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NET Viewing Guide For Saturday, February 22, 2020

The day starts with a pair of dueling Quad 1 matchups in the Big East and Big 12 and ends with one out of the WCC. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-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 Thursday, February 20, 2020. Records reflect all games played through Friday, February 21, 2020. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Sat., 02/22/2020 Early Afternoon ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
12 p.m. 1/1 23. Marquette at 51. Providence Fox
12 p.m. 2/1 64. Tennessee at 28. Auburn CBS
12 p.m. 1/1 4. Kansas at 2. Baylor ESPN
12 p.m. 2/2 55. Virginia at 101. Pittsburgh ESPN2
12 p.m. 4/2 162. Wofford at 76. Furman ESPN3
1 p.m. 3/1 84. Missouri at 48. Arkansas SECN
1 p.m. 2/4 60. UNCG at 287. VMI ESPN3

Sat., 02/22/2020 Mid-Afternoon ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
2 p.m. 3/2 77. Texas at 99. Kansas State CBS
2 p.m. 1/1 24. Michigan at 32. Purdue ESPN
2 p.m. 1/1 26. Houston at 63. Memphis ESPN2
2 p.m. 1/2 10. West Virginia at 97. TCU ESPNU
2 p.m. 3/1 100. Duquesne at 5. Dayton Stadium/FS Ohio
2:30 p.m. 1/1 14. Villanova at 41. Xavier Fox
3 p.m. 2/2 75. SMU at 88. Tulsa ESPN News
3 p.m. 2/4 38. ETSU at 316. Samford ESPN3

Sat., 02/22/2020 Late Afternoon ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
3:30 p.m. 2/2 50. Mississippi State at 125. Texas A&M SECN
4 p.m. 3/1 90. UCLA at 12. Colorado CBS
4 p.m. 3/1 94. North Carolina at 9. Louisville ESPN
4 p.m. 2/1 46. Oklahoma at 70. Oklahoma State ESPN2
4 p.m. 1/1 15. Florida State at 52. NC State ACCN
4 p.m. 3/1 81. Georgia Tech at 66. Syracuse ACC RSNs/ACCNX
4 p.m. 3/2 93. Louisiana Tech at 86. North Texas Stadium
4 p.m. 4/1 244. Miami (Ohio) at 72. Akron ESPN3
4 p.m. 3/3 120. Hofstra at 172. Delaware FloHoops.com ($)
5 p.m. 4/1 295. Stetson at 57. Liberty ESPN3
5:15 p.m. 3/4 87. Stephen F. Austin at 344. Incarnate Word UIW stream

Sat., 02/22/2020 Early Evening ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
5:30 p.m. 2/2 31. Rhode Island at 83. Davidson CBSSN
6 p.m. 2/1 36. Florida at 22. Kentucky ESPN
6 p.m. 1/1 30. LSU at 62. South Carolina ESPN2
6 p.m. 1/1 20. Texas Tech at 69. Iowa State ESPNU
6:30 p.m. 2/2 43. Richmond at 115. St. Bonaventure NBCSN
7 p.m. 2/4 58. Yale at 299. Columbia SNY/ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 4/1 232. UMBC at 68. Vermont ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 3/2 147. Penn at 102. Harvard ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 4/3 185. Princeton at 222. Dartmouth ESPN+ ($)

Sat., 02/22/2020 Mid/Late Evening ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
7:30 p.m. 3/1 123. UNLV at 1. San Diego State CBSSN
8 p.m. 3/1 78. Virginia Tech at 6. Duke ESPN2
8 p.m. 2/1 73. Oregon State at 40. Arizona State ESPNU
8 p.m. 4/1 206. San Diego at 37. Saint Mary's Stadium
8:30 p.m. 2/2 45. Alabama at 85. Ole Miss SECN
9 p.m. 1/1 19. Oregon at 7. Arizona ESPN
9 p.m. 2/1 53. Georgetown at 74. DePaul FS1
10 p.m. 1/1 3. Gonzaga at 18. BYU ESPN2

Quad 1 For Both Teams (1/1: 10 Games)

Top 30 at Top 75

23. Marquette Golden Eagles (17-8, 7-6 Big East) at 51. Providence Friars (15-12, 8-6), 12 p.m. (Fox)
4. Kansas Jayhawks (23-3, 12-1 Big 12) at 2. Baylor Bears (24-1, 13-0), 12 p.m. (ESPN)
24. Michigan Wolverines (17-9, 8-7 Big Ten) at 32. Purdue Boilermakers (14-13, 7-9), 2 p.m. (ESPN)
26. Houston Cougars (21-6, 11-3 AAC) at 63. Memphis Tigers (18-8, 7-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
14. Villanova Wildcats (20-6, 9-4 Big East) at 41. Xavier Musketeers (17-9, 6-7), 2:30 p.m. (Fox)
15. Florida State Seminoles (22-4, 12-3 ACC) at 52. NC State Wolfpack (17-9, 8-7), 4 p.m. (ACCN)
30. LSU Tigers (18-8, 9-4 SEC) at 62. South Carolina Gamecocks (16-10, 8-5), 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
20. Texas Tech Red Raiders (17-9, 8-5 Big 12) at 69. Iowa State Cyclones (11-15, 4-9), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
19. Oregon Ducks (20-7, 9-5 Pac-12) at 7. Arizona Wildcats (19-7, 9-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN)
3. Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-1, 13-0 WCC) at 18. BYU Cougars (22-7, 11-3), 10 p.m. (ESPN2)

While there are 10 Q1 vs. Q1 games, only three of them look like true marquee matchups, with one of the other seven even featuring a team that’s in the NET top 75 despite being four games below .500!

