ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 05: Jesse Perry #33 of the Arizona Wildcats shoots over David Wear #12 of the UCLA Bruins at the Honda Center on January 5, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Arizona Wildcats will face off against the Washington Huskies on Saturday and will also welcome ESPN College GameDay to Tucson.
The Arizona Wildcats will host the Washington Huskies on Pac-12 action on Saturday, January 28. According to the official Wildcats website, the school will also play host to the ESPN College GameDay crew.
Saturday's game will be the first time that ESPN will bring College GameDay to Tucson and only the third time the show has covered a Pac-12 event. ESPNU and ESPN will begin broadcasting live from McKale Center at 8:00 a.m. MST. The show features host Rece Davis and analysts Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis, Bob Knight and "Digger" Phelps.
Here is some more information from the official Wildcats website:
Admission is free and open to the public with arena doors scheduled to open at 6 a.m. Free parking is available in the Cherry Street garage and surrounding surface lots. All fans can enter the building through the ZonaZoo entrance (northwest ground level doors).
Fans are encouraged to bring signs and their school spirit. Additionally, sign-making stations will be available on the concourse for fans who wish to make one inside the arena. State Farm will give five randomly selected fans $20 gift cards for displaying school spirit and creativity.
State Farm also will sponsor an on-air halfcourt shot promotion where one randomly selected fan in attendance will have a chance to win $18,000 by making a shot from halfcourt. He or she will receive $1,800 just for the attempt.
Further, State Farm staffers will be giving away 3,000 roll banners, 150 GameDay t-shirts, net headbands and hats, and 30 drawstring bags.
The arena will be cleared between the taping and the 5:00 p.m. game. You will need a ticket to attend the matchup against the Huskies. But it sounds like a fun event and a great opportunity to show your school spirit.