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NET Viewing Guide For Saturday, February 29, 2020

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NCAA Basketball: Maryland at Michigan State Mike Carter-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, Feb. 27, 2020. Records reflect all games played through Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Sat., Feb. 02/29/2020 Early Afternoon ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
12 p.m. 2/1 50. Providence at 12. Villanova Fox
12 p.m. 2/1 65. Texas at 20. Texas Tech ESPN
12 p.m. 3/1 117. Texas A&M at 33. LSU ESPN2
12 p.m. 3/1 111. Pittsburgh at 57. NC State ACCN
12 p.m. 1/1 26. Penn State at 29. Iowa BTN
1 p.m. 4/4 176. St. Francis (Pa.) at 220. Robert Morris NEC Front Row
1 p.m. 4/3 333. High Point at 150. Winthrop ESPN+ ($)

Sat., 02/29/2020 Mid-Afternoon ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
1:30 p.m. 1/2 1. Kansas at 101. Kansas State CBS
2 p.m. 1/2 2. Baylor at 96. TCU ESPN
2 p.m. 2/1 32. Florida at 69. Tennessee ESPN2
2 p.m. 2/3 66. UConn at 195. East Carolina ESPNU
2 p.m. 1/2 7. Florida State at 77. Clemson ACC RSNs/ACCNX
2 p.m. 2/4 47. Liberty at 274. Lipscomb ESPN+ ($)
2:30 p.m. 1/1 15. Seton Hall at 24. Marquette Fox
3 p.m. 4/3 237. Louisiana at 140. Little Rock ESPN+ ($)

Sat., 02/29/2020 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 54. Mississippi State at 86. Missouri SECN
3:45 p.m. 1/1 27. Auburn at 18. Kentucky CBS
4 p.m. 3/1 94. North Carolina at 59. Syracuse ESPN
4 p.m. 2/1 49. Oklahoma at 20. West Virginia ESPN2
4 p.m. 4/1 190. George Washington at 60. VCU CBSSN
4 p.m. 2/2 55. Notre Dame at 104. Wake Forest ACC RSNs/ACCNX
4 p.m. 4/1 338. The Citadel at 67. Furman ESPN3
4 p.m. 4/3 254. Elon at 161. William & Mary Yur VA/FloHoops.com ($)
4 p.m. 3/1 143. Western Carolina at 38. ETSU ESPN3
4 p.m. 4/2 278. James Madison at 123. Hofstra FloHoops.com ($)
4 p.m. 4/3 226. Gardner-Webb at 162. Radford ESPN+ ($)
4:30 p.m. 2/3 74. UNCG at 170. Chattanooga ESPN+ ($)

Sat., 02/29/2020 Early Evening ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
5:30 p.m. 4/2 262. Lamar at 84. Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
5:30 p.m. 3/4 87. Vermont at 266. UMass Lowell ESPN+ ($)
6 p.m. 1/1 6. Duke at 51. Virginia ESPN
6 p.m. 2/3 43. Northern Iowa at 163. Drake ESPN2
6 p.m. 3/2 127. UCF at 83. Tulsa ESPNU
6 p.m. 2/2 41. Arkansas at 90. Georgia SECN
6 p.m. 1/2 14. BYU at 132. Pepperdine CBSSN
6 p.m. 3/1 141. UMass at 52. Richmond NBCS Washington/ESPN+ ($)
6 p.m. 4/3 164. Penn at 234. Brown NESN+/ESPN+ ($)
6 p.m. 3/4 105. Harvard at 301. Cornell ESPN+ ($)
6:30 p.m. 2/1 75. DePaul at 21. Butler FS1
6:30 p.m. 4/3 337. Alabama State at 188. Prairie View A&M PV stream
7 p.m. 4/1 181. Princeton at 61. Yale ESPN+ ($)

Sat., 02/29/2020 Mid-Evening ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
8 p.m. 1/1 13. Michigan State at 9. Maryland ESPN
8 p.m. 1/2 5. San Diego State at 82. Nevada ESPN2
8 p.m. 2/1 45. Arizona State at 44. USC ESPNU
8 p.m. 2/3 62. Memphis at 172. Tulane CBSSN
8 p.m. 3/3 153. Austin Peay at 148. Murray State ESPN+ ($)
8:30 p.m. 2/1 64. South Carolina at 39. Alabama SECN
8:30 p.m. 3/4 108. Belmont at 256. Tennessee State ESPN+ ($)

