Tonight’s opponent at Pauley Pavilion will be one unlike any the UCLA women’s basketball team has seen this year. The Oregon Ducks are looking to score points ““ boatloads of them ““ and the Bruins better have their running shoes ready.

Coming off of back-to-back road wins, coach Nikki Caldwell is looking to lead her squad past a high-scoring Ducks (12-7, 3-4 Pac-10), the same one that knocked off the Bruins (12-6, 5-2) in Westwood one year ago. However, this Oregon team will have a different, run-and-gun feel about them. Led by new coach Paul Westhead, the Ducks’ lead the nation in scoring at a remarkable 85.6 points per game.

The key to UCLA’s success, then, will be taking the visitors out of their comfort zone by slowing the game down and forcing Oregon to execute in the half-court. From that point, Caldwell can let her team’s defense take over. That’s the plan, anyway.