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NET Viewing Guide For Saturday, February 8, 2020

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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 6, 2020. Records reflect all games played through Friday, February 7, 2020. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Sat., 02/08/2020 Early Afternoon ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
12 p.m. 1/1 11. Michigan State at 34. Michigan Fox
12 p.m. 1/1 28. LSU at 17. Auburn ESPN
12 p.m. 1/1 4. Kansas at 73. TCU ESPN2
12 p.m. 2/2 68. SMU at 103. Temple ESPNU
12 p.m. 2/3 39. Rhode Island at 198. George Washington CBSSN
12 p.m. 3/1 107. Miami (Fla.) at 14. Florida State ACCN
12 p.m. 2/1 66. DePaul at 52. Georgetown FSN
12 p.m. 3/1 146. Boston College at 71. Virginia Tech ACC RSNs/ACCNX
12:30 p.m. N/A March Madness Preview Special CBS
1 p.m. 1/1 24. Kentucky at 65. Tennessee CBS
1 p.m. 3/2 129. Texas A&M at 80. South Carolina SECN

Sat., 02/08/2020 Mid-Afternoon ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
2 p.m. 1/1 29. Purdue at 51. Indiana ESPN
2 p.m. 2/2 40. Florida at 101. Ole Miss ESPN2
2 p.m. 1/1 9. West Virginia at 59. Oklahoma ESPNU
2 p.m. 3/1 76. Saint Louis at 5. Dayton CBSSN
2 p.m. 3/2 79. Georgia Tech at 83. Pittsburgh ACC RSNs/ACCNX
2 p.m. 2/4 58. Richmond at 266. Fordham ESPN+ ($)
2:30 p.m. 1/1 13. Seton Hall at 15. Villanova Fox
3 p.m. 3/1 121. St. Bonaventure at 70. Duquesne NBCSN
3 p.m. 4/3 221. Robert Morris at 192. Sacred Heart NEC Front Row
3:30 p.m. 2/2 37. Arkansas at 99. Missouri SECN

Sat., 02/08/2020 Late Afternoon ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
4 p.m. 2/1 57. Virginia at 7. Louisville ESPN
4 p.m. 1/1 25. Texas Tech at 62. Texas ESPN2
4 p.m. 2/1 42. Minnesota at 20. Penn State BTN
4 p.m. 3/1 125. South Florida at 47. Memphis CBSSN
4 p.m. 3/1 139. Drake at 38. Northern Iowa FS Midwest/NBCS Chicago/ESPN+ ($)
4:30 p.m. 2/3 48. ETSU at 217. Mercer ESPN+ ($)
4:30 p.m. 2/4 63. Liberty at 284. North Alabama ESPN+ ($)

Sat., 02/08/2020 Early Evening ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
5:30 p.m. 4/2 335. New Orleans at 88. Stephen F. Austin ESPN+ ($)
6 p.m. 1/2 6. Duke at 94. North Carolina ESPN
6 p.m. 3/1 78. Oklahoma State at 2. Baylor ESPN2
6 p.m. 1/2 43. Alabama at 90. Georgia SECN
6 p.m. 4/1 171. Nebraska at 30. Iowa BTN
6 p.m. 2/1 72. St. John's at 21. Creighton CBSSN
6 p.m. 1/1 27. Stanford at 18. Colorado Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Mountain
6 p.m. 3/3 106. Harvard at 231. Brown ESPN+ ($)
6 p.m. 3/2 142. Austin Peay at 116. Belmont ESPN+ ($)
6:30 p.m. 4/3 240. Texas Southern at 197. Prairie View A&M PV stream
7 p.m. 4/1 213. Dartmouth at 50. Yale ESPN+ ($)

Sat., 02/08/2020 Late Evening ET

Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
8 p.m. 2/1 55. Providence at 46. Xavier FS1
8 p.m. 3/1 104. Wake Forest at 64. Syracuse ACCN
8 p.m. 1/3 1. San Diego State at 203. Air Force CBSSN
8 p.m. 3/1 147. California at 74. Utah Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Mountain
8:30 p.m. 3/1 149. Vanderbilt at 41. Mississippi State SECN
9:30 p.m. 3/1 100. San Francisco at 22. BYU BYU TV
10 p.m. 1/1 3. Gonzaga at 33. Saint Mary's ESPN
10 p.m. 3/1 112. UCLA at 8. Arizona ESPN2
10 p.m. 2/1 49. USC at 54. Arizona State FS1
10 p.m. 3/1 91. Boise State at 53. Utah State CBSSN
10:30 p.m. 1/2 19. Oregon at 82. Oregon State Pac-12 Networks National & Oregon

Special Programming

March Madness Preview Special, 12:30 p.m. (CBS)

For the fourth season in succession, the Selection Committee—this season chaired by Duke AD Kevin White—will reveal the top four seeds in each region.