Sat., 02/29/2020 Late Evening ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
9 p.m. 3/2 142. Eastern Washington at 100. Northern Colorado Pluto.tv
10 p.m. 1/2 11. Arizona at 76. UCLA ESPN
10 p.m. 2/1 31. Saint Mary's at 3. Gonzaga ESPN2
10 p.m. 2/3 37. Utah State at 158. New Mexico CBSSN
10 p.m. 3/4 115.New Mexico State at 280. Cal State Bakersfield ESPN3
10 p.m. 4/2 169. UC Santa Barbara at 106. UC Irvine ESPN3
10 p.m. 3/3 131. Montana at 184. Sacramento State Pluto.tv

Quad 1 For Both Teams (1/1: 5 Games)

Top 30 at Top 75

26. Penn State Nittany Lions (21-7, 11-6 T2nd Big Ten) at 29. Iowa Hawkeyes (19-9, 10-7 6th), 12 p.m. (BTN)
15. Seton Hall Pirates (20-7, 12-3 1st Big East) at 24. Marquette Golden Eagles (18-9, 8-7 5th), 2:30 p.m. (Fox)
27. Auburn Tigers (24-4, 11-4 2nd SEC) at 18. Kentucky Wildcats (23-5, 13-2 1st), 3:45 p.m. (CBS)
6. Duke Blue Devils (23-5, 13-4 3rd ACC) at 51. Virginia Cavaliers (20-7, 12-5 4th), 6 p.m. (ESPN)
13. Michigan State Spartans (19-9, 11-6 T2nd Big Ten) at 9. Maryland Terrapins (23-5, 13-4 1st), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Kentucky and Maryland can move closer to securing the top seeds in their respective conference tournaments, though only the Terrapins can complete a season sweep of their Saturday foe. Iowa hosts Penn State with both looking for an edge in NCAA seeding and a bye to the quarterfinals in Indianapolis. Seton Hall travels to Milwaukee looking for its second win of the year over Marquette, with a victory being crucial in keeping Villanova and Creighton at bay in the Big East race. Virginia, meanwhile, will look to pick up a second home win against one of the ACC’s top three (with the third, Louisville, visiting in a week). Duke, however, needs to reverse a poor run that’s seen the Blue Devils drop two of three and fall off the NCAA’s No. 2 seed line.

Quad 2 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (2/1: 8 Games)

31–75 at Top 75

50. Providence Friars (16-12, 9-6 4th Big East) at 12. Villanova Wildcats (22-6, 11-4 T2nd), 12 p.m. (Fox)
65. Texas Longhorns (17-11, 7-8 T4th Big 12) at 20. Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-10, 9-6 3rd), 12 p.m. (ESPN)
32. Florida Gators (18-10, 10-5 T3rd SEC) at 69. Tennessee Volunteers (15-13, 7-8 T8th), 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
49. Oklahoma Sooners (17-11, 7-8 T4th Big 12) at 20. West Virginia Mountaineers (19-9, 7-8 T4th), 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
75. DePaul Blue Demons (14-14, 2-13 10th Big East) at 21. Butler Bulldogs (19-9, 7-8 T6th), 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
45. Arizona State Sun Devils (19-9, 10-5 3rd Pac-12) at 44. USC Trojans (20-9, 9-7 6th), 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
64. South Carolina Gamecocks (17-11, 9-6 T5th SEC) at 39. Alabama Crimson Tide (15-13, T8th), 8:30 p.m. (SECN)
31. Saint Mary’s Gaels (24-6, 11-4 3rd WCC) at 3. Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-2, 14-1 1st), 10 p.m. (ESPN2)

As usual, this grouping is a true grab bag of games. Arizona State-USC and SC-Bama are true bubble showdowns, while Providence, Texas and Oklahoma can all record key road victories for their own at-large hopes. Florida will look to win in Knoxville for the first time under Mike White. Butler will look to record a breezy home win over DePaul, while a win over Gonzaga would do wonders for Saint Mary’s safety.

Quad 1 For Host/Quad 2 For Visitor (1/2: 6 Games)

Top 30 at 76–135

1. Kansas Jayhawks (25-3, 14-1 T1st Big 12) at 101. Kansas State Wildcats (9-19, 2-13 10th), 1:30 p.m. (CBS)
2. Baylor Bears (25-2, 14-1 T1st Big 12) at 96. TCU Horned Frogs (15-13, 6-9 7th), 2 p.m. (ESPN)
7. Florida State Seminoles (24-4, 14-3 1st ACC) at 77. Clemson Tigers (14-13, 8-9 T7th), 2 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
14. BYU Cougars (23-7, 12-3 2nd WCC) at 132. Pepperdine Waves (15-14, 8-7 T5th), 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
5. San Diego State Aztecs (27-1, 16-1 1st MW) at 82. Nevada Wolf Pack (19-10, 12-5 T2nd), 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
11. Arizona Wildcats (19-9, 9-6 5th Pac-12) at 76. UCLA Bruins (18-11, 11-5 T1st), 10 p.m. (ESPN)

The most interesting game of these six is the last one (apologies to the rematch of the Kansas-K-State Basketbrawl), as UCLA can knock idle Oregon out of a tie for first in the Pac-12 by completing a season sweep of Arizona. Also of note, SDSU defeated Nevada in the semifinals of the last two Mountain West Tournaments. With the Wolf Pack likely to be on the other side of the bracket, they won’t be able to exact revenge at that stage, but Nevada could hand the teetering Aztecs a loss that would severely damage their hopes for a No. 1 seed.

