The Utah Tech Trailblazers and the Arizona Wildcats meet Thursday in college basketball action at McKale Center. Utah Tech is 1-2 on the year so far and fresh off a loss to Washington. As for Arizona, they’re 2-0 after a pair of games. The Wildcats beat Southern U in their last outing.
Utah Tech matched up against Nevada in their first game of the 2022-23 campaign. The Trailblazers lost that one 84-71. In game two versus Cal State Northridge however, Utah Tech managed a 69-63 victory to barely pull to a positive record this season so far.
Back on Monday versus Washington, Utah Tech had another tricky matchup. The Trailblazers were up 36-34 by halftime, but a 44-31 second-half deficit left them with a 78-67 defeat. Tops in scoring was Tanner Christensen with 26 points.
Over on the Arizona side, their year began with a game versus Nicholls State. The Wildcats jumped out to a 59-37 halftime lead and scored 58 more points on the way to a 117-75 victory. Azuolas Tubelis led the team on 23 points, seven boards and six assists.
In game two against Southern U back on Friday, the Wildcats were up 49-31 by halftime. Arizona was outscored 47-46 from there in an eventual 95-78 win. Tubelis, Oumar Ballo and Pelle Larsson scored 17 apiece, and Kerr Kriisa tripled up on 14 points, 12 assists and 11 boards.
The Wildcats have been pretty solid through two games so far, and they’re taking care of business. Arizona shot a nice 54.5 percent from the field with 51 rebounds and 24 assists in their win over Southern U. The 3-point shooting (5-of-20) wasn’t great, though. As for Utah Tech, they’ve been pretty inconsistent so far and ultimately should give us an exciting game to watch.
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Utah Tech Trailblazers vs Arizona Game Information
- Date: 11/17/2022
- Time: 09:00 PM ET
- Location: McKale CenterTucson,AZ
- How to Watch Utah Tech vs Arizona: ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
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