Game preview: CU Buffs volleyball at No. 18 Utah

Buffs open Pac-12 play on the road

CU Buffs volleyball at No. 18 Utah

GAME TIME: Wednesday, 7 p.m. MT, Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.

BROADCAST: TV — Pac-12 Networks.

RECORDS: Colorado 8-2; Utah 8-3.

NOTES: This is the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams…For the Buffs, it is the first of four consecutive road games to start league play, a run that continues Friday at Oregon State (7 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Network)…Utah and CU finished in a three-way tie for sixth in the Pac-12 last year with 10-10 league marks…CU has played just one other ranked foe this year, sweeping then-No. 5 Illinois on Sept. 7…The Buffs unofficially are ranked 27th this week as the second squad among other teams receiving votes…The teams split their two-game series last year with each team winning at home. Utah leads the all-time series 12-9 and the Buffs are 2-8 at Utah…The Utes have suffered three consecutive losses and are coming a four-set loss at home against local rival Brigham Young.