No. 5 Oregon and No. 10 UCLA set for rematch

Washington's Markelle Fultz, center, leaps to pass as he drives between UCLA's Gyorgy Goloman (14) and Thomas Welsh during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Seattle. UCLA won 107-66. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:

GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 5 Oregon at No. 10 UCLA, Thursday. These teams played a thrilling game on Dec. 28 in Eugene, won 89-87 by the Ducks on Dillon Brooks’ 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left, which ended UCLA’s unbeaten start to the season. Expect another entertaining game when they meet again. Oregon (21-3, 10-1 Pac-12) already had one top-10 showdown in the past week and quickly turned it into a rout, hitting 16 3-pointers in an 85-68 win over then-No. 5 Arizona. The Bruins (21-3, 8-3) bounced back from consecutive losses with a pair of lopsided wins over the two Washington schools. This is a game you don’t want to miss.

LOOKING AHEAD: Utah (15-8, 6-5) is clinging to NCAA Tournament hopes and certainly can’t afford a slipup this week. The Utes host Washington State on Thursday and have a short turnaround before facing Washington on Saturday. USC (20-4, 7-4) solidified its NCAA hopes with a win over UCLA and can bolster them even more by beating Oregon at home on Saturday.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: The Pac-12 has four teams with 20 wins this early in the season for the first time since the formation of the Pac-8 in 1968. … The conference has a nation-best three teams in the top 10 of the AP Top 25 this week and has had three top-10 teams in multiple weeks for the first time since 1998-99. … Oregon leads the nation with 7.3 blocked shots per game.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Brooks, Oregon. The junior was named the Pac-12 player of the week for last week after averaging 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2 steals per game while helping the Ducks extend their home winning streak to 40 straight games. He also has that game-winning shot against UCLA on his resume.

ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE: With three weeks left in the regular season, the top four teams are separated by two games. No. 9 Oregon State (22-2) leads at 11-1, No. 8 Stanford (20-4) and No. 10 Washington (22-3) are tied at 10-2 and No. 15 UCLA (20-4) is 9-3. UCLA and Oregon State play Sunday in Corvallis while Washington hosts No. 23 Arizona State.

Compiled by AP Basketball Writer John Marshall in Phoenix.