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

Top 30 at Top 75

11. Michigan State Spartans (16-7, 8-4 Big Ten) at 34. Michigan Wolverines (13-9, 4-7), 12 p.m. (Fox)
28. LSU Tigers (17-5, 8-1 SEC) at 17. Auburn Tigers (20-2, 7-2), 12 p.m. (ESPN)
4. Kansas Jayhawks (19-3, 8-1 Big 12) at 73. TCU Horned Frogs (13-9, 4-5), 12 p.m. (ESPN2)
24. Kentucky Wildcats (17-5, 7-2 SEC) at 65. Tennessee Volunteers (13-9, 5-4), 1 p.m. (CBS)
29. Purdue Boilermakers (13-10, 6-6 Big Ten) at 51. Indiana Hoosiers (15-7, 5-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN)
9. West Virginia Mountaineers (18-4, 6-3 Big 12) at 59. Oklahoma Sooners (14-8, 4-5), 2 p.m. (ESPNU)
13. Seton Hall Pirates (17-5, 9-1 Big East) at 15. Villanova Wildcats (17-5, 7-3), 2:30 p.m. (Fox)
25. Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-8, 5-4 Big 12) at 62. Texas Longhorns (14-8, 4-5), 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
27. Stanford Cardinal (16-6, 5-4 Pac-12) at 18. Colorado Buffaloes (18-5, 7-3), 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Mountain)
3. Gonzaga Bulldogs (24-1, 10-0 WCC) at 33. Saint Mary’s Gaels (20-5, 7-3), 10 p.m. (ESPN)

In Friday’s episode of College Basketball Coast to Coast, I called out the lone LSU-Auburn game of the regular season and 2020’s first meeting of the year between Seton Hall and Villanova as two games to pay particular attention to. Auburn has a chance to bring LSU back to the pack in the SEC, while the Hall can establish itself as the firm Big East favorite by topping Nova.

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But there are other intriguing matchups among the 10 all-Quad 1 contests on deck for today. Michigan really needs to avoid taking a season sweep against Michigan State, but the Spartans need to end their two-game skid before traveling to Illinois and hosting new league leader Maryland. TCU, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas will look to resuscitate their NCAA hopes by recording huge home wins over Kansas, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Texas Tech teams that are trying to stay in the conference title hunt. Purdue travels to Bloomington boasting a stronger NET than the hosts, but sitting far closer to the cut line. Stanford will look to avoid being swept out of the Rockies when it visits Colorado, currently tied for the Pac-12 lead. Finally, Saint Mary’s can firm up their at-large case by handing Gonzaga a second loss.

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

31–75 at Top 75

66. DePaul Blue Demons (13-10, 1-9 Big East) at 52. Georgetown Hoyas (13-10, 3-7), 12 p.m. (FSN)
57. Virginia Cavaliers (15-6, 7-4 ACC) at 7. Louisville Cardinals (20-3, 11-1), 4 p.m. (ESPN)
42. Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-10, 6-6 Big Ten) at 20. Penn State Nittany Lions (17-5, 7-4), 4 p.m. (BTN)
72. St. John’s Red Storm (13-10, 2-8 Big East) at 21. Creighton Bluejays (17-6, 6-4), 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
55. Providence Friars (13-10, 6-4 Big East) at 46. Xavier Musketeers (15-8, 4-6), 8 p.m. (FS1)
49. USC Trojans (17-6, 6-4 Pac-12) at 54. Arizona State Sun Devils (14-8, 5-4), 10 p.m. (FS1)

While Virginia still hosts both Louisville and Duke in the regular season’s final weeks, an upset win at the KFC Yum Center would do wonders for the Cavaliers’ NCAA chances. It’s a similar story for Minnesota, who need to avoid recording more losses, as it visits a surprising Penn State squad. Georgetown will look to hold serve at home against a fading DePaul squad, while St. John’s and Providence will look to record important bubble road wins at Creighton and Xavier, respectively. Meanwhile, USC-ASU is a crucial contests for both squads’ at-large hopes.

