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NET Viewing Guide For Saturday, January 25, 2020

It’s Big 12/SEC Challenge Day! Plus, there are plenty of intraconference matchups on tap, since it is the last Saturday in January. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

NCAA Basketball: Florida at Louisiana State
Both Florida and LSU are in action against Big 12 foes today.
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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 23, 2020. Records reflect all games played through Friday, January 24, 2020. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Saturday, 01/25/2020: 12–1 p.m. (ET)

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
12 p.m. 3/1 82. Missouri at 7. West Virginia (Big 12/SEC Challenge) ESPN
12 p.m. 3/2 90. Miami (Fla.) at 113. North Carolina ESPN2
12 p.m. 2/3 40. VCU at 170. La Salle NBCSN
12 p.m. 2/1 32. Illinois at 36. Michigan FS1
12 p.m. 2/1 71. Iowa State at 18. Auburn (Big 12/SEC Challenge) ESPNU
12 p.m. 2/1 74. Pittsburgh at 66. Syracuse ACCN
1 p.m. 1/2 15. Villanova at 81. Providence CBS
1 p.m. 3/4 87. Furman at 317. The Citadel ESPN3

Saturday, 01/25/2020: 2–3 p.m. (ET)

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
2 p.m. 1/1 25. LSU at 67. Texas (Big 12/SEC Challenge) ESPN
2 p.m. 2/1 53. Mississippi State vs. 47. Oklahoma (Big 12/SEC Challenge at Oklahoma City) ESPN2
2 p.m. 3/1 79. St. John's at 57. DePaul FS1
2 p.m. 2/3 44. Virginia Tech at 164. Boston College ESPNU
2 p.m. 4/1 165. Nebraska at 19. Rutgers BTN
2 p.m. 2/2 45. USC at 78. Oregon State Pac-12 Networks National, L.A., & Oregon
2 p.m. 3/1 76. Clemson at 11. Louisville ACC RSNs/ACCNX
2 p.m. 2/3 72. Duquesne at 183. UMass NESN/ESPN+ ($)
2 p.m. 3/3 85. Temple at 179. Penn NBCS Philadelphia/ESPN+ ($)
3 p.m. 2/2 52. Rhode Island at 134. St. Bonaventure Stadium

Saturday, 01/25/2020: 3:30–5 p.m. (ET)

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
3:30 p.m. 2/3 63. Akron at 207. Ohio ESPN3
4 p.m. 2/1 59. Tennessee at 3. Kansas (Big 12/SEC Challenge) ESPN
4 p.m. 2/1 58. TCU at 33. Arkansas (Big 12/SEC Challenge) ESPN2
4 p.m. 3/3 84. Oklahoma State at 139. Texas A&M (Big 12/SEC Challenge) ESPNU
4 p.m. 2/1 68. SMU at 41. Memphis CBSSN
4 p.m. 3/2 102. Washington State at 77. Utah Pac-12 Networks National, Washington, & Mountain
4 p.m. 2/2 43. NC State at 93. Georgia Tech ACC RSNs/ACCNX
4 p.m. 3/1 157. Chattanooga at 49. ETSU ESPN+ ($)
4 p.m. 2/4 50. Liberty at 309. Stetson ESPN+ ($)
5 p.m. 1/2 28. BYU at 100. San Francisco Stadium

Saturday, 01/25/2020: 5:30–7 p.m. (ET)

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
5:30 p.m. 3/1 124. Ole Miss at 75. Georgia SECN
5:30 p.m. 3/4 88. Stephen F. Austin at 284. Lamar ESPN+ ($)
6 p.m. 1/1 24. Kentucky at 31. Texas Tech (Big 12/SEC Challenge) ESPN
6 p.m. 3/1 89. Kansas State at 37. Alabama (Big 12/SEC Challenge) ESPN2
6 p.m. 1/1 5. Dayton at 54. Richmond NBCS Washington/ESPN+ ($)
6:30 p.m. 1/1 9. Arizona at 62. Arizona State Pac-12 Networks National & Arizona
7 p.m. 3/3 95. Harvard at 200. Dartmouth ESPN+ ($)

Saturday, 01/25/2020: 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. 1/1 2. Baylor at 35. Florida (Big 12/SEC Challenge) ESPN
8 p.m. 3/1 117. UCF at 30. Wichita State ESPNU
8 p.m. 3/2 150. Vanderbilt at 99. South Carolina SECN
8 p.m. 3/1 80. Notre Dame at 13. Florida State ACCN
9 p.m. 2/1 48. Washington at 20. Colorado FS1
9 p.m. 2/3 38. Saint Mary's at 224. Loyola Marymount Stadium
10 p.m. 3/1 97. Colorado State at 73. Utah State ESPNU
10 p.m. 3/1 127. Pacific at 4. Gonzaga Fox 28/Root/AT&T SN Rocky Mtn. & SW/WCCN

Quad 1 For Both Teams (1/1: 5 Games)

