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NET Viewing Guide For Sunday, February 16, 2020

The nation’s lone remaining undefeated team and a whole slew of bubble contenders take center stage on this Sunday. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

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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 Saturday, February 15, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Sunday, 02/16/2020 ET

Tip Time (ET) Visitor/Home Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Visitor/Home Quads Matchup Outlet
12 p.m. 2/3 48. Cincinnati at 212. East Carolina CBSSN
1 p.m. 2/1 57. Indiana at 31. Michigan CBS
1 p.m. 1/2 21. Villanova at 105. Temple ESPN
1 p.m. 1/1 30. Iowa at 40. Minnesota FS1
2 p.m. 4/1 185. Tulane at 50. Wichita State CBSSN
3 p.m. 2/1 60. Memphis at 73. UConn ESPN
4 p.m. 1/2 1. San Diego State at 91. Boise State CBSSN
6 p.m. 2/3 51. Arizona State at 161. California ESPNU
6 p.m. 2/3 61. NC State at 149. Boston College ACCN
9 p.m. 3/1 82. Utah at 23. Oregon FS1

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

Top 30 at Top 75

30. Iowa Hawkeyes (17-8, 8-6 Big Ten) at 40. Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-11, 6-7), 1 p.m. (FS1)

Iowa travels to Minneapolis with just one Big Ten road win (against the Northwestern Wildcats) to their name this season. Plus, the Hawkeyes are 2-3 in their last five. Naturally, that’s led to a seeding drop for a team the Selection Committee considered for a spot on the four line just a little more than a week ago. As for Minnesota, it’s more worried about making the tournament period at this point. This week’s home games against the Hawkeyes and Indiana give them a shot to grab a couple of victories over teams under consideration, and since the Golden Gophers have only lost to the DePaul Blue Demons (back when they looked good) and Michigan State Spartans at the Barn this season, you have to like their chances.

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

31–75 at Top 75

57. Indiana Hoosiers (16-8, 6-7 Big Ten) at 31. Michigan Wolverines (15-9, 6-7), 1 p.m. (CBS)
60. Memphis Tigers (17-7, 6-5 AAC) at 73. UConn Huskies (13-11, 4-7), 3 p.m. (ESPN)

While four wins in its last five earned Michigan a bit of bubble breathing room, Indiana really needs to follow up Thursday’s impressive home win over Iowa with a first true road win over an at-large contender.

Memphis’ at-large hopes are fading following a two-point home loss to the South Florida Bulls and Thursday’s collapse at Cincinnati. On the other hand, UConn looked to be making its way back into the picture, thanks to the wins it recorded over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Bearcats following February 1st’s road loss to Memphis. Then the Huskies lost by four at SMU on Wednesday.

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

Top 30 at 76–135

21. Villanova Wildcats (18-6, 3-0 Big 5) at 105. Temple Owls (13-11, 2-1 Big 5), 1 p.m. (ESPN)
1. San Diego State Aztecs (25-0, 14-0 MW) at 91. Boise State Broncos (17-9, 10-5), 4 p.m. (CBSSN)

Villanova steps back into Big 5 play having defeated its other three City Series rivals in consecutive games in early December. The Wildcats are heavily favored to take back a title the Penn Quakers surprisingly earned in 2019, as Temple last defeated Nova in December 2012.

Might this be the day San Diego State finally slips up in Mountain West play? Boise State has not lost at home since November 15th, and the Aztecs did struggle a bit in two of their last three road contests.

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

76–160 at Top 75

82. Utah Utes (14-10, 5-7 Pac-12) at 23. Oregon Ducks (19-6, 8-4), 9 p.m. (FS1)

Utah was run off the floor in Corvallis on Thursday, a result that seriously dented their at-large hopes. But the Utes can get back on track by winning in Eugene, while host Oregon will look for a victory that will put them back in a first-place tie with the Colorado Buffaloes. The Ducks won the pair’s first meeting, 69-64, on January 4th.

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

31–75 at 136–240

48. Cincinnati Bearcats (16-8, 9-3 AAC) at 212. East Carolina Pirates (10-15, 4-8), 12 p.m. (CBSSN)
51. Arizona State Sun Devils (16-8, 7-4 Pac-12) at 161. California Golden Bears (10-14, 4-7), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
61. NC State Wolfpack (16-8, 7-6 ACC) at 149. Boston College Eagles (12-13, 6-8), 6 p.m. (ACCN)

Cincinnati can join the Houston Cougars at the top of the American by completing a season sweep of ECU. But the Bearcats lost on their last visit to Williams Arena, a 73-71 decision on January 5, 2019. In the Pac-12, ASU is one of a quartet of four-loss teams that currently hold the quarterfinal bye positions. Collecting a fifth straight win will keep the Sun Devils in that lead pack. In the ACC, NC State will look for its third consecutive road win to start a week that sees the Wolfpack host both the Duke Blue Devils and Florida State Seminoles. However, BC has played well against alleged ACC bubble teams in Chestnut Hill, as the Eagles have recorded wins over both the Virginia Cavaliers and Virginia Tech Hokies at Conte Forum.

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

161–353 at Top 75

185. Tulane Green Wave (10-14, 2-10 AAC) at 50. Wichita State Shockers (18-6, 6-5), 2 p.m. (CBSSN)

Wichita State currently sits a game and a half out of the No. 4 spot in the American, a position that would come with a bye to the quarterfinal round of the conference tournament. On the other hand, Tulane has dropped eight in a row.

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