Peanut Tuitele scored a season-high 23 points on 11-of-19 shooting to help Colorado beat Washington State 72-61 on Friday night.
Quinessa Caylao-Do added 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the Buffaloes (12-14, 2-13 Pac-12). Kennedy Leonard had 12 points and eight assists.
Colorado took the lead for good during a 10-2 run in the middle of the third quarter capped at 53-49. Caylao-Do’s pair of free throws early in the fourth quarter pushed the lead to seven.
Borislava Hristova had 16 points for the Cougars (9-17, 4-11). Chanelle Molina added 13 points and Alexys Swedlund scored 11.
Utah 88, Washington 56: Kiana Moore and Megan Huff scored 17 points apiece and the Utes (19-7, 8-7 Pac-12) snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over the Huskies (8-18, 1-13) in Salt Lake City.
Moore made three 3-pointers and Huff had 10 rebounds for the Utes, who handed the Huskies their 10th straight defeat.
Andrea Torres added 14 points and Sarah Porter and Erika Bean 12 each for the Utes. Bean also had eight assists and four of Utah’s 10 steals. Dru Gylten had nine assists.
Amber Melgoza scored 21 points and was the only Washington player to reach double figures.