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Nowell scores 19 as Washington holds off Colorado 77-70

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) The Washington Huskies players made a promise to each other they would return to Seattle with a road sweep. Jaylen Nowell made good on that pact.

Nowell scored seven of his 19 points down the stretch to help Washington hold off Colorado 77-70 on Saturday night. The Huskies got their first Pac-12 Conference road sweep since 2013 with wins over Utah and the Buffaloes.

''It means everything. Coming in that's what we set out to do,'' Nowell said. ''Before the road trip we came together and promised no matter what we had to come back with two wins and that's what we did.''

David Crisp added 16 points for Washington (12-4, 3-0), which has won five straight.

''We were gritty down the stretch and we made the plays they had to make to win,'' Washington coach Mike Hopkins said.

The Buffaloes (10-6, 1-3) lost their leading scorer and spark when guard McKinley Wright IV left the game with 8:04 left in the first half. Wright was hit on the left shoulder in the lane and immediately grabbed at the joint. He was looked at by the medical staff and then helped to the locker room. He did not return to the game or the bench.

''McKinley hurt his shoulder in practice after we came back from Christmas, he re-injured it tonight, we don't know how bad,'' Colorado coach Tad Boyle said. ''I do know he's been playing less than 100 percent and he almost didn't play in Arizona.''

D'Shawn Schwartz picked up the slack with 22 points, including four 3-pointers - both career highs. Tyler Bey had 15 points and nine rebounds.

The Huskies led by 15 early in the second half and then had to withstand a big Colorado rally. The Buffaloes used a 9-0 run, with Schwartz scoring the first seven, to get to 63-62 with 7:14 left.

Nowell answered with a layup as he and Matisse Thybulle combined to score 13 of Washington's final 14 points. Thybulle was fouled on a 3-point shot and hit all three free throws, and after Daylen Kountz had his layup blocked on the other end, Nowell hit a jumper in the lane with 2:42 left to give the Huskies an eight-point lead.

''We come down and foul a 3-point shooter who we were playing as a driver,'' Schwartz said of Thybulle. ''Frustrating. You can't do that. If he makes it over your hand, he makes it, but you can't put him at the line.''

FIRST OFF...

Crisp scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half and needed just six shot attempts to reach it. He was 4 of 5 from 3-point range to help Washington build a 13-point lead at intermission.

He had just two shots in the second half, which Crisp attributed to Colorado's scheme.

''They were trying to make sure they took away the 3 in the second half,'' Crisp said. ''They closed out a lot harder. We had a lot of stuff going off, Jay was starting to go off. Whatever helps us win.''

Crisp has scored in double figures in six of the last seven games.

''I'm a bad coach for not getting him more shots in the second half,'' Hopkins said. ''He's shooting at a high clip.''

BIG PICTURE

Washington: The Huskies used a big first half to get their first road sweep in six years. Washington hit 63 percent of its shots in the first 20 minutes and never trailed. Now the Huskies have a chance to build on this sweep with home games against Stanford and Cal over the next seven days.

Colorado: Wright going out is a big blow to the Buffaloes. He leads the team in scoring at 13.6 points per game and also averages 5.5 assists and 5.1 rebounds and losing his production is a serious void on a team trying to get into NCAA Tournament position.

UP NEXT

Washington: Hosts Stanford on Thursday.

Colorado: At Utah on Jan. 20.

