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Akinjo scores 22, Arizona beats Colorado 88-74

The Buffs were defeated in their first Pac-12 game of the year on Monday night.
Credit: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri
Arizona guard James Akinjo (13) drives between Colorado forward Evan Battey (21) and guard Eli Parquet during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz.

TUCSON, Ariz. — James Akinjo had 22 points and eight assists, lifting Arizona to an 88-74 win over Colorado.

Arizona showed no signs for rust following a six-day layoff, shooting 53% while making 8 of 17 from the 3-point arc.

Jemarl Baker added 14 points to help the Wildcats improve to 10-0 all-time against Colorado at McKale Center. Evan Battey had 18 points despite foul trouble to lead the Buffaloes.

Colorado also lost leading scorer McKinley Wright IV to a right ankle injury in the final minute.

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