No. 7 North Carolina (23-5, 12-3 ACC) sits alone atop the ACC, but the Heels have a pair of challenging tests in the final week of conference play. The first of those comes Saturday when they travel to Charlottesville to take on No. 3 Virginia (21-6, 10-5 ACC).
Not only important when it comes to the ACC standings, this one is a compelling clash of styles.
The Heels play at a break-neck speed, crash the offensive glass and don’t shoot well from beyond the arc. The Cavaliers, as is typical of a Tony Bennett-coached team, take the air out of the ball, defend like crazy and can light it up from long range. Per KenPom.com, UNC is 55th in the country in adjusted tempo and fifth in adjusted offensive efficiency. UVA is 351st in tempo and ninth in defense.
You’d be hard-pressed to find two teams that are more different than each other, and that should make this top-10 matchup even more entertaining.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch:
UNC vs. Virginia Viewing Info
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
TV Channel: ESPN
Watch UNC vs. Virginia 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 UNC vs. Virginia on Mobile
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.