Colorado's junior guard had another big game in Saturday's 84-70 win against Georgia at Coors Events Center.
Booker tied his season high with 19 points - the second game in a row he's scored 19. He went 7-for-12 from the floor, 3-for-3 at the free throw line and led the team with four assists.
"Askia was feeling it tonight," Buffs head coach Tad Boyle said. "He was very efficient and he took good shots. We'll take 7-for-12 from Askia every night. I thought his floor game was good."
Booker had 12 points in the second half, including five in a row to extend CU's lead to 15 points with 4 minutes, 56 seconds to play.
"You could tell he was dialed in," Boyle said. "Every time he shot it, you felt like it was going in."
On Dec. 7, Booker had 15 points, including a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to beat Kansas 75-72.
In the next game, on Dec. 13, he played just 13 minutes because of a foot injury, but had eight points in those 13 minutes.
He has followed that up with back-to-back 19-point games. Booker has connected on 15-of-27 shots (55.6 percent) in the past two games.
Xavier Johnson was sizzling at the start against Georgia. He went 3-for-3 from 3-point range during the first 4:06 of the game. He had 11 points in the first half and 13 overall.
"It was good, just being able to have Spencer (Dinwiddie) give me the ball for open jump shots, and I was able to knock them down," he said. "It's always easy to shoot on the court you've been shooting on for two years. It was good."
Johnson scored just three points, on 1-for-5 shooting, against Oklahoma State on Dec. 21 in Las Vegas, so he felt good about his game Saturday.
"I was shooting air balls at (the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas)," he said. "Just stick with it. Coach says I'm a great shooter, so I tried to shoot it."
Returning to action
Saturday was CU's first game since the loss to Oklahoma State. Boyle gave his players several days off after that to celebrate Christmas.
"This team is interesting," Boyle said when asked how his team responded after the break. "It's not always the best practice team, but for the most part on game nights, they've shown up, they've been dialed in, they've been ready to go.
"We haven't always played well for 40 minutes, but I like the mental toughness of this team."
Nearing a record
CU's 26-for-26 effort at the free throw line shattered the school record of 14-for-14 (on Feb. 16, 1980). It also came close to a Pac-12 record.
Washington State holds the Pac-12 record by going 28-for-28 against Oregon on J an. 17, 2009.
The national record is 34-for-34, set by UC Irvine (vs. Pacific, Feb. 21, 1981) and tied by Samford (vs. UCF, Dec. 20, 1990) and Oklahoma (vs. Iowa State, March 2, 2013).
In the stat-keeping era (since 1952), CU has been perfect at the line 10 times, but this was the first time with 15 or more attempts.
Josh Scott has record three consecutive double-doubles, and he has six this season. During the last three games, Scott has 46 points and 38 rebounds. Georgia still leads the all-time series, 6-3, but CU has won the last two meetings. The Buffs improved to 53-7 at home under Boyle, including 9-0 this season. CU is off to its best 13-game start since also going 11-2 in 1979-80. Georgia outscored the Buffs 40-26 in the paint. Kansas is the only other team to out-score the Buffs in the paint.
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