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Cougars to host winless Buffaloes on Saturday

Jan. 20, 2017 Updated Fri., Jan. 20, 2017 at 8:29 p.m.

Guard Derrick White leads Colorado in scoring.
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) ORG XMIT: WATW115 (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
Guard Derrick White leads Colorado in scoring. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) ORG XMIT: WATW115 (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

PULLMAN – It is better to have won then lost, even lost a lot, in the Pac-12 conference than to have never won at all.

For Washington State (9-9, 2-4 Pac-12), a four-game losing streak has evaporated the earlier momentum. But that’s far better than Colorado (10-9, 0-6), its opponent at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Beasley Coliseum. The Buffaloes have yet to win a conference game.

The Buffaloes present a tantalizing opportunity for the Cougars to get back in the win column, and to exact a modicum of revenge. The last three home games against CU have been decided by five points or less, and the Cougars lost a heartbreaker in the last matchup between the two schools – an 88-81 defeat in double-overtime in Boulder last season.

CU is 9-2 all-time against WSU and has an 8-1 record against the Cougars since joining the Pac-12. The Buffaloes have been fine on offense this season, averaging 75 points per game. Derrick White averages 18.3 points per game, and Xavier Johnson chips in 17.7.

The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network with Aaron Goldsmith and Eddie House on the call.

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