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NET Viewing Guide For Thursday, February 13, 2020

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NCAA Basketball: Stanford at Colorado Ron Chenoy-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 Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Thu., 02/13/2020

Tip Time (ET) Host/ Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/ Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
7 p.m. 2/1 59. Memphis at 47. Cincinnati ESPN
7 p.m. 2/2 50. Wichita State at 120. UCF ESPN2
7 p.m. 3/2 127. College of Charleston at 131. Hofstra CBSSN
8 p.m. 1/1 26. Iowa at 64. Indiana BTN
9 p.m. 1/1 14. Colorado at 25. Oregon ESPN
9 p.m. 2/1 61. Washington at 48. USC ESPN2
9 p.m. 3/3 138. Murray State at 148. Austin Peay ESPNU
9 p.m. 2/1 72. Utah at 69. Oregon State Pac-12 Networks National, Mountain, & Oregon
10:30 p.m. 1/3 9. Arizona at 146. California FS1
11 p.m. 2/1 54. Arizona State at 29. Stanford ESPN2
11 p.m. 1/3 24. BYU at 229. Loyola Marymount ESPNU
11 p.m. 3/2 107. Washington State at 100. UCLA Pac-12 Networks National, Washington, & L.A.

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

Top 30 at Top 75

26. Iowa Hawkeyes (17-7, 8-5 Big Ten) at 64. Indiana Hoosiers (15-8, 5-7), 8 p.m. (BTN)
14. Colorado Buffaloes (19-5, 8-3 Pac-12) at 25. Oregon Ducks (18-6, 7-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

While Indiana barely remains in my projected field, it’s dropped four straight. A fifth straight defeat could be particularly costly, as the Hoosiers must next hit the road to take on fellow bubble teams Michigan and Minnesota. Iowa, meanwhile, begins a three road games in four stretch, with Minneapolis next on its agenda for Sunday.

With Colorado heading to Eugene a game up on Oregon in the standings, tonight’s game has a little extra meaning. The Buffaloes have won three in succession and can complete a season sweep of the Ducks—a result that would put Tad Boyle’s team firmly in control of the Pac-12 race. As for Oregon, it was one of the Selection Committee’s Top 16 on Saturday, but a loss at Oregon State later that night likely knocked the Ducks off the four line for now.

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

31–75 at Top 75

59. Memphis Tigers (17-8, 6-4 AAC) at 47. Cincinnati Bearcats (15-8, 8-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
61. Washington Huskies (12-12, 2-9 Pac-12) at 48. USC Trojans (17-7, 6-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
72. Utah Utes (14-9, 5-6 Pac-12) at 69. Oregon State Beavers (14-9, 4-7), 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Mountain, & Oregon)
54. Arizona State Sun Devils (15-8, 6-4 Pac-12) at 29. Stanford Cardinal (16-7, 5-5), 11 p.m. (ESPN2)

Between Colorado-Oregon and the three games in this group that feature at least one bubble team, it’s shaping up to be the Pac-12’s biggest night of the season. I discussed the Utah-Oregon State contest during Tuesday’s episode of College Basketball Coast to Coast.

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Note that six of the Beavers’ final seven games come against at-large contenders, while the Utes will play five such contests. However, Utah can claim a season sweep tonight, having defeated Oregon State by 12 in Salt Lake to open conference play.

USC has slipped down toward the cut line after three consecutive setbacks, but the Trojans will need to perform far better in their second meeting of the season with Washington to get back on track. That’s because the Huskies flat out embarrassed USC in Seattle on January 5th, romping to a 72-40 blowout win. However, Mike Hopkins’ squad is a woeful 1-8 since.

Arizona State and Stanford, meanwhile, will play a true “Cut Line” battle tonight on the Farm. The Sun Devils, who have won five of their last six, were my last team in on Tuesday, while the Cardinal, who have dropped five of six, were among the last four byes.

However, the first bubble game of the night will be in the American, as Memphis, currently ninth out, begins a road weekend, at Cincinnati, the second team out. While the Tigers took care of the Bearcats at FedEx Forum on January 16th, Cincinnati has been on a hot streak since. Sunday’s one-point OT loss at UConn snapped UC’s five-game win streak.

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

31–75 at 76–135

50. Wichita State Shockers (17-6, 5-5 AAC) at 120. UCF Knights (13-10, 4-7), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wichita State, now the second-to-last team in, has dropped three in a row and just won twice in its last seven. One of those victories came against UCF at Koch Arena on January 25th.

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

Top 30 at 136–240

9. Arizona Wildcats (16-7, 6-4 Pac-12) at 146. California Golden Bears (10-13, 4-6), 10:30 p.m. (FS1)
24. BYU Cougars (19-7, 8-3 WCC) at 229. Loyola Marymount Lions (8-16, 2-8), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

Arizona, who swept the Washington schools on their last road trip, face the easier (in theory, anyway) opponent of the Bay Area swing tonight. But Mark Fox’s Cal squad has been tough to beat at Haas Pavilion, as they’re 4-1 in Pac-12 home contests so far.

Both Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s are off tonight, so BYU is the lone WCC at-large contender in action. The Cougars will look to repeat their 63-38 win over LMU that opened their conference slate.

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

76–160 at 76–135

127. College of Charleston Cougars (15-10, 9-4 CAA) at 131. Hofstra Pride (18-7, 9-3), 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
107. Washington State Cougars (14-10, 5-6 Pac-12) at 100. UCLA Bruins (13-11, 6-5), 11 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Washington, & L.A.)

On Saturday, Hofstra rallied from a huge first-half deficit to beat Northeastern, while Elon stunned Charleston at TD Arena. Those results, plus a third straight defeat for William & Mary, put the Pride a game up in the CAA race. Tonight, Hofstra will attempt to reverse the 69-67 loss it suffered in South Carolina on January 18th.

While Washington State and UCLA aren’t in the at-large hunt, both are playing like squads that could cause trouble at the Pac-12 Tournament. The Cougars defeated the Bruins 79-71, after OT, in Pullman back on January 4th.

Quad 3 For Both Teams (3/3: 1 Game)

76–160 at 136–240

138. Murray State Racers (18-6, 11-1 OVC) at 148. Austin Peay Governors (16-9, 10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

Murray State and Austin Peay both headed to Nashville last week at 10-0 in the OVC, but Belmont and Tennessee State swept the Govs and the Bruins avenged an earlier loss to the Racers. But the two still remain at the top of the league heading into their lone regular-season meeting tonight in Clarksville, Tenn.

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