Men’s College Basketball: Regular-Season Finale of College GameDay from Duke-North Carolina Matchup

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Men’s College Basketball: Regular-Season Finale of College GameDay from Duke-North Carolina Matchup

ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm will end its regular-season road show on the campus of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Saturday, March 4, in advance of the Sonic Blockbuster: Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T ACC matchup between No. 17 Duke and No. 5 North Carolina (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.

CrunchTime: The Best of Duke vs. North Carolina will premiere on ESPNU on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m., in advance of Saturday’s annual season-ending showdown. Hosted by Matt Schick, it will revisit the last few minutes of the best and most exciting Duke vs. UNC matchups, including games from 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005 and 2012.

As the season closes and focus shifts towards selection Sunday, two ESPN2 games (both 7 p.m. starts) have been designated Journey to the Tourney games: Arkansas at No. 12 Florida on Wednesday, March 1, and Iowa State at No. 10 West Virginia on Friday, March 3.

Additional schedule highlights:

  • 1 Kansas is in action against Oklahoma State on Saturday at 6 p.m. (ESPN)
  • The Washington State at No. 3 UCLA game has been moved to ESPN at 10:15 p.m. on Saturday
  • Also in action: No. 6 Oregon, No. 11 Baylor, No. 14 SMU, No. 18 Cincinnati and No. 22 Wisconsin
  • ESPN Buzzer Beater will offer live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college basketball games on Saturdays from 1-9 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8-11 p.m.

CBB Live: Intel Report – catching the fans up on the 2016-17 season heading into Champ Week, as well as preview the major conference tournaments – will air Sunday, March 5, at 11 p.m. (ESPN2 with additional reairs on ESPNU). The show will be hosted by Schick and Brendan Fitzgerald, with contributions from analysts Jay Bilas, Dan Dakich, Sean Farnham, Fran Fraschilla, Len Elmore, Dino Gaudio, Seth Greenberg, Dick Vitale and Jay Williams.

ESPN’s annual Champ Week schedule and assigned commentators can be found here.

Weekly Schedule (Wednesday-Sunday)

Weekly Men’s College Basketball Key Matchup (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Games / Commentators Network
Wed, Mar 1 7 p.m. Journey to the Tourney: Arkansas at No. 12 Florida

Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham

ESPN2
Thu, Mar 2 7 p.m. Houston at No. 18 Cincinnati

Adam Amin. Len Elmore

ESPN2
  9 p.m. Iowa at No. 22 Wisconsin

Rece Davis, Jim Calhoun

ESPN
Fri, Mar 3 7 p.m. Journey to the Tourney: Iowa State at No. 10 West Virginia

Jon Sciambi, Mark Plansky

ESPN2
Sat, Mar 4 2 p.m. No. 12 Florida at Vanderbilt

Tom Hart, Kara Lawson

ESPN
  4 p.m. No. 11 Baylor at Texas

Bob Wischusen, Fran Fraschilla

ESPN
  Memphis at No. 14 SMU

Allen Bestwick, Tim Welsh

ESPN2
  6 p.m. No. 1 Kansas at Oklahoma State

Rich Hollenberg, Miles Simon

ESPN
  No. 6 Oregon at Oregon State

Sam Farber, Corey Williams

ESPN2
  8:15 p.m. Sonic Blockbuster as part of Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T: No. 17 Duke at No. 5 North Carolina

Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor

ESPN /

ESPN3 Surround

  10:15 p.m. Washington State at No. 3 UCLA

Steve Quis, Sean Farnham, Jill Montgomery

ESPN

 

Weekly Men’s College Basketball Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Games / Commentators Network
Wed, Mar 1 6:30 p.m. Auburn at Georgia

