Larry Drew II, Jordan Adams and Travis Wear all had 12 points for the Bruins who led the Utes by 11 at the half.
Utah outscored UCLA 30-23 in the second half but it wasn't enough.
Jason Washburn had 11 points and 11 assists for the Utes who never led. Cedric Martin had 12 points and Jordan Loveridge added 11 points for the Utes.
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