After a sheer dominating performance Friday night, UCLA welcomes Oregon to Pauley looking for a sweep of the Oregon schools.
It wasn’t exactly sure which UCLA team was going to appear on the court Friday night. Was it going to be the under-performing Bruins or the dominant Bruins? It turned out to be the latter.
UCLA never trailed at any point throughout the game. The Bruins knew exactly how tough Oregon State would be and they adjusted well. The defense was able to contain the Beavers from beyond the arc, In fact, Oregon State didn’t even attempt a three-pointer in the first quarter. None! 0%! They attempted two in the second but missed both. In the third, they shot four but once again missed them all. It wasn’t until the fourth where they finally hit two threes. Overall, the Beavers were 2-12, 16.6%, on threes for the entire game.
UCLA controlled every part of the game. While Oregon State had 21 turnovers, the Bruins only had 9 and they scored more points off the turnovers, 33 to 11. The Bruins’ offensive boards have certainly improved from the Stanford game. UCLA outrebounded the Beavers, 21-10, on the offensive glass. Even the bench came through with 36 points while Oregon State’s bench only added 13.
If they expect to beat Ducks, the Bruins need to control the game like they did against the Beavers. That’s because it won’t be an easy task considering the fact that Oregon is currently ranked 9th in the country.
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