated the free-throw shooting, making 26 of 38, while Washington State went to the line only three times, making them all.

No. 4 Wisconsin 95, No. 23 Illinois 70 • At Madison, Wis., Ben Brust scored 18 points, Sam Dekker added 17 and Wisconsin used a 20-0 run in the first half to easily beat Illinois.

The Badgers improved to 16-0 (3-0 Big Ten), the best start in school history. Wisconsin shot 53 percent from the field in the first half to open up a 25-point lead by halftime.

Georgia 70, No. 21 Missouri 64 (OT) • At Columbia, Mo., Charlie Mann scored 18 points, including the go-ahead basket with 35.8 seconds to go in overtime, and Georgia overcame its free-throw shooting struggles to beat Missouri.

Kenny Gaines and Brandon Morris hit a pair of free throws apiece in the final half-minute, ending Missouri’s 26-game home winning streak, which had been the longest in the nation.

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