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Key Players
J. Nowell
M. Wright IV
31.6 Min. Per Game 31.6
13.6 Pts. Per Game 13.6
5.5 Ast. Per Game 5.5
5.1 Reb. Per Game 5.1
52.0 Field Goal % 51.0
38.5 Three Point % 25.0
72.2 Free Throw % 74.6
  Defensive rebound by Nahziah Carter 4.0
  Shane Gatling missed 3-pt. jump shot 6.0
  Defensive rebound by Alexander Strating 13.0
  Noah Dickerson missed 2nd of 2 free throws 13.0
  Noah Dickerson missed 2nd of 2 free throws 13.0
  Noah Dickerson missed 1st of 2 free throws 13.0
  Personal foul on Alexander Strating 13.0
  Defensive rebound by Noah Dickerson 14.0
  Shane Gatling missed 2nd of 2 free throws 14.0
+ 1 Shane Gatling made 1st of 2 free throws 14.0
  Shooting foul on Matisse Thybulle 14.0
Team Stats
Points 77 70
Field Goals 27-49 (55.1%) 24-54 (44.4%)
3-Pointers 9-20 (45.0%) 6-15 (40.0%)
Free Throws 14-21 (66.7%) 16-23 (69.6%)
Total Rebounds 31 29
Offensive 4 7
Defensive 21 17
Team 6 5
Assists 9 13
Steals 8 8
Blocks 6 0
Turnovers 15 12
Fouls 22 21
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
22 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Washington 12-4 482977
home team logo Colorado 10-6 353570
Team Stats
away team logo Washington 12-4 71.7 PPG 36 RPG 12.0 APG
home team logo Colorado 10-6 75.1 PPG 40.1 RPG 13.2 APG
Key Players
5
J. Nowell G 16.5 PPG 5.3 RPG 3.3 APG 51.5 FG%
5
D. Schwartz G 8.2 PPG 3.5 RPG 1.0 APG 42.2 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Nowell G 19 PTS 4 REB 5 AST
D. Schwartz G 22 PTS 2 REB 1 AST
55.1 FG% 44.4
45.0 3PT FG% 40.0
66.7 FT% 69.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Nowell 19 4 5 9/13 0/0 1/3 1 36 4 0 2 0 4
D. Crisp 16 2 1 4/8 4/7 4/4 1 35 1 0 1 0 2
M. Thybulle 9 2 1 1/4 1/4 6/7 4 28 1 2 1 0 2
N. Dickerson 7 8 1 2/2 0/0 3/6 4 23 0 0 5 2 6
H. Wright 5 2 0 2/3 1/1 0/0 5 17 2 2 3 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Nowell 19 4 5 9/13 0/0 1/3 1 36 4 0 2 0 4
D. Crisp 16 2 1 4/8 4/7 4/4 1 35 1 0 1 0 2
M. Thybulle 9 2 1 1/4 1/4 6/7 4 28 1 2 1 0 2
N. Dickerson 7 8 1 2/2 0/0 3/6 4 23 0 0 5 2 6
H. Wright 5 2 0 2/3 1/1 0/0 5 17 2 2 3 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Carter 9 4 0 4/7 1/2 0/0 2 22 0 1 1 1 3
D. Green 8 2 0 3/8 2/6 0/0 2 19 0 0 0 0 2
S. Timmins 4 1 1 2/3 0/0 0/1 2 14 0 1 2 0 1
J. Bey 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0
T. Rice - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Barnard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Crandall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Sorn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Hardy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Penn-Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Geron - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Neubauer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Lundeen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 25 9 27/49 9/20 14/21 22 200 8 6 15 4 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Schwartz 22 2 1 6/10 4/5 6/6 4 38 3 0 2 0 2
T. Bey 15 9 0 6/11 0/0 3/4 4 26 0 0 1 2 7
L. Siewert 8 5 2 4/10 0/1 0/0 5 26 0 0 3 3 2
D. Kountz 8 1 0 3/7 1/3 1/2 0 34 0 0 2 0 1
M. Wright IV 2 1 2 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 12 0 0 0 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Schwartz 22 2 1 6/10 4/5 6/6 4 38 3 0 2 0 2
T. Bey 15 9 0 6/11 0/0 3/4 4 26 0 0 1 2 7
L. Siewert 8 5 2 4/10 0/1 0/0 5 26 0 0 3 3 2
D. Kountz 8 1 0 3/7 1/3 1/2 0 34 0 0 2 0 1
M. Wright IV 2 1 2 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 12 0 0 0 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Gatling 8 3 6 1/10 1/6 5/7 2 35 4 0 2 0 3
E. Battey 6 2 0 3/4 0/0 0/2 5 11 0 0 1 1 1
A. Strating 1 1 2 0/0 0/0 1/2 1 17 1 0 1 0 1
E. Parquet 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
N. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Walton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Martinka - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Ersek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Dombek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McQuade - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 24 13 24/54 6/15 16/23 21 200 8 0 12 7 17