Runnin' Utes play USC in first round on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
Runnin' Utes and Golden Bears on ESPNU Thursday night
Utes travel to Boulder for contest on Thursday night
Second top-10 team to play in Salt Lake City since 2002
Transferred to Utah from Southern Utah University after returning from a two-year LDS mission in Croatia. Will be eligible to play immediately.
Prior to Utah
Appeared in 29 games, averaging 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds, including 1.0 offensive boards per contest ... also blocked 11 shots, made six steals and had 10 assists.
Helped Winston Churchill HS to a 95-5 record over three years ... lead the Bulldogs to two consecutive top-tier Calgary City Championships and two berths in the Provincial final fours, earning a bronze medal in his senior year ... averaged 22.3 points, 14.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 4.1 blocks per game as a senior ... scored 34 points, grabbed 22 rebounds, dished out 11 assists, made six blocks and three steals in his final game as a senior ... competed for silver medalist Team Alberta in the 2008 Canadian 17-Under Championships ... in 2009, was one of 20 players in Canada to be invited to the All-Canada Classic where the coaches awarded him the Top Post Player award ... widely considered one of the nation's top post players coming out of high school in 2009.
Dallin Bachynski is the son of John and Yolanda Bachynski ... born June 21, 1991 ... major is undeclared ... older brother Jordan plays for Arizona State.