There's no shame in losing two consecutive road games in a conference as difficult as the Pac-12. But for Utah, losing two in the manner it did - against winnable teams - is pretty excruciating.
So with USC coming to the Huntsman Center tonight - in the annual blackout game - here are some of the things that need to be done if the Utes would like to get back into the win column.
1) Control the paint - USC's center is 7-foot-2 Omar Oraby, who is every bit as big as he is listed and plays like a seven-footer would. He's good with his back to the basket, he's good at taking up space in the paint and he's good at offensive rebounding. He's not great defensively and he doesn't run the floor well. All signs point to Utah center Dallin Bachynski getting increased time - if not actually starting in place of Jeremy Olsen. How he stands up to Oraby will be a big key.