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NET Viewing Guide For Wednesday, February 12, 2020

There are two huge games in the Big East that you’ll be able to find on cable. That’s in contrast to the game of the night both in the Big 12 and nationally. It’s streaming only. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Kansas Denny Medley-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, February 11, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Wed., 02/12/2020 Early

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
6:30 p.m. 1/1 24. Creighton at 12. Seton Hall FS1
6:30 p.m. 2/2 75. South Carolina at 89. Georgia SECN
6:30 p.m. 2/1 42. Xavier at 13. Butler CBSSN
7 p.m. 2/1 40. Alabama at 15. Auburn ESPN2
7 p.m. 4/1 178. George Mason at 34. VCU ESPNU
7 p.m. 2/1 73. UConn at 72. SMU ESPN News
7 p.m. 2/1 31. Rutgers at 23. Ohio State BTN
7 p.m. 4/1 334. The Citadel at 41. ETSU ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 3/1 134. Western Carolina at 63. UNCG ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 2/3 55. Richmond at 156. La Salle ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 1/1 4. Kansas at 9. West Virginia ESPN+ ($)
7:30 p.m. 3/4 76. Furman at 317. Samford ESPN+ ($)

Wed., 02/12/2020 Late

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
8 p.m. 1/2 7. Louisville at 82. Georgia Tech ACCN
8 p.m. 4/1 203. Illinois State at 36. Northern Iowa PSN/ESPN+ ($)
8 p.m. 4/2 207. East Carolina at 87. Tulsa ESPN3
8:30 p.m. 1/1 19. Marquette at 21. Villanova FS1
8:30 p.m. 2/2 44. Florida at 133. Texas A&M SECN
8:30 p.m. 2/2 57. Providence at 77. St. John's CBSSN
9 p.m. 2/1 69. Iowa State at 49. Oklahoma ESPN2
9 p.m. 1/2 28. Houston at 113. South Florida ESPNU
9 p.m. 2/3 33. Michigan at 147. Northwestern BTN
9 p.m. 3/2 101. Clemson at 78. Pittsburgh ACC RSNs/ACCNX

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

Top 30 at Top 75

24. Creighton Bluejays (18-6, 7-4 Big East) at 12. Seton Hall Pirates (18-5, 10-1), 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
4. Kansas Jayhawks (20-3, 9-1 Big 12) at 9. West Virginia Mountaineers (18-5, 6-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
19. Marquette Golden Eagles (17-6, 7-4 Big East) at 21. Villanova Wildcats (17-6, 7-4), 8:30 p.m. (FS1)

FS1 has a HUGE Big East doubleheader tonight, as the top four teams in the conference square off. Of course, Seton Hall is three games up on their nearest rivals, so the Pirates will remain in first even if they lose to Creighton in the pair’s first game of the season. They’ll meet again in Omaha on March 7th, the final game of a three-game finish for the Hall that will also see them visit Marquette and host Nova.

NCAA seeding will be a primary concern both in Newark and Villanova, where the host Wildcats get the Golden Eagles on campus, having lost two straight at the Wells Fargo Center. Marquette actually defeated Jay Wright’s squad back on January 4th in Milwaukee, 71-60. Steve Wojciechowski’s squad club has a bye this weekend, but hosts Creighton next Tuesday. As for Villanova, a three-game road trip beckons, starting with Sunday’s Big 5 finale against the Temple.

Once again, the Big 12 has the game of the night and it’s only on ESPN+. Second-place Kansas travels to West Virginia, who currently sits in fourth. The Jayhawks won fairly easily in Lawrence on January 4th, 60-53, but they’ve won just twice in Morgantown since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12. And one of those wins did not come during WVU’s uncharacteristically down 2018-19 campaign. While KU survived TCU on Saturday, West Virginia became Oklahoma’s best win of the season.

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

31–75 at Top 75

42. Xavier Musketeers (16-8, 5-6 Big East) at 13. Butler Bulldogs (18-6, 6-5), 6:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
40. Alabama Crimson Tide (13-10, 5-5 SEC) at 15. Auburn Tigers (21-2, 8-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
73. UConn Huskies (13-10, 4-6 AAC) at 72. SMU Mustangs (16-6, 6-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN News)
31. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (17-7, 8-5 Big Ten) at 23. Ohio State Buckeyes (15-8, 5-7), 7 p.m. (BTN)
69. Iowa State Cyclones (10-13, 3-7 Big 12) at 49. Oklahoma Sooners (15-8, 5-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

CBSSN also has a Big East double bill tonight, starting with bubble team Xavier visiting a Butler squad that featured in the Selection Committee’s preview Top 16. The Bulldogs didn’t live up to those lofty expectations in losing by 19 at Marquette on Saturday, their second loss in three. This matchup is also a preview of a regular-season finale, as Xavier, who has won three straight (including two on the road), hosts on March 7th.

