How to Watch Louisville vs NC State Women’s Basketball Online Free

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Getty Kianna Smith and the Louisville Cardinals take on the NC State Wolfpack on Jan. 20.

Two of the nation’s top five teams clash when the No. 3 ranked Louisville Cardinals (15-1) head to Reynolds Coliseum to take on the No. 4 ranked NC State Wolfpack (16-2) on Jan. 20 in a rematch of the ACC Championship.

The game (8:30 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on ESPN. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of Louisville vs NC State online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Louisville vs NC State live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your Fubo credentials to log in and watch.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 30-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” package, which you can include with your free three-day trial:

Sling TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Louisville vs NC State live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your Sling credentials to log in and watch.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ESPN is included in every one, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Louisville vs NC State live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials (may still be listed as AT&T on the list of cable providers) to log in and watch.


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 90+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Louisville vs NC State live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your Vidgo credentials to log in and watch.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes both ESPN+ and Disney+ as part of their special bundle:

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Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Louisville vs NC State live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your Hulu credentials to log in and watch.


Louisville vs NC State Women’s Basketball Preview

The Wolfpack are coming off an 84-60 win over No. 21 Duke on Jan. 16. Elissa Cunane led all scorers with 23 points, while Jada Boyd and Raina Perez added 10 points apiece. NC State shot 46.6% from the field and hit 46.7% of its three-point attempts.

NC State is averaging 79.7 points a game, and it’s allowing 56.8 points per contest. Now, the Wolfpack put their six-game winning streak on the line as they begin a tough stretch against conference opponents.

“It’s the ACC,” Wolfpack head coach Wes Moore said on Jan. 18, via The News & Observer. “This stretch, we have a whole lot of ranked teams on our schedule. It’s just life in the ACC. You better be able to bounce back and play hard every night, that’s what I keep preaching. Sometimes when you’re a veteran team you feel like you’re invincible. Hopefully we can keep that hunger.”

On the other side, the Cardinals are fresh from a 63-53 win over Boston College on Jan. 16. Guard Kianna Smith led the way for Louisville, netting a game-high 18 points, and Hailey Van Lith was the only other Cardinals player to score in double figures, finishing with 16 points. Louisville shot 40% from the floor, and 44.8% from the floor in a game that also saw Boston College go 2-of-15 from the 3-point line.

It was the 400th career win for Cardinals head coach Jeff Walz, who gave all the credit for the milestone to his players and staff.

“I’m not going to downplay it,” Walz said after the victory, per The Associated Press. “But at the same time, we’ve got a great staff and we were able to go out and sell our basketball program. … Reality is reality, I haven’t scored a point or made a stop.”

The Louisville coach also praised his team’s defense in the win. “I thought our energy on defense is what changed,” Walz added. “We were trying to attack them and get some ball screens. We did a good job of that, but it all started because we guarded.”

Louisville is fourth in the nation in defensive scoring, allowing  49.9 points a game to opponents while putting up 70.6 points per contest. They’ll need to bring their ‘A’ game against the Wolfpack, who have won two in a row in the series.

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