Naturally, Kansas’ visit to Baylor is the biggest game of this Saturday, even with an 11 a.m. Central start time necessitated by a previously scheduled evening game for the Bears’ women’s squad. If Scott Drew’s squad can complete a sweep of the Jayhawks, it will be virtually assured of the top seed in the Big 12 Tournament (For point of reference, third-place Texas Tech is four games behind second-place KU.) and move one step closer to locking down a national No. 1. On that front, don’t expect Kansas to drop off the top line with a loss today.

The other two marquee games are late West Coast contests. The first, out of the Pac-12, will be a rematch of Oregon’s thrilling 74-73 OT win over Arizona from January 9th. This one has extra meaning for the Ducks, who are now one back of both the Wildcats and Colorado in the loss column in what’s become a compelling league race. One hour later, Gonzaga will tip off the first of two consecutive Saturday tests, as the Zags visit BYU, a team the Bulldogs routed by 23 on January 18th. With a win, Mark Few’s club will lock up the No. 1 seed in the WCC Tournament and the bye to the semifinals that goes along with it.

In the other all-Quad 1 contests of note, Memphis, NC State, Providence, Purdue, and South Carolina can all record needed quality wins for their respective profiles, though impacts might vary, as the Wolfpack are currently in my projected field, while the Friars and Boilermakers are closer than the Tigers and Gamecocks at this point.

Quad 2 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (2/1: 5 Games)

31–75 at Top 75

64. Tennessee Volunteers (15-11, 7-6 SEC) at 28. Auburn Tigers (22-4, 9-4), 12 p.m. (CBS)
46. Oklahoma Sooners (16-10, 6-7 Big 12) at 70. Oklahoma State Cowboys (13-13, 3-10), 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
36. Florida Gators (17-9, 9-4 SEC) at 22. Kentucky Wildcats (21-5, 11-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN)
73. Oregon State Beavers (15-11, 5-9 Pac-12) at 40. Arizona State Sun Devils (18-8, 9-4), 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
53. Georgetown Hoyas (15-11, 5-8 Big East) at 74. DePaul Blue Demons (13-13, 1-12), 9 p.m. (FS1)

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

Top 30 at 76–135

10. West Virginia Mountaineers (19-7, 9-6 Big 12) at 97. TCU Horned Frogs (14-12, 5-8), 2 p.m. (ESPNU)

While most of these Quad 1/2 matchups aren’t all that enthralling, Florida’s trip to Kentucky is an exception, as the Gators are one of three SEC teams that sit two games behind the Wildcats in the league race—and the only one that has to play them twice. Otherwise, both Oklahoma and Georgetown have to avoid a road slip-up given their precarious positions in the field, while Auburn needs to snap its two-game skid and West Virginia will travel to TCU looking to repeat its 32-point home win over the Horned Frogs.

Quad 2 For Both Teams (2/2: 6 Games)

31–75 at 76–135

55. Virginia Cavaliers (18-7, 10-5 ACC) at 101. Pittsburgh Panthers (15-12, 6-10), 2 p.m. (ESPN)
75. SMU Mustangs (18-7, 8-5 AAC) at 88. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (17-9, 9-4), 3 p.m. (ESPN News)
50. Mississippi State Bulldogs (17-9, 8-5 SEC) at 125. Texas A&M Aggies (13-12, 7-6), 3:30 p.m. (SECN)
31. Rhode Island Rams (19-6, 11-2 A 10) at 83. Davidson Wildcats (13-12, 7-6), 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
43. Richmond Spiders (20-6, 10-3 A 10) at 115. St. Bonaventure Bonnies (17-9, 9-4), 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
45. Alabama Crimson Tide (14-12, 6-7 SEC) at 85. Ole Miss Rebels (13-13, 4-9), 8:30 p.m. (SECN)

A whole bunch of bubble teams are hitting the road to take on potentially tricky opponents. Virginia and Richmond have much to lose today, as the Cavaliers need to navigate two road games before hosting Duke next Saturday, while the Spiders won’t face a potential at-large team until the A 10 Tournament—and the Bonnies have a good chance of earning a bye to the quarterfinals in Brooklyn alongside them. Alabama and SMU have reached the must-win stage of the season, while Rhode Island has a little more room for error. As for Mississippi State, the Bulldogs have to avoid losing to an A&M team that already tripped up Bama this week.

