BEAR DOWN: Wildcats historic losing streak continues

For the first time since the 1982-83 season, UA has lost six straight conference games

Utah 83, Wildcats 76

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Arizona has lost six straight conference games for the first time in 36 years.

Utah used a 17-2 second half run to blow open a 49-49 game on their way to an 83-76 victory over the Wildcats in Salt Lake City.

Utes shooting guard Parker Van Dyke nailed seven three-pointers to finish with a game-high 23 points. UA allowed 52 points in the second half after holding a 32-31 lead over Utah at the intermission.

UA (14-11, 5-7) was led by Dylan Smith’s 16 points. Ryan Luther scored 14.

The last time the Wildcats lost six or more games in a row in conference play was in the 1982-83 Pac-10 season when they lost 14 in a row during Ben Lindsey’s lone season as head coach.

Arizona will continue their Rocky Mountain road trip at Colorado on Sunday night in a game that will tipoff at 6 p.m. Tucson time.

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