Men’s College Basketball: Saturday Showcase to Feature Sonic Blockbuster between No. 1 Duke and No. 4 Virginia

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Men’s College Basketball: Saturday Showcase to Feature Sonic Blockbuster between No. 1 Duke and No. 4 Virginia

  • First-ever ESPN+ Multicast to Offer Alternate Viewing Experience
  • College GameDay Makes First Stop of 2019 at Duke Ahead of Top-5 Matchup

ESPN’s Saturday Showcase Presented by 5-Hour ENERGY slate on Saturday, Jan. 19, will feature 10 of the top 15 teams across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, highlighted by the Saturday Primetime presented by H&R Block matchup between No. 4 Virginia and No. 1 Duke at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN.

College basketball coverage begins with College GameDay Covered by State Farm at 11 a.m., from Durham, N.C., with host Rece Davis and analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams. The traveling college basketball, originating from Cameron Indoor Stadium, will preview the top-five matchup between the Cavaliers and Blue Devils. Reporter Tom Rinaldi sat down with Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski earlier this week for a one-on-one interview, which will air during the show.

The Sonic Blockbuster will be complemented by a Player Iso Cam, ONLY on ESPN+. This alternate viewing experience, available via the ESPN App, will bring fans closer to the action inside Cameron Indoor Stadium, focusing on individual players throughout the game. Davis, Greenberg and Williams will provide commentary for the first-ever college basketball ‘ESPN+ multi-cast,’ detailing the craziness inside one of college basketball’s most electric venues.

ESPN Men’s College Basketball Television Schedule

Sat, Jan 19 Noon No. 2 Michigan at Wisconsin
Jason Benetti, Dan Dakich
ESPN
No. 13 North Carolina at Miami
Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander
ESPN2
  Tulsa at UCF
Mike Corey, Mark Wise
ESPNU
  1 p.m. Arkansas at No. 18 Ole Miss
Richard Cross, Debbie Antonelli
SEC Network
  2 p.m. No. 7 Kansas at West Virginia
Dave Flemming, Fran Fraschilla, Kris Budden
ESPN
  Alabama at No. 3 Tennessee
Beth Mowins, Jimmy Dykes
ESPN2
  Loyola-Chicago at Indiana State
Derek Jones, Malcolm Huckaby
ESPNU
  3:30 p.m. Missouri at Texas A&M
Mike Morgan, Pat Bradley
SEC Network
  4 p.m. No. 12 Kentucky at No. 14 Auburn
Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale, Allison Williams
ESPN
  TCU at Kansas State
Rich Hollenberg, Robbie Hummel
ESPN2
  SMU at Memphis
Jay Alter, John Thompson III
ESPNU
  6 p.m. No. 4 Virginia at No. 1 Duke
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor

Player Iso Cam Multicast (ESPN+)

Rece Davis, Seth Greenberg, Jay Williams

ESPN/ESPN+
  No. 8 Texas Tech at Baylor
Mark Neely, Reid Gettys
ESPN2
  Oklahoma State at Iowa State
Clay Matvick, Tim Welsh
ESPNU
    South Carolina at LSU
Kevin Fitzgerald, Dane Bradshaw
SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 21 Houston at USF
Matt Schick, Sean Harrington
ESPNU
  No. 20 Oklahoma at Texas
Alex Loeb, Lance Blanks
Longhorn Network
  8:30 p.m. No. 24 Mississippi State at Vanderbilt
Dave Neal, Daymeon Fishback
SEC Network
  10 p.m. Air Force at No. 10 Nevada
Dave Feldman, Corey Williams
ESPNU

Weekly schedule, including digital games, is available here.

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Anna Negron

It was always a dream of mine to work at ESPN, and here I am! I joined the College Sports PR team in March 2016. Hailing from the great Garden State, I graduated from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in sport management, where I not only sang the National Anthem at games, but was also a member of the Seton Hall Sapphires Dance Team and a student reporter for Pirate Sports Network. Before joining ESPN, I served as a Public Relations Associate for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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