The Oregon Ducks take on the UCLA Bruins today in Pauley Pavilion.¬† This game has major implications for both teams as they are both undefeated in PAC-12 play and ranked in the nation’s top 25.¬† This marks the 103rd meeting between the teams with UCLA holding the lead on the Ducks 81-31.
The stat of the day for today’s game is going to be who wins the turnover battle.¬† Oregon scores on 26% of there points off turnovers forced this season, the highest percentage in the PAC-12.¬† On the other hand, the Bruins only turn the ball over on 16% of their possessions, the fewest in the PAC-12. Whoever wins the turnover battle will win the game.
Another big stat that will play into the game will be who wins the battle on the boards.¬† Oregon ranks 27th in the nation and 7th in rebound margin per game compared to UCLA’s 47th in the nation.
Whoever wins this game will continue to lead the PAC-12 conference and maintain their top 25 ranking nationally.¬† The loser will most likely drop out of the top 25, so this game will be huge for both team.
To watch the game tune into CBS at 1pm PST.