No. 10 Utah (11-2, 1-0) hosts the reeling Bruins of UCLA (8-6, 0-1). Jordan Loveridge has led the Runnin' Utes in scoring for two straight games since returning to the lineup from minor knee surgery. Head coach Larry Krystkowiak said the rest and surgery was good and that the junior forward has come back renewed and ready to go.
The Bruins will also, of course, need to contend with star guard Delon Wright, averaging 15.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
At home, in the friendly confines of the Jon M. Huntsman Center, Utah is averaging a 27-point margin of victory. The Utes are undefeated this season, and the fans are returning to make it one of the toughest buildings for a road team in the conference, if not the country.
On the other side of the ball, UCLA is led by Bryce Alford, the head coach's son, at 16.8 points per game.