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NET Viewing Guide For Sunday, February 9, 2020

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NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Ohio State Joseph Maiorana-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 Saturday, February 8, 2020. Records reflect all games played through the same date. All times are Eastern.

Chronological Schedule

Quad 1 For Both Teams (1/1: 2 Games)

Top 30 at Top 75

10. Butler Bulldogs (18-5, 6-4 Big East) at 24. Marquette Golden Eagles (16-6, 6-4), 12 p.m. (FS1)
17. Ohio State Buckeyes (15-7, 5-6 Big Ten) at 37. Wisconsin Badgers (13-10, 6-6), 1 p.m. (CBS)

In the lone Big East game of the day, the winner in Milwaukee will remain three games behind the Seton Hall Pirates in the conference race. Butler can earn a season sweep, a result that would keep them in the top 16 of the next projected bracket, by repeating their 89-85 overtime home victory over Marquette from January 24th.

Ohio State, who is back on track after three straight wins, will look to record their third straight victory away from Columbus by avenging Wisconsin’s 61-57 home triumph back on January 3rd.

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

31–75 at Top 75

46. Cincinnati Bearcats (15-7, 8-2 AAC) at 73. UConn Huskies (12-10, 3-6), 12 p.m. (CBSSN)
43. Wichita State Shockers (17-5, 5-4 AAC) at 34. Houston Cougars (18-5, 8-2), 3 p.m. (ESPN)

Had I been able to do a bubble/bracket post on Friday. Cincinnati would have been in the field as the AAC leader, thanks to Thursday night’s thrilling win in Wichita. This afternoon, the Bearcats head to Storrs with the aim of sweeping the season series with the UConn team that gave Cincy a boost by winning easily in Tulsa on Thursday evening.

Wichita State, meanwhile, has slipped from a No. 4 seed in January to the bubble now. Their situation will get worse should Houston complete a season sweep of its own at the Fertitta Center today.

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

31–75 at 76–135

54. Washington Huskies (12-11, 2-8 Pac-12) at 110. Washington State Cougars (13-10, 4-6), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
56. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (14-8, 5-6 ACC) at 97. Clemson Tigers (11-11, 5-7), 6 p.m. (ACCN)

Washington will remain rooted to the bottom of the Pac-12 even with a win over its archrival this afternoon. Only the Arizona Wildcats and USC Trojans have defeated Washington State in Pullman in conference play.

Notre Dame, meanwhile, is getting closer to at-large consideration, thanks in no small part to a Top 60 NET ranking. But the Fighting Irish still lack quality wins and leaving Clemson with a victory tonight won’t change that deficiency.

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

76–160 at Top 75

152. Northwestern Wildcats (6-15, 1-10 Big Ten) at 29. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (16-7, 7-5), 6:30 p.m. (BTN)

Rutgers should be able to keep its perfect home record intact against a Northwestern squad that has dropped six straight overall and a half-dozen road contests in succession.

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

76–160 at 76–135

81. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (15-7, 7-2 AAC) at 125. UCF Knights (12-10, 3-7), 2 p.m. (ESPN3)

The only way Tulsa ends up back in the field on Tuesday is if the Golden Hurricane win in Orlando and both Cincinnati and Houston lose.

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

161–353 at Top 75

314. Samford Bulldogs (8-17, 2-9 SoCon) at 61. UNCG Spartans (18-6, 8-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))

UNCG will look to defeat Samford for a second time and stay a game back of both the Furman Paladins and ETSU Buccaneers in a very competitive SoCon.

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