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NET Viewing Guide For Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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NCAA Basketball: Seton Hall at Butler Thomas J. Russo-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 18, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Wed., 02/19/2020 Early ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
6:30 p.m. 1/1 19. Butler at 16. Seton Hall FS1
7 p.m. 2/1 64. Syracuse at 10. Louisville ESPN
7 p.m. 1/2 25. Auburn at 97. Georgia ESPN2
7 p.m. 3/1 125. UCF at 50. Cincinnati ESPNU
7 p.m. 3/1 134. Texas A&M at 38. Alabama SECN
7 p.m. 1/1 26. Michigan at 28. Rutgers BTN
7 p.m. 4/1 208. East Carolina at 59. Memphis CBSSN
7 p.m. 4/1 167. George Mason at 46. Richmond NBCS Washington Plus/ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 2/1 71. Furman at 42. ETSU ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 4/1 165. Wofford at 55. UNCG ESPN+ ($)
7:30 p.m. 4/2 309. Central Arkansas at 87. Stephen F. Austin ESPN+ ($)

Wed., 02/19/2020 Late ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
8 p.m. 3/1 142. Boston College at 54. Virginia ACCN
8 p.m. 3/2 91. TCU at 84. Texas LHN
8 p.m. 2/3 67. SMU at 189. Tulane ESPN3
8:30 p.m. 2/1 58. Providence at 45. Georgetown FS1
9 p.m. 1/1 6. Duke at 60. NC State ESPN
9 p.m. 3/1 96. Kansas State at 18. Texas Tech ESPN2
9 p.m. 3/1 82. Tulsa at 27. Houston ESPNU
9 p.m. 2/1 62. South Carolina at 53. Mississippi State SECN
9 p.m. 2/1 63. Indiana at 44. Minnesota BTN
9 p.m. 4/1 298. Wyoming at 41. Utah State ESPN3

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

Top 30 at Top 75

19. Butler Bulldogs (19-7, 7-6 Big East) at 16. Seton Hall Pirates (18-7, 10-3), 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
The Pirates have dropped two of their last three, so what used to be a three-game lead in the Big East is down to just one-half game following Creighton win at Marquette last night. As for the Bulldogs, they haven’t strung together consecutive wins since January 24th and 28th, a run that’s damaged their seeding. Remember that Seton Hall won at Hinkle Fieldhouse on January 15th, 78-70.

26. Michigan Wolverines (16-9, 7-7 Big Ten) at 28. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (18-8, 9-6), 7 p.m. (BTN)
Rutgers is still perfect at home this season, and that record is what’s keeping the Scarlet Knights in the hunt for a bye to the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals—they’re one of five teams currently in a tie for third. Michigan is one loss back, thanks to a recent 5-1 run, which included a 69-63 win over Steve Pikiell’s team at Madison Square Garden.

6. Duke Blue Devils (22-3, 12-2 ACC) at 60. NC State Wolfpack (16-9, 7-7), 9 p.m. (ESPN)
NC State’s hopes took a hit with Sunday’s loss at Boston College, but the Wolfpack can make a major statement this week, as they welcome both Duke, winners of seven in a row, and Florida State to Raleigh. This is the first of two meetings between the Research Triangle neighbors between now and the end of the regular season.

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

31–75 at Top 75

64. Syracuse Orange (14-11, 7-7 ACC) at 10. Louisville Cardinals (21-5, 12-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Syracuse was unable to beat Florida State on Saturday, which makes tonight’s trip to Louisville even more important for the Orange’s fading at-large hopes. As for the Cardinals, they’ve dropped two road games in a row—results that have seen Chris Mack’s team drop from a solid two seed to a three.

71. Furman Paladins (22-5, 12-2 SoCon) at 42. ETSU Buccaneers (23-4, 12-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Will the SoCon be a two-bid league in Friday’s bubble update? Probably not. ETSU needs to avenge Furman’s 65-56 win back on January 4th to remain in. And if the Bucs do so, they’ll be in as the conference leader, leaving the Paladins out.

