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NET Viewing Guide For Friday, January 17, 2020

This is a most unusual January college basketball Friday, thanks to the presence of three all-Quad 1 matchups. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit

NCAA Basketball: VCU at Dayton David Kohl-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 16, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Friday, 01/17/2020

Tip Time (ET) Visitor/Home Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Visitor/Home Quads Matchup Outlet
7 p.m. 1/1 6. Dayton at 51. Saint Louis ESPN2
7 p.m. 1/1 25. Wisconsin at 10. Michigan State FS1
7 p.m. 3/3 76. Furman at 145. Wofford ESPNU
7:30 p.m. 4/1 216. Brown at 59. Yale ESPN+ ($)
9 p.m. 1/1 28. Michigan at 29. Iowa FS1

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

Top 30 at Top 75

6. Dayton Flyers (15-2, 4-0 A 10) at 51. Saint Louis Billikens (14-3, 3-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
25. Wisconsin Badgers (11-6, 4-2 Big Ten) at 10. Michigan State Spartans (13-4, 5-1), 7 p.m. (FS1)
28. Michigan Wolverines (11-5, 2-3 Big Ten) at 29. Iowa Hawkeyes (12-5, 3-3), 9 p.m. (FS1)

Dayton’s impressive 14-point home win over VCU was the opener of a difficult five-game stretch that will see the Flyers face many of their challengers for the Atlantic 10 title. Three of those contests are on the road, starting with tonight’s trip to Chaifetz Arena. And while Dayton is perfect on the road so far, it’s only faced La Salle and Saint Joseph’s away from UD Arena—and the Billikens, who’ve only lost to Seton Hall at home, are a major step up in competition compared to those two squads.

FS1, meanwhile, offers up a doubleheader of Big Ten showdowns, with all four teams involved in the NET Top 30. Michigan State hosts Wisconsin for the first of two meetings between the pair, with the Spartans coming off a 71-42 beatdown at the hands of Purdue in West Lafayette on Sunday. On the other hand, the Badgers edged Maryland by a bucket in Madison on Tuesday, their third quality win in their last four outings. But Wisconsin hasn’t defeated MSU since Greg Gard’s first game against them, and that was in Madison back on January 17, 2016. In the nightcap, Iowa hosts Michigan with both looking to remain in a group of three-loss teams that currently stands at six. The Wolverines have already defeated the Hawkeyes once this season, winning the Big Ten opener for both teams by a 103-91 score in Ann Arbor on December 6th. Iowa has won its last two, while Michigan, coming off a Sunday loss at Minnesota, has yet to win consecutive games in Big Ten play.

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

161–353 at Top 75

216. Brown Bears (7-6) at 59. Yale Bulldogs (11-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

While both Yale and Harvard begin Ivy play this week, neither will play more than once. And that means the Princeton Tigers, 6-8, but 2-0 in league play and conveniently off until January 26th, will remain the Ancient Eight’s representative in Tuesday’s bracket.

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

76–160 at 136–240

76. Furman Paladins (15-4, 5-1 SoCon) at 145. Wofford Terriers (11-7, 3-2), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Upstate South Carolina’s two Southern Conference squads meet for the first time this season, with the Paladins among a trio of teams with one league loss and the Terriers among the three saddled with two. Note that Furman last won in Spartanburg in January of 2011.

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