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NET Viewing Guide For Saturday, January 11, 2020

While this Saturday’s four Quad 1 contests can’t compete with last week’s total, there are still plenty of intriguing on the slate to fill the gap. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

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Note: Before the breakdown by Quadrant, you’ll find a lineup broken down by telecast window. Within each window, I’ve listed games by tip time with the quadrants on the left.

Reminders of the different groupings are in the table below.

NET Quadrants

A game falls under this quadrant For the home team when the visiting team ranks between For the visiting team when the home team ranks between
A game falls under this quadrant For the home team when the visiting team ranks between For the visiting team when the home team ranks between
1 1–30 1–75
2 31–75 76–135
3 76–160 136–240
4 161–353 241–353

All NET rankings are from the NCAA’s website and reflect games played against D1 opposition only through Thursday, January 9, 2020. Records reflect all games played through Friday, January 10, 2020. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Saturday, 01/11/2020: 12–1 p.m. ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
12 p.m. 1/1 14. Ohio State at 54. Indiana Fox
12 p.m. 2/1 55. Alabama at 26. Kentucky ESPN
12 p.m. 2/2 75. Cincinnati at 106. UCF ESPN2
12 p.m. 2/1 47. Georgetown at 20. Villanova FS1
12 p.m. 3/1 117. Tulane at 66. Temple ESPNU
12 p.m. 2/1 50. Georgia at 6. Auburn ESPN News
12 p.m. 1/1 21. Rutgers at 34. Illinois BTN
12 p.m. 2/1 73. DePaul at 71. St. John's FSN
12:30 p.m. 3/1 118. UMass at 10. Dayton NBCSN
1 p.m. 1/1 5. Baylor at 1. Kansas CBS
1 p.m. 3/1 127. South Carolina at 67. Tennessee SECN

Saturday, 01/11/2020: 2 p.m. ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
2 p.m. 2/1 32. Creighton at 52. Xavier Fox
2 p.m. 1/2 17. Louisville at 77. Notre Dame ESPN
2 p.m. 2/1 60. Oklahoma State at 65. TCU ESPN2
2 p.m. 2/3 58. SMU at 240. East Carolina ESPNU
2 p.m. 3/1 76. Rhode Island at 29. VCU CBSSN
2 p.m. 2/1 51. NC State at 49. Virginia Tech ACC RSNs/ACCNX
2 p.m. 4/2 208. Illinois State at 88. Indiana State ESPN+ ($)
2 p.m. 3/2 98. College of Charleston at 116. William & Mary FloHoops.com ($)
2:15 p.m. 1/1 30. Wisconsin at 23. Penn State BTN

Saturday, 01/11/2020: 4–5 p.m. (ET)

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
4 p.m. 3/1 93. Syracuse at 64. Virginia ESPN
4 p.m. 2/2 38. Houston at 112. Tulsa ESPN2
4 p.m. 2/1 39. Marquette at 19. Seton Hall CBSSN
4 p.m. 2/2 48. Northern Iowa at 132. Missouri State FS Midwest/NBCS Chicago/ESPN+ ($)
4 p.m. 1/3 7. Gonzaga at 224. Loyola Marymount Spectrum Sportsnet/WCCN
4 p.m. 4/1 323. VMI at 59. ETSU Nexstar/ESPN3
4 p.m. 2/4 56. Duquesne at 242. George Washington ESPN+ ($)
4:30 p.m. 3/2 99. Clemson at 108. North Carolina ACC RSNs/ACCNX
5 p.m. 4/1 225. Jacksonville at 27. Liberty ESPN+ ($)

Saturday, 01/11/2020: 6–7 p.m. (ET)

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
6 p.m. 2/1 35. Texas Tech at 11. West Virginia ESPN
6 p.m. 2/2 31. Arkansas at 89. Ole Miss SECN
6 p.m. 3/2 92. Georgia Tech at 134. Boston College ACCN
6 p.m. 3/1 128. Washington State at 16. Stanford Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Washington
6 p.m. 2/1 68. Saint Louis at 45. Richmond MASN/FS Midwest Plus/ESPN+ ($)
6 p.m. 4/2 182. Air Force at 79. New Mexico Stadium on Facebook
7 p.m. 3/1 91. UNCG at 62. Furman ESPN3

Saturday, 01/11/2020: 8 p.m. and Later (ET)

