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Booker leads Colorado past UCLA 62-56

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 BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Askia Booker scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and the Colorado Buffaloes hung on to beat UCLA 62-56 on Friday night.

It was their first win over the Bruins in nearly 53 years.

Xavier Johnson added 14 points and Wesley Gordon had 11 points and 14 rebounds for Colorado (8-5, 1-0 Pac-12), which overcame the absence of star forward Josh Scott. He missed the game because of back spasms.

The victory was Colorado's first in five tries against UCLA since joining the Pac-12 four years ago. It was Colorado's second victory in 10 meetings all time against UCLA. The Buffaloes only previous victory over UCLA came on Dec. 7, 1962 (82-60).

Norman Powell had 22 points to lead UCLA (8-6, 0-1), which lost its fourth in a row. Isaac Hamilton added 16 points.
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