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Wildcats comeback falls short at Colorado, 82-79

Arizona Basketball
Posted at 9:17 PM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 23:17:29-05

BOULDER, Colorado — Evan Battey made four free throws in the final 15 seconds and finished with 21 points, leading Colorado to an 82-79 victory over Arizona.

The Wildcats pulled to 80-79 with 5.6 seconds left. Terrell Brown Jr. fouled and then rolled over Battey's left ankle. Grimacing and limping to the line, Battey hit both free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining. James Akinjo's desperation heave from half court hit the backboard at the buzzer.

McKinley Wright IV added 17 points and six assists for Colorado (14-5, 8-4 Pac-12). Bennedict Mathurin scored 22 points to lead Arizona (13-6, 7-6).