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NET Viewing Guide For Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The nation’s two remaining undefeated teams are both in action on a loaded Wednesday night. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

NCAA Basketball: Lipscomb at Auburn John Reed-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 Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Wednesday, 01/08/2020: Early

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
6:30 p.m. 2/1 57. St. John's at 58. Georgetown FS1
7 p.m. 3/1 78. Notre Dame at 46. NC State ESPN2
7 p.m. 3/2 104. Tulsa at 85. Cincinnati ESPNU
7 p.m. 2/1 73. Mississippi State at 60. Alabama SECN
7 p.m. 3/2 79. Pittsburgh at 103. North Carolina ACCN
7 p.m. 4/1 161. Northwestern at 44. Indiana BTN
7 p.m. 3/2 99. Davidson at 86. Rhode Island CBSSN
7 p.m. 2/2 68. ETSU at 87. UNCG ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 2/3 62. Duquesne at 226. Saint Joseph's ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 3/2 145. Stony Brook at 95. Vermont ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 2/3 74. Furman at 176. Chattanooga ESPN+ ($)
7:30 p.m. 1/2 18. Florida State at 90. Wake Forest ACC RSNs/ACCNX
7:30 p.m. 4/1 318. Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 43. Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
8 p.m. 4/1 256. George Washington at 69. Saint Louis FS Midwest/ESPN+ ($)
8 p.m. 3/1 107. UCF at 66. SMU ESPN3
8 p.m. 1/2 1. Kansas at 84. Iowa State ESPN+ ($)

Wednesday, 01/08/2020: Late

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
8:30 p.m. 1/1 22. Seton Hall at 38. Xavier FS1
9 p.m. 2/1 48. Oklahoma at 67. Texas ESPN2
9 p.m. 1/1 21. Arkansas at 28. LSU ESPNU
9 p.m. 3/1 127. Vanderbilt at 6. Auburn SECN
9 p.m. 1/2 2. Duke at 92. Georgia Tech ACCN
9 p.m. 2/1 37. Illinois at 26. Wisconsin BTN
9 p.m. 3/2 108. Tulane at 100. UConn CBSSN
9 p.m. 1/4 3. San Diego State at 285. Wyoming MWN
10 p.m. 3/4 83. Nevada at 255. San José State MWN

Quad 1 For Both Teams (1/1: 2 Games)

Top 30 at Top 75

22. Seton Hall Pirates (10-4, 2-0 Big East) at 38. Xavier Musketeers (12-3, 1-1), 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
21. Arkansas Razorbacks (12-1, 1-0 SEC) at 28. LSU Tigers (9-4, 1-0), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

In the nightcap of FS1’s Big East doubleheader, Seton Hall can join the surprising Providence Friars at 3-0 in conference play, if it can record a second consecutive win at Cintas Center. Note that the Musketeers are riding a 13-game home win streak. Meanwhile, the SEC’s game of the night sees Arkansas and LSU battling to see who can join the Kentucky Wildcats and Florida Gators (and likely the Auburn Tigers too) in the early lead pack. Surprisingly, the Razorbacks have won two of their last three games in Baton Rouge, including a 90-89 thriller back on February 2, 2019.

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

31–75 at Top 75

57. St. John’s Red Storm (11-4, 0-2 Big East) at 58. Georgetown Hoyas (10-5, 0-2), 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
73. Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-4, 0-1 SEC) at 60. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-6, 0-1), 7 p.m. (SECN)
48. Oklahoma Sooners (10-3, 1-0 Big 12) at 67. Texas Longhorns (10-3, 0-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
37. Illinois Fighting Illini (10-5, 2-2 Big Ten) at 26. Wisconsin Badgers (9-5, 2-1), 9 p.m. (BTN)

Several NCAA Tournament contenders could find themselves in an early hole in conference play with losses tonight, with the early contests in the Big East and SEC the most crucial. The Big 12 showdown between Oklahoma and Texas always seems to be a bubble battle, and the Longhorns will look to remain perfect at home against the Sooners under Shaka Smart as they aim to rebound from Saturday’s loss at Baylor Bears. In the Big Ten’s late game, Illinois can get its tournament hopes back on track by winning in Madison, though Wisconsin seems to be rounding into form at a good time, having won four straight.

