The Utes are looking to get a split as they wrap up its two-game swing in Los Angeles. Their taking on the USC Trojans Sunday night at the Galen Center.
The Runnin’ Utes are coming off of a tough loss to UCLA. Utah was able to keep themselves in reach of the Bruins throughout the first half, but in the second half of the game, UCLA was able to widen the scoring gap because the Utes just couldn’t sink a shot. UCLA shot 57 percent from the field in the first half. Utah finished the evening shooting 46 percent from the field overall. Collette led the Utes with 15 points, which included hitting a three-pointer in the second half – his second three-pointer of the season. Bibbins followed with 12 and Chris Seeley led the Utes off the bench with nine points.
USC has won six of its lasts eight games, with both losses coming to Pac-12 teams Stanford and Washington. The Trojans are just 7-3 at home this season, with a 2-1 record at home against Pac-12 opponents.
Utah leads the all-time series 22-17, which includes an 8-2 mark since joining the Pac-12, and has won eight straight over USC dating back to the 2013 season. Utah’s last loss was a 76-59 defeat to the Trojans back on Jan. 12, 2013 in Salt Lake City. Utah later that season defeated the Trojans in the Pac-12 Championship Tournament and has not dropped a contest since then. The Utes have won three-straight over USC when playing in L.A., but are just 7-8 all-time when facing the Trojans at the Galen Center.
Here’s how to check out the game:
Date/Tipoff: Sunday, Jan. 4, 2018 | 5 p.m. PT
Location: Los Angeles, Calif. (Galen Center
Radio: Utah Radio Sports Network