Duke vs. UNC: Time, TV Channel, Free Live Stream

Duke and North Carolina meet in the newest chapter of the famed rivalry. (Getty)

Duke and North Carolina meet in the newest chapter of the famed rivalry. (Getty)

One of the greatest rivalries in all of sports–let alone college basketball–is renewed Wednesday night when No. 20 Duke travels to Chapel Hill to take on No. 5 North Carolina.

After falling out of the AP Top 25 for the first time in nearly a decade, the Blue Devils have reeled off four straight wins and enter this matchup fresh off a dramatic buzzer-beating victory over Virginia on Saturday.

The Tar Heels, meanwhile, seemed to be traveling in the opposite direction with two losses in a row and nearly a third to Boston College, but Roy Williams’ squad looked like a Final 4 contender again with a 21-point thumping of Pittsburgh. After a dreadful 11-game stretch that saw him go 14-of-60 from beyond the arc, star senior Marcus Paige has seemingly righted the ship, hitting 11 of his last 20 attempts from deep.

As long as that’s happening, the Heels are extremely difficult to beat. But as we’ve seen in this rivalry, anything can happen.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the must-see battle:

Duke vs. North Carolina Viewing Info

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Time: 9 p.m. ET

Location: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

TV Channel: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN; Sling TV. Read on for a complete rundown of how to watch:

Watch Duke vs. North Carolina Online

If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. The service’s Best of Live TV package, which includes ESPN, costs $20 a month, but if you’re looking for a way to watch the game for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial. . Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

If you do have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch a live stream of ESPN’s coverage at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need to log in with a cable user name and password–either yours or someone you know–to watch.

Watch Duke vs. North Carolina on Mobile

Users with a subscription to Sling TV can watch it on their app, which can be downloaded for free in the App store or the Google Play store.

Users with access to ESPN can watch the event on the Watch ESPN app, which you can download for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store. As is the case with desktop, you will need the cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.