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NET Viewing Guide For Thursday, January 23, 2020

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NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Michigan State
Cassius Winston and Michigan State travel to Indiana for the only all-Quad 1 matchup of the night.
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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 22, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Thursday, 01/23/2020

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
6:30 p.m. 2/1 43. Minnesota at 18. Ohio State FS1
7 p.m. 3/3 110. Belmont at 166. Murray State ESPN2
7 p.m. 1/3 24. Liberty at 196. North Florida ESPN+ ($)
8 p.m. 2/2 48. Washington at 78. Utah Pac-12 Networks National, Mountain, & Washington
8:30 p.m. 1/1 8. Michigan State at 50. Indiana FS1
9 p.m. 3/1 87. UConn at 34. Houston ESPNU
10 p.m. 3/1 102. Washington State at 26. Colorado Pac-12 Networks National, Mountain, & Washington
10 p.m. 3/2 152. Pepperdine at 84. Santa Clara NBCS California/AT&T SN Rocky Mtn./Root Sports/WCCN
10 p.m. 2/2 33. BYU at 120. Pacific Stadium
10:30 p.m. 3/1 97. San Francisco at 40. Saint Mary's CBSSN
11 p.m. 3/1 133. UCLA at 64. Oregon State FS1
11 p.m. 2/1 42. USC at 17. Oregon ESPNU

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

Top 30 at Top 75

8. Michigan State Spartans (14-4, 6-1 Big Ten) at 50. Indiana Hoosiers (14-4, 4-3), 8:30 p.m. (FS1)

We’ve now had two consecutive nights featuring a Big Ten road win. Can the Spartans make it three in a row? They’ll have to improve upon the 42-point performance they offered in their last road game (at Purdue).

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

31–75 at Top 75

43. Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-8, 4-4 Big Ten) at 18. Ohio State Buckeyes (12-6, 2-5), 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
42. USC Trojans (15-3, 4-1 Pac-12) at 17. Oregon Ducks (15-4, 4-2), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

Both Minnesota and Ohio State could use a win in Columbus—the Golden Gophers to earn a little bit of bubble breathing room and the Buckeyes to stop their own slide to the bubble, thanks to the fact they’ve managed one win in their last six games. Later, current Pac-12 co-leader, USC, begins its Oregon road swing with the aim of more firmly establishing itself as a conference contender. While the Trojans have largely struggled on trips to Eugene, they did beat the Ducks there two years ago.

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

31–75 at 76–135

48. Washington Huskies (12-7, 2-4 Pac-12) at 78. Utah Utes (10-7, 1-4), 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Mountain, & Washington)
33. BYU Cougars (14-6, 3-2 WCC) at 120. Pacific Tigers (15-6, 3-2), 10 p.m. (Stadium)

In Salt Lake City, Washington, last seen giving a game away to Oregon in Seattle on Saturday, will look to hand Utah a fifth straight loss. Meanwhile, BYU and Pacific meet with both looking to dig their way out of the five-way tie for second in the WCC.

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

76–160 at Top 75

87. UConn Huskies (10-7, 1-3 AAC) at 34. Houston Cougars (14-4, 4-1), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
102. Washington State Cougars (12-7, 3-3 Pac-12) at 26. Colorado Buffaloes (14-4, 3-2), 10 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Mountain, & Washington)
97. San Francisco Dons (14-6, 3-2 WCC) at 40. Saint Mary’s Gaels (16-4, 3-2), 10:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
133. UCLA Bruins (9-9, 2-3 Pac-12) at 64. Oregon State Beavers (12-6, 2-4), 11 p.m. (FS1)

Houston must beat UConn, which has dropped four of its last five, to tie Tulsa for the American lead. In the Pac-12, Colorado will welcome a Washington State team that’s coming off a surprising home sweep of the Oregon schools. Considering the Buffaloes have already dropped two games in Boulder this year, a win isn’t guaranteed. Oregon State, meanwhile, will attempt to improve its bubble positioning by taking care of business against a UCLA team that only managed 50 points in defeating California on Sunday night. Like BYU and Pacific, USF and Saint Mary’s would both like to find themselves in a shrunken WCC chase pack. However, the Gaels will have a shot at completing an early season sweep, thanks to a 69-58 win at War Memorial on January 2nd.

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

Top 30 at 136–240

24. Liberty Flames (19-1, 5-0 ASUN) at 196. North Florida Ospreys (11-9, 4-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

The top two teams in the ASUN, referring to both the conference standings and the NET, meet in Jacksonville.

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

76–160 at 76–135

152. Pepperdine Waves (9-10, 2-3 WCC) at 84. Santa Clara Broncos (16-4, 3-2), 10 p.m. (NBCS California/AT&T SN Rocky Mtn./Root Sports/WCC Network)

Santa Clara, the fifth team in that massive logjam for second in the WCC, hosts a Pepperdine squad that’s a game back, all alone in seventh.

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