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NET Viewing Guide For Thursday, January 16, 2020

The bulk of tonight’s Quad 1 action tips off later in the evening. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

NCAA Basketball: Utah at Colorado Ron Chenoy-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 Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Thursday, 01/16/2020

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
7 p.m. 2/1 66. Cincinnati at 28. Memphis ESPN
7:30 p.m. 4/2 225. Rice at 89. Louisiana Tech ESPN+ ($)
8:30 p.m. 2/1 60. Utah at 16. Arizona Pac-12 Networks National, Mountain, & Arizona
9 p.m. 1/1 20. Colorado at 61. Arizona State ESPN2
9 p.m. 1/2 12. Oregon at 125. Washington State FS1
9 p.m. 4/1 236. San Diego at 31. BYU BYU TV
10:30 p.m. 3/1 155. California at 65. USC Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & L.A.
11 p.m. 3/1 80. Santa Clara at 5. Gonzaga ESPN2
11 p.m. 2/1 46. Oregon State at 52. Washington FS1

Quad 1 For Both Teams (1/1: 1 Game)

Top 30 at Top 75

20. Colorado Buffaloes (13-3, 2-1 Pac-12) at 61. Arizona State Sun Devils (10-6, 1-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

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

31–75 at Top 75

66. Cincinnati Bearcats (10-6, 3-1 AAC) at 28. Memphis Tigers (13-3, 2-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
60. Utah Utes (10-5, 1-2 Pac-12) at 16. Arizona Wildcats (11-5, 1-2), 8:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Mountain, & Arizona)
46. Oregon State Beavers (12-4, 2-2 Pac-12) at 52. Washington Huskies (11-6, 1-3), 11 p.m. (FS1)

With the Stanford Cardinal remaining the sole Pac-12 unbeaten with their Wednesday night win over the UCLA Bruins, it’s a crucial night for the conference’s four one-loss teams and four two-loss squads, all of whom are in action this evening. The game of the night is in Tempe, the site of the lone all-Quad 1 matchup on Thursday’s college basketball schedule. Colorado looked pretty much unbeatable in routing Utah on Sunday night. But Tad Boyle’s team last won a game in the Grand Canyon State on February 11, 2012—a 63-49 win at ASU. The Sun Devils, meanwhile, begin a crucial three-game homestand following a 1-2 road swing to start Pac-12 play.

Utah joins the Buffaloes in the Arizona swing this week, and while the Utes have had a little more success there than CU has, they’ve never won in Tucson as a Pac-12 member.

In Seattle, Washington is reeling without Quade Green, lost due to academics, as they were swept out of the Bay Area last week. Mike Hopkins’ Huskies won’t have an easy time against an improved Oregon State squad that wants to improve its at-large chances. However, the Beavers, impressively victorious at the McKale Center on Sunday night, have yet to win consecutive conference games in this young season.

In the lone American Athletic contest of the night, the winner of the Cincinnati-Memphis showdown will be one of the conference’s four remaining one-loss teams. The Bearcats could certainly use a boost like that, given their 7-5 non-conference start. Note that UC won its first road game of the season at UCF on Saturday.

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

Top 30 at 76–135

12. Oregon Ducks (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12) at 125. Washington State Cougars (10-7, 1-3), 9 p.m. (FS1)

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

76–160 at Top 75

155. California Golden Bears (8-8, 2-1 Pac-12) at 65. USC Trojans (13-3, 2-1), 10:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & L.A.)
80. Santa Clara Broncos (15-3, 2-1 WCC) at 5. Gonzaga Bulldogs (18-1, 4-0), 11 p.m. (ESPN2)

Oregon and USC have the two easiest games in the Pac-12 tonight, at least on paper. But the Ducks have won on just two of their last four trips to Pullman, and Kyle Smith’s Cougars will be eager to show that they’re improving, even after being swept by Cal and Stanford last week. As for the Trojans, they play their first Pac-12 home game of the season after a 2-1 road start. They’ve won their last four contests against the Golden Bears.

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

161–353 at Top 75

236. San Diego Toreros (7-12, 0-4 WCC) at 31. BYU Cougars (13-5, 2-1), 9 p.m. (BYU TV)

With the Saint Mary’s Gaels at 2-2 in WCC play and off tonight, the conference’s other two typical contenders take center stage on this Thursday. And while BYU should be able to take care of a San Diego squad that last defeated a Division I opponent on December 14th, Gonzaga has to be ready to take Santa Clara’s best shot. The Broncos edged Saint Mary’s in a 67-66 thriller on Saturday night in Moraga, and Herb Sendek’s squad knows that it needs to win as many WCC games as possible to earn a bye to the conference tournament semifinals. With an at-large bid unlikely for Santa Clara, a two-game/two-win run in Las Vegas in March is their best bet for making it to the NCAAs. Beating a Zags squad that looked a bit shaky in its first two league home games would be a great boost to SCU’s confidence. However, Gonzaga looked like itself again in routing USD and Loyola Marymount last weekend.

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

161–353 at 76–135

225. Rice Owls (9-8, 1-3 C-USA) at 89. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (12-4, 3-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

The Bulldogs got back on track by beating the UTEP Miners in West Texas on Saturday and now they’ll look to keep their perfect home record intact against an Owl team that’s lost both of its Conference USA road contests.

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