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NET Viewing Guide For Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Pac-12’s contenders and bubble teams all take center stage tonight. Plus, there are two huge potential Championship Fortnight preview contests in the mid-major ranks. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

NCAA Basketball: Arizona at Oregon State Soobum Im-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 19, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Thu., 02/20/2020

Tip Time (ET) Host/ Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/ Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
7 p.m. 1/1 17. Ohio State at 27. Iowa ESPN
7 p.m. 2/2 68. UConn at 104. Temple ESPN2
7 p.m. 3/3 76. Vermont at 155. Stony Brook ESPNU
7 p.m. 3/1 120. South Florida at 42. Wichita State CBSSN
7 p.m. 4/1 166. North Florida at 57. Liberty ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 2/2 39. Northern Iowa at 109. Indiana State ESPN+ ($)
8 p.m. 2/1 69. Oregon State at 8. Arizona Pac-12 Networks National, Oregon, & Arizona
8:30 p.m. 1/3 15. Michigan State at 175. Nebraska FS1
9 p.m. 1/1 19. Oregon at 47. Arizona State ESPN
9 p.m. 2/1 45. USC at 12. Colorado ESPN2
9 p.m. 3/1 135. Santa Clara at 20. BYU CBSSN
10 p.m. 2/1 37. Stanford at 67. Washington Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Washington
10:30 p.m. 3/2 100. UCLA at 84. Utah FS1
11 p.m. 3/1 98. San Francisco at 3. Gonzaga ESPN2
11 p.m. 4/1 217. Loyola Marymount at 36. Saint Mary's CBSSN

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

Top 30 at Top 75

17. Ohio State Buckeyes (17-8, 7- Big Ten) at 27. Iowa Hawkeyes (18-8, 9-6), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
The Hawkeyes have not won consecutive games since their five-game win streak ended at Maryland Terrapins on January 30th, and as a result their seeding has dropped from a 4/5 to a six. Tonight, Iowa will welcome an Ohio State squad that’s righted its ship with its recent 5-1 run, including wins at Northwestern Wildcats and, far more impressively, Michigan Wolverines.

19. Oregon Ducks (20-6, 9-4 Pac-12) at 47. Arizona State Sun Devils (17-8, 8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN)
While everyone is waiting for the Ducks trip to Tucson on Saturday, they have to take care of business in Tempe first. While Oregon was able to take care of the Sun Devils relatively comfortably on January 11th, ASU is 7-2 since that loss and 4-1 in its own building. A victory tonight would do wonders for the Sun Devils’ at-large chances and the Ducks’ hopes of securing a top four seed.

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

31–75 at Top 75

69. Oregon State Beavers (15-10, 5-8 Pac-12) at 8. Arizona Wildcats (18-7, 8-4), 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Oregon, & Arizona)
45. USC Trojans (19-7, 8-5 Pac-12) at 12. Colorado Buffaloes (20-6, 9-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
37. Stanford Cardinal (16-9, 5-7 Pac-12) at 67. Washington Huskies (12-14, 2-11), 10 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Washington)
Arizona also cannot get caught looking ahead to Saturday, as Oregon State routed the Wildcats in Corvallis back on January 12th. Meanwhile, Colorado, tied with Oregon at the top of the standings (with both a half-game up on Arizona) hosts USC with a season sweep on its mind. The Trojans could really use what would be a shocking road win to boost their bubble hopes, however. As for Stanford, a 1-7 stretch has seen the Cardinal drop out of the bracket. Tonight, the Cardinal will look to record a second win over Washington, who has dropped eight straight.

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

31–75 at 76–135

68. UConn Huskies (14-11, 5-7 AAC) at 104. Temple Owls (13-12, 5-7), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
39. Northern Iowa Panthers (22-4, 11-3 MVC) at 109. Indiana State Sycamores (14-11, 7-7), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
While a UConn sweep of Temple won’t do much for the Huskies’ slim at-large chances, UNI has to defeat Indiana State for a second straight time, as recording a second straight loss late in Valley play could be detrimental to the Panthers’ chances.

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

76–160 at Top 75

120. South Florida Bulls (11-14, 4-8 AAC) at 42. Wichita State Shockers (19-6, 7-5), 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
135. Santa Clara Broncos (18-9, 5-7 WCC) at 20. BYU Cougars (21-7, 10-3), 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
98. San Francisco Dons (17-10, 6-6 WCC) at 3. Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-1, 12-0), 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
Both Wichita State and Gonzaga aim to complete season sweeps of USF tonight, with the Bulldogs’ task being theoretically more difficult, as they only defeated the Dons by four in San Francisco. As for BYU, the Cougars must avoid slipping up at home against a tricky Santa Clara squad with the Zags’ visit to Provo looming on Saturday.

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

Top 30 at 136–240

15. Michigan State Spartans (17-9, 9-6 Big Ten) at 175. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-18, 2-12), 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
Since winning their two of their first three Big Ten home games, the Cornhuskers have dropped four in succession, part of a 10-game slide overall. Don’t expect that streak to end tonight, even if the Spartans are struggling, having lost four of their last five.

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

76–160 at 76–135

100. UCLA Bruins (15-11, 8-5 Pac-12) at 84. Utah Utes (14-11, 5-8), 10:30 p.m. (FS1)
The Utes at-large chances are nearly extinguished thanks to seven straight road losses, including a disappointing 73-57 performance at Pauley on February 2nd. However, Utah back in Salt Lake City for the rematch, and it’s 4-0 at home during that stretch.

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

161–353 at Top 75

166. North Florida Ospreys (18-10, 11-2 ASUN) at 57. Liberty Flames (24-3, 10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Thanks to its shocking January 23rd win over Liberty, UNF has been the projected ASUN leader for quite some time. That could end tonight, as the Flames’ game in hand has arrived, and it’s the rematch. This contest is extremely important in the grand scheme of things, since the ASUN Tournament is played exclusively on the home floors of the higher seeds, so hosting duties for a potential rubber match for the automatic bid are at stake.

217. Loyola Marymount Lions (9-17, 3-9 WCC) at 36. Saint Mary’s Gaels (21-6, 8-4), 11 p.m. (CBSSN)
In the third game of the night involving WCC contenders, Saint Mary’s will look to repeat their 11-point win at LMU back on January 25th.

Quad 3 For Both Teams (3/3: Games)

76–160 at 136–240

76. Vermont Catamounts (21-6, 11-1 AE) at 155. Stony Brook Seawolves (17-9, 8-3), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Vermont is in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 seed in the America East Playoffs, which again guarantees home court advantage throughout the event. However, the Catamounts could see their margin for error shrink if they lose to Stony Brook for a second time.

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