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NET Viewing Guide For Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Penn State Matthew OHaren-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 Monday, January 13, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Tuesday, 01/14/2020: Early Evening (ET)

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
6:30 p.m. 3/1 157. Nebraska at 16. Ohio State FS1
7 p.m. 1/2 3. Duke at 93. Clemson ESPN
7 p.m. 3/1 98. Ole Miss at 53. Florida ESPN2
7 p.m. 2/2 63. Richmond at 113. Davidson ESPNU
7 p.m. 1/2 28. LSU at 119. Texas A&M SECN
7 p.m. 1/1 14. Louisville at 74. Pittsburgh ACCN
8 p.m. 2/3 31. Iowa at 138. Northwestern BTN
8 p.m. 2/1 43. VCU at 8. Dayton CBSSN
8 p.m. 3/2 132. UCF at 96. Tulane ESPN3
8 p.m. 2/2 36. Texas Tech at 101. Kansas State ESPN+ ($)
8 p.m. 2/3 39. Akron at 198. Northern Illinois ESPN+ ($)

Tuesday, 01/14/2020: Late Evening (ET)

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
8:30 p.m. 2/1 72. DePaul at 20. Villanova FS1
9 p.m. 1/1 5. Kansas at 46. Oklahoma ESPN
9 p.m. 1/1 17. Maryland at 25. Wisconsin ESPN2
9 p.m. 2/1 51. TCU at 10. West Virginia ESPNU
9 p.m. 2/2 57. Missouri at 80. Mississippi State SECN
9 p.m. 2/2 38. Virginia Tech at 105. Wake Forest ACCN
9 p.m. 4/2 297. Wyoming at 99. Nevada CBSSN
11 p.m. 1/3 4. San Diego State at 166. Fresno State ESPN2

Quad 1 For Both Teams (1/1: 3 Games)

Top 30 at Top 75

14. Louisville Cardinals (13-3, 4-1 ACC) at 74. Pittsburgh Panthers (11-5, 2-3), 7 p.m. (ACCN)
5. Kansas Jayhawks (12-3, 2-1 Big 12) at 46. Oklahoma Sooners (11-4, 2-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN)
17. Maryland Terrapins (13-3, 3-2 Big Ten) at 25. Wisconsin Badgers (10-6, 3-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

On Saturday, Louisville survived a trip to Notre Dame, notching a 67-64 win to remain within touching distance of Duke in the ACC race. Tonight, the Cardinals face an improved Pitt squad in another road test. While the Panthers lost at Miami on Sunday and have already lost three times at the Petersen Events Center this season, Chris Mack’s team will still have its hands full in attempting to repeat December 6th’s 64-46 home win.

Both Kansas and Oklahoma will aim to bounce back from their first Big 12 losses of the season. While the Jayhawks can’t be too disappointed in losing to Baylor, the Sooners must play better than they did in their 81-68 road loss to the Iowa State.

Maryland travels to Madison hoping to avoid a repeat of Friday’s 67-49 road hammering at the hands of Iowa. The Terps are 0-3 in true road games so far this season. As for the Badgers, they recorded their third true road win of the season on Saturday afternoon at Penn State. But their previous outing, a 71-70 loss to Illinois was their first home defeat of the season. Making matters worse, the loss snapped a long win streak against the Illini.

Quad 2 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (2/1: 3 Games)

31–75 at Top 75

43. VCU Rams (12-4, 2-1 A 10) at 8. Dayton Flyers (14-2, 3-0), 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
72. DePaul Blue Demons (12-4, 0-3 Big East) at 20. Villanova Wildcats (12-3, 3-1), 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
51. TCU Horned Frogs (12-3, 3-0 Big 12) at 10. West Virginia Mountaineers (13-2, 2-1), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

In today’s bracket projection, VCU ranks among the Last Four In, while Dayton’s seed has slipped a bit since conference play tipped off. So, both the Rams and Flyers have much on the line in the Atlantic 10’s game of the season (so far). While Anthony Grant’s club routed VCU in their first meeting in January 2018, the Rams have won four straight in the series—by a total of 15 points!

