If Wednesday was the final matchup between Josh Scott and Jordan Bachynski, Scott can at least walk away knowing he got some revenge.

In Colorado's 61-52 victory against Bachynski and Arizona State, Scott had a huge a game, scoring 13 points, pulling down 13 rebounds and blocking a pair of shots.

Perhaps more importantly, he held Bachynski to four points and three rebounds.

For Scott, it was a satisfying performance; not only because the Buffs got the win, but because of what happened during his battle with Bachynski on Feb. 16, 2013, in Boulder.

During the second half of that game, which ASU won in overtime, Scott and Bachynski got tangled up under the CU basket. The 7-foot-2 Bachynski then wrestled the 6-10 Scott to the ground, with Scott banging his head on the floor.

Somehow, Scott got whistled for a foul. He also left the game with a concussion and missed the next two.

"Hearing about it all summer was kind of my motivation, and I think you saw that in how I played tonight," Scott said after Wednesday's game. "I tried to do that the first time (on Jan. 25 at ASU); we just didn't play too well."

Scott had 11 points and seven rebounds in Tempe last month, but ASU won by 21.

From the start on Wednesday, Scott was the aggressor against the bigger Bachynski.

"He's improved offensively a lot, so my goal was just to three-quarter him or just deny him the ball," Scott said. "Because I've gotten stronger, it's easier to get around him and stay in front of him. That's where my strength paid off.



In the two games against ASU this season, Scott has had a significant statistical advantage over Bachynski. The ASU center has averaged 6.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks against the Buffs, while Scott has posted 12.0 points, 10.0 boards and 1.5 blocks.

It was certainly satisfying to CU head coach Tad Boyle to see Scott play so well on Wednesday in the victory.

"Josh takes this matchup personal," Boyle said. "What went on here last year in this building we didn't like, we didn't appreciate and he hasn't forgotten about it and neither have I. I hope our fans haven't either. I don't think they have. I'm proud of Josh. He's a battler. I'll take that guy any day of the week."

Scott, however, didn't take the opportunity to gloat. Just another day at the office, as far as he was concerned.

"I've been doing that all season, so it doesn't change my confidence whatsoever," Scott said. "He's the best shot blocker in the conference and in the nation. It's cool (to play well against Bachynski), but I've been doing this all year."

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33.