ESPN's 'College GameDay' to return to the Plains for Auburn basketball vs. Alabama

Feb 12, 2022; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl talks with host LaPhonso Ellis on the set of the ESPN College Gameday broadcast before the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

AUBURN — For the third time in program history and for the second straight year, ESPN's "College GameDay" will be live from the Plains for an Auburn basketball game.

The show, hosted by Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, LaPhonso Ellis and Seth Greenberg, is coming for the Tigers' matchup with No. 5 Alabama on Feb. 11 (1 p.m. CT, ESPN).

College GameDay was in town last season for Auburn's meeting with Texas A&M on Feb. 12, 2022. The Tigers defeated the Aggies, 75-58. During the 2019-20 season, the show came to the Plains for Auburn's 75-66 win over No. 13 Kentucky.

The College GameDay festivities did not air during the 2020-21 season due to the COVID pandemic.

Auburn and Duke are the only programs in the country to have the show visit in 2020, 2022 and 2023.

The Tigers are third in the SEC standings. The Crimson Tide is first.

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Richard Silva is the Auburn athletics beat writer for the Montgomery Advertiser. He can be reached via email at or on Twitter @rich_silva18.

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