UA basketball: ESPN's GameDay coming to McKale

2012-01-23T20:00:00Z UA basketball: ESPN's GameDay coming to McKaleBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 23, 2012 8:00 pm  • 

After months of planning, three conference calls and an on-site walk-through with producers in December, Arizona is all but ready to host the ESPN GameDay crew Saturday for the first time ever in basketball.

Just about the only thing left to do is scoot the GameDay stage on to the center of Lute and Bobbi Olson Court and that can’t happen until well after the Wildcats face Washington State on Thursday night.

“Their stage sets up and goes out on the court pretty quickly,” said Suzy Mason, UA’s associate AD for event management.

The GameDay bus is scheduled to arrive Friday, and it will be parked on the north McKale Center lawn in order to maximize exposure for sponsor State Farm.

Inside McKale, ESPN will handle the setup and necessary backdrops. The stage will be at center court, facing west, and sections 2-4 will be the primary seating areas for fans.

The GameDay crew will have two rooms at McKale to use for interviews and other preparation. Also, since the UA women’s basketball team will be out of town, the crew will be able to rest in their locker room.

Arizona, which hosted GameDay in November 2009 for football, received the nod this time for basketball as a prelude for UA’s game with Washington. There will be a morning studio show and an afternoon pregame show aired Saturday from McKale.

Get more details in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 12 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 1 0 0.909
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 9 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 2 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
USC 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 4 6 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Eastern Washington at
California
12/19 67-78
Arizona at
UTEP
12/19 60-55
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 1:00 pm
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 7:00 pm
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 7:00 pm
USC at
Boston College
12/21 2:00 pm
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
Detroit at
Arizona State
12/23 1:00 pm
Stanford at
Texas
12/23 5:00 pm
South Dakota State at
Utah
12/23 7:00 pm
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