Utah Utes basketball: Utes hope to cure road woes during UCLA, USC swing

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 25 2012 1:27 p.m. MST

GAME NOTES: Utah and UCLA will be meeting for the first time since the second round of the 1983 NCAA tournament in Boise when Pace Mannion and the 10th-seed Utes advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 67-61 upset of the second-ranked Bruins. … The all-time series is knotted at 4-4. … UCLA coach Ben Howland played for and graduated from Weber State. … This will be the Bruins' first game at the L.A. Sports Arena since a 71-63 win over Richmond on Dec. 23. They topped Arizona and Arizona State in "home games" at the Honda Center in Anaheim earlier this month.

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Utes on the air

Utah (5-14, 2-5)

at UCLA (10-9, 3-4)

Today, 8:30 p.m. (MT)

Los Angeles Sports Arena

Radio: ESPN 700

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