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Runnin’ Utes rank No. 9 in AP Poll after beating UCLA

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Jan 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-05 13:10:12-05

SALT LAKE CITY – The Runnin’ Utes are ranked top 10 in the AP Poll after being UCLA 71-39 Sunday.

This week the AP Poll lists the Utes at No. 9, up one spot from last week.

The USA Today Coaches Poll has the Utes up two spots at No. 12.

The Utes took control in the first half, allowing the Bruins to shoot just 24 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes while building a 32-15 lead at halftime.

UCLA shot just 29 percent from the field for the entire game.

Delon Wright led the Utes with 11 points, he also had seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Jordan Loveridge added 10 points and Jacob Poeltl had nine points and 10 rebounds.

The Utes are now 12-2 overall, and 2-0 in the Pac-12. They beat USC 79-55 on Friday.