The stars have aligned for us to be treated to a third helping of the best rivalry in college basketball, as #6 North Carolina will take on #14 Duke in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. Duke took care of business against North Carolina at home, beating the Tar Heels 86-78 on February 9. And North Carolina evened things up on March 4, picking up a 90-83 Senior Night win over the Blue Devils. With the series tied at 1-1, we’re set for one high stakes rubber match.
North Carolina won the regular season ACC crown, posting a gaudy 16-2 record in conference play. Their regular season dominance gave them the #1 seed in the ACC Tournament and a coveted double bye. This favorable seeding helped them waltz into the semifinals, as they only needed to smoke #9 Miami 78-53 in the quarterfinals.
Duke came into the ACC Tournament as the #5 seed, which has made them take a much tougher road to the semifinals. After their first round bye, the Blue Devils beat #12 Clemson 79-72 in the second round and #4 Louisville 81-77 in the quarterfinals.
Now that you know a little bit about the matchup, let’s break down all of the ways you can watch the game.
North Carolina vs. Duke Viewing Details
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 7:00 P.M. EST
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
TV Channel: ESPN (Check local listings.)
Spread: North Carolina -4.5, O/U 155.5
How To Live Stream North Carolina vs. Duke Online
Your best bet for watching North Carolina battle Duke via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream ESPN online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch North Carolina vs. Duke On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch tonight’s game on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Store, or Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.