Utah Utes men's basketball: Runnin' Utes host iconic UCLA at Huntsman Center

Published: Thursday, Jan. 10 2013 7:30 a.m. MST

“Those four letters on the jerseys and uniforms mean quite a bit. I think everybody knows that with the success that they’ve had. They’ve got a lot of great pieces to the puzzle right now, a bunch of great players that I see being NBA players — three or four on the floor for sure that are going to be playing a lot more than their college careers,” Krystkowiak said. “So it’s a great challenge for us and I think our players should soak up the environment a little bit. When we recruited them and talked to them that was why we were in part of these kids’ doors, so they can play at an elite level.

“All I would say now is sometimes you better be careful what you wish for because it's coming to town Thursday,” he continued. ”I know it’s an exciting time for some of the fans and the people. This is a really proud basketball area, too, and to have an opportunity to play against a program like (UCLA) I’m hoping that some people might want to come out, want to witness it and be a part of it.”

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