Quad 2 For Both Teams (2/2: 3 Games)

31–75 at 76–135

54. Mississippi State Bulldogs (18-10, 9-6 T5th SEC) at 86. Missouri Tigers (14-14, 6-9 T10th), 3:30 p.m. (SECN)
55. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-10, 9-8 T5th ACC) at 104. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-15, 5-12 14th), 4 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
41. Arkansas Razorbacks (18-10, 6-9 T10th SEC) at 90. Georgia Bulldogs (14-14, 4-11 13th), 6 p.m. (SECN)

Three bubble teams all hit the road for potentially tricky road contests. Both Miss. State and Notre Dame are looking to complete season sweeps.

Quad 3 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (3/1: 5 Games)

76–160 at Top 75

117. Texas A&M Aggies (14-13, 8-7 7th SEC) at 33. LSU Tigers (19-9, 10-5 T3rd), 12 p.m. (ESPN2)
111. Pittsburgh Panthers (15-14, 6-12 13th ACC) at 57. NC State Wolfpack (17-11, 8-9 T7th), 12 p.m. (ACCN)
94. North Carolina Tar Heels (11-17, 4-13 15th ACC) at 59. Syracuse Orange (16-12, 9-8 T5th), 4 p.m. (ESPN)
143. Western Carolina Catamounts (18-10, 10-7 T4th SoCon) at 38. ETSU Buccaneers (26-4, 15-2 1st), 4 p.m. (ESPN3)
141. UMass Minutemen (13-15, 7-8 T8th A 10) at 52. Richmond Spiders (21-7, 11-4 3rd), 6 p.m. (NBCS Washington/ESPN+ ($))

Teams ranging from ones relatively safely in the field (LSU) to near the cut line (NC State, ETSU, Richmond) to needing a telescope at this point (Syracuse) will all look to take down potentially feisty visitors. For example, LSU needed OT to win in College Station back when A&M was really struggling, while UMass has won three of its last four, with VCU and Saint Louis among the victories.

Quad 2 For Host/Quad 3 For Visitor (2/3: 5 Games)

31–75 at 136–240

66. UConn Huskies (16-12, 7-8 7th AAC) at 195. East Carolina Pirates (11-18, 5-11 11th), 2 p.m. (ESPNU)
74. UNCG Spartans (23-7, 13-4 3rd SoCon) at 170. Chattanooga Mocs (18-12, 9-8 6th), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
43. Northern Iowa Panthers (24-5, 13-4 1st MVC) at 163. Drake Bulldogs (18-12, 8-9 T7th), 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
62. Memphis Tigers (19-9, 8-7 6th AAC) at 172. Tulane Green Wave (12-16, 4-12 12th), 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
37. Utah State Aggies (23-7, 12-5 T2nd MW) at 158. New Mexico Lobos (17-13, 6-11 T7th), 10 p.m. (CBSSN)

At this point, UNI and Utah State look like the most legitimate at-large contenders among the five road teams here. The whole quintet will see their hopes dip further with a road defeat today, though the Aggies would likely still remain in the field.

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

76–160 at 76–135

127. UCF Knights (14-13, 5-10 T9th AAC) at 83. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (19-9, 11-4 T1st), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
142. Eastern Washington Eagles (20-8, 13-4 T1st Big Sky) at 100. Northern Colorado Bears (20-8, 13-4 T1st), 9 p.m. (Pluto.tv)

With a home win over UCF, Tulsa can temporarily go a half-game up on both Cincinnati and Houston, who meet on Sunday in Texas. Two of the Big Sky’s top three meet in Greeley, with EWU looking for a repeat of its 89-84 OT home win of January 27th.

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

161–353 at Top 75

190. George Washington Colonials (12-16, 6-9 10th A 10) at 60. VCU Rams (17-11, 7-8 T8th), 4 p.m. (CBSSN)
338. The Citadel Bulldogs (6-22, 0-17 10th SoCon) at 67. Furman Paladins (24-6, 14-3 2nd), 4 p.m. (ESPN3)
181. Princeton Tigers (12-12, 7-4 3rd Ivy) at 61. Yale Bulldogs (21-6, 9-2 1st), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

With two weeks and a day to go, none of the top 75 home teams in this grouping have realistic hopes of an at-large, so they’re just playing for seeding.

