ESPN prep

An ESPN staff members directs the crowd to cheer behind the Sports Center analysts, Rece Davis, Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg and Jay Bilas.

For the second straight year, ESPN’s "College GameDay" will make an appearance in a matchup that features Kansas and Kentucky.

The show will preview the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge, which will feature No. 2 Kansas (18-1) at No. 5 Kentucky (17-2), on Saturday, Jan. 28 from Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

GameDay will begin at 11 a.m. on ESPN, and will be followed by an evening edition leading into the game broadcast at 6 p.m. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. on ESPN.  

The show is hosted by Rece Davis, who is joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams.

According to the ESPN release, Bilas will join Dan Shulman and reporter Maria Taylor on the call of the game.

Kentucky will be the site of GameDay for the sixth time. Only Kansas and Duke have been more frequent hosts, each hosting seven times.  

Kansas defeated Kentucky 90-84 in an overtime thriller on Jan. 30, 2016, as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. 

- Edited by Frank Weirich