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Up next for UCLA: Thursday at Utah

Ben Howland wants Bruins to work on rebounding.

January 09, 2013
  • UCLA Coach Ben Howland yells to his team during the first half of the Bruins' victory over California, 79-65, on Jan. 3, 2012.
UCLA Coach Ben Howland yells to his team during the first half of the Bruins'… (Mark J. Terrill / Associated…)

When: 6:30 PST.

Where: Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City

On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 570.

Records: UCLA 12-3, 2-0; Utah 8-6, 0-2.

Update: UCLA has won seven consecutive games, averaging 83 points during that streak. What the Bruins have been lacking, Coach Ben Howland said, is a nastier rebounding presence. Opponents have 55 offensive rebounds in the last three games. "We've been really crushed," Howland said. "We're not going to win at Utah if we don't do a better job of blocking out and limiting second shots." Utah's Jason Washburn, a 6-foot-10 senior, had 36 points and 29 rebounds during the two-game swing through Arizona last weekend. Howland said that center Tony Parker, who has been bothered by back spasms, is healthy again. The Utes have labored this season, with home losses to Sacramento State and Cal State Northridge. They had a good showing in Arizona last week, losing to No. 4 Arizona by three and Arizona State by one in overtime.

-- Chris Foster

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