The UCLA Bruins moved into a first-place tie Saturday in the Pac-12 standings with the Oregon Ducks at 12-4, setting up a dramatic final week of the regular season on the heels of Arizona's two straight losses.
UCLA's 74-69 win over the Arizona Wildcats pushed the Bruins into a tie atop the standings. UCLA will finish its regular season with two road games this week—Wednesday against the Washington State Cougars, and Saturday against the Washington Huskies. The Ducks also have back-to-back road games to finish their regular season; they play Thursday at the Colorado Buffaloes and Saturday at the Utah Utes.
Oregon beat the Bruins 76-67 on Jan. 19 in their only meeting this season, so Oregon holds the tiebreaker for the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 tournament if they end the season with identical conference records.
The California Golden Bears are a half-game behind first place with a 12-5 record, and they close their regular season Wednesday at home against the Stanford Cardinal. Arizona, No. 11 in last week's Associated Press top 25 but sure to fall after two losses this week, is now in fourth place at 11-6. The Wildcats fell Wednesday to the USC Trojans before Saturday's loss to UCLA.
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