The No. 4-ranked Runnin' Utes (14-2, 4-0) travel to Tucson this evening to challenge the 31-game home winning streak of No. 10 Arizona (15-2, 3-1). Utah is currently ranked 10th in the nation in field goal percentage defense, and any chance of knocking off the Wildcats in the McKale Center will likely need a continuation of the Utes lockdown defense.
The Utes are led by All Pac-12 guard and Wooden Award candidate Delon Wright, who is averaging 17.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 3.0 steals in road contests this season.
The strength of the Wildcats is inside, so the defensive pressure will be Jakob Poeltl, Chris Reyes, and Brekkott Chapman to keep the Zona bigs (Brandon Ashley, Stanley Johnson, and Caleb Tarczewski) off the offensive glass.
Arizona is led by Johnson at 14.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. The 6-7 forward also hits 3s at a 40 percent clip, so Utah's wings will need to both keep tight to him when the Wildcats are on offense and know where his on to block him out on both sides of the court.