The first time UCLA and Utah played, UCLA suffered one of their two bad losses. UCLA was poised to break into the top 25 and put a lock as the alternative if Arizona should falter. But a funny thing happen, Utah made a decision to make Kyle Anderson a scorer and let the rest of Bruins try to beat them. Kyle had a career high but UCLA lost.
Of course the other problem in that game was UCLA had one of its worst halves of the year. The good news for UCLA is that game was in SLC and this game is at Pauley. Utah is also a bad road team. Will UCLA play 40 minutes, shoot how about 30 minutes, or will they continue to take a half off? If UCLA plays hard for 40, they win easy.
The game is at 5:05 on the PAC 12 Network with Don MacLean doing the color. The official notes are here.