Found January 15, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
There are plenty of good things to take away from No. 24 UCLAs most recent road trip. Coach Ben Howlands Bruins played their first two true road games of the season and came away with wins improving to 4-0 in Pac-12 play. They continued their stellar defensive play, holding Utah under 40 percent shooting. Colorado shot 43 percent from the field, which was the first time a UCLA opponent broke the 40 percent barrier in four games. They won at Utah despite star freshman Shabazz Muhammad having the worst game of his career. Travis Wear continued his stellar play with a career-high 23 points in Boulder, leading to the Bruins re-emergence in the AP Top 25. There is no shortage of great moments to choose from, but when expressing the most impressive performance of the trip, Howland couldnt stop raving about the bus driver in Utah? Yes. The bus driver in Utah. As the team prepared to head to the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City a snowstorm broke out causing a great deal of traffi...

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