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What went right: Not much. Colorado fell behind 12-0 early and never really played itself back into the game.

What went wrong: The Buffs struggled with their shooting (30.6 percent), committed too many turnovers (20) and got into foul trouble, leading to Washington attempting 29 free throws.

Star of the game: Haley Smith. The junior led the Buffs with 14 points and six rebounds and also chipped in with three assists.

What's next: The Buffs will face the Huskies again, on Thursday, in the first-round of the Pac-12 Tournament.

A dismal regular season came to a dismal conclusion on Saturday for the Colorado women's basketball team.

Host Washington rolled to a 68-47 victory against the Buffaloes at Alaska Airlines Arena in the regular season finale in Seattle.

CU (7-22, 2-16 Pac-12) matched the program record for single-season losses and will finish last in the Pac-12. It's the first last-place conference finish for the Buffs since 2009 when they were in the Big 12.

The Buffs will face fifth-place Washington (20-9, 11-7) again on Thursday in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament at KeyArena in Seattle.

Junior Haley Smith scored 14 points to lead CU, and while all nine Buffs scored, nobody else had more than six points.

Washington jumped out to a quick 12-0 lead before Smith hit a jumper nearly six minutes in for the Buffs' first points. They spent the rest of the afternoon playing from behind and never came close.


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Paced by Kelsey Plum's 18 points, the Huskies led by as many as 29 points in the second half.

The Buffs made just 19 of 62 shots (30.6 percent) and committed 20 turnovers, which Washington turned into 22 points. Washington didn't shoot much better (.333, 20 of 60), but went 22-for-29 at the free throw line. CU was just four of six from the stripe.

Notable

CU has lost six in a row against the Huskies, including two meetings this season. ... CU is 0-2 as a No. 12 seed in conference tournaments (2005 and 2009). ... Former CU walk-on Alexus Atchley, now a senior co-captain for Washington, started and had 11 points and four rebounds in her final home game. Atchley played a total of 17 minutes in her one season (2012-13) with the Buffs.

Washington 68, Colorado 47

COLORADO (7-22, 2-14 Pac-12)

llis 1-1 0-0 2, Robinson 1-8 0-0 3, Leonard 2-8 0-0 4, Smith 6-15 1-2 14, Swan 2-13 0-0 4, Thomas 2-6 0-0 6, Correal 2-3 0-0 4, Huggins 2-5 0-0 5, Beard-Fails 1-3 3-4 5. Totals 19-62 4-6 47..

WASHINGTON (20-9, 11-7)

sahor 1-6 4-4 7, Walton 4-10 1-1 10, Plum 6-23 5-6 18, Collier 5-9 1-2 11, Atchley 4-10 0-0 11, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Gilling 0-0 7-10 7, Kingma 0-1 2-2 2, Moser 0-0 0-2 0, Strother 0-1 2-2 2, Wieburg 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-60 22-29 68..

Score by quarters:

Colorado 6 10 22 9 — 47 Washington 19 13 26 10 — 68

3-point field goals — CU 5-19 (Thomas 2-5, Smith 1-2, Huggins 1-4, Robinson 1-5, Leonard 0-3), Washington 6-15 (Atchley 3-5, Walton 1-2, Osahor 1-3, Plum 1-4, Kingma 0-1). Rebounds — CU 38 (Smith 6), Washington 43 (Walton 9). Assists — CU 18 (Swan 4), Washington 14 (Plum 4). Turnovers — CU 20, Washington 15. Total fouls — CU 24, Washington 11. Fouled out — Smith. A — 2,376.