The No. 2-ranked Duke Blue Devils take on the Central Arkansas Bears at Cameron Indoor Stadium in the 2K Empire Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project on Tuesday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on the new ACC Network. If you don’t have cable or don’t have that channel, you can watch the game live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS4 or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. Of those, the “Max,” “Choice,” “Xtra” and “Ultimate” bundles all include the ACC Network.
You can start a free trial of any AT&T TV Now package right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Duke vs Central Arkansas on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app. You can also watch the game on ESPN.com or the ESPN app if you sign in using your AT&T TV Now credentials.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now–no matter what channel package you choose–comes with included cloud DVR.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand library of TV shows and movies, Hulu With Live TV comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including the ACC Network. If you want to keep the ACC Network for the long-term, this is the cheapest streaming service that includes it.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch Duke vs Central Arkansas live 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, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app. You can also watch on ESPN.com or the ESPN app by signing in with your Hulu with Live TV credentials.
If you can’t watch the game live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
ACC Network is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” plus “Sports Extra” channel bundle.
You can start a free seven-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Duke vs Central Arkansas 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. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Sling TV credentials.
If you can’t watch live, cloud DVR is available as an add-on.
Duke vs Central Arkansas Preview
The Duke Blue Devils, fresh off of being moved up in the AP Top 25 poll to No. 2, will host the Central Arkansas Bears on Tuesday night in what will be the first of two campus games for them in the 2K Empire Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.
Duke kicked off their 2018-2019 campaign last Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in the Champions Classic with a win over Kansas, who was ranked No. 3 in the preseason Top 25.
The Blue Devils then had their home-opener at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday and blew out Colorado State, 89-55.
Leading the way for Duke out of the gate this season has been their floor general, Tre Jones, who was the only member of last season’s stellar Blue Devil freshmen class to return.
Jones has put up 15 points in each of his first two games and has tallied 15 total assists. The sophomore guard has scored or assisted on 45 percent of the made baskets in Duke’s first two contests.
The Blue Devils are now 19-1 when Jones has a double-digit scoring output.
Duke has won 148 straight non-conference games at home – the nation’s longest streak. The next longest streak is owned by Butler with 52.
The Blue Devils will face Georgia State in the second campus game of the tournament on Friday at Cameron Indoor Stadium, before traveling to New York to play California on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Madison Square Garden followed by a matchup with Georgetown or Texas on Friday, Nov. 22.
Duke has won the last two 2K Empire Classic tournaments that they’ve participated in and are 8-2 all-time in the event.
Meanwhile, Central Arkansas is coming off a game in which they hung tough against Georgetown on Saturday but ultimately fell 89-78.
The Bears stayed competitive by hitting 12 three-pointers and forcing 19 turnovers. Four of their players scored in double figures, led by junior center Hayden Koval who put up 21 points.
Central Arkansas stacked their non-conference schedule this season, which included an opening-night game against No. 16 Baylor, which they lost 105-61, and upcoming matchups with Wichita State, Utah and Marquette.
The Bears are relishing the opportunity to take on Duke for the first time