Quad 3 For Both Teams (3/3: 2 Games)

76–160 at 136–240

153. Austin Peay Governors (20-10, 14-3 T1st OVC) at 148. Murray State Racers (21-8, 14-3 T1st), 8 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
131. Montana Grizzlies (17-11, 13-4 T1st Big Sky) at 184. Sacramento State Hornets (15-12, 8-10 7th), 10 p.m. (Pluto.tv)

The third Big Sky co-leader, Montana, only defeated Sacramento State by a bucket at home on December 30th, and is coming off a one-point road loss to Northern Arizona on Thursday night. The OVC, meanwhile, also has a three-way tie for first as its regular season wraps up. Austin Peay won a 71-68 thriller over Murray State in Clarksville on February 13th.

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

31–75 at 241–353

47. Liberty Flames (27-3, 13-2 1st ASUN) at 274. Lipscomb Bison (13-15, 8-7 4th), 2 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Since dropping a pair of games in Florida in late January, Liberty has won eight in a row and is in position to earn home court advantage throughout the ASUN playoffs (and an NIT bid, should the Flames need it), which start Tuesday.

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

161–353 at 76–135

278. James Madison Dukes (9-19, 2-15 10th CAA) at 123. Hofstra Pride (23-8, 13-4 1st), 4 p.m. (FloHoops ($))
262. Lamar Cardinals (16-13, 10-8 5th Southland) at 84. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (25-3, 16-1 1st), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
169. UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (19-9, 8-5 2nd Big West) at 106. UC Irvine Anteaters (20-10, 12-2 1st), 10 p.m. (ESPN3)

Hofstra, Stephen F. Austin, and UC Irvine can all wrap up their conference’s respective No. 1 seeds, and an NIT bid, with wins today.

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

76–160 at 241–353

87. Vermont Catamounts (22-7, 12-2 1st AE) at 266. UMass Lowell River Hawks (12-17, 6-8 7th), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
105. Harvard Crimson (19-7, 8-3 2nd Ivy) at 301. Cornell Big Red (6-18, 3-8 6th), 6 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
108. Belmont Bruins (23-7, 14-3 T1st OVC) at 256. Tennessee State Tigers (17-13, 9-8 5th), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
115. New Mexico State Aggies (23-6, 14-0 1st WAC) at 280. Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (12-17, 6-8 7th), 10 p.m. (ESPN3)

Vermont, on the other hand, already has the No. 1 seed in the America East playoffs, while Harvard will look to keep winning on the road to the Ivy event it hosts. Belmont heads to its Nashville rivals looking to earn a share of the OVC crown. Meanwhile, New Mexico State still needs to win twice more to record a perfect WAC season.

Quad 4 For Host/Quad 3 For Visitor (4/3: 6 Games)

161–353 at 136–240

333. High Point Panthers (9-21, 6-11 T8th Big South) at 150. Winthrop Eagles (20-10, 14-3 2nd), 1 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
237. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (12-17, 7-11 T8th Sun Belt) at 140. Little Rock Trojans (20-9, 14-4 1st), 3 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
254. Elon Phoenix (11-19, 7-10 7th CAA) at 161. William & Mary Tribe (20-10, 12-5 2nd), 4 p.m. (Yur VA/FloHoops ($))
226. Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (14-15, 10-7 3rd Big South) at 162. Radford Highlanders (20-9, 15-2 1st), 4 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
164. Penn Quakers (13-11, 5-6 5th Ivy) at 234. Brown Bears (13-11, 6-5 4th Ivy), 6 p.m. (NESN+/ESPN+ ($))
337. Alabama State Hornets (8-19, 7-7 T6th SWAC) at 188. Prairie View A&M Panthers (16-11, 12-2 1st), 6:30 p.m. (PV A&M stream)

Radford can clinch the Big South title for itself by defeating 2019 tournament champ Gardner-Webb, but if the Highlanders, the door will open for Winthrop. Little Rock can sew up the No. 1 seed in the Sun Belt with a home win over Louisiana, but William & Mary will need a win over Elon and a Hofstra loss to have a chance in the Colonial. Penn and Brown are playing for the No. 4 seed in Ivy Madness, and Prairie View heads into the final four games of the SWAC campaign with a two-game lead on Texas Southern.

Quad 4 For Both Teams (4/4: 1 Game)

161–353 at 241–353

176. St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash (20-8, 13-4 2nd NEC) at 220. Robert Morris Colonials (16-14, 12-5 3rd), 1 p.m. (NEC Front Row)

With Merrimack ineligible for the NEC Tournament, this contest will determine the No. 1 seed for the event. St. Francis is looking to defeat the Colonials for the second time in 11 days.

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