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Washington women beat Colorado 68-54 in Pac-12 tourney

March 4, 2021 GMT
Washington forward Haley Van Dyke (11) shoots as Colorado guard Mya Hollingshed (21) defends during an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 women's tournament Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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Washington forward Haley Van Dyke (11) shoots as Colorado guard Mya Hollingshed (21) defends during an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 women's tournament Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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Washington forward Haley Van Dyke (11) shoots as Colorado guard Mya Hollingshed (21) defends during an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 women's tournament Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Freshman Tameiya Sadler had 18 points and a season-high eight assists, Ashley Van Dyke also scored 18 points, and the No. 11 seed Washington women beat Colorado 68-54 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament.

Quay Miller and Alexis Griggsby added 11 points apiece for Washington (7-13). The Huskies made 25 of 46 (54.3%) overall and shot a season-high 55% (11 of 20) from 3-point range.

Washington, which won just three games — and at one point lost eight straight — in conference play this season, plays No. 9 and third-seeded UCLA in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Sadler, Griggsby and Van Dyke each hit a 3-pointer in a 14-0 run that made it 49-36 with three minutes left in the third quarter and the Huskies led the rest of the way.

Frida Formann and Mya Hollingshed scored 16 points apiece for Colorado (10-10).

Hollingshed made a jumper to close the third quarter before Tayanna Jones hit a 3 and Aubrey Knight made two free throws to open the fourth, trimming Colorado’s deficit to 53-45 with nine minutes to play but the Buffaloes were scoreless for the next nearly-four minutes and got no closer.

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