Elsewhere, Alabama will look to complete an unexpected season sweep of Auburn, a result that would greatly boost the Crimson Tide’s bubble hopes. In the American, UConn would love to pick up a third straight win over a team ahead of it in both the conference standings and at-large pecking order. Rutgers can pick up a second Big Ten road win by topping Ohio State, and that result would be far more impressive than the Scarlet Knights’ victory at Nebraska. Finally, Oklahoma will look to win its second straight, as the Sooners welcome an Iowa State squad that snapped a four-game skid at Kansas State on Saturday, while losing Tyrese Haliburton for the season.

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

Top 30 at 76–135

7. Louisville Cardinals (21-3, 12-1 ACC) at 82. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-13, 5-8), 8 p.m. (ACCN)
28. Houston Cougars (19-5, 9-2 AAC) at 113. South Florida Bulls (11-12, 4-6), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

Louisville and Houston both face potentially tricky road foes. For starters, the Cardinals only beat Georgia Tech by four at home back on January 22nd. As for the Cougars, while they routed USF by 19 on January 26th, the Bulls have won three straight since then, including Saturday’s road stunner over Memphis.

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

31–75 at 76–135

75. South Carolina Gamecocks (14-9, 6-4 SEC) at 89. Georgia Bulldogs (12-11, 2-8), 6:30 p.m. (SECN)
44. Florida Gators (14-9, 6-4 SEC) at 133. Texas A&M Aggies (11-11, 5-5), 8:30 p.m. (SECN)
57. Providence Friars (13-11, 6-5 Big East) at 77. St. John’s Red Storm (13-11, 2-9), 8:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

The SEC Network is bubble central tonight, as South Carolina will aim to avoid picking up a bad loss at Georgia, while Florida will look to get back on track following Saturday’s dispiriting road loss at Ole Miss Rebels.

In the final Big East game of the night, a Providence squad that struggled in November and December but has gotten it together since visits a St. John’s squad that’s done the exact opposite. The Friars won the first meeting back on January 15th, 63-58.

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

76–160 at Top 75

134. Western Carolina Catamounts (15-8, 7-5 SoCon) at 63. UNCG Spartans (19-6, 9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

UNCG, a game behind Furman and ETSU in the SoCon, won at Cullowhee 72-58 two weeks ago.

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

31–75 at 136–240

55. Richmond Spiders (17-6, 7-3 A 10) at 156. La Salle Explorers (11-11, 2-8), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
33. Michigan Wolverines (14-9, 5-7 Big Ten) at 147. Northwestern Wildcats (6-16, 1-11), 9 p.m. (BTN)

Richmond can complete a season sweep of La Salle tonight, while Michigan travels to Evanston, a place that hasn’t been kind to them in recent seasons. Sure, the Wolverines won at Welsh-Ryan last year—by a bucket—but they lost their three prior games there.

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

76–160 at 76–135

101. Clemson Tigers (11-12, 5-8 ACC) at 78. Pittsburgh Panthers (15-9, 6-7), 9 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)

If Pitt wants to make a late bubble charge, opportunities will be there if it can get past Clemson tonight. The Tigers have dropped three straight and their last four road games.

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

161–353 at Top 75

178. George Mason Patriots (13-10, 2-8 A 10) at 34. VCU Rams (17-6, 7-3), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
334. The Citadel Bulldogs (6-17, 0-12 SoCon) at 41. ETSU Buccaneers (21-4, 10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
203. Illinois State Redbirds (8-16, 3-9 MVC) at 36. Northern Iowa Panthers (21-3, 10-2), 8 p.m. (Panther SN/ESPN+ ($))

VCU, ETSU, and UNI all host opponents they could see in the quarterfinal rounds of their respective conference tournaments.

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

161–353 at 76–135

207. East Carolina Pirates (10-14, 4-7 AAC) at 87. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (15-8, 7-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN3)

Tulsa’s stay atop the American was short-lived, thanks to two straight defeats. The good news for the Golden Hurricane is that they host an ECU squad they crushed in Greenville on January 15th.

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

76–160 at 241–353

76. Furman Paladins (20-5, 10-2 SoCon) at 317. Samford Bulldogs (8-18, 2-10), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Furman’s current five-game win streak began with a resounding 101-78 home win over Samford.

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