Kyle Kuzma broke out of a scoring slump at just the right time, missing one shot while scoring 23 points to help lift No. 12 Utah to an 80-72 win over Southern California Thursday night in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.
The Utes soundly defeated the Trojans in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.
2014-15 Named an All-Pac-12 Second Team honoree … Named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention … was a Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection … started in all 35 of Utah’s contests … second on the team averaging 30.2 minutes a game … averaged 10.6 points per game, which ranked 30th in the Pac-12 … ranked 11th in the Pac-12 with 3.34 assists and 10th in the league with 1.29 steals per game … shot 44.5 percent (121-272) from the field and ranked third in the conference with a 43.9 shooting percentage (82-187) from beyond the arc … made 82 three-pointers, which ranks fourth most in school history among single-season leaders … totaled 90 rebounds (2.6/game), 117 assists and 45 steals … scored a season-high 24 points against Oregon (3/13) in the Pac-12 tournament … tallied double-digit scoring efforts in 17 games, including NCAA Tournament contests against both Georgetown (3/21) and Duke (3/27) … collected a season-high six steals at UNLV (10/20) … dished out season-high eight assists against Stanford (2/12) … pulled down a season-high five rebounds against USC 91/2) and in Utah’s Sweet Sixteen appearance against Duke (3/27).
2013-14 Member of Pac-12 All-Star Team headed to China ... First Team All-Academic Pac-12 selection ... Started all 33 games for the Utes ... 2013-14 CoSIDA Academic All-Region ... Finished fourth in the Pac-12 in three-pointers made with 2.06 per game and eighth in three-point field goal percentage at 40.7 percent ... Placed sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.58 and 10th in assists with 3.44 per contest ... Was 14th in the conference in steals with 1.17 per contest ... Ranked 29th in scoring at 10.8 points per game ... Notched a career-high 23 points and eight assists in a win over Oregon State ... Scored 21 points, while compiling four assists and four rebounds in a win over UC Davis ... Had a career-high eight free throws in the win over Washington en route to 20 points ... Snagged a career-high eight rebounds in win over Washington State to go along with 16 points ... Had 18 points and three assists in the win over Texas State ... Made a personal-best five three-pointers at Colorado on Feb. 1 finishing with 17 points ... Amassed 17 points and five assists in the win over Ball State ... Had 13 points and five assists vs. No. 4 Arizona and 13 points and four rebounds in the win at Cal ... Totaled 12 points and six assists in the victory against Fresno State ... Tallied 12 points, four rebounds and four assists in the win over No. 25 UCLA ... Scored 14 points at Stanford and in the NIT contest at Saint Mary’s ... Swiped a career-high four steals vs. No. 10 Oregon ... Registered an assist in all but one contest last season for the Utes ... Had 21 multi-rebound games ... Notched eight multi-steal games
2012-13 Played in 29 games as a true freshman, starting the final 13 games ... Ranked second in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage (42.0) ... Was 14th in the league in assists, averaging 2.9 per game ... Scored in double figures 11 times, including four of the last five games of the season ... Led the team in scoring four times ... Notched 21 points at Oregon State, while tallying six assists ... Had 19 points and six assists in a win at Washington ... Had 14 points and three assists in the win over Pac-12 champion Oregon ... Scored 13 points in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinal contest against the Ducks ... Scored in double figures for the first time in his career with 10 points vs. SMU ... His first double-digit effort in Pac-12 play came at Washington State with 13 points, three rebounds and three assists ... Scored 10 points, dished out five assists and grabbed four rebounds vs. Cal ... Tallied 10 points, snagged four rebounds and had three steals at Colorado ... In his second game vs. OSU, he scored 12 points and dished out three assists in the victory ... Had 10 points in the Utes’ historic Pac-12 quarterfinal upset of Cal.
High School Averaged 19.8 points per game to go with 7.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds per contest as a senior ... named CIF Div. 4 Player of the Year, Alpha League MVP, co-MVP of the National Prep Classic and the Torrey Pines Tournament MVP during his senior year ... led Pacific Hills HS to the 2012 state championship.
Personal Brandon Taylor is the son of Taradell Lewis ... born Jan. 8, 1994 ... major is psychology.