Quad 1 For Host/Quad 2 For Visitor (1/2: 3 Games)

Top 30 at 76–135

6. Duke Blue Devils (19-3, 9-2 ACC) at 94. North Carolina Tar Heels (10-12, 3-8), 6 p.m. (ESPN)
43. Alabama Crimson Tide (12-10, 4-5 SEC) at 90. Georgia Bulldogs (12-10, 2-7), 6 p.m. (SECN)
19. Oregon Ducks (18-5, 7-3 Pac-12) at 82. Oregon State Beavers (13-9, 3-7), 10:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National & Oregon)

It’s difficult to believe that Duke-UNC is down in this group, but with the Tar Heels having lost two straight and seven of nine, even a shocking upset win over the Blue Devils wouldn’t get them back in the hunt. Alabama, meanwhile, has slipped to the wrong side of the cut line thanks to three straight losses, including two in Tuscaloosa, as it heads to Athens. Meanwhile, Oregon will look to keep pace with Colorado in the Pac-12 by winning in Corvallis for the first time since 2017.

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

31–75 at 76–135

68. SMU Mustangs (16-5, 6-3 AAC) at 103. Temple Owls (11-11, 3-7), 12 p.m. (ESPNU)
40. Florida Gators (14-8, 6-3 SEC) at 101. Ole Miss Rebels (11-11, 2-7), 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
37. Arkansas Razorbacks (16-6, 4-5 SEC) at 99. Missouri Tigers (10-12, 2-7), 3:30 p.m. (SECN)

SMU and Florida can complete season sweeps, while Arkansas heads to Columbia for the first of two games this season against neighbors Mizzou. The Hogs need this one thanks to their recent 2-4 stretch, capped by Tuesday’s home OT loss to Auburn.

Quad 3 For Host/Quad 1 For Visitor (3/1: 13 Games)

76–160 at Top 75

107. Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (11-11, 3-9 ACC) at 14. Florida State Seminoles (19-3, 9-2), 12 p.m. (ACCN)
146. Boston College Eagles (11-12, 5-7 ACC) at 71. Virginia Tech Hokies (14-9, 5-7), 12 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
76. Saint Louis Billikens (17-6, 6-4 A 10) at 5. Dayton Flyers (20-2, 9-0), 2 p.m. (CBSSN)
121. St. Bonaventure Bonnies (15-8, 7-3 A 10) at 70. Duquesne Dukes (17-5, 7-3), 3 p.m. (NBCSN)
125. South Florida Bulls (10-12, 3-6 AAC) at 47. Memphis Tigers (17-5, 6-3), 4 p.m. (CBSSN)
139. Drake Bulldogs (16-8, 6-5 MVC) at 38. Northern Iowa Panthers (20-3, 9-2), 4 p.m. (FS Midwest/NBCS Chicago/ESPN+ ($))
78. Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-11, 1-8 Big 12) at 2. Baylor Bears (20-1, 9-0), 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
104. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-12, 3-9 ACC) at 64. Syracuse Orange (13-9, 6-5), 8 p.m. (ACCN)
147. California Golden Bears (10-12, 4-5 Pac-12) at 74. Utah Utes (13-9, 4-6), 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Bay Area, & Mountain)
149. Vanderbilt Commodores (9-13, 1-8 SEC) at 41. Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-8, 5-4), 8:30 p.m. (SECN)
100. San Francisco Dons (16-9, 5-5 WCC) at 22. BYU Cougars (18-7, 7-3), 9:30 p.m. (BYU TV)
112. UCLA Bruins (12-11, 5-5 Pac-12) at 8. Arizona Wildcats (16-6, 6-3), 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
91. Boise State Broncos (16-8, 8-4 MW) at 53. Utah State Aggies (18-7, 7-5), 10 p.m. (CBSSN)

Here are 13 teams that all need to take care of business at home. But the stakes are a little higher for Virginia Tech (loser of four straight, a run that started at BC), Dayton (pushed to OT by SLU on January 17th), UNI (can’t afford any further Valley losses for its at-large hopes), Syracuse (off for a week after two straight defeats), BYU (USF can sweep the Cougars), and Utah State (who gave away a game to Boise State a few weeks back).