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
8 p.m. 3/1 83. Mississippi State at 25. LSU ESPN
8 p.m. 2/2 36. Oklahoma at 96. Iowa State ESPN2
8 p.m. 3/1 97. Santa Clara at 37. Saint Mary's ESPNU
8 p.m. 3/1 94. Wake Forest at 2. Duke ACCN
8 p.m. 3/2 95. Nevada at 81. Utah State CBSSN
8 p.m. 2/3 41. Washington at 173. California Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Washington
8 p.m. 3/1 100. Kansas State at 74. Texas LHN
8:30 p.m. 2/1 40. Florida at 70. Missouri SECN
9 p.m. 3/2 86. Louisiana Tech at 123. UTEP ESPN+ ($)
10 p.m. 4/1 232. Portland at 33. BYU BYU TV
10 p.m. 2/3 72. USC at 139. UCLA ESPN2
10 p.m. 3/1 111. Boise State at 3. San Diego State ESPN3
10:30 p.m. 2/1 61. Arizona State at 15. Oregon Pac-12 Networks National, Arizona, & Oregon

Quad 1 For Both Teams (1/1: 4 Games)

Top 30 at Top 75

14. Ohio State Buckeyes (11-4, 1-3 Big Ten) at 54. Indiana Hoosiers (12-3, 2-2), 12 p.m. (Fox)
21. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (12-3, 3-1 Big Ten) at 34. Illinois Fighting Illini (11-5, 3-2), 12 p.m. (BTN)
5. Baylor Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) at 1. Kansas Jayhawks (12-2, 2-0), 1 p.m. (CBS)
30. Wisconsin Badgers (9-6, 2-2 Big Ten) at 23. Penn State Nittany Lions (12-3, 2-2), 2:15 p.m. (BTN)

With the Michigan State Spartans still perfect in the Big Ten, the three Quad 1 matchups from that conference will be vital for all of the teams involved. Rutgers, in particular, has an opportunity to remain the conference’s lone one-loss team, thanks to the Maryland Terrapins’ Friday road defeat at the hands of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Ohio State-Indiana also has added importance, since the Buckeyes have dropped three straight and the Hoosiers have struggled since defeating Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic three weeks ago.

CBS’s lone game of the day features two of the Big 12’s four undefeated squads and the two that currently reside in the NET Top 5. In 2018-19, Kansas swept Baylor, with the Jayhawks defeating the Bears by eight in Lawrence to close the regular season. Bill Self’s team will be hard pressed to do the same this year.

Quad 2 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (2/1: 12 Games)

31–75 at Top 75

55. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-6, 1-1 SEC) at 26. Kentucky Wildcats (11-3, 2-0), 12 p.m. (ESPN)
47. Georgetown Hoyas (11-5, 1-2 Big East) at 20. Villanova Wildcats (11-3, 2-1), 12 p.m. (FS1)
50. Georgia Bulldogs (10-4, 0-1 SEC) at 6. Auburn Tigers (14-0, 2-0), 12 p.m. (ESPN News)
73. DePaul Blue Demons (12-3, 0-2 Big East) at 71. St. John’s Red Storm (11-5, 0-3), 12 p.m. (FSN)
32. Creighton Bluejays (12-4, 1-2 Big East) at 52. Xavier Musketeers (12-4, 1-2), 2 p.m. (Fox)
60. Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-5, 0-2 Big 12) at 65. TCU Horned Frogs (11-3, 2-0), 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
51. NC State Wolfpack (11-4, 2-2 ACC) at 49. Virginia Tech Hokies (11-4, 2-2), 2 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
39. Marquette Golden Eagles (11-4, 1-2 Big East) at 19. Seton Hall Pirates (11-4, 3-0), 4 p.m. (CBSSN)
35. Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-4, 1-1 Big 12) at 11. West Virginia Mountaineers (12-2, 1-1), 6 p.m. (ESPN)
68. Saint Louis Billikens (13-3, 2-1 A 10) at 45. Richmond Spiders (12-3, 2-0), 6 p.m. (MASN/FS Midwest Plus/ESPN+ ($))
40. Florida Gators (10-4, 2-0 SEC) at 70. Missouri Tigers (8-6, 0-2), 8:30 p.m. (SECN)
61. Arizona State Sun Devils (10-5, 1-1 Pac-12) at 15. Oregon Ducks (13-3, 2-1), 10:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Arizona, & Oregon)

