It feels like Kelly Graves’ team has just run the scheduling gauntlet.

No. 3 Oregon, as noted by the coach on social media this week, has defeated seven ranked opponents during its 10-game winning streak.

“Toughest stretch in the country,” Graves tweeted.

The Ducks’ punishing stretch continues against No. 7 UCLA on Friday night at Pauley Pavilion (8 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).

“It’s crazy what we’ve had to do, and the icing on the cake is now another game at UCLA,” Graves said. “If anyone can handle it, it’s these guys. We’re certainly tested for it.”

Oregon has won five road games — including at then-No. 7 Oregon State and then-No. 4 UConn — by an average of 21.8 points since its 72-66 loss on Jan. 10 at Arizona State.

The Ducks (22-2, 11-1) have a one-game lead over the Bruins (21-2, 10-2) and No. 8 Stanford (21-3, 10-2) in the Pac-12 race.

UCLA does not have to play in Eugene this season in the conference’s unbalanced schedule.

Oregon, which defeated the Cardinal 87-55 on Jan. 16 at Matthew Knight Arena, plays at Stanford on Feb. 24.

“If they win then we would be tied in the standings with five games left, but they would have that tiebreaker,” Graves said of the Bruins, who beat Stanford on the road last week. “This is a big game and it gives us a chance to eliminate another team. We’ve kind of used that as one of our approaches. With each victory we’ve had, we’ve put teams in the rearview mirror, so to speak.”

The Ducks are now comfortably ahead of No. 11 Oregon State (19-5, 7-5) and No. 12 Arizona (19-4, 8-4) after sweeping both during the winning streak.

Oregon also avenged its lone conference defeat with a 79-48 romp over No. 22 Arizona State (16-8, 6-6) last Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena.

“It’s truly amazing how our team has come together since that bounce-back loss at Arizona State and brought it together,” senior guard Minyon Moore said. “We’re doing great things, and it’s really putting fuel to the fire for later on in the season.

“It’s exhausting, but when you win it kind of makes it easier, I guess.”

The Ducks were No. 2 and the Bruins were No. 5 in the NCAA’s NET rankings entering Thursday’s games. Oregon leads the nation in scoring (85.9 ppg.) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.84).

Sabrina Ionescu is three assists away from joining Courtney Vandersloot, who played for Graves at Gonzaga, as the only players in NCAA history with over 2,000 career points and 1,000 career assists.

Ruthy Hebard, who was the focal point of the Sun Devils’ combative defensive game plan, is averaging 16.5 points on 67% shooting and 9.3 rebounds.

UCLA counters with its own star tandem — speedy point guard Japreece Dean (13.6 ppg., 5.0 apg.) and dynamic forward Michaela Onyenwere (19.9 ppg., 7.9 rpg).

In the previous meeting between the programs, Oregon outlasted the Bruins 88-83 in an overtime semifinal at the Pac-12 Tournament last march in Las Vegas.

“They’re still a rival in my eyes and obviously they’re coming into this competition as a top-10 team,” said Moore, who transferred to Oregon after three seasons at USC. “So it’s even more at stake. I’m excited for this matchup at Pauley.”

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