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College Basketball Viewing Guide for Monday, March 1, 2021

WELCOME TO THE MONTH OF MADNESS!

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
Tonight, Cade Cunningham and Oklahoma State face their Bedlam rivals for the second time in three days.
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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. Neutral-site games have been removed from this table since none are on today’s schedule.

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 Sunday, February 28, 2021. Records reflect all games played through the same date.

Games are presented in relative order of importance. All times are Eastern. All times and broadcast information is CoVID-dependent. For a more complete schedule, including games without tournament/at-large impact, visit MattSarzSports.com’s daily schedule.

Chronological Schedule

Monday, 03/01/2021

Tip Time (ET) Host/ Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
Tip Time (ET) Host/ Visitor Quads Matchup Outlet
9 p.m. 1/1 30. Oklahoma at 33. Oklahoma State ESPN
7 p.m. 2/1 41. North Carolina at 56. Syracuse ESPN
9 p.m. 2/1 39. Arizona at 44. Oregon ESPN2
5 p.m. 3/1 89. Dayton at 28. St. Bonaventure ESPNU
6 p.m. 3/1 119. UMass at 50. Saint Louis CBSSN
7 p.m. 2/3 32. Rutgers at 138. Nebraska B1G Network
1 p.m. 4/1 298. FIU at 74. Western Kentucky ESPN+ ($)
6 p.m. 4/1 169. Miami (Fla.) at 17. Virginia ACCN
6 p.m. 4/1 234. Saint Joseph's at 54. Richmond NBCS Washington/NBCS Philadelphia Plus/ESPN+
10 p.m. 4/1 317. Air Force at 43. Colorado State CBSSN
6 p.m. No. 8 High Point at No. 1 Winthrop (Big South Quarters) ESPN3
6 p.m. No. 7 Hampton at No. 2 Radford (Big South Quarters) ESPN3
7 p.m. No. 5 Longwood at No. 4 UNC Asheville (Big South Quarters) ESPN3
7 p.m. No. 6 Gardner-Webb at No. 3 Campbell (Big South Quarters) ESPN3

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

Top 30 at Top 75

30. Oklahoma (14-7, 9-6 Big 12) at 33. Oklahoma State (16-6, 9-6), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

The Cowboys won an overtime Bedlam thriller on Saturday in Norman, thanks to 40 points and 11 rebounds from Cade Cunningham. Who’s up for a near-instant rematch in Stillwater tonight? Note that Oklahoma State has to travel to both Baylor and West Virginia to close the regular season, while Oklahoma just has a Red River Rivalry home game with Texas left.

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

31–75 at Top 75

41. North Carolina (15-8, 9-5 ACC) at 56. Syracuse (13-8, 7-7), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
39. Arizona (17-8, 11-8 Pac-12) at 44. Oregon (16-5, 11-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

On Saturday, the Tar Heels got themselves a marquee win over Florida State, while the Orange saw their hopes dip further after a loss at Georgia Tech. Syracuse will need to flip the 81-75 loss it took in Chapel Hill on January 12th to give their at-large case a boost.

In the Pac-12, the Ducks are now tied in the loss column with UCLA for the conference lead. Oregon can move within a half-game of the Bruins by completing a season sweep of the Wildcats, who still count as a Quad 2 victim despite their postseason ineligibility. Oregon won a 63-61 thriller in Tucson on February 13th.

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

76–160 at Top 75

89. Dayton (12-8, 8-7 A 10) at 28. St. Bonaventure (13-3, 11-3), 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
119. UMass (7-5, 6-3 A 10) at 50. Saint Louis (12-5, 5-4), 6 p.m. (CBSSN)

Did you know that the Atlantic 10 Tournament begins on Wednesday in Richmond? Well, it does, but the conference schedule only ends tonight with crucial games for three of the league’s bubble teams. The Bonnies can sew up the No. 1 seed by extending their win streak to four, while the Billikens will look to build on the Friday win over Richmond that re-ignited their at-large hopes.

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

31–75 at 136–240

32. Rutgers (13-9, 9-9 Big Ten) at 138. Nebraska (6-17, 2-14), 7 p.m. (B1G Network)

On Saturday, the Cornhuskers all but burst Minnesota’s bubble. They’re not likely to do the same to the Scarlet Knights, who have managed to win three road Big Ten games.

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

161–353 at Top 75

298. FIU (9-16, 2-14 C-USA) at 74. Western Kentucky (16-5, 9-2), 1 p.m. (HSSN/WKYU/ESPN+ ($))
169. Miami (Fla.) (7-15, 3-14 ACC) at 17. Virginia (15-6, 11-4), 6 p.m. (ACCN)
234. Saint Joseph’s (3-14, 2-9 A 10) at 54. Richmond (13-6, 6-4), 6 p.m. (NBCS Washington/NBCS Philadelphia Plus/ESPN+ ($))
317. Air Force (5-18, 3-16 MW) at 43. Colorado State (15-4, 12-3), 10 p.m. (CBSSN)

The Hilltoppers and Rams can both move closer to claiming regular-season titles by completing sweeps of this week’s opposition. As for the Spiders, they cannot afford a home loss to the Hawks after dropping Friday’s trip to Saint Louis. In the ACC, the Cavaliers close their home slate out needing to end their three-game skid—one that is costing them in the seeding department.

Big South Quarterfinals

ESPN3 will stream all four games.

No. 8 High Point (9-14, 6-11) at No. 1 Winthrop (20-1, 17-1), 6 p.m.
The Eagles won both games (on the road).
No. 7 Hampton (11-13, 9-9) at No. 2 Radford (14-11, 12-6), 6 p.m.
The Highlanders won both games (at home).
No. 5 Longwood (11-15, 11-10) at No. 4 UNC Asheville (10-9, 9-5), 7 p.m.
The pair split their season series (at Longwood).
No. 6 Gardner-Webb (11-14, 10-10) at No. 3 Campbell (15-9, 11-6), 7 p.m.
The pair split their season series (at Gardner-Webb).

Typically, the Big South quarterfinals and semifinals are hosted by the No. 1 seed, but this season, Winthrop and the remaining teams in the top four will host the quarterfinal games on campus. Tonight’s winners advance to Thursday night’s semifinals, with the higher seeds again hosting.