The final moments of Sunday's 68-61 win against Washington were special for Colorado's Brenna and Meagan Malcolm-Peck.
The senior twins, who have battled injuries all year, checked in with 11.1 seconds left and were on the court together for the first time in more than a year as the No. 20 Buffaloes picked up a win on Senior Day.
"We haven't been on the court together in ... I can't even remember the last time we were," Brenna said. "That was pretty special to be on the court at the same time."
The sisters, who grew up in Boulder, received a loud ovation from the crowd -- as well as their teammates and coaches -- when they entered the game.
"For Brenna even just to put on her uniform I think was huge," CU head coach Linda Lappe said. "Those two have meant so much to our program, things a lot of people can't see."
Before Sunday, Brenna had not even put her uniform on this season, as she has spent the entire year rehabilitating her left knee. In fact, she had played just six minutes, spread over three games, during the past three seasons because of injuries. She missed the entire 2010-11 season.
She had the widest smile on the team as she went through pre-game warm-ups and shot lay-ups and jumpers. She has not done any basketball activities in practice all season.
"It was pretty cool," said Brenna, who played in a game for the first time since Jan. 14, 2012. "I haven't done that in a long time. Even at a slower pace, it was pretty awesome to do that."
Meagan was a three-year starter from 2009-12, but injuries to her back and shoulder have limited her just 19 games this year.
Despite their senior year not going as planned, the sisters were all smiles Sunday. So were their teammates.
"I think it's really apparent how close our team is and how much they were really trying to win it for us and for the seniors," Meagan said.
Brenna isn't likely to play again this season. Meagan's shoulder is not quite 100 percent, but she said, "If I'm needed on the floor, I'll be ready to go."
Wilson dominant on defense
CU's defensive stopper was at it again Sunday. Junior Brittany Wilson held Washington's Jazmine Davis to just nine points, only the second time all season Davis was held in single digits. Davis, who came in averaging 19.6 points per game, didn't hit a field goal until 2:39 to play.
"I frustrated her the best way that I could," Wilson said.
Arielle Roberson finished with 16 points, giving her 49 points (16.3 per game) over the last three contests. ... Jen Reese had 11 points and seven rebounds. She has averaged 14.5 points and 7.0 rebounds during the last four games. ... Sophomore Lexy Kresl missed her second consecutive game with a separated right shoulder. ... Senior Chucky Jeffery has five double-doubles in the last seven games. ... CU has its longest conference win streak since an eight-game streak from Jan. 12-Feb. 6, 2002. ... Wilson moved into sole possession of 10th place on CU's career list for 3-pointers, with 97. ... Washington was 2-for-14 from 3-point range in the second half.
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What went right
The Buffs played great defense again, holding Washington to five 3-pointers. Offensively, CU hit 44.6 percent of their shots. The Buffs also out-rebounded the Huskies 44-30.
What went wrong
CU had a couple of lapses in the second half to allow Washington to claw back into the game.
Star of the game
Chucky Jeffery. The senior point guard had yet another double-double, with 11 points and 13 rebounds. She also had four assists and kept her cool down the stretch.
p What's next?
Colorado will visit Oregon on Friday at 8 p.m.