Jen Reese scored 15 points and Arielle Roberson added 13, but it wasn't enough to give Colorado a much-needed second conference win, as Washington State walked away winners in Pullman, 70-60.
"The players have got to really come together when this happens," head coach Linda Lappe told AM-760, as her Buffs fell to 1-4 in Pac-12 play. "It's another opportunity to bounce back. I wish we wouldn't have so many opportunities to bounce back but we won't take it for granted and we'll see if we can do it again on Sunday.
Colorado held a 36-35 lead at halftime, but Colorado's inefficiency on the offensive end allowed the Cougars to grab and extend a lead.
Many freshmen saw extended minutes. Haley Smith started for the second straight game in the absence of Jasmine Sborov (broken foot). Zoe Beard-Fails and Desiree Harris both saw minutes off the bench, combining for six points.
Colorado will try to bounce back on Sunday against Washington.
Colorado's starters went a combined 3-of-11 from the free-throw line. The team shot 11-of-23 (47.8%) on the whole...
Player of the Game
Tia Presley - Presley scored an efficient 17 points, only taking 10 shots. She also grabbed six boards and four steals.