Quad 3 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (3/1: 7 Games)

76–160 at Top 75

84. Missouri Tigers (13-13, 5-8 SEC) at 48. Arkansas Razorbacks (16-10, 4-9), 1 p.m. (SECN)
100. Duquesne Dukes (18-7, 8-5 A 10) at 5. Dayton Flyers (24-2, 13-0), 2 p.m. (Stadium)
90. UCLA Bruins (16-11, 9-5 Pac-12) at 12. Colorado Buffaloes (21-6, 10-4), 4 p.m. (CBS)
94. North Carolina Tar Heels (10-16, 3-12 ACC) at 9. Louisville Cardinals (22-5, 13-3), 4 p.m. (ESPN)
81. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (13-13, 7-8 ACC) at 66. Syracuse Orange (14-12, 7-8), 4 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
123. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (14-14, 9-6 MW) at 1. San Diego State Aztecs (26-0, 15-0), 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
78. Virginia Tech Hokies (15-11, 6-9 ACC) at 6. Duke Blue Devils (22-4, 12-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Five of these teams are safely in the field and will aim to pick up comfortable home victories to keep their seeding stable. Then there’s Arkansas, which has dropped five in a row, and Syracuse, loser of five of six, who need victories to improve their narrowing odds of selection.

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

76–160 at 76–135

77. Texas Longhorns (15-11, 5-8 Big 12) at 99. Kansas State Wildcats (9-17, 2-11), 2 p.m. (CBS)
93. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (19-7, 10-4 C-USA) at 86. North Texas Mean Green (18-9, 12-2), 4 p.m. (Stadium)
147. Penn Quakers (13-9, 5-4 Ivy) at 102. Harvard Crimson (17-7, 6-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

You can likely ignore the first game, as CBS’s inability to flexibly schedule games will catch up with it this afternoon. But La. Tech and North Texas played a close 51-50 contest in Ruston in their mid-January meeting, while Penn will look to complete an unexpected season sweep of Harvard in the throes of a wild race for the four spots in Ivy Madness.

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

161–353 at Top 75

244. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (10-15, 3-9 MAC) at 72. Akron Zips (20-6, 10-3), 4 p.m. (ESPN3)
295. Stetson Hatters (15-13, 9-4 ASUN) at 57. Liberty Flames (25-3, 11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
232. UMBC Retrievers (13-14, 6-6 AE) at 68. Vermont Catamounts (22-6, 12-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
206. San Diego Toreros (9-19, 2-11 WCC) at 37. Saint Mary’s Gaels (22-6, 9-4), 8 p.m. (Stadium)

Three single-bid conference favorites and a WCC at-large candidate should all pick up easy Quad 4 wins today; however, Liberty did lose a 48-43 rock fight at Stetson on January 25th. The Flames have since won six straight, including a Thursday win over the North Florida Ospreys squad that handed them their first ASUN loss.

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

76–160 at 136–240

120. Hofstra Pride (21-7, 12-3 CAA) at 172. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (20-8, 10-5), 4 p.m. (FloHoops.com ($))

While Hofstra is suddenly two games up with three games to play in the CAA, the Pride lost to Delaware by a 73-71 score on January 23rd in Hempstead.

Quad 2 For Host/Quad 4 For Visitor (2/4: 3 Games)

31–75 at 241–353

60. UNCG Spartans (22-6, 12-3 SoCon) at 287. VMI Keydets (8-20, 3-12), 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
38. ETSU Buccaneers (24-4, 13-2 SoCon) at 316. Samford Bulldogs (9-20, 3-12), 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
58. Yale Bulldogs (19-6, 7-2 Ivy) at 299. Columbia Lions (6-19, 1-8), 7 p.m. (SNY/ESPN+ ($))

Quad 4 For Host/Quad 2 For Visitor (4/2: 1 Game)

161–353 at 76–135

162. Wofford Terriers (16-12, 8-7 SoCon) at 76. Furman Paladins (22-6, 12-3), 12 p.m. (ESPN3)

With Wednesday ETSU’s home win over Furman, the Bucs are back in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 seed at the SoCon tournament, with the Paladins and UNCG on a collision course to meet in a 2 vs. 3 semifinal in Asheville.

In the Ivy, Yale will stay in sole possession of first by beating eighth-place Columbia for a second time. Otherwise, both Harvard and Princeton lurk one game back.

Quad 3 For Host/Quad 4 For Visitor (3/4: 1 Game)

76–160 at 241–353

87. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (23-3, 14-1 Southland) at 344. Incarnate Word Cardinals (9-17, 6-9), 5:15 p.m. (UIW stream)

While the Cardinals have won five of their last seven, they lost by 24 at SFA on January 18th. Plus, the Lumberjacks will be looking to turn their win streak up to 11 this evening.

Quad 4 For Host/Quad 3 For Visitor (4/3: 1 Game)

161–353 at 136–240

185. Princeton Tigers (11-11, 6-3 Ivy) at 222. Dartmouth Big Green (10-14, 3-6), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Harvard knocked the Tigers out of a first-place tie on Friday, but Princeton will still be in decent shape to make it to Ivy Madness with a completed sweep of Dartmouth.

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