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NET Viewing Guide For Thursday, February 27, 2020

There will be some sorting of a crowded Pac-12 race tonight and some mid-major conference leaders can wrap up top seeds for the Championship Fortnight this evening. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

NCAA Basketball: Southern California at Arizona Jacob Snow-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 Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Thu., 02/27/2020 ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/ Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/ Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
6 p.m. 4/3 186. Delaware at 143. College of Charleston CBSSN
7 p.m. 1/1 30. Wisconsin at 22. Michigan ESPN2
7 p.m. 2/1 52. Indiana at 37. Purdue FS1
7 p.m. 2/4 50. Liberty at 352. Kennesaw State ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 3/2 151. Towson at 113. Hofstra FloHoops.com ($)
8 p.m. 3/1 112. Temple at 46. Wichita State ESPN
8 p.m. 2/3 36. Illinois at 177. Northwestern BTN
8 p.m. 3/2 90. Louisiana Tech at 125. Western Kentucky CBSSN
9 p.m. 1/3 18. Ohio State at 185. Nebraska ESPN2
9 p.m. 1/3 17. Colorado at 142. California Pac-12 Networks National, Mountain, & Bay Area
9 p.m. 3/2 118. South Dakota State at 135. North Dakota State Midco SN/ESPN+ ($)
9 p.m. 4/1 211. San Diego at 3. Gonzaga KHQ/Root/AT&T SN Rocky Mtn. & SW/WCCN
9 p.m. 3/4 122. New Mexico State at 271. Grand Canyon ESPN3
10 p.m. 1/1 7. Arizona at 47. USC ESPN
10 p.m. 2/3 32. Saint Mary's at 137. Santa Clara CBSSN
11 p.m. 2/1 68. Oregon State at 20. Oregon ESPN2
11 p.m. 3/4 106. UC Irvine at 325. Cal Poly ESPNU
11 p.m. 2/2 43. Arizona State at 78. UCLA Pac-12 Networks National, Arizona, & L.A.

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

Top 30 at Top 75

30. Wisconsin Badgers (17-10, 10-6 Big Ten) at 22. Michigan Wolverines (18-9, 9-7), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
7. Arizona Wildcats (19-8, 9-5 Pac-12) at 47. USC Trojans (19-9, 8-7), 10 p.m. (ESPN)

Michigan is one of the hottest teams in the country, thanks to five straight wins. Those results have helped push the Wolverines past Wisconsin on the seed list, but not in the Big Ten standings. That’s because the Badgers have won four in a row and five of six, though only one of those victories came away from Madison.

Despite being swept out of the Rockies last week, USC still controls its NCAA Tournament fate, thanks to three home games to close the season. The first of those comes tonight against an Arizona team that’s seething after a second one-point OT loss to Oregon. The Wildcats won the first meeting, by an 85-80 score, in Tucson three weeks ago.

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

31–75 at Top 75

52. Indiana Hoosiers (18-9, 8-8 Big Ten) at 37. Purdue Boilermakers (14-14, 7-10), 7 p.m. (FS1)
68. Oregon State Beavers (15-12, 5-10 Pac-12) at 20. Oregon Ducks (21-7, 10-5), 11 p.m. (ESPN2)

Indiana has gotten itself back on the right side of the bubble by winning three of four, while the Boilermakers, who defeated the Hoosiers by 12 on February 8th, must win out to have any shot at earning an at-large.

Oregon is currently a loss behind Arizona State in the Pac-12 race, but Oregon State is looking for the season sweep, thanks to its 63-53 victory in Corvallis on February 8th.

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

31–75 at 76–135

43. Arizona State Sun Devils (19-8, 10-4 Pac-12) at 78. UCLA Bruins (17-11, 10-5), 11 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Arizona, & L.A.)

Yes, first place in the Pac-12 is on the line in Westwood tonight, as ASU has won seven straight, including an 84-66 home win over UCLA, and the Bruins have gone 5-0 since that defeat in Tempe. Mick Cronin’s squad plays its final three games in Los Angeles, but must visit archrival USC a week from Saturday to close the regular season.

