The ESPN College GameDay crew is in Charlottesville getting ready for Saturday's show which airs from 11am-Noon on ESPN.
On Friday the show's anchors and analysts talked about the rematch between No. 3 Virginia and No. 2 Duke.
"Last time they played it was one of the highest rated games we've had in years" says Jay Bilas. "This will be the same."
Three weeks ago in Durham, Duke beat Virginia by just two points 72-70. Duke was without its star point guard Tre Jones for that game. Jones is now healthy and will play Saturday in the rematch.
"It's a big deal," says ESPN's Rece Davis. "Their shooting percentage both inside and outside and beyond the arc are much higher when he's in there. He's as good of an on-ball defender as there is in the country. Maybe the best."
"They have to deal with Tre's pressure," says ESPN's Seth Greenberg. "They can't let Tre disrupt because he just doesn't defend he disrupts and pushes you on that first step."
The first meeting this season between Virginia was a back and forth game with 15 lead changes and 14 ties. Jay Bilas says he expects the scoring in the rematch to be in high 60's or low 70's.
"To me, you kind of know what the game plans are going to be," says Bilas. "It's just what's going to wind up winning the day. Who's going to be able to make more shots, who's going to make more plays."
All three times College GameDay has been at Virginia a UVa student has hit a half court shot winning $18,000 to go towards tuition. How do you top that?
"How about 4-for-4. State Farm is going broke in Charlottesville, says Davis jokingly. "I tell them it's worth a lot more money to them every time they make the shot and then they whine about it, I'm kidding. They love it and they've been a great title sponsor and it's been great fun. Hopefully we can keep the streak alive."
Virginia opened as a two and a half point favorite for Saturday's game which tips off at 6pm on ESPN.
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Marty Hudtloff is the Sports Director at WVIR-TV. He joined the NBC29 sports team in October of 2003. He has a degree in broadcast journalism from Bradley University. You can reach out to Marty via Email or Twitter.