As usual, DePaul is the lone winless team in Big East play, which is a bit disappointing considering the Blue Demons’ non-conference results. But don’t expect them to grab their first win at Finneran Pavilion. Villanova is 8-1 since falling to Baylor in the Myrtle Beach Invitational championship game before Thanksgiving. Plus, the Wildcats last lost to DePaul in 2008!

While TCU currently shares the Big 12 lead with Baylor, the Horned Frogs aren’t yet close to the bracket. Wins over Iowa State, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State haven’t done much to move the needle in terms of the bracket, but a victory in Morgantown would change that. The Horned Frogs lost in Morgantown last season, and that 104-96 triple-OT setback at the hands of a bad WVU team helped push Jamie Dixon’s team into the NIT.

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

Top 30 at 76–135

3. Duke Blue Devils (15-1, 5-0 ACC) at 93. Clemson Tigers (8-7, 2-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
28. LSU Tigers (11-4, 3-0 SEC) at 119. Texas A&M Aggies (8-6, 2-1), 7 p.m. (SECN)

Can Clemson follow up its historic win at North Carolina by upsetting Duke at Littlejohn? In the SEC, meanwhile, LSU travels to College Station, where the Tigers will look to top an A&M squad that’s improved—the Aggies have quietly won five of their last six.

Quad 2 For Both Teams (2/2: 4 Games)

31–75 at 76–135

63. Richmond Spiders (12-4, 2-1 A 10) at 113. Davidson Wildcats (7-8, 1-2), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
36. Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-5, 1-2 Big 12) at 101. Kansas State Wildcats (7-8, 0-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
57. Missouri Tigers (9-6, 1-2 SEC) at 80. Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-6, 0-3), 9 p.m. (SECN)
38. Virginia Tech Hokies (12-4, 3-2 ACC) at 105. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-7, 1-4), 9 p.m. (ACCN)

Virginia Tech, the penultimate team in Tuesday’s bracket projection, needs to win in Winston-Salem to shore up their at-large credentials, while Richmond, Texas Tech, and Missouri also need to claim road victories to remain in the hunt.

Quad 3 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (3/1: 2 Games)

76–160 at Top 75

157. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-9, 2-3 Big Ten) at 16. Ohio State Buckeyes (11-5, 1-4), 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
98. Ole Miss Rebels (9-6, 0-2 SEC) at 53. Florida Gators (10-5, 2-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

The Buckeyes, losers of four straight, and Gators, who looked terrible at Missouri in Saturday, both really need to pick up home wins tonight to get right. Note that Mike White will win his 100th game in Gainesville by knocking off his alma mater.

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

Top 30 at 136–240

4. San Diego State Aztecs (17-0, 6-0 MW) at 166. Fresno State Bulldogs (5-11, 1-4), 11 p.m. (ESPN2)

The Aztecs will look to extend their overall winning streak to 18 by ending a five-game regular-season losing streak against the Bulldogs.

Quad 3 For Host/Quad 2 For Visitor (3/2: 1 Game)

76–160 at 76–135

132. UCF Knights (9-7, 0-4 AAC) at 96. Tulane Green Wave (10-6, 2-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN3)

The Green Wave went 0-18 in American play last season. They’ve already defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats at Devlin and the Temple Owls in Philadelphia this month. As for the Knights, they’ve dropped five in a row against a fairly formidable late December/early January slate.

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

31–75 at 136–240

31. Iowa Hawkeyes (11-5, 2-3 Big Ten) at 138. Northwestern Wildcats (6-9, 1-4), 8 p.m. (BTN)
39. Akron Zips (13-3, 3-0 MAC) at 198. Northern Illinois Huskies (9-7, 2-1), 8 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

A pair of Top 40 NET teams travel to Chicago’s environs seeking to avoid questionable losses. Northwestern defeated Nebraska on Saturday to record its first Big Ten win of the season. Meanwhile, NIU has already recorded MAC wins over the Buffalo Bulls and Eastern Michigan Eagles to sit a game behind the Zips and Kent State Golden Flashes in the early stages of the conference race.

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

161–353 at 76–135

297. Wyoming Cowboys (5-13, 0-6 MW) at 99. Nevada Wolf Pack (10-7, 3-2), 9 p.m. (CBSSN)

San Diego State could really benefit from the continued presence of Nevada and the Utah State Aggies in the NET Top 100.

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