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

76–160 at Top 75

112. Temple Owls (14-13, 6-8 AAC) at 46. Wichita State Shockers (20-7, 8-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

The Owls can sweep the season series with the Shockers, thanks to a 65-53 win in Philadelphia on January 15th. Wichita State has already been swept by both Cincinnati and Houston, which is why I’ve placed them in the Last Four In group,

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

Top 30 at 136–240

18. Ohio State Buckeyes (18-9, 8-8 Big Ten) at 185. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-20, 2-14), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
17. Colorado Buffaloes (21-7, 10-5 Pac-12) at 142. California Golden Bears (11-16, 5-9), 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Mountain, & Bay Area)

Ohio State will look to extend Nebraska’s losing streak to 13, while Colorado has the easiest game, on paper, of the Pac-12’s five-strong group of contenders. However, the Buffs only defeated Cal by six in Boulder three Thursdays ago.

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

31–75 at 136–240

36. Illinois Fighting Illini (18-9, 10-6 Big Ten) at 177. Northwestern Wildcats (6-20, 1-15), 8 p.m. (BTN)

Illinois only defeated Northwestern by four on January 18th. That result was the second loss in the Wildcats’ current 11-game skid. (Think about that, the two worst teams in the Big Ten have combined for 23 consecutive losses. Note that Northwestern visits Nebraska on Sunday. I’m sure good seats are still available.)

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

76–160 at 76–135

151. Towson Tigers (17-12, 10-6 CAA) at 113. Hofstra Pride (22-7, 13-3), 7 p.m. (FloHoops.com ($))
90. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (20-7, 11-4 C-USA) at 125. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (18-9, 11-4), 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
118. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (22-8, 13-2 Summit) at 135. North Dakota State Bison (20-8, 11-3), 9 p.m. (Midco SN/ESPN+ ($))
32. Saint Mary’s Gaels (23-6, 10-4 WCC) at 137. Santa Clara Broncos (18-11, 5-9), 10 p.m. (CBSSN)

Hofstra can lock up the No. 1 seed in the CAA Tournament with a home win over Towson tonight, while SDSU will do the same in the Summit by completing the season sweep of NDSU with a win in Fargo. Louisiana Tech and WKU are currently tied for second in C-USA, one game behind North Texas. In the WCC, Saint Mary’s penultimate league game (before Saturday’s trip to Gonzaga) is an opportunity to avenge a 67-66 home loss to Santa Clara. But with BYU a game up in the loss column and off, the Gaels’ shot at a semifinal bye in Vegas are low.

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

161–353 at Top 75

211. San Diego Toreros (9-20, 2-12 WCC) at 3. Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-2, 13-1), 9 p.m. (KHQ/Root/AT&T SN Rocky Mtn. & SW/WCC Network)

With a win tonight, Gonzaga will secure the top seed in the WCC Tournament.

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

31–75 at 241–353

50. Liberty Flames (26-3, 12-2 ASUN) at 352. Kennesaw State Owls (1-26, 0-14), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

This will be Kennesaw State’s second-to-last outing of the season, as the Owls won’t participate in the ASUN Tournament as they’ve locked down ninth place. Liberty, on the other hand, controls its destiny for the No. 1 seed and home court advantage for all three rounds.

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

76–160 at 241–353

122. New Mexico State Aggies (22-6, 13-0 WAC) at 271. Grand Canyon Antelopes (12-15, 7-6), 9 p.m. (ESPN3)
106. UC Irvine Anteaters (19-10, 11-2 Big West) at 325. Cal Poly Mustangs (7-20, 4-9), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

New Mexico State and Dayton are the only two teams that can still finish conference play with a perfect record, and GCU would love to hand the Aggies their first WAC in what’s been a disappointing season in Phoenix. In the Big West, UC Irvine can sew up the top seed in Anaheim by winning in San Luis Obispo.

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

161–353 at 136–240

186. Delaware Blue Hens (20-9, 10-6 CAA) at 143. College of Charleston Cougars (15-13, 9-7), 6 p.m. (CBSSN)

There’s a decent chance this game will be the 4 vs. 5 quarterfinal in the CAA Tournament one week from Sunday. Delaware lost to Charleston in Newark on December 30th.

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