via press release:
On-Site Set Presence from Duke at North Carolina and Syracuse at Duke
No. 5 Duke at North Carolina Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN; No. 1 Syracuse at No. 5 Duke Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN
ESPN’s enhanced coverage of No. 5 Duke at North Carolina on Thursday, Feb. 20, and undefeated No. 1 Syracuse at No. 5 Duke on Saturday, Feb. 22, will include a live studio presence from the site of both games. Coverage will begin from Chapel Hill on Thursday morning with Rece Davis, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg providing live reports and analysis through the day and halftime around the rescheduled Duke at North Carolina game (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET).
The crew of Chris Cotter, Jay Bilas and Greenberg will then move to Duke’s campus where they will appear across ESPN platforms from Friday morning through Saturday in anticipation of that day’s Syracuse-Duke rematch (ESPN, 7 p.m.). Saturday’s 6 p.m. College GameDay Covered by State Farm telecast will derive from inside Cameron Indoor Stadium, with the trio also handling halftime live from the court. The crew of Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale, along with reporter Shannon Spake, will call the game.
Syracuse remained unbeaten and assumed the No. 1 spot in the national rankings following a 91-89 overtime win in the first meeting between the programs on February 1. The game averaged nearly 4.8 million viewers, making it the network’s third most-viewed regular-season men’s college basketball game on record.
Also on Saturday, College GameDay will be represented by Rece Davis, Digger Phelps, Jalen Rose and Jay Williams in Boulder, site of ESPN’s No. 4 Arizona at Colorado Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV game (ESPN, 9 p.m.). The show will originate from the Coors Events Center at 10 a.m. on ESPNU and 11 a.m. on ESPN, and include segments from Duke. Dave Pasch and Bill Walton will have the call of the game, along with reporter Holly Rowe.