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.
2014-15 Averaged 7.4 minutes in 31 appearances during his first season with the Runnin’ Utes … made his debut against Ball State (11/14) and went 1-for-2 from the free throw line for his first career point … played a season-high 20 minutes and scored 19 points against UC-Riverside (11/21) … finished the season averaging 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game … shot 45.6 percent (36-79) from the field, 32.4 percent (11-34) from the arc and 55.6 percent (20-36) from the charity stripe … recorded 19 assists, 5 blocks and one steal.
High School Attended Bentley High School in Flint, Mich., and was listed as the 25th best power forward in the nation for his class and ESPN featured him as a four-star commit that could potentially be a centerpiece to a team … averaged 22 points and seven rebounds his senior season.
Personal Born July 24, 1995 ... selected Utah over UConn, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Tennessee and Seton Hall.