The No. 1 Duke Blue Devils will visit the Syracuse Orange for an Atlantic Coast Conference clash at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
PlayStation Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include ESPN.
You can start a free five-day trial right here (select “Start Streaming” in the upper-right corner), and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PlayStation Vue comes included with cloud DVR.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including ESPN.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
ESPN is included in the “Sling Orange” channel bundle.
You can start a free seven-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
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Syracuse (18-8 overall, 9-4 in ACC play) head coach Jim Boeheim will reportedly be on the sidelines for the Orange, just days after hitting and killing 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez in a fatal car accident.
“The Jimenez family has suffered a tremendous loss. Our community is shaken,” Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack said in a statement. “The Boeheim family is heartbroken over what happened, as we all are. This is a very difficult time. I know that Coach Boeheim’s players gain strength from him, just as he gains strength from his players. Our entire community gains strength from each other. With this in mind, and after thoughtful consideration, I have respectfully decided that Coach Boeheim will resume his coaching duties later today and will coach in tomorrow night’s game against Duke. We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family as they continue to mourn this tragic loss.”
On January 14, the Orange handed Duke (23-3, 11-2) their second loss of the season and first in ACC play, winning in overtime 95-91 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Junior guard Tyus Battle led Syracuse with 32 points, adding four assists. Senior guard Frank Howard scored 16 and dished a team-high five assists.
“We did a lot of ball screens with Tyus and Frank, try to get them to go downhill,” Boeheim said of the victory, per The Daily Orange. “If they switched, they had a center. If they tried to get over them, they had an edge to get to the basket.”
The Blue Devils will be without star forward Zion Williams. On Wednesday, the freshman suffered a knee injury in the first minute of Duke’s 88-72 loss to North Carolina and didn’t return.
The defeat snapped Duke’s nine-game winning streak, which started after their overtime loss to the Orange.
“We have to figure out what this means,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the loss to UNC, according to The Chronicle. “We’re not going to draw any conclusions from this game, except the fact that we have a loss. That’s a definite conclusion. How we’re going to play, what we’re going to do, we have to come up with a game plan based on Zion not playing. Hopefully he’ll be back playing sometime in the near future.”
The Blue Devils shot just 34.7 percent from the field in the loss, turning the ball over 20 times while posting just nine assists.
“Not having Zion hurt,” junior forward Jack White said, per The Chronicle. “It felt like the ball couldn’t go in the hoop and we were discouraged us from the start. It affected how we played.”
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