Top 30 at Top 75

25. LSU Tigers (14-4) at 67. Texas Longhorns (12-6) (Big 12/SEC Challenge), 2 p.m. (ESPN)
24. Kentucky Wildcats (14-4) at 31. Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-6) (Big 12/SEC Challenge), 6 p.m. (ESPN)
5. Dayton Flyers (17-2, 6-0 A 10) at 54. Richmond Spiders (15-4, 5-1), 6 p.m. (NBCS Washington/ESPN+ ($))
9. Arizona Wildcats (13-5, 3-2 Pac-12) at 62. Arizona State Sun Devils (11-7, 2-3), 6:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National & Arizona)
2. Baylor Bears (16-1) at 35. Florida Gators (12-6) (Big 12/SEC Challenge), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Three of today’s all-Quad 1 matchups are part of this season’s Big 12/SEC series, where Texas, Texas Tech, and Florida will all look to pick up significant home wins to boost their NCAA cases. It’s a similar story in the Atlantic 10, as Richmond can supercharge its at-large case by beating Dayton at home today and VCU at the Siegel Center on Tuesday. Arizona, meanwhile, will look to complete a season sweep of its in-state rival, a team it thrashed by 28 back on January 4th.

Quad 2 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (2/1: 8 Games)

31–75 at Top 75 and 51—100 vs. Top 50

32. Illinois Fighting Illini (14-5, 6-2 Big Ten) at 36. Michigan Wolverines (11-7, 2-5), 12 p.m. (FS1)
71. Iowa State Cyclones (9-9) at 18. Auburn Tigers (16-2) (Big 12/SEC Challenge), 12 p.m. (ESPNU)
74. Pittsburgh Panthers (13-6, 4-4 ACC) at 66. Syracuse Orange (12-7, 5-3), 12 p.m. (ACCN)
53. Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-6) vs. 47. Oklahoma Sooners (12-6) (Big 12/SEC Challenge at Oklahoma City), 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
59. Tennessee Volunteers (12-6) at 3. Kansas Jayhawks (15-3) (Big 12/SEC Challenge), 4 p.m. (ESPN)
58. TCU Horned Frogs (13-5) at 33. Arkansas Razorbacks (14-4) (Big 12/SEC Challenge), 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
68. SMU Mustangs (14-4, 4-2 AAC) at 41. Memphis Tigers (14-4, 3-2), 4 p.m. (CBSSN)
48. Washington Huskies (12-8, 2-5 Pac-12) at 20. Colorado Buffaloes (15-4, 4-2), 9 p.m. (FS1)

Two of the four Big 12/SEC matchups in this group are true bubble battles, as Mississippi State heads to Oklahoma City to take on an Oklahoma squad that will look to stop the Bulldogs’ resurgence. As for TCU and Arkansas, both squads could use a decent win, as the Razorbacks’ profile doesn’t have much besides a win at Indiana, and the Horned Frogs own just one Top 50 win. As for the other two games, Tennessee and Iowa State both have the deck stacked against them on the road; however, the Vols might have a chance with Kansas being shorthanded due to suspensions.

Michigan and Memphis are both looking to rebound from bad midweek losses, with the Wolverines having a more difficult challenge as Illinois heads to Ann Arbor somewhat unexpectedly in second place in the Big Ten. Syracuse will aim at extending its win streak to five, while former Orange assistant Mike Hopkins takes his reeling Washington team to Boulder 48 hours after giving away a win at Utah.

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

Top 30 at 76–135

15. Villanova Wildcats (15-3, 5-1 Big East) at 81. Providence Friars (11-9, 4-3), 1 p.m. (CBS)
28. BYU Cougars (15-6, 4-2 WCC) at 100. San Francisco Dons (14-7, 3-3), 5 p.m. (Stadium)

Providence’s 3-0 start to Big East play is now just a memory, and second-place Nova would love to push the Friars further down the bubble pecking order. BYU, meanwhile, faces a third straight road test, having split their previous two against Gonzaga and Pacific.

Quad 2 For Both Teams (2/2: 3 Games)

31–75 at 76–135

45. USC Trojans (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12) at 78. Oregon State Beavers (12-7, 2-5), 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, L.A., & Oregon)
52. Rhode Island Rams (13-5, 5-1 A 10) at 134. St. Bonaventure Bonnies (12-7, 4-2), 3 p.m. (Stadium)
43. NC State Wolfpack (14-5, 5-3 ACC) at 93. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-11, 3-6), 4 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)

USC and NC State, both currently in my projected field, and Rhody, just outside, will all look to pick up road wins in tricky environments. The Trojans’ have the most difficult task, arguably, as Oregon State would like to get itself back on the bubble by snapping a three-game skid.

