UCLA Basketball at Utah 2018: TV, radio, live stream, stats and more

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JANUARY 14: Head coach Steve Alford of the UCLA Bruins talks with his player Aaron Holiday
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JANUARY 14: Head coach Steve Alford of the UCLA Bruins talks with his player Aaron Holiday /

UCLA Basketball begins their last road trip of the season with a game against the Utah Utes. Here is how to watch and what to know…

It is another rough stretch for the UCLA Basketball team as they finish the regular season with three straight road games against teams that are battling for the Pac-12 title and a first-round bye in the conference tourney.

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In the next three games, UCLA plays Utah (a team on a four-game win streak), Colorado (a team that has already beat UCLA) and USC (the second place team in the conference), so the Bruins really need to dig deep and try to figure out how to get some wins.

UCLA is technically still in play for the Pac-12 regular season title, but that would require the help of outside forces, namely, Arizona losing. Other than that, the Bruins are trying to strengthen their NCAA resume. Let us hope they can continue to do that starting with the Utes.

Here is everything you need to know about UCLA vs. Utah…

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UCLA Basketball vs. Utah Game Day Info

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UCLA Bruins 19-8, 10-5 (3rd Pac-12)

Utah Utes 17-9, 9-6 (4th Pac-12)

Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City , UT

Tipoff: 6:00 p.m. PT


Live Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: AM 570 or 1150 Los Angeles

On-line Radio: Tune-In

Odds: Utah -2.5, O/U: 149.5

Last Game:u

UCLA d. Oregon, 86-78 OT

Utah d. Washington State, 77-70

ESPN Win Predictor: Utah 63.4% – UCLA 36.6%

Projected Starters:

UCLA – G Aaron Holiday, G Jaylen Hands, F Kris Wilkes, F Gyorgy Goloman, C Thomas Welsh

Utah – G Sedrick Barefield, G Parker Van Dyke, G Justin Bibbins, F Tyler Rawson, F David Collette

Head Coaches:

UCLA – Steve Alford | Utah – Larry Krystkowiak


UCLA | Utah

UCLA Basketball vs. Utah: Stats, Final Word and Prediction

Key Individual Stats – UCLA:

Aaron Holiday – 19.4 ppg, 5.7 apg, 3.4 rpg

Thomas Welsh – 13.1 ppg,10.7 rpg, .493 FG%

Kris Wilkes – 13.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg, .437 FG%

Key Individual Stats – Utah:

Justin Bibbins – 14.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.8 apg

David Collette – 12.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, .618 FG%

Tyler Rawson – 10.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 4.0 apg

Team Stats:

TeamAvg PtsOpp. PtsFG%RebsAsts
 UCLA 82.6 (2)76.0 (10).466 (4)39.0 (1)15.3 (5)
Utah74.2 (8)68.8 (1).456 (9) 34.3 (10) 16.0 (2)

Stats in ( ) indicate Pac-12 ranking

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Players to Watch:

Kris Wilkes – Wilkes has been a bit quiet lately, but could break out with an explosive game at any moment, so why not not against Utah?

Gyorgy Goloman – The senior has been playing some excellent ball the last few weeks and his extra production and experience will be needed to help push the Bruins to victory, which will ultimately help them boost their NCAA Tournament resume.

Last Word:

It is crunch time and every team in the Pac-12 is feeling it, especially with those that are fighting for a chance at the title, seeding in the Pac-12 Tournament and an invite to the Big Dance. UCLA knows what they have to do (win), but they are going to have to try and do that against a team that is one of the hottest in the conference right now.

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Utah has won their last four games by an average of 17 points. The best defensive team in the Pac-12 has not only been blowing teams out, but have done so with their suffocating defense. Bibbins, Rawson and Collette have been very reliable for the Utes, especially on offense. Though they are not the offensive studs that UCLA is, they have done very well getting the ball into the paint.

UCLA has a few things they have to continue to work on. Last weekend during their final home stand of the season, the Bruins won, but it was a little too close for comfort. They surged then stumbled against Oregon State (but managed to get the win). Against Oregon, UCLA had to go to overtime for the victory. And remember, these games were at Pauley Pavilion.

So let us now take into consideration the fact that the Bruins are 2-4 on the road in conference this season and do not have a road sweep. Though UCLA can’t worry about the past, the pattern they have set does not project a positive outcome.

Still, UCLA had previously defeated Utah, so they know the match ups that will work, especially if they get Holiday to slow down the Utah guards. What the Bruins need to do is start out with a lot of energy, work for the high percentage shots, do not let Utah dictate the tempo and fight, fight, fight the entire game. If not, then they will seriously hurt their Pac-12 title, Pac-12 tournament seeding and NCAA chances.

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Prediction: Utah 78 – UCLA 70