Jaquez and No. 4 UCLA host Utah

UCLA Bruins (23-4, 14-2 Pac-12) at Utah Utes (17-11, 10-7 Pac-12)

Salt Lake City; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 4 UCLA visits the Utah Utes after Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored 20 points in UCLA’s 78-43 win over the California Golden Bears.

The Utes have gone 12-4 at home. Utah averages 69.8 points while outscoring opponents by 6.9 points per game.

The Bruins are 14-2 in conference play. UCLA is third in the Pac-12 scoring 33.7 points per game in the paint led by Jaquez averaging 8.9.

TOP PERFORMERS: Branden Carlson is averaging 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and two blocks for the Utes. Lazar Stefanovic is averaging 11.5 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

Jaquez is averaging 16.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals for the Bruins. David Singleton is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for UCLA.

LAST 10 GAMES: Utes: 5-5, averaging 66.5 points, 34.6 rebounds, 15.0 assists, 5.1 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 40.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 64.8 points per game.

Bruins: 8-2, averaging 68.7 points, 33.3 rebounds, 13.7 assists, 9.1 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 58.1 points.


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