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NET Viewing Guide For Thursday, February 6, 2020

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NCAA Basketball: Houston at Cincinnati Aaron Doster-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 5, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Thurs., 02/06/2020

Tip Time (ET) Host/ Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/ Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
7 p.m. 2/1 47. Cincinnati at 38. Wichita State ESPN
7 p.m. 3/1 92. UConn at 61. Tulsa ESPN2
7 p.m. 2/3 64. Liberty at 255. Jacksonville ESPN+ ($)
7 p.m. 4/2 161. William & Mary at 121. College of Charleston FloHoops.com ($)
7:30 p.m. 3/2 141. Murray State at 117. Belmont ESPN+ ($)
8 p.m. 3/1 149. California at 18. Colorado Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Mountain
9 p.m. 2/1 49. USC at 9. Arizona ESPN2
9 p.m. 4/1 174. Tulane at 33. Houston ESPNU
9 p.m. 3/2 83. Louisiana Tech at 123. Western Kentucky CBSSN
9 p.m. 3/3 148. Eastern Washington at 155. Montana SWX Montana/Pluto.tv
10 p.m. 1/2 21. Stanford at 87. Utah Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Mountain
10 p.m. 1/4 26. BYU at 262. Portland Stadium
11 p.m. 3/1 111. UCLA at 60. Arizona State ESPN2
11 p.m. 2/3 32. Saint Mary's at 208. San Diego ESPNU
11 p.m. 4/1 228. Loyola Marymount at 3. Gonzaga CBSSN

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

31–75 at Top 75

47. Cincinnati Bearcats (14-7, 7-2 AAC) at 38. Wichita State Shockers (17-4, 5-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
49. USC Trojans (17-5, 6-3 Pac-12) at 9. Arizona Wildcats (15-6, 5-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

While Cincinnati is currently tied for second in the American with Houston, the Bearcats are still on the wrong side of the cut line, thanks to an 0-4 record in Quad 1 games. They can pick up a first by winning in Wichita tonight.

USC will look to record its third Top 30 win of the season and third straight victory over Arizona. However, the Trojans’ two victories came at the Galen Center and in Las Vegas. They haven’t won in Tucson since Tim Floyd’s penultimate season, 2008.

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

Top 30 at 76–135

21. Stanford Cardinal (15-6, 5-3 Pac-12) at 87. Utah Utes (12-9, 3-6), 10 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Mountain)

Stanford, which finally recorded a Quad 1 win by topping the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, hits the road for the difficult Mountain road trip. Utah has only lost to those Ducks at home and has dominated the Cardinal in Salt Lake. Stanford last won at the Huntsman Center back in 2013.

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

76–160 at Top 75

92. UConn Huskies (11-10, 2-6 AAC) at 61. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (15-6, 7-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
149. California Golden Bears (10-11, 4-4 Pac-12) at 18. Colorado Buffaloes (17-5, 6-3), 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Mountain)
111. UCLA Bruins (12-10, 5-4 Pac-12) at 60. Arizona State Sun Devils (13-8, 4-4), 11 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tulsa will look to remain in first in the American by defeating UConn for the second time in a week and a half and fifth straight time overall.

Even though Cal has won two of its last three and pushed Oregon in the third, those games were in Berkeley. The Golden Bears haven’t won away from Haas Pavilion this season and that’s unlikely to change at Boulder’s altitude. Arizona State, meanwhile, has to be wary of visiting UCLA, which has already won two Pac-12 road games and swept the Mountain schools at Pauley last week.

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

31–75 at 136–240

64. Liberty Flames (21-3, 7-2 ASUN) at 255. Jacksonville Dolphins (11-13, 4-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
32. Saint Mary’s Gaels (19-5, 6-3 WCC) at 208. San Diego Toreros (8-16, 1-8), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

Liberty, currently tied with the North Florida Ospreys for first in the ASUN, is 20-1 in games played outside of the state of Florida and 1-2 in the Sunshine State. The Flames did hold Jacksonville to 37 in their 17-point win in Lynchburg back on January 11th.

Saint Mary’s will look to rebound from Saturday’s two-point loss at BYU by defeating San Diego in the pair’s first meeting of the season. However, the Gaels cannot get caught looking ahead to Saturday night’s visit from Gonzaga.

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

76–160 at 76–135

141. Murray State Racers (17-5, 10-0 OVC) at 117. Belmont Bruins (16-7, 7-3), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
83. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (17-5, 8-2 C-USA) at 123. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (14-8, 7-3), 9 p.m. (CBSSN)

The OVC’s two NCAA qualifiers from 2019 meet for a second time in Nashville, with Murray State currently tied with the Austin Peay Governors for first (they’ll meet next Thursday in Clarksville, Tenn.) and Belmont three games in arrears. Note that the Racers handled the Bruins by an 85-75 count three weeks ago.

With two weeks remaining before C-USA shifts to its “bonus play” flexible scheduling arrangement, both Louisiana Tech and Western Kentucky are in good position to end up in the top pod, meaning they’ll likely meet for a second time during the homestretch. The Bulldogs share first with the North Texas Mean Green, with the Hilltoppers a game back.

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

Top 30 at 241–353

26. BYU Cougars (17-7, 6-3 WCC) at 262. Portland Pilots (9-15, 1-8), 10 p.m. (Stadium)

BYU’s at-large hopes got a major boost on Saturday, but losing on the road to a Portland team the Cougars handled in Provo on January 11th would undo that good work.

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

161–353 at Top 75

174. Tulane Green Wave (10-11, 2-7 AAC) at 33. Houston Cougars (17-5, 7-2), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
228. Loyola Marymount Lions (8-15, 2-7 WCC) at 3. Gonzaga Bulldogs (23-1, 9-0), 11 p.m. (CBSSN)

Houston saw its five-game win streak end—and dropped out of first—with a two-point loss at Cincinnati, but the Cougars should get back on track at home. That’s because they face a Tulane squad that’s dropped five straight to fall under .500.

Gonzaga will look to take care of business and sweep LMU before heading to Moraga on Saturday night.

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

76–160 at 136–240

148. Eastern Washington Eagles (15-6, 8-2 Big Sky) at 155. Montana Grizzlies (12-10, 8-3), 9 p.m. (SWX Montana/Pluto.tv)

While the Northern Colorado Bears are the Big Sky’s highest-ranked team in the NET, they’re in third in the standings, a full game behind EWU for first place and a half-game back of Montana for second. The Grizzlies are looking to complete a season sweep of the Eagles, having routed EWU by a 90-63 score in Cheney back on January 9th.

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

161–353 at 76–135

161. William & Mary Tribe (16-8, 8-3 CAA) at 121. College of Charleston Cougars (14-9, 8-3), 7 p.m. (FloHoops.com ($))

There’s currently a three-way tie at the top of the Colonial Athletic Association; however, with the Hofstra Pride idle tonight, the winner of this one will take a half-game lead in the race. William & Mary won the first meeting between the pair this season, defeating Charleston by 11 in Williamsburg on January 11th.

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