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January 20, 2015 at 12:22 PM

Huskies hoops links: Colorado shorthanded for Washington game

Colorado's Xavier Johnson is suspended from Thursday's game against Washington. (Photo credit: AP)

Colorado’s Xavier Johnson is suspended from Thursday’s game against Washington. (Photo credit: AP)

Colorado has lost three straight games and the Buffaloes (9-8, 2-3 Pac-12) – picked third in the Pac-12 preseason media poll – have fallen short of expectations.

The bad news in Boulder, Colo. continued when coach Tad Boyle announced Xavier Johnson has been suspended from Thursday’s game against Washington. Reportedly the suspension is the result of an off-the-court incident.

The 6-7 junior guard/forward missed the past two games due to an ankle injury suffered Jan. 7. Johnson averages 12.8 points and 5.4 rebounds, which ranks third among CU players. The Buffs are 1-3 without him, including  a Dec. 3 win against San Francisco.

It’s also unclear if junior forward Josh Scott will play because of back spasms. He’s missed four of the past five games. Scott is second on the team in scoring (13.8) and first in rebounds (7.2).

TUESDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:

— Big prep basketball game Monday night in Seattle and No. 2 Garfield thumped No. 1 Rainier Beach 84-67. UW signee Dejounte Murray finished with 16 points for the Vikings, which suffered its first loss to an in-state opponent since 2013. UW target Jaylen Nowell, a sophomore guard, had 24 points for the Bulldogs (8-1). UW target Keith Smith (knee) did not play for Beach. Meanwhile, Alphonso Anderson dominated and finished with 35 points and 19 rebounds in a breakout performance.

— Former UW forward Desmond Simmons is one of three Pac-12 transfers who have helped Saint Mary’s to a 15-3 start.

No. 12 Utah is looking to rebound – literally – after Saturday’s 69-51 setback at Arizona. The Utes were outrebounded 40-19.

— Washington State coach Ernie Kent lavishes plenty of praise on Brett Boese.

— There’s no doubting Arizona’s Stanley Johnson is the frontrunner to win the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year award. He picked up his second Pac-12 Player of the Week award Monday.

— Oregon State is on track to finish in the National Invitation Tournament.

— ICYMI, nice story on broadcasting duo Bill Walton and Dave Pasch.

— And here’s a look at where the Pac-12 teams are in the RPI ratings: Arizona (6), Utah (11), Stanford (27), Washington (53), UCLA (67), Colorado (80), Oregon State (89), Oregon (93), California (120),¬† Washington State (123), USC (135) and Arizona State (142).

 

 

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