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NET Viewing Guide For February 5, 2020

There are five all-Quad 1 matchups on tonight’s schedule, three from the Big East and two from the Big Ten. For a more traditional and comprehensive look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

NCAA Basketball: Georgetown at Seton Hall Vincent Carchietta-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 4, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Wed., 02/05/2020: Early

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
6:30 p.m. 1/1 13. Villanova at 12. Butler FS1
6:30 p.m. 2/1 75. Pittsburgh at 61. Notre Dame ACCN
7 p.m. 2/1 74. Iowa State at 8. West Virginia ESPN2
7 p.m. 3/1 89. Georgia at 42. Florida ESPNU
7 p.m. 2/2 73. South Carolina at 109. Ole Miss SECN
7 p.m. 1/1 22. Iowa at 38. Purdue BTN
7 p.m. 1/1 14. Creighton at 65. Providence FSN
7 p.m. 3/1 97. Clemson at 58. Virginia ACC RSNs/ACCNX
7 p.m. 3/1 91. Duquesne at 68. Saint Louis FS Midwest/FCS Atlantic/ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 4/1 331. The Citadel at 70. UNCG ESPN3
7 p.m. 4/2 211. Mercer at 86. Furman ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 2/3 53. ETSU at 165. Chattanooga ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 4/2 333. Maine at 90. Vermont ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 4/2 192. Nicholls State at 87. Stephen F. Austin ESPN+ ($)

Wed., 02/05/2020: Late

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
8 p.m. 3/1 103. Temple at 50. Memphis CBSSN
8 p.m. 2/2 66. TCU at 83. Oklahoma State ESPN+ ($)
8 p.m. 2/3 40. Northern Iowa at 152. Valparaiso ESPN+ ($)
8:30 p.m. 1/1 19. Seton Hall at 48. Georgetown FS1
8:30 p.m. 2/2 69. NC State at 104. Miami (Fla.) ACCN
9 p.m. 3/1 106. Wake Forest at 7. Louisville ESPN2
9 p.m. 1/3 23. LSU at 170. Vanderbilt SECN
9 p.m. 1/1 30. Wisconsin at 45. Minnesota BTN
10 p.m. 3/1 132. UNLV at 55. Utah State CBSSN

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

Top 30 at Top 75

13. Villanova Wildcats (17-4, 7-2 Big East) at 12. Butler Bulldogs (17-5, 5-4), 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
22. Iowa Hawkeyes (16-6, 7-4 Big Ten) at 38. Purdue Boilermakers (12-10, 5-6), 7 p.m. (BTN)
14. Creighton Bluejays (17-5, 6-3 Big East) at 65. Providence Friars (12-10, 5-4), 7 p.m. (FSN)
19. Seton Hall Pirates (16-5, 8-1 Big East) at 48. Georgetown Hoyas (13-9, 3-6), 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
30. Wisconsin Badgers (13-9, 6-5 Big Ten) at 45. Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-10, 5-6), 9 p.m. (BTN)

Before Villanova and Seton Hall meet for the first time in 2020 on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, both will look to complete season sweeps on the road, four days after the their respective win streaks surprisingly ended at home on Saturday. First up, the Wildcats host a Butler squad they handled relatively easily at Finneran Pavilion back on January 21st, 76-61. The Bulldogs, who entered January as a No. 1 seed find themselves in the 4-5 seed range one month later, thanks to a poor 2-5 run. In the FS1 nightcap, Seton Hall heads to Georgetown having handled the Hoyas by a 78-62 score back on January 3rd. The Hoyas, who took care of business against a St. John’s team that’s also currently on the outside looking in on Sunday, could see their March hopes supercharged with a victory over the Pirates. In the third Big East game of the night, the Creighton squad that knocked off Nova on Saturday visits the Providence outfit that won at Butler. While the Bluejays defeated the Friars back on January 18th in Omaha, they only won by four, 78-74.

BTN also has a Quad 1 doubleheader tonight, with both home teams in dire need of a win to get back on the right side of the bubble. In game one, Purdue welcomes Iowa for the first of the two contests they’ll play between now and the Big Ten Tournament. The Boilermakers have dropped home games to Texas and Illinois this season, while the Hawkeyes have only defeated Northwestern on the road—Fran McCaffery’s team couldn’t even win at Nebraska (something they have in common with their hosts). In the nightcap, Minnesota and Wisconsin also open a two-game series, with the Golden Gophers needing a win after dropping two straight and three of their last four. While Richard Pitino’s squad has only lost to DePaul and Michigan State at the Barn, the Badgers, fresh off a one-point win over Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, have already recorded Big Ten road wins over both Ohio State (who Minnesota swept) and Penn State.

On Tuesday’s episode of College Basketball Coast to Coast, T.J. Rives and I discussed Wednesday’s Big East matchups, while both Georgetown and Minnesota came up in the bracketology “In or Out” segment.

Use the link below to listen, though you’ll need to visit this post a browser window if you first accessed it via Apple News. You can also subscribe to the College Basketball Coast To Coast podcast on iTunes.

