Carlson and the Utah Utes take on conference foe No. 7 UCLA

Utah Utes (12-5, 5-1 Pac-12) at UCLA Bruins (14-2, 5-0 Pac-12)

Los Angeles; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Branden Carlson and the Utah Utes take on Jaime Jaquez Jr. and the No. 7 UCLA Bruins in Pac-12 play Thursday.

The Bruins have gone 9-0 in home games. UCLA is eighth in the Pac-12 in rebounding averaging 31.7 rebounds. Jaylen Clark leads the Bruins with 6.8 boards.

The Utes are 5-1 in Pac-12 play. Utah scores 73.0 points while outscoring opponents by 11.5 points per game.

The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tyger Campbell is averaging 13.3 points and 4.4 assists for the Bruins. Jaquez is averaging 16.9 points over the last 10 games for UCLA.

Carlson is averaging 15.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks for the Utes. Gabe Madsen is averaging 12.6 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 10-0, averaging 74.5 points, 30.5 rebounds, 14.2 assists, 8.5 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 58.6 points per game.

Utes: 7-3, averaging 74.3 points, 37.5 rebounds, 15.3 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 64.8 points.

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