Coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Oregon Ducks in their last time out, the Arizona Wildcats (12-6, 3-2 Pac-12) head out to Salt Lake City to take on the struggling Utah Utes (4-13, 1-4 Pac-12) for their first conference game there since Feb. 16, 1978.
The already sputtering Utes will be without leading scorer Josh 'Jiggy' Watkins after being dismissed from the team on Wednesday, which is unfortunate for Utah but particularly advantageous for the Wildcats, who are looking to join Stanford and Cal amongst the Pac-12 elite this season. Utah has only center Jason Washburn left as a doulbe-digit scorer on their squad.
This will be the 50th meeting between the two schools as Utah holding the 28-21 series lead. Arizona has taken last three games, including a 84-71 win back on March 20, 2009 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Regional in Miami.
Date: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m. MST
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center (15,000), Salt Lake City, Utah
Radio: IMG College/Wildcat Radio Network (Brian Jeffries/Matt Muehlebach)
TV: KWBA-TV/FOX Sports Arizona (Dave Sitton/Corey Williams)
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