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NET Viewing Guide For Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Michigan State
Not much went right for Illinois when it visited Michigan State on the second day of 2020.
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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, February 4, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Tue., 02/11/2020 Early

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
6:30 p.m. 1/1 20. Penn State at 26. Purdue BTN
7 p.m. 1/3 21. Kentucky at 152. Vanderbilt ESPN
7 p.m. 2/1 61. NC State at 65. Syracuse ESPN2
7 p.m. 2/2 41. Mississippi State at 92. Ole Miss ESPNU
7 p.m. 2/1 38. Arkansas at 69. Tennessee SECN
7:30 p.m. 2/1 36. Rhode Island at 5. Dayton CBSSN

Tue., 02/11/2020 Late

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
8 p.m. 3/2 88. North Carolina at 103. Wake Forest ACCN
8:30 p.m. 4/1 177. Nebraska at 8. Maryland BTN
9 p.m. 1/1 11. Michigan State at 34. Illinois ESPN
9 p.m. 2/1 51. Notre Dame at 54. Virginia ESPN2
9 p.m. 3/1 96. Missouri at 27. LSU SECN
9:30 p.m. 2/2 48. Utah State at 95. Colorado State CBSSN
11 p.m. 3/1 128. New Mexico at 1. San Diego State ESPN2

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

Top 30 at Top 75

20. Penn State Nittany Lions (18-5, 8-4 Big Ten) at 26. Purdue Boilermakers (14-10, 7-6), 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
11. Michigan State Spartans (16-8, 8-5 Big Ten) at 34. Illinois Fighting Illini (16-7, 8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

With Maryland likely to pick up a home win tonight, Penn State and Illinois will be hard pressed to remain a game behind the Terps. First, the Nittany Lions visit Purdue, who are astoundingly dominant at this point of the season when playing at Mackey Arena. Just ask the Iowa Hawkeyes, who lost by 36 there last Wednesday. Later, the Fighting Illini will look to hand Michigan State a fourth straight loss and avenge the 76-56 beating they suffered in East Lansing on January 2nd.

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

31–75 at Top 75

61. NC State Wolfpack (15-8, 6-6) at 65. Syracuse Orange (14-9, 7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
38. Arkansas Razorbacks (16-7, 4-6 SEC) at 69. Tennessee Volunteers (13-10, 5-5), 7 p.m. (SECN)
36. Rhode Island Rams (18-5, 10-1 A 10) at 5. Dayton Flyers (21-2, 10-0), 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
51. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (15-8, 6-6 ACC) at 54. Virginia Cavaliers (15-7, 7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

It’s going to be an important bubble night in the ACC. First, an NC State squad that slipped off the radar thanks to three straight losses will look to record a second consecutive win, though the Wolfpack will have to win at the Carrier Dome to do so. As for Syracuse, this game begins a vital three games in eight days stretch that will see them next visit both the Florida State Seminoles and Louisville Cardinals, two of the ACC’s best. In the nightcap, Notre Dame, which is on the edge of the NET Top 50, but not yet under strong consideration due to a lack of quality wins, can get such a victory at Virginia. The Cavaliers are coming off their best offensive performance of the season, as they put up 73 in a seven-point loss at Louisville on Saturday.

In the SEC, Arkansas has slowly drifted toward the cut line and a third straight loss would create serious issues for the Razorbacks. Meanwhile, Tennessee is climbing back up into contention, and the Vols will look to pick up a second straight Tuesday win over a fellow bubble team following last week’s 69-68 win at Alabama.

Atlantic 10 leader Dayton meets second-place Rhode Island for the first of two meetings between now and the conference tournament. Both teams are riding impressive win streaks, the Flyers have racked up 12 in a row, while the Rams have knocked off 10 straight foes.

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

31–75 at 76–135

41. Mississippi State Bulldogs (15-8, 6-4 SEC) at 92. Ole Miss Rebels (12-11, 3-7), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
48. Utah State Aggies (19-7, 8-5 MW) at 95. Colorado State Rams (17-8, 8-4), 9:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

One week ago, Mississippi State couldn’t seize a golden opportunity as the Bulldogs lost at Kentucky. This week, MSU needs to avoid a bad road loss as it meets its archrival for the first time this season—in Oxford, where Ole Miss won two games last week.

Utah State’s long climb back into second in the Mountain West would come closer to its conclusion with a win in Fort Collins tonight. The second-place Rams fell to the Aggies by a 77-61 score on January 25th.

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

76–160 at Top 75

96. Missouri Tigers (11-12, 3-7 SEC) at 27. LSU Tigers (17-6, 8-2), 9 p.m. (SECN)
128. New Mexico Lobos (17-8, 6-6 MW) at 1. San Diego State Aztecs (24-0, 13-0), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

LSU will hope to rebound from a bad 0-2 week against a Mizzou squad that’s only beaten the Temple Owls in a true road game this season.

San Diego State, winners of 24 straight, will look for repeat of their 85-57 win in Albuquerque from January 29th. New Mexico, on the other hand, is probably wishing it had more time between games with the Aztec juggernaut.

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

Top 30 at 136–240

21. Kentucky Wildcats (18-5, 8-2 SEC) at 152. Vanderbilt Commodores (9-14, 1-9), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Kentucky, currently in a three-way tie atop the SEC, will hope to sweep Vanderbilt and stay there.

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

76–160 at 76–135

88. North Carolina Tar Heels (10-13, 3-9 ACC) at 103. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-13, 3-10), 8 p.m. (ACCN)

Carolina will look to rebound from the heartbreak of Saturday’s two-point home loss to the Duke Blue Devils as the Heels travel to Winston-Salem for the first of two games against Wake. UNC must be wary of this one, as their next five come against teams that still have at least a theoretical at-large chance.

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

161–353 at Top 75

177. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-16, 2-10 Big Ten) at 8. Maryland Terrapins (19-4, 9-3), 8:30 p.m. (BTN)

Maryland should be able to win its seventh straight, as Nebraska has lost its last eight and has yet to win a true road game in the 2019-20 season.

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