Utah men’s basketball: Utes blown out by USC at home, 76-59
Published: January 12, 2013 05:00PM
Updated: January 12, 2013 11:42PM
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Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune Utes head coach, Larry Krystowiak reacts after being slapped with a technical foul, in basketball action Utah vs. USC, at the Huntsman Center, Saturday, January 12, 2013.

No sugar-coating this one. Utah suffered a bad loss on Saturday afternoon.

A Utes team lacking energy and scoring punch was soundly defeated 76-59 by a USC team with 10 losses in 16 games heading into this matchup.

In the process, Utah is now 0-4 in Pac-12 play, 8-8 overall. The Utes are reeling, and are facing a tough road trip this week at Washington State and Washington.

USC ended the first half with a 7-0 run to take a 32-23 advantage. The Trojans were never seriously threatened in the second half.

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