Unranked Pac-12 Power Teams Prepare For BattleTheDuck
These two teams find themselves on the lower part of the spectrum this season as they are accustomed to being ranked in the top 25 of the Country, this year they are not only unranked but this game could have very big implications on who might make the NCAA tournament. Both of them are offensively oriented but the Bruins do have the upper hand on the defensive end with their size and speed as where the Ducks prefer to play a zone oriented defense.
Oregon is ten games above .500 and have looked very convincing against good teams but they have had issues in their conference play as they are 2 games below the even mark in the Pac-12. The Bruins happen to be one of the top programs in this conference so things are even more important for these Ducks to make some noise and get seen. Making sure they set up their designed plays will be the most important part of this game for Oregon, they need to use the clock to their advantage in order to get the looks they need to stay pretty high scoring game.
UCLA runs a very efficient offense, they push the ball into the post and run their sets from there, they play much better with their backs to the rime as they are known for their rebounding and second chance opportunities. Their guards are fast and set very good picks for others to get open on but they need to apply pressure early to get a lead and pull away, if they allow Oregon to stay in this one it could back fire late in the game.
The Bruins are -12 in this game because of their post game, they pride themselves on rebounding and led their conference on both sides of the court, take the Bruins in this game as they will pull away early in this one.