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

Top 30 at 136–240

1. San Diego State Aztecs (23-0, 12-0 MW) at 203. Air Force Falcons (9-14, 3-8), 8 p.m. (CBSSN)

Note that the currently-undefeated Aztecs lost in Colorado Springs last season.

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

31–75 at 136–240

39. Rhode Island Rams (17-5, 9-1 A 10) at 198. George Washington Colonials (10-13, 4-6), 12 p.m. (CBSSN)
48. ETSU Buccaneers (20-4, 9-2 SoCon) at 217. Mercer Bears (12-12, 6-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Rhode Island can win its 10th straight by knocking GW off at Foggy Bottom. Later, SoCon co-leader ETSU will get a chance at avenging its worst loss of the season, the 71-55 loss Mercer handed it in Johnson City on January 29th.

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

76–160 at 76–135

129. Texas A&M Aggies (11-10, 5-4 SEC) at 80. South Carolina Gamecocks (13-9, 5-4), 1 p.m. (SECN)
79. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-12, 5-7 ACC) at 83. Pittsburgh Panthers (14-9, 5-7), 2 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
142. Austin Peay Governors (16-8, 10-1 OVC) at 116. Belmont Bruins (17-7, 8-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

South Carolina and Pitt both need to record wins after damaging midweek losses, with the Gamecocks’ defeat at Ole Miss being particularly bad. On Thursday in the OVC, Belmont knocked Murray State from the ranks of the conference unbeaten, while Tennessee State did the same to Austin Peay. Tonight, the Bruins will look to hand the Govs a second straight league loss and earn a season split.

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

161–353 at Top 75

171. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-15, 2-9 Big Ten) at 30. Iowa Hawkeyes (16-7, 7-5), 6 p.m. (BTN)
213. Dartmouth Big Green (7-13, 0-5 Ivy) at 50. Yale Bulldogs (16-5, 4-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Having lost two of its last three, Iowa will look to avoid a disastrous sweep at the hands of Nebraska. In the Ivy, Yale dropped out of first with a Friday night loss to Harvard. Luckily for the Bulldogs, a Dartmouth team that’s lost eight straight is tonight’s opponent.

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

76–160 at 136–240

106. Harvard Crimson (14-6, 3-2 Ivy) at 231. Brown Bears (10-8, 3-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

The two teams currently tied for third in the Ivy meet in Providence. Note that this is the Crimson’s fifth straight league road contest (2-2).

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

31–75 at 241–353

58. Richmond Spiders (16-6, 6-3 A 10) at 266. Fordham Rams (7-14, 1-8), 2 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
63. Liberty Flames (22-3, 8-2 ASUN) at 284. North Alabama Lions (10-13, 5-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

Richmond visits Rose Hill looking to avoid a profile-wrecking loss. Meanwhile, Liberty heads to UNA still tied for first in the ASUN with North Florida. The Flames took care of the Lions, 63-52, at home on January 9th.

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

161–353 at 76–135

335. New Orleans Privateers (7-15, 3-9 Southland) at 88. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (20-3, 11-1), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

SFA is now three games up on a three-team chase pack and the Lumberjacks will look to complete a season sweep of UNO.

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

161–353 at 136–240

221. Robert Morris Colonials (13-11, 9-2 NEC) at 192. Sacred Heart Pioneers (14-10, 7-4), 3 p.m. (NEC Front Row)
240. Texas Southern Tigers (10-12, 7-2 SWAC) at 197. Prairie View A&M Panthers (11-11, 7-2), 6:30 p.m. (Prairie View stream)

While the Merrimack Warriors lead the NEC race, they’re ineligible for the postseason as they’re in their first D1 transitional season. So, Robert Morris, one game back, is in pole position for the regular-season title, with Sacred Heart one of three teams that are two losses back. Bobby Mo knocked off the Pioneers by a 67-55 score in Moon Township on January 20th. In the SWAC, Texas Southern will look to complete a season sweep of Prairie View and seize sole control of first place. The Tigers defeated the Panthers by four in Houston back on January 11th.

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