The next chapter in the greatest rivalry in college basketball will take place tonight, as the North Carolina Tar Heels will travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils. This showdown of ACC powerhouses should be a track meet, as both teams can light up the scoreboard. North Carolina’s 87.8 points per game average is fifth in the country, while Duke’s 82.5 scoring average is 20th.
The #8 ranked Tar Heels (21-4, 9-2 ACC) are having a typically strong season, as they are currently in first place in the ACC. They’ve won their last two games, beating Pittsburgh 80-78 and #20 Notre Dame 83-76. North Carolina has had some trouble on the road this season, though. Three of their four losses were away games, and two of these losses were by double digits to unranked teams (Miami and Georgia Tech).
This may not be a National Championship contender Duke team, but they are still pretty damn good. The #18 ranked Blue Devils (18-5, 6-4 ACC) have won their last three games, including a nice road win over #20 Notre Dame. Duke also got a huge boost last week, as Coach K returned to the sidelines after back surgery for their win against Pittsburgh. The Blue Devils went just 4-3 with Jeff Capel at the helm.
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: Thursday, Februrary 9, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina
TV Channel: ESPN. (Check local listings.)
Spread: Duke -2.5, O/U 160.5
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 service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device 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 also 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, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the 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 store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play store where you can watch ESPN for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.