WBB Preview: #19 Oklahoma vs. #23 UCLA

The Sooners and Bruins will tip-off at 7 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center Monday night.

The Matchup
#19 Oklahoma (7-1) vs. #23 UCLA (4-2) -- 7 p.m. CST -- Norman, Okla.-- Lloyd Noble Center (12,000).

* The two schools have only one previous meeting, which was won by the Bruins, 82-63, in January of 1982.

Radio
The game can be heard on KOKC 1520 AM in the Oklahoma City metro area. To listen to the game online, click the link below and then click the black and white photo at the top of the page.

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About the Bruins
UCLA started the season with losses to then No. 6 Baylor (93-85) in Waco and BYU (71-67) in Los Angeles, but since then have won four straight with wins over No. 11 Georgia, Charlotte, UC Irvine and Clemson.

The Bruins are led by their trio of Wooden Award nominated guards — Nikki Blue, Noelle Quinn and Lisa Willis.

Willis, who ranked 6th in the nation in steals last season and is also UCLA's all-time 3-point leader, leads the way with a 20.3 average. Willis scored 22 points in the Bruins loss to defending national champion Baylor on Nov. 18 and 29 in an upset over No. 11 Georgia on Nov. 25.

Quinn and Noelle also average double figures and have impressive resumes. Both and are two-time Wooden Award nominees and former All Pac-10 first-team selections.

UCLA also has something that the Sooners haven't seen much of this year — size. Six-foot-four center Lindsey Pluimer will provide an interesting test for OU freshman center Courtney Paris.

UCLA Projected Starters
G -- 40 -- Lisa Willis -- 5-11, Sr. -- 20.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg
G -- 45 -- Noelle Quinn -- 6-0, Jr.. -- 17.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg
G -- 32 -- Nikki Blue -- 5-8, Sr. -- 12.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg
F -- 31 -- Amanda Livingston -- 6-1, Jr. -- 7.3 ppg, 1.2 rpg
F -- 14 -- Lindsey Pluimer -- 6-4, So. -- 11.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg

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Oklahoma Projected Starters:
G -- 20 --Kendra Moore -- 5-8, Jr. -- 5.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg
G -- 34 --Erin Higgins -- 5-9, Jr. -- 9.6 ppg, 2.0 rbg
F -- 24 --Leah Rush -- 6-1, Jr. -- 10.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg
F-- 5 -- Ashley Paris -- 6-3, Fr. -- 9.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg
C -- 3 -- Courtney Paris -- 6-4, Fr. -- 21.4 ppg, 12.0, rpg

More on the Sooners
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