58. Providence Friars (14-12, 7-6 Big East) at 45. Georgetown Hoyas (15-10, 5-7), 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
The Hoyas entered Tuesday’s bracket as a 10 seed, thanks in part to Saturday’s huge road win at Butler, while the Friars’ 74-71 home victory over Seton Hall helped keep them in the bubble picture after two straight road losses. Providence routed Georgetown on New Year’s Eve, 76-60, so Patrick Ewing’s team would be advised to avoid a repeat of that performance.

62. South Carolina Gamecocks (16-9, 8-4 SEC) at 53. Mississippi State Bulldogs (16-9, 7-5), 9 p.m. (SECN)
63. Indiana Hoosiers (16-9, 6-8 Big Ten) at 44. Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-12, 6-8), 9 p.m. (BTN)
All four of these teams are currently on the outside looking in. South Carolina must keep winning to mitigate the negative effects of some bad early losses on its profile, while Miss. State would love to build upon Saturday’s win at Arkansas. In the Big Ten bubble battle of the night, Indiana could certainly use a second true road win to bolster their case, while Minnesota has slipped to .500 thanks to losses in five of its last seven. Curiously, both of these matchups will be reversed in two weeks’ time.

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

Top 30 at 76–135

25. Auburn Tigers (22-3, 9-3 SEC) at 97. Georgia Bulldogs (12-13, 2-10), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Auburn simply has to play better in Athens than it did at Missouri in the opener of this two -game road swing. The Tigers would appreciate a repeat of their January 11th home win over the Bulldogs, a 82-60 romp.

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

76–160 at Top 75

125. UCF Knights (13-11, 4-8 AAC) at 50. Cincinnati Bearcats (17-8, 10-3), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
134. Texas A&M Aggies (12-12, 6-6 SEC) at 38. Alabama Crimson Tide (14-11, 6-6), 7 p.m. (SECN)
142. Boston College Eagles (13-13, 7-8 ACC) at 54. Virginia Cavaliers (17-7, 9-5), 8 p.m. (ACCN)
96. Kansas State Wildcats (9-16, 2-10 Big 12) at 18. Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-9, 7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
82. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (17-8, 9-3 AAC) at 27. Houston Cougars (20-6, 10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

On the surface, all five of these matchups look like clear win opportunities for the hosts. However, Virginia already lost at BC and Houston fell at Tulsa by a bucket, so these aren’t all gimmes.

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

31–75 at 136–240

67. SMU Mustangs (18-6, 8-4 AAC) at 189. Tulane Green Wave (10-15, 2-11), 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Tulane has dropped nine in a row, including an 82-67 loss at SMU to start the month of February.

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

76–160 at 76–135

91. TCU Horned Frogs (14-11, 5-7 Big 12) at 84. Texas Longhorns (14-11, 4-8), 8 p.m. (LHN)
This is more of a battle to avoid having to play on Big 12 Tournament Wednesday than anything else. The Longhorns can record a season sweep, thanks to their 62-61 win in Fort Worth on January 29th.

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

161–353 at Top 75

208. East Carolina Pirates (10-16, 4-9 AAC) at 59. Memphis Tigers (17-8, 6-6), 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
167. George Mason Patriots (14-11, 3-9 A 10) at 46. Richmond Spiders (19-6, 9-3), 7 p.m. (NBC Sports Washington Plus/ESPN+ ($))
165. Wofford Terriers (16-11, 8-6 SoCon) at 55. UNCG Spartans (21-6, 11-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
298. Wyoming Cowboys (6-20, 1-13 MWC) at 41. Utah State Aggies (21-7, 10-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN3)

This is another set of likely home wins that come with a couple of caveats. UNCG lost a 98-92 double OT thriller to Wofford on January 4th, while George Mason is looking to win in the Richmond metro area for the second straight Wednesday.

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

161–353 at 76–135

309. Central Arkansas Bears (9-17, 8-7 Southland) at 87. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (22-3, 13-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

SFA won the pair’s first meeting, by just a single point, 77-76 in Conway. That victory was the start of the Lumberjacks’ current nine0game winning streak.

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