Utah crushes UCLA

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Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Delon Wright filled the box score with 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals as No. 10 Utah sent the UCLA Bruins to a fifth straight loss in Sunday's 71-39 drubbing.

A balanced scoring attack and shutdown defense helped the Utes (12-2, 2-0 Pac-12) improve to 10-0 at Huntsman Center and roll to a fifth straight win.

Jordan Loveridge chipped in with 10 points, Jakob Poeltl added nine with 10 rebounds and four others netted at least six points.

The spiraling Bruins (8-7, 0-2) were limited to 28.8 percent shooting and have averaged just 52.6 points during their recent skid.

Tony Parker led the way with 12 points, while Bryce Alford was held scoreless on 0-of-10 shooting despite coming into the game logging a team-best 16.8 points per game.

The Utes, two days after knocking down 11 3-pointers in a win over USC, used the long ball to pull away early as Brekkott Chapman and Loveridge each hit 3s to spark an 11-0 run that gave Utah a 17-5 lead eight minutes in.

Kevon Looney's putback dunk pulled the Bruins within 21-15, but UCLA missed all 11 of its shots over the final six minutes of the half.

Utah's subsequent 11-0 run, highlighted by an Isaiah Wright 3, gave the hosts a healthy 17-point cushion at intermission.

UCLA's struggles continued in the second half with no one other than Parker scoring in the first 10 1/2 minutes.

Parker scored on UCLA's first possession, and Utah answered with the next 14 points, with Dakarai Tucker's layup off a turnover pushing the margin to 46-17 just five minutes in.

The lead grew as high as 35 down the stretch.

Game Notes

Utah shot 47.1 percent from the floor and 84.2 percent (16-of-19) from the foul line ... The Utes owned a 42-28 rebounding advantage and a 28-10 edge in bench production ... The last time UCLA lost five straight came during the 2009-10 season.