A look at the matchup for CU women’s basketball in home finale against WSU

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Colorado’s Aubrey Knight could miss Sunday’s game against Washington State after suffering a shoulder injury in Friday’s win.

The Colorado women’s basketball team completes the home portion of the regular season on Sunday against Washington State in the final Pac-12 Conference game at the Coors Events Center for seniors Brecca Thomas and Zoe Correal.

After defeating Washington on Friday for the team’s second win in 11 games, the Buffs hope to close the home slate on another winning note. A look at the matchup:

CU women’s basketball preview: Washington State

MATCHUP: Washington State Cougars (10-17, 3-12 Pac-12 Conference) at Colorado Buffaloes (13-13, 4-11).

GAME TIME: Sunday, noon, Coors Events Center.

BROADCAST: TV — Pac-12 Network; Radio — 630 AM.

COACHES: Washington State — June Daugherty, 11th season (130-215, 443-428 overall); Colorado — JR Payne, 2nd season (30-29, 131-142 overall).

LEADERS: Washington State — Scoring: F Borislava Hristova, So., 18.8 ppg; Rebounding: F Louise Brown, Jr., 6.3 rpg; Assists: G Chanelle Molina, So., 2.90 apg. Colorado — Scoring: G Kennedy Leonard, Jr., 14.9 ppg; Rebounding: F Annika Jank, Fr., 7.0 rpg; Assists: Leonard, 6.8 apg.

NOTES: CU is seeking back-to-back wins for the first time since defeating Westminster and Air Force in the final two nonconference games in mid-December…Leonard needs eight assists to match Shelley Sheetz for the No. 2 spot among CU’s all-time leaders…A win would assure the Buffs of at least a ninth-place finish in the league…CU matched its second-worst total of the season with 23 turnovers in a six-point loss at Washington State on Jan. 5. WSU suffered a four-point loss at Utah Friday night and has lost seven of its past eight games…WSU leads the series against the Buffs 9-5 and has won eight of the teams’ past 10 meetings…The Buffs might be without second-leading rebounder Aubrey Knight, who left Friday’s win against Washington in the third quarter with an apparent right shoulder injury…CU completes the regular season at UCLA (Thursday) and USC (Saturday).

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