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
Suited up in 27 games for the Utes, starting nine after returning from a two-year LDS mission in Croatia ... Had career-highs with 22 points and 16 rebounds in a win over Idaho State on Nov. 21 ... Recorded his first collegiate double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Willamette University in the season opener on Nov. 9 ... Had 16 points and grabbed six rebounds in a win over Wright State on Nov. 24 ... Over the first six games of the season, averaged 11.5 points and 9.0 rebounds ... Scored in 15 games for the Utes ... Notched rebounds in 21 appearances ... Recorded an assist in 10 different outings ... Had four multi-assist games including a career-high three at nationally ranked Arizona on Jan. 5 ... Blocked a personal best three shots at SMU on Nov. 28 ... Had a pair of steals in the contest vs. Sacramento State on Nov. 16.
Prior to Utah
Appeared in 29 games at Southern Utah University, 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.