Feb. 11, 2013
LOS ANGELES - UCLA's Pauley Pavilion will host ESPN's College GameDay Covered by State Farm the morning and evening of Saturday, March 2, prior to the Bruins' home contest against Arizona that night.
The arrival of ESPN's College GameDay coincides with UCLA's final regular-season home men's basketball game, as the Bruins are scheduled to face Arizona that Saturday at 6 p.m. (PT).
College GameDay Covered by State Farm is an eight-week Saturday morning and evening college basketball studio program originating from the site of ESPN's Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV telecast. The ESPN program will make its second appearance in UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins' iconic home first served as the backdrop to College GameDay on Feb. 2, 2008, when UCLA defeated Arizona, 82-60.
The popular ESPN program's first hour begins at 7 a.m. PT (ESPNU) and continues at 8 a.m. PT (ESPN) with a one-hour edition at 5 p.m. PT on ESPN.
UCLA students and fans will be allowed entry to Pauley Pavilion for the morning program of College GameDay as early as 5 a.m. on March 2. Event programming will begin at 5:30 a.m. Fans interested in attending that morning's show are encouraged to line up outside the northwest entrance of Pauley Pavilion. Admission is free, and fans must wear blue or UCLA gear to be admitted. Pay-by-space parking will be available in parking structures No. 4 and No. 8.
ESPN's Rece Davis serves as the show's host and is joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Jalen Rose to preview all the day's action and discuss the biggest storylines in college basketball.