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

31–75 at Top 75

75. Pittsburgh Panthers (14-8, 5-6 ACC) at 61. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (13-8, 4-6), 6:30 p.m. (ACCN)
74. Iowa State Cyclones (9-12, 2-6 Big 12) at 8. West Virginia Mountaineers (17-4, 5-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Pitt-Notre Dame isn’t exactly a bubble elimination game, it’s close, as the Panthers haven’t beaten an NCAA contender since their 71-60 win over Rutgers in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge back on December 3rd, while the Irish’s lone decent win came at Syracuse on January 4th. In the Big 12, Iowa State is both a long way from the bubble, thanks to their below .500 record, and unlikely to challenge West Virginia in the pair’s first matchup of the season.

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

31–75 at 76–135

73. South Carolina Gamecocks (13-8, 5-3 SEC) at 109. Ole Miss Rebels (10-11, 1-7), 7 p.m. (SECN)
66. TCU Horned Frogs (13-8, 4-4 Big 12) at 83. Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-11, 0-8), 8 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
69. NC State Wolfpack (14-8, 5-6 ACC) at 104. Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (11-10, 3-8), 8:30 p.m. (ACCN)

At this point, a South Carolina squad that’s won five of its last six is more of an NCAA threat than either TCU, 1-5 in its last six, or NC State, which has dropped three in a row, including contests against Georgia Tech and North Carolina. But recording another road loss tonight might undo much of the Gamecocks’ recent good work.

Quad 3 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (3/1: 6 Games)

76–160 at Top 75

89. Georgia Bulldogs (12-9, 2-6 SEC) at 42. Florida Gators (13-8, 5-3), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
97. Clemson Tigers (11-10, 5-6 ACC) at 58. Virginia Cavaliers (14-6, 6-4), 7 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
91. Duquesne Dukes (16-5, 6-3 A 10) at 68. Saint Louis Billikens (17-5, 6-3), 7 p.m. (FS Midwest/FCS Atlantic/ESPN+ ($))
103. Temple Owls (11-10, 3-6 AAC) at 50. Memphis Tigers (16-5, 5-3), 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
106. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-11, 3-8 ACC) at 7. Louisville Cardinals (19-3, 10-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
132. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (11-12, 6-4 MW) at 55. Utah State Aggies (17-7, 6-5), 10 p.m. (CBSSN)

Of the 12 teams taking the floor for these six games, only Louisville is an NCAA lock on February 5th. While Florida and Virginia are both barely in Tuesday’s projected bracket, home losses against Georgia and Clemson, teams that have slid off the bubble with their recent play, would be seriously damaging to their hopes. Utah State will find itself in dire straits if UNLV sweeps them—the Runnin’ Rebels blew out the Aggies back on New Year’s Day. Similarly, Memphis needs to be wary in its lone game of the season against Temple, while Saint Louis will look to avenge a 73-59 loss to Duquesne in Pittsburgh. The loser will fall four losses behind Dayton for the Atlantic 10 lead.

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

Top 30 at 136–240

23. LSU Tigers (17-4, 8-0 SEC) at 170. Vanderbilt Commodores (8-13, 0-8), 9 p.m. (SECN)

If Vanderbilt’s 26-game regular-season SEC (28 if including SEC Tournament play) losing streak ends tonight, it would rank among the biggest surprises in a season full of them.

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

31–75 at 136–240

53. ETSU Buccaneers (19-4, 8-2 SoCon) at 165. Chattanooga Mocs (14-9, 5-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
40. Northern Iowa Panthers (19-3, 8-2 MVC) at 152. Valparaiso Crusaders (12-11, 5-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

ETSU, currently tied atop the Southern Conference with Furman, will look to defeat Chattanooga for the second time in 11 days, having picked up a 75-64 win at Freedom Hall on January 25th. Missouri Valley leader UNI travels to Valpo, a team the Panthers defeated by an 88-78 score back on January 15th.

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

161–353 at Top 75

331. The Citadel Bulldogs (6-15, 0-10 SoCon) at 70. UNCG Spartans (17-6, 7-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

UNCG now sits a game out of first in the SoCon, as ETSU completed a season sweep of the Spartans on Saturday. Tonight, the Spartans can complete a season sweep of the Citadel, the worst team in the league.

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

161–353 at 76–135

211. Mercer Bears (12-11, 6-4 SoCon) at 86. Furman Paladins (18-5, 8-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
333. Maine Black Bears (6-16, 2-6 AE) at 90. Vermont Catamounts (17-6, 7-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
192. Nicholls State Colonels (14-8, 8-3 Southland) at 87. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (19-3, 10-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Even though Furman can complete a sweep of Mercer tonight to keep a share of first in the SoCon, the Paladins should be wary of the Bears, who have already won at ETSU and who only fell by two in the pair’s first meeting back on December 20th. Similarly, Vermont also faces a surprisingly dangerous foe, as the Catamounts narrowly avoided OT on their January 22nd visit to Bangor. In the Southland, league leader SFA will look to maintain their two-game cushion in the standings by winning their lone meeting of the regular season with Nicholls State.

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