Pair of rivalry games highlight the week in Pac-12 hoops

Oregon guard Dylan Ennis, center, shoots as Southern California guard Shaqquan Aaron, right, defends along with forward Bennie Boatwright during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. Oregon won 81-70. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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

GAME OF THE WEEK: Southern California at No. 6 UCLA, Saturday. The Trojans (21-5, 8-5 Pac-12) won the first meeting between the Southern California rivals 84-76 on Jan. 25 behind Shaqquan Aaron’s 23 points. The Bruins (23-3, 10-3 Pac-12) have not lost since, winning four straight, including last week’s 82-79 victory over then-No. 5 Oregon. USC is still in decent shape to make the NCAA Tournament, but a win over UCLA, which moved up four spots in this week’s poll, would certainly be a big boost to its resume.

LOOKING AHEAD: California is still on the NCAA Tournament bubble and certainly can’t afford a loss to Stanford, adding another layer of intrigue to this rivalry game on Friday. The Bears (18-7, 9-4) have won five of six, their only loss in that span by five points to No. 5 Arizona. Cal beat Stanford 66-55 in their first meeting on Jan. 29 behind a huge game from Ivan Raab, who had 25 points and 13 rebounds. The Cardinal will need to find a way to slow him to earn the season split.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: The Pac-12 had three teams in the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s top 16: No. 8 Oregon, No. 9 Arizona and No. 15 UCLA. … The Pac-12 has had five games between ranked conference teams this season, most in the regular season since 2008-09. … Oregon has the nation’s longest home winning streak at 40 games and Arizona is fifth nationally with 20 straight home wins.

ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE: A pair of back-to-back rivalry games highlight the week in Pac-12 women’s basketball. No. 10 Stanford plays at Cal on Thursday, then hosts the Bears on Sunday. In the desert, Arizona hosts Arizona State on Friday, then heads up the I-10 to play the Sun Devils in Tempe.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Torian Graham, Arizona State. Graham bounced back from missing all nine of his 3-point shots against Cal by making six in a win over Stanford, including two in the final 76 seconds. The senior guard is Arizona State’s leading scorer at 18.1 points per game and is shooting 37 percent from the 3-point arc.

Compiled by AP Basketball Writer John Marshall in Phoenix.