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Virginia vs. North Carolina Live Stream: How To Watch Online

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Two of the country’s premier college basketball programs are set to face off tonight, as the Virginia Cavaliers will head to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. These two teams play vastly different styles of basketball, with Virginia boasting a stifling defense and North Carolina having a dynamic offense. North Carolina scores 87.7 points per game (6th in NCAA), while Virginia holds teams to just 55.5 points per game (1st in NCAA).

The #14 ranked Cavaliers (18-7, 8-5 ACC) have really been struggling as of late, dropping two straight and four of their last six games. But in Virginia’s defense, two of those losses came against top-15 teams (Villanova and Duke), and they did beat #4 Louisville 71-55 over this stretch.

The #10 ranked Tar Heels (22-5, 10-3 ACC) are currently in first place in the ACC, but there are three teams with 9-4 records in conference play nipping at their heels (Duke, Florida State, and Louisville). North Carolina bounced back from a tough 86-78 road loss to the Blue Devils to win their most recent game, cruising to a 97-73 road victory over NC State.

Now that you know a little bit about the matchup, let’s break down all of the ways you can watch the game.


Virginia vs. North Carolina Viewing Details

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 8: 15 P.M. EST
Location: Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TV Channel: ESPN. (Check local listings.)


How To Live Stream Virginia vs. North Carolina Online

Your best bet for watching Virginia battle North Carolina 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 Virginia vs. North Carolina 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.

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