Quad 3 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (3/1: 10 Games)

76–160 at Top 75

82. Missouri Tigers (9-9) at 7. West Virginia Mountaineers (15-3) (Big 12/SEC Challenge), 12 p.m. (ESPN)
79. St. John’s Red Storm (12-8, 1-6 Big East) at 57. DePaul Blue Demons (13-6, 1-5), 2 p.m. (FS1)
76. Clemson Tigers (10-8, 4-4 ACC) at 11. Louisville Cardinals (16-3, 7-1), 2 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
157. Chattanooga Mocs (13-7, 4-3 SoCon) at 49. ETSU Buccaneers (17-3, 6-1), 4 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
124. Ole Miss Rebels (9-9, 0-5 SEC) at 75. Georgia Bulldogs (11-7. 1-4), 5:30 p.m. (SECN)
89. Kansas State Wildcats (8-10) at 37. Alabama Crimson Tide (11-7) (Big 12/SEC Challenge), 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
117. UCF Knights (11-7, 2-4 AAC) at 30. Wichita State Shockers (16-3, 4-2), 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
80. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-7, 2-5 ACC) at 13. Florida State Seminoles (16-2, 6-1), 8p.m. (SECN)
97. Colorado State Rams (14-7, 5-3 MW) at 73. Utah State Aggies (15-6, 4-4), 10 p.m. (ESPNU)
127. Pacific Tigers (15-7, 3-3 WCC) at 4. Gonzaga Bulldogs (20-1, 6-0), 10 p.m. (Fox 28/Root/AT&T SN Rocky Mtn. & SW/WCC Network)

Two Big 12/SEC matchups fall under this grouping, with both homestanding West Virginia and Alabama looking to avoid bad losses. With the majority of home teams in this group looking like heavy favorites, the two most intriguing matchups are in the Big East, as both St. John’s and DePaul need to start winning to improve their NCAA hopes, and Mountain West, as Utah State must continue defending its home floor to have any hope of getting back into at-large contention.

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

31–75 at 136–240

40. VCU Rams (14-5, 4-2 A 10) at 170. La Salle Explorers (10-8, 1-5), 12 p.m. (NBCSN)
44. Virginia Tech Hokies (14-5, 5-3 ACC) at 164. Boston College Eagles (9-10, 3-5), 2 p.m. (ESPNU)
72. Duquesne Dukes (15-3, 5-1 A 10) at 183. UMass Minutemen (7-12, 1-5), 2 p.m. (NESN/ESPN+ ($))
63. Akron Zips (15-4, 5-1 MAC) at 207. Ohio Bobcats (10-9, 2-4), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
38. Saint Mary’s Gaels (17-4, 4-2 WCC) at 224. Loyola Marymount Lions (8-12, 2-4), 9 p.m. (Stadium)

Five teams with bubble hopes ranging from solid (VCU, Virginia Tech, Saint Mary’s) to fading (Duquesne, Akron) hit the road. The Rams probably have the most to play for with that home game against Richmond awaiting them on Tuesday. The Spiders were able to avoid their own trap game at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday.

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

76–160 at 76–135

90. Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (10-8, 2-6 ACC) at 113. North Carolina Tar Heels (8-10, 1-6), 12 p.m. (ESPN2)
102. Washington State Cougars (12-8, 3-4 Pac-12) at 77. Utah Utes (11-7, 2-4), 4 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Washington, & Mountain)
150. Vanderbilt Commodores (8-10, 0-5 SEC) at 99. South Carolina Gamecocks (10-8, 2-3), 8 p.m. (SECN)

At this point, the only game out of this trio with bubble implications is the Washington State-Utah contest. Can the Utes build on Thursday’s rally against UW?

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

161–353 at Top 75

165. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-12, 2-6 Big Ten) at 19. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (14-5, 5-3), 2 p.m. (BTN)

Rutgers can move to 14-0 at home with a win over a Nebraska squad that’s yet to win a true road game in 2019-20.

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

76–160 at 136–240

85. Temple Owls (10-8, 2-0 Big 5) at 179. Penn Quakers (7-7, 1-2 Big 5), 2 p.m. (NBCS Philadelphia/ESPN+ ($))
84. Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-9) at 139. Texas A&M Aggies (9-8) (Big 12/SEC Challenge), 4 p.m. (ESPNU)
95. Harvard Crimson (12-4, 1-0 Ivy) at 200. Dartmouth Big Green (7-9, 0-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Harvard can join Yale and Princeton (and maybe Columbia) at 2-0 in the Ivy, but remember that the Crimson were blown out in Hanover last January. Penn, meanwhile, hosts Temple to wrap up its Big 5 involvement for the year. Finally, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M meet in a Big 12/SEC Challenge tilt that’s both a Big 12 reunion and the lone game without bubble implications.

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

31–75 at 241–353

50. Liberty Flames (19-2, 5-1 ASUN) at 309. Stetson Hatters (10-11, 4-2), 4 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Two nights after dropping its first ASUN game of the season, Liberty heads to DeLand to take on a Stetson team that’s just a game behind the Flames and North Florida in the league standings.

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

76–160 at 241–353

88. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (16-3, 7-1 Southland) at 284. Lamar Cardinals (10-10, 4-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

SFA travels to Beaumont looking to extend its win streak to four.

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