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

Top 30 at 76–135

18. Florida State Seminoles (13-2, 3-1 ACC) at 90. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-5, 1-2), 7:30 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
1. Kansas Jayhawks (11-2, 1-0 Big 12) at 84. Iowa State Cyclones (7-6, 0-1), 8 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
2. Duke Blue Devils (13-1, 4-0 ACC) at 92. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-7, 2-2), 9 p.m. (ACCN)

While Duke aims to remain the lone ACC unbeaten by winning in Atlanta, Florida State travels to Winston-Salem with the aim of remaining in what’s currently a four-team chase pack—a group that’s in place because of the Boston College Eagles’ upset win over the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Kansas, meanwhile, will look to join Baylor and TCU Horned Frogs (and perhaps Oklahoma) at 2-0 in Big 12 play, but Iowa State historically gives the Jayhawks trouble, particularly in Ames.

Quad 2 For Both Teams (2/2: 1 Game)

31–75 at 76–135

68. ETSU Buccaneers (13-3, 2-1 SoCon) at 87. UNCG Spartans (12-4, 2-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

It’s an important night in the SoCon race, particularly for these two clubs, as the loser of tonight’s game at Greensboro Coliseum could find itself two games out of first depending on the night’s other results. The Spartans are 5-2 against the Bucs over the last three seasons.

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

76–160 at Top 75

78. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-4, 1-2 ACC) at 46. NC State Wolfpack (10-4, 1-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
107. UCF Knights (9-5, 0-2 AAC) at 66. SMU Mustangs (11-2, 1-0), 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
127. Vanderbilt Commodores (8-5, 0-0 SEC) at 6. Auburn Tigers (13-0, 1-0), 9 p.m. (SECN)

While SMU and NC State can both pick up important home wins for their at-large hopes, Auburn would like to keep its status as one of the nation’s two undefeated teams.

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

76–160 at 76–135

104. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-5, 1-0 AAC) at 85. Cincinnati Bearcats (8-6, 1-1), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
79. Pittsburgh Panthers (10-4, 1-2 ACC) at 103. North Carolina Tar Heels (8-6, -12), 7 p.m. (ACCN)
99. Davidson Wildcats (6-7, 0-1 A 10) at 86. Rhode Island Rams (8-5, 0-1), 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
145. Stony Brook Seawolves (10-6, 1-0 AE) at 95. Vermont Catamounts (10-5, 0-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
109. Tulane Green Wave (9-5, 1-1 AAC) at 100. UConn Huskies (9-5, 0-2), 9 p.m. (CBSSN)

Mixed in with the quartet of matchups featuring teams with rather fanciful at-large hopes at this point is the early game of the year in the America East. While Stony Brook holds the conference’s auto bid in Tuesday’s bracket projection, that’s only because Vermont, the league’s top team in the NET, only tips off its AmEast slate tonight. The Catamounts haven’t lost to the Seawolves since going 1-2 against them in Stony Brook’s 2015-16 NCAA Tournament season.

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

31–75 at 136–240

62. Duquesne Dukes (12-2, 2-0 A 10) at 226. Saint Joseph’s Hawks (3-11, 0-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
74. Furman Paladins (13-2, 3-0 SoCon) at 176. Chattanooga Mocs (10-5, 1-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

With the A 10’s other three 2-0 teams idle at midweek, Duquesne can put itself a half-game up on them heading into the weekend by winning at Hagan Arena. Furman, meanwhile, can put itself in great early position in the SoCon race by taking down Chattanooga.

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

Top 30 at 241–353

3. San Diego State Aztecs (15-0, 4-0 MW) at 285. Wyoming Cowboys (5-11, 0-4), 9 p.m. (MWN)

Like Auburn, SDSU plays what should be an overmatched opponent as it attempts to remains undefeated. While a trip to the altitude of Laramie is usually cause for concern, Wyoming is only 3-6 in home games against D1 opponents this season.

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

161–353 at Top 75

161. Northwestern Wildcats (5-8, 0-3 Big Ten) at 44. Indiana Hoosiers (11-3, 1-2), 7 p.m. (BTN)
318. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (5-10, 1-3 Southland) at 43. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (13-2, 4-0), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
256. George Washington Colonials (6-8, 0-1 A 10) at 69. Saint Louis Billikens (12-3, 1-1), 8 p.m.(FS Midwest/ESPN+ ($))

Southland leader SFA aims to win its seventh straight overall and its ninth in a row at home, while Indiana and Saint Louis look to avoid bad home losses that could damage their at-large hopes.

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

76–160 at 241–353

83. Nevada Wolf Pack (10-5, 3-0 MW) at 255. San José State Spartans (5-11, 1-3), 10 p.m. (MWN)

Nevada travels to the Bay Area aiming to keep pace with San Diego State in the Mountain West race. Note that the pair meet twice with the first meeting set for January 18th at Viejas Arena.

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