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NET Viewing Guide For Sunday, January 5, 2020

The lone all-Quad 1 matchup for the day is a Big Ten affair. It’s a relatively busy day for that conference, while Atlantic 10 play really kicks into gear and the Pac-12 wraps up its first weekend of play. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Note: Before the breakdown by Quadrant, you’ll find a lineup broken down by telecast window.

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 Saturday, January 4, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Sunday, 01/05/20: Early

Tip Time (ET) NET Quad for Host / NET Quad for Visitor Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) NET Quad for Host / NET Quad for Visitor Matchup Outlet
12 p.m. 2/2 39. VCU at 99. George Mason NBCSN
12 p.m. 2/2 64. Richmond at 80. Rhode Island YUR NE/ESPN+ ($)
1 p.m. 1/3 8. Dayton at 223. Saint Joseph's ESPN+ ($)
1:30 p.m. 1/1 19. Michigan at 12. Michigan State CBS
2 p.m. 3/1 92. Davidson at 74. Duquesne NBCSN

Sunday, 01/05/2020: Late

Tip Time (ET) NET Quad for Host / NET Quad for Visitor Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) NET Quad for Host / NET Quad for Visitor Matchup Outlet
4 p.m. 3/1 133. UMass at 70. Saint Louis NBCSN
4:30 p.m. 2/1 47. St. John's at 43. Xavier Fox
6 p.m. 3/1 78. Oregon State at 18. Colorado ESPNU
7:30 p.m. 4/1 163. Northwestern at 37. Minnesota BTN
8 p.m. 2/1 35. Purdue at 49. Illinois FS1
10 p.m. 2/1 50. USC at 71. Washington FS1

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

Top 30 at Top 75

19. Michigan Wolverines (10-3, 1-1 Big Ten) at 12. Michigan State Spartans (11-3, 3-0), 1:30 p.m. (CBS)

The Spartans will look to remain the lone unbeaten in Big Ten play, while the Wolverines would love to avoid a 1-2 conference start. Michigan State won all three meetings a season ago, capped by a 65-60 victory in the Big Ten Tournament final, while Michigan won both contests in 2018, including a conference tournament semifinal. Of course, all of those games were under John Beilein, so today’s game in East Lansing serves as Juwan Howard’s reintroduction to the rivalry.

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

31–75 at Top 75

47. St. John’s Red Storm (11-3, 0-1 Big East) at 43. Xavier Musketeers (11-3, 0-1), 4:30 p.m. (Fox)
35. Purdue Boilermakers (9-5, 2-1 Big Ten) at 49. Illinois Fighting Illini (9-5, 1-2), 8 p.m. (FS1)
50. USC Trojans (12-2, 1-0 Pac-12) at 71. Washington Huskies (10-4, 0-1), 10 p.m. (FS1)

Either the Red Storm or Musketeers will join Georgetown and DePaul at 0-2 after the first week of Big East play. In the Big Ten’s nightcap, the Boilermakers will look to build on Thursday’s double OT win over Minnesota, while the Illini are in serious trouble after being run off the floor in East Lansing that night. Later on in Seattle, the Huskies really cannot afford a sweep at the hands of the L.A. schools after a lackluster non-conference performance. As for the Trojans, they last swept the Washington trip in 2017—the last time they made the NCAA Tournament.

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

31–75 at 76–135

39. VCU Rams (11-3, 1-0 A 10) at 99. George Mason Patriots (11-2, 0-0), 12 p.m. (NBCSN)
64. Richmond Spiders (11-3, 1-0 A 10) at 80. Rhode Island Rams (8-4, 0-0), 12 p.m. (YUR New England/ESPN+ ($))

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

Top 30 at 136–240

8. Dayton Flyers (12-2, 1-0 A 10) at 223. Saint Joseph’s Hawks (3-10, 0-1), 1 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

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

76–160 at Top 75

92. Davidson Wildcats (6-6, 0-0 A 10) at 74. Duquesne Dukes (11-2, 1-0), 2 p.m. (NBCSN)
133. UMass Minutemen (6-7, 0-0 A 10) at 70. Saint Louis Billikens (11-3, 0-1), 4 p.m. (NBCSN)
78. Oregon State Beavers (10-3, 0-1 Pac-12) at 18. Colorado Buffaloes (12-2, 1-0), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)

Atlantic 10 play started with a handful of games midweek, but by the end of the day, all 14 teams will have played at least one conference game. The Flyers and VCU Rams, who look to be the early conference favorites, can get themselves to 2-0 after the first week by picking up road wins, though Mike Rhoades’ team has a more difficult task ahead of it in Fairfax. Note that Dayton is playing its second consecutive road game in Philadelphia, as the Flyers blew out La Salle on Thursday. As for VCU’s crosstown rival Spiders, they need to take care of business in conference play to stay in the at-large hunt, so a trip to the Rhody Rams will be a good measuring stick for them.

Over in Pittsburgh, the Wildcats will take on the Dukes in a matchup of teams that had wildly different preseason expectations and non-conference performances. Of course, Duquesne isn’t quite in the at-large picture yet because of the lack of quality of its November/December schedule. Finally, the Billikens will look to rebound from a disappointing 73-59 loss to Duquesne on Thursday as they welcome a Minutemen squad that stumbles into conference play having just defeated Maine in their last eight games.

In the Pac-12, the Buffaloes can join Arizona (and potentially USC) at 2-0 in conference play by handing the Beavers a costly defeat. Oregon State hasn’t defeated a power conference team since November 9th (Iowa State in Corvallis)

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

161–353 at Top 75

163. Northwestern Wildcats (5-7, 0-2 Big Ten) at 37. Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-6, 1-2), 7:30 p.m. (BTN)

The Golden Gophers look like the best 7-6 team in the country by far, while the Wildcats look like one of the worst power conference outfits period. Minnesota really needs to take care of Northwestern at home if it wants its record to eventually match its metrics.

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