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SPOKANE — Josh Scott scored eight of his 19 points in overtime in No. 15 Colorado’s 71-70 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night.

Askia Booker scored 18 to help Colorado (14-2, 3-0 Pac-12) tie the second-best start in school history.

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 — out with 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.

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WSU’s Que Johnson made a three-pointer to send the game to overtime.

Scott made two baskets to push Colorado’s lead to 66-60. After D.J. Shelton’s three-pointer pulled the Cougars to 70-67, Spencer Dinwiddie made a free throw for the Buffaloes and Washington State’s Royce Woolridge sank a three-pointer for the final margin.

“We just did not play Colorado basketball tonight,” coach Tad Boyle said. “We better play better on Sunday (at UW).

“We’ve got a target on our back now,” Boyle said, referring to the Buffaloes’ ranking.

Pac-12 men
Team Conf. Overall
Colorado 3-0 14-2
Arizona 2-0 15-0
UCLA 1-0 12-2
California 1-0 10-4
Washington 2-1 10-6
Oregon 1-1 13-1
Arizona St. 1-1 12-3
Utah 1-2 12-3
Stanford 0-1 9-4
USC 0-1 9-5
Oregon St. 0-2 8-6
WSU 0-3 7-8
Wednesday’s resultsWashington 59, Utah 57Colorado 71, WSU 70 (OT)Thursday’s gamesArizona at UCLAArizona State at USCStanford at Oregon StateCalifornia at Oregon
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