To, Hart, Daymeon Fishback

SEC Network
  7 p.m. Journey to the Tourney: Arkansas at No. 12 Florida

Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham

ESPN2
  UConn at East Carolina

Ted Emrich, Malcolm Huckaby

ESPNU
  Tennessee at LSU

Mike Morgan, Mark Plansky

SEC Network +
  8:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Alabama

Dave Neal, Chris Spatola

SEC Network
  9 p.m. Texas at Texas Tech

Mark Neely, Fran Fraschilla

ESPN2
  Kansas State at TCU

Dave Armstrong, Tim Welsh

ESPNU
  10 p.m. UC Irvine at UC Riverside ESPN3
  11 p.m. Utah State at UNLV

Steve Quis, Adrian Branch

ESPNU
Thu, Mar 2 7 p.m. Nebraska at Minnesota

Clay Matvick, Sean Harrington

ESPN
  Houston at No. 18 Cincinnati

Adam Amin. Len Elmore

ESPN2
  UCF at USF

Allen Bestwick, Mark Wise

ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. Florida International at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
  8 p.m. Nicholls at Lamar ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. McNeese at Sam Houston State ESPN3
  Arkansas State at Troy ESPN3
  9 p.m. Iowa at No. 22 Wisconsin

Rece Davis, Jim Calhoun

ESPN
  Stanford at Colorado

Dave Pasch, Bill Walton

ESPN2
  Tulane at Memphis

Richard Cross, Reid Gettys

ESPNU
  Northwestern State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  10 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at Cal State Fullerton ESPN3
  11 p.m. California at Utah

Roy Philpott, Brad Daugherty

ESPNU
Fri, Mar 3 5 p.m. Harvard at Princeton

Matt Schick, Dino Gaudio

ESPNU
7 p.m. Journey to the Tourney: Iowa State at No. 10 West Virginia

Jon Sciambi, Mark Plansky

ESPN2
  Cornell at Yale ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Ball State ESPN3
  Central Michigan at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Columbia at Brown ESPN3
  9 p.m. Akron at Kent State

Kevin Fitzgerald, Chris Spatola

ESPN2
Sat, Mar 4 Noon Indiana at Ohio State

Dave Flemming, Dan Dakich

ESPN
Illinois at Rutgers

Clay Matvick, Sean Harrington

ESPNU
  1 p.m. Alabama at Tennessee

Kevin Ingram, Pat Bradley

SEC Network
  Texas Tech at Kansas State

Mitch Holthus, Bryndon Manzer

ESPNEWS
  2 p.m. No. 12 Florida at Vanderbilt

Tom Hart, Kara Lawson

ESPN
  Georgia at Arkansas

Mike Morgan, Dalen Cuff

ESPN2
  2:15 p.m. Georgia Southern at Georgia State ESPN3
  3 p.m. TCU at Oklahoma

Jason Benetti, Reid Gettys

ESPNEWS
  3:30 p.m. Missouri at Auburn

Richard Cross, Jarvis Hayes

SEC Network
  Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State ESPN3
  4 p.m. No. 11 Baylor at Texas

Bob Wischusen, Fran Fraschilla

ESPN
  Memphis at No. 14 SMU

Allen Bestwick, Tim Welsh

ESPN2
  Boston College at Clemson ACC Network Extra
  5:15 p.m. Little Rock at Troy ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 1 Kansas at Oklahoma State

Rich Hollenberg, Miles Simon

ESPN
  No. 6 Oregon at Oregon State

Sam Farber, Corey Williams

ESPN2
  LSU at Mississippi State

Matt Stewart, Barry Booker

SEC Network
  Dartmouth at Princeton ESPN3
  Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
  7 p.m. UNLV at Fresno State ESPN3
  Sam Houston State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  8 p.m. Colorado State at Nevada

Trey Bender, Richie Schueler

ESPN3
  8:15 p.m. Sonic Blockbuster as part of Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T: No. 17 Duke at No. 5 North Carolina

Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor

ESPN /

ESPN3 Surround

  UT Arlington at UL Lafayette

Drew Fellios, Bob Donewald

ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. South Carolina at Ole Miss

Dave Neal, Kyle Macy

SEC Network
  10:15 p.m. Washington State at No. 3 UCLA

Steve Quis, Sean Farnham, Jill Montgomery

ESPN
Sun, Mar 5 2 p.m. Temple at USF

Ted Emrich, Malcolm Huckaby

ESPNU
  4 p.m. Tulsa at Tulane

Alex Faust, Stephen Howard

ESPNU
 

 

 

 

 

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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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