Aug. 8, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's basketball team will host College GameDay, it was announced by ESPN today.
The Hoyas will play long-time BIG EAST rival Syracuse at Verizon Center on Saturday, March 9, with tipoff slated for noon.
Prior to the game, ESPN GameDay will air on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on ESPNU and from 11 a.m. to noon on ESPN.
This will be the first time Georgetown has served as a host for ESPN GameDay.
ESPN's College GameDay 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 ninth season begins on Saturday, Jan. 19 on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis and closes out on Saturday, March 9 with a split site, starting at Verizon Center. The GameDay crew will begin at 10 a.m. in Washington, D.C. and then depart for an evening game featuring Duke and North Carolina at 9 p.m.
Jalen Rose joins the College GameDay crew this season. Rose will be a featured analyst on GameDay, as well as additional college basketball studio programming and games. Rose has been ESPN NBA analyst, primarily as part of the network's studio coverage since 2007, and will continue NBA studio analysis during the Playoffs.
For the ninth year, Rece Davis will serve as host for College GameDay, and will be joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Rose to preview all the day's action and discuss the biggest storylines in college basketball.