UCLA edges Utah 72-70 for 5th straight home victory

first_img Associated Press December 31, 2020 /Sports News – Local UCLA edges Utah 72-70 for 5th straight home victory Tags: Pac-12/UCLA Bruins/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Smith scored 16 points and UCLA shook off coronavirus-induced rust to hold off Utah 72-70 for the Bruins’ fifth straight home win.UCLA (6-2, 2-0 Pac-12) hadn’t played since losing to Ohio State on Dec. 19 in Cleveland.The Utes (4-2, 1-1) had been idle since beating Idaho on Dec. 18.Both teams had games postponed due to COVID-19.Alfonso Plummer led the Utes with a season-high 22 points, making four 3-pointers. Timmy Allen added 18 points. The Utes never got off a final shot after Pelle Larsson turned the ball over with 3 seconds to go.last_img read more