Wright has 24, No. 23 Virginia beats Colorado
BOULDER, Colo. (AP)—Monica Wright scored 24 points, Whitny Edwards had 14 and nine rebounds and No. 23 Virginia held off Colorado to win 74-59 Saturday.
Bianca Smith had 23 points and Brittany Spears had 20 for the Buffaloes.
The Cavaliers (10-3) led by two at halftime before building a 46-35 lead midway through the second half. Colorado (9-3) rallied behind the hot shooting of Smith, who tied a season high with six 3-pointers. Smith hit four in the second half to get the Buffaloes within 52-50 with 5:50 remaining.
Wright, who was in foul trouble in the first half, helped the Cavaliers take control. She scored 11 points in the final 5:30 to hold off a furious rally by the Buffaloes. She fouled out with 1:18 remaining and the Cavaliers leading 69-58.
Colorado, which lost at Virginia by 34 last year, had won seven of its last eight.