Quad 1 For Host/Quad 2 For Visitor (1/2: 1 Game)

Top 30 at 76–135

17. Louisville Cardinals (12-3, 3-1 ACC) at 77. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-5, 1-3), 2 p.m. (ESPN)

A whopping 13 other games include at least one Quad 1 win chance on the line against a Quad 2 opponent. However, as is usually the case thanks to how the categories break out, 12 of those opportunities will come away from home. The most intriguing games to me are the DePaul-St. John’s contest that’s been relegated to spotty FSN coverage, since the loser will remain winless in a difficult Big East, and Auburn’s attempt to remain perfect against Georgia, as that game’s tip was moved up six hours due to the prospect of bad weather in the Deep South. Otherwise, teams like Alabama, Georgetown, Marquette, Texas Tech, and Arizona State will join Tom Crean’s Bulldogs in aiming to pick up significant wins away from home.

Quad 2 For Both Teams (2/2: 5 Games)

31–75 at 76–135

75. Cincinnati Bearcats (9-6, 2-1 AAC) at 106. UCF Knights (9-6, 0-3), 12 p.m. (ESPN2)
38. Houston Cougars (12-3, 2-0 AAC) at 112. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-6, 1-1), 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
48. Northern Iowa Panthers (13-2, 2-1 MVC) at 132. Missouri State Bears (8-8, 2-1), 4 p.m. (FS Midwest/NBCS Chicago/ESPN+ ($))
31. Arkansas Razorbacks (12-2, 1-1 SEC) at 89. Ole Miss Rebels (9-5, 0-1), 6 p.m. (SECN)
36. Oklahoma Sooners (11-3, 2-0 Big 12) at 96. Iowa State Cyclones (7-7, 0-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Just three of these teams—Houston, Arkansas, and Oklahoma—featured in Tuesday’s bracket projection and all of them should remain even with road losses in tricky environments today. In the Missouri Valley, both Northern Iowa and Missouri State find themselves in a six-way tie for first. That number will obviously be reduced today, but it’s also testament to how even that conference has been in recent seasons.

Quad 3 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (3/1: 12 Games)

76–160 at Top 75

117. Tulane Green Wave (9-6, 1-2 AAC) at 66. Temple Owls (9-5, 1-2), 12 p.m. (ESPNU)
118. UMass Minutemen (7-8, 1-1 A 10) at 10. Dayton Flyers (13-2, 2-0), 12:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
127. South Carolina Gamecocks (8-6, 0-1 SEC) at 67. Tennessee Volunteers (9-5, 1-1), 1 p.m. (SECN)
76. Rhode Island Rams (9-5, 1-1 A 10) at 29. VCU Rams (12-3, 2-0), 2 p.m. (CBSSN)
93. Syracuse Orange (8-7, 1-3 ACC) at 64. Virginia Cavaliers (11-3, 3-1), 4 p.m. (ESPN)
128. Washington State Cougars (10-6, 1-2 Pac-12) at 16. Stanford Cardinal (13-2, 2-0), 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Washington, & Bay Area)
91. UNCG Spartans (12-5, 2-2 SoCon) at 62. Furman Paladins (14-3, 4-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
83. Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-5, 0-2 SEC) at 25. LSU Tigers (10-4, 2-0), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
97. Santa Clara Broncos (14-3, 1-1 WCC) at 37. Saint Mary’s Gaels (15-3, 2-1), 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
94. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-6, 1-3 ACC) at 2. Duke Blue Devils (14-1, 4-0), 8 p.m. (ACCN)
100. Kansas State Wildcats (7-7, 0-2 Big 12) at 74. Texas Longhorns (10-4, 0-2), 8 p.m. (LHN)
111. Boise State Broncos (11-6, 3-2 MW) at 3. San Diego State Aztecs (16-0, 5-0), 10 p.m. (ESPN3)

While the majority of the 12 home teams should record victories today, not all of these games feature similar storylines. In the ACC, for example, Virginia needs to keep winning to get its NET ranking to match its loftier position in the polls, but Syracuse will be desperate to get its season back on track by avenging a bad season-opening loss to the Cavaliers. UNCG-Furman is a possible SoCon title tilt despite the two-game gap between the two in the standings. Even at 0-2 in the SEC, Mississippi State should challenge LSU in Baton Rouge, while one of K-State or Texas will find itself in an early 0-3 hole in Big 12 play. If it’s the Longhorns, that will just increase pressure on Shaka Smart.

Quad 1 For Host/Quad 3 For Visitor (1/3: 1 Game)

Top 30 at 136–240

7. Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-1, 3-0 WCC) at 224. Loyola Marymount Lions (7-9, 1-1), 4 p.m. (Spectrum Sportsnet/WCC Network)

While Gonzaga struggled in its first two WCC contests, it blasted the San Diego Toreros by 44 on Thursday, holding the hosts to just 16 first half points. That’s a bad sign for an LMU squad that lost by 25 at BYU last Saturday, scoring just 38.

Quad 3 For Host/Quad 2 For Visitor (3/2: 5 Games)

76–160 at 76–135

98. College of Charleston Cougars (11-6, 5-0 CAA) at 116. William & Mary Tribe (12-5, 4-0), 2 p.m. (FloHoops.com ($))
99. Clemson Tigers (7-7, 1-3 ACC) at 108. North Carolina Tar Heels (8-7, 1-3), 4:30 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
92. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-8, 2-3 ACC) at 134. Boston College Eagles (9-6, 3-1), 6 p.m. (ACCN)
95. Nevada Wolf Pack (10-6, 3-1 MW) at 81. Utah State Aggies (13-5, 2-3), 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
86. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (11-4, 2-1 C-USA) at 123. UTEP Miners (10-6, 1-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

If Clemson can’t win in Chapel Hill this year, then it will likely never, ever happen.

Down in Williamsburg, the winner between Charleston and William & Mary will take sole possession of first place in the CAA, while the loser will join the idle Hofstra Pride as the association’s lone one-loss squads.

Utah State really needs to pull itself out of the three-game skid that has both knocked the Aggies of the Mountain West race and battered their at-large hopes. Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, will aim to avoid a Texas-sized sweep, following Thursday’s 16-point loss to the UTSA Roadrunners.

Quad 2 For Host/Quad 3 For Visitor (2/3: 3 Games)

31–75 at 136–240

58. SMU Mustangs (12-2, 2-0 AAC) at 240. East Carolina Pirates (7-8, 1-1), 2 p.m. (ESPNU)
41. Washington Huskies (11-5, 1-2 Pac-12) at 173. California Golden Bears (7-8, 1-1), 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Washington, & Bay Area)
72. USC Trojans (12-3, 1-1 Pac-12) at 139. UCLA Bruins (8-7, 1-1), 10 p.m. (ESPN2)

The two Pac-12 contests look particularly interesting, as Washington heads to Berkeley after Thursday’s collapse against Stanford, while USC hasn’t played since managing only 40 points against the Huskies in Seattle on Sunday night. The Trojans last won at Pauley Pavilion in 2016.

Quad 4 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (4/1: 3 Games)

161–353 at Top 75

323. VMI Keydets (5-12, 0-4 SoCon) at 59. ETSU Buccaneers (14-3, 3-1), 4 p.m. (Nexstar/ESPN3)
225. Jacksonville Dolphins (8-9, 1-1 ASUN) at 27. Liberty Flames (17-1, 3-0), 5 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
232. Portland Pilots (9-8, 1-1 WCC) at 33. BYU Cougars (12-5, 1-1), 10 p.m. (BYU TV)

While Liberty and ETSU should take care of their visiting opposition handily, I’m curious to see how BYU responds following Thursday night’s 87-84 overtime loss at Saint Mary’s, particularly if Yoeli Childs remains out.

Quad 2 For Host/Quad 4 For Visitor (2/4: 1 Game)

31–75 at 241–353

56. Duquesne Dukes (13-2, 3-0 A 10) at 242. George Washington Colonials (6-9, 0-2), 4 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Duquesne easily handled its first true road game of the season on Wednesday, defeating the Saint Joseph’s Hawks by 18 in Philadelphia.

Quad 4 For Host/Quad 2 For Visitor (4/2: 2 Games)

161–353 at 76–135

208. Illinois State Redbirds (6-9, 1-2 MVC) at 88. Indiana State Sycamores (8-6, 1-2), 2 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
182. Air Force Falcons (8-8, 2-2 MW) at 79. New Mexico Lobos (14-3, 3-1), 6 p.m. (Stadium on Facebook Live)

Indiana State and New Mexico both need to take care of tricky opponents at home to remain in touch with their respective league leaders, even if that’s a large group as in the Sycamores’ case.

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