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Feb. 20, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm will return to John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday, Feb. 27, prior to No. 7 Virginia’s Atlantic Coast Conference matchup with No. 5 North Carolina. Tipoff at JPJ is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on ESPN.

College GameDay, the network’s signature college basketball pregame show, will air on ESPN from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. An evening edition will lead into tip-off of Virginia’s ACC showdown with North Carolina. Admission and parking will be free for all fans attending the national pregame show Saturday morning. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and all seating at John Paul Jones Arena is general admission.

The first 5,000 fans in attendance at JPJ will receive an official ESPN College GameDay t-shirt. One lucky fan in attendance will win a pair of lower level tickets to the Virginia-North Carolina game.

This will be the second appearance for ESPN’s college basketball preview show at JPJ. The show made its first appearance at JPJ last season for Virginia’s home game against Duke on Jan. 31.

College GameDay is hosted by Rece Davis, who is joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams. Dan Shulman, Bilas and reporter Shannon Spake will have the call of the Virginia-North Carolina game.

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