ESPN College GameDay Basketball Heads West to Arizona’s Campus

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ESPN College GameDay Basketball Heads West to Arizona’s Campus

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Sixth GameDay Appearance for Both Arizona and UCLA

ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm heads west to the campus of Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 25, in advance of the Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T pivotal Pac-12 matchup showcasing No. 6 UCLA at No. 5 Arizona (ESPN, 8:15 p.m. ET). College GameDay airs at 11 a.m. with an evening edition leading into the game telecast at 8 p.m.

College GameDay is hosted by Rece Davis, who is joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams. Bilas will join Dan Shulman and reporter Maria Taylor on the call of the game.

The times for the previously announced netflex and wildcard matchups are Virginia at NC State (ESPN, noon), Wichita at Missouri State (ESPN2, noon), West Virginia at TCU (ESPN, 2 p.m.), VCU at Rhode Island (ESPN2, 2 p.m.), Baylor at Iowa State (ESPN, 4 p.m.), Purdue at Michigan (ESPN2, 4 p.m.), Kansas at Texas (ESPN, 6 p.m.), Iowa at Maryland (ESPN2, 6 p.m.), Alabama at Texas A&M (ESPN2, 8 p.m.) and BYU at Gonzaga (ESPN2, 10 p.m.).

GameDay Facts:

  • First GameDay appearance for each school since Feb. 21, 2015 (Arizona def. UCLA in Tucson)
  • Sixth GameDay appearance for each school and four have come head-to-head
  • Arizona hosts for the third time (split previous 2, both vs. UCLA)
  • UCLA appears for the fourth time as GameDay visitor
  • Arizona is the first opponent the Bruins have visited multiple times for GameDay

College GameDay’s location will be announced the previous week during the 11 a.m. telecast, ensuring visits to the top storylines and games appearing on ESPN networks each week.

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Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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