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Akinjo's 22 points lead Arizona over Colorado 88-74

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Posted at 10:00 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 00:00:02-05

TUCSON, Arizona — James Akinjo had 22 points and eight assists, lifting Arizona to an 88-74 win over Colorado.

Arizona showed no signs for rust following a six-day layoff, shooting 53% while making 8 of 17 from the 3-point arc. Jemarl Baker added 14 points to help the Wildcats improve to 10-0 all-time against Colorado at McKale Center.

Evan Battey had 18 points despite foul trouble to lead the Buffaloes. Colorado also lost leading scorer McKinley Wright IV to a right ankle injury in the final minute.