The UCLA Bruins snapped a two-game losing streak Thursday night, blowing out the Utah Utes 76-49 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in the first ever Pac-12 Conference meeting between the two schools. The Bruins led by as many as 36 points in the second half as they evened their conference record at 4-4.
Joshua Smith led a balanced scoring attack for UCLA (11-9, 4-4) with 14 points, one of four Bruins in double figures on the night. Smith made five of his six field goal attempts and grabbed five rebounds in his 18 minutes. Jerime Anderson and David Wear each scored 13 points for UCLA, who shot 58.7% on the night, and outrebounded Utah 34-23.
Chris Hines scored 13 points to lead Utah (5-15, 2-6), the only Ute to score in double figures. Utah shot 37% on the night.
The Bruins had 19 assists on 27 field goals made on the night, led by Lazeric Jones, who had six assists to go with his seven points. UCLA ends the first half of their conference schedule on Saturday afternoon, hosting the Colorado Buffaloes at the Sports Arena.
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