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NCAAW Preview: No. 8 UCLA attempts season sweep of No. 13 Oregon

The No. 8 UCLA Bruins are at home against the No. 13 Oregon Ducks looking to earn a sweep. The Ducks are attempting to avoid a third straight loss.

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The No. 8 UCLA Bruins welcome the No. 13 Oregon Ducks to Pauley Pavilion on Friday at 8 p.m. ET on the Pac-12 Network.

The Bruins have won five of their last six games and will attempt to earn a regular-season sweep of the Ducks for the first time since the 2015-16 season. The Ducks have dropped their last two games, having struggled in league play for a 9-5 Pac-12 record.

The Bruins are led by Charisma Osborne, one of the best shooting guards in the country, and one of the best power forwards in Michaela Onyenwere. Osborne leads the Bruins in scoring with 18.9 points per contest and is a 39-percent shooter from beyond the arc.

Onyenwere averages 17.4 points and 8.3 rebounds and has posted five double-doubles this season. Natalie Chou averages 11.1 points and has reached double-digit scoring in three straight games.

For Oregon, redshirt sophomore Nyara Sabally has proven to be reliable on offense, scoring 12.4 points per game and recording 20 blocks in 16 games.

Erin Boley, a reliable deep threat over her Ducks career, has been cold as of late, having failed to reach double figures in five of her last six games. Boley had scored in double figures in eight of the Ducks’ first 11 games.

Te-Hina Paopao has been a fantastic freshman for the Ducks, averaging 10.5 points and leading the team with 4.4 assists and a total of 25 steals.

Here’s what to expect from the matchup and how to watch:

Game Information

No. 13 Oregon Ducks (12-5, 9-5 Pac-12) vs. No. 8 UCLA Bruins (12-3, 9-3 Pac-12)

When: Friday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. ET

Where: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA

How to watch/listen: Pac-12 Network/Radio: UCLA Audio or Oregon Audio

What to watch: Onyenwere scored 33 points in the Bruins’ first meeting with the Ducks and made the game-winning shot with 51 seconds left. Osborne scored 22 points in the win. These two will be instrumental in UCLA’s ability to score. The Ducks posted four double-digit scorers in the loss, so look for this trend to continue. Plus, Taylor Mikesell is always a threat to go off for a big game. Both teams limit their turnovers, so the half court game will be crucial.