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Gonzaga looks to snap skid

Dec 31, 2008 - 2:56 PM No. 17 Gonzaga (8-3) at Utah (7-5), 8:00 p.m. EST

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Gonzaga has had a while to dwell on its past couple games.

The 17th-ranked Bulldogs will try and get back into the win column on Wednesday when they visit Utah.

The Bulldogs suffered an 88-83 overtime setback to No. 2 Connecticut on December 20 but did not rebound well, surprisingly falling to Portland State at home, 77-70, on December 23. The loss caused Gonzaga to drop 10 spots in the latest coaches' poll

It's been nearly two weeks since Gonzaga won a game, and after its meeting with Utah, it will travel to No. 18 Tennessee on January 7.

Josh Heytvelt leads a balanced attack for the Bulldogs at 15.4 points per game.

The Gonzaga center will have to deal with 7-2 Luke Nevill, who leads the Utes in scoring and rebounding at 16.9 and 8.3 per contest, respectively.

Utah had lost four of five before a 60-52 victory over UC Irvine on Saturday.

The Utes lost their only other contest against a ranked team this season, 70-52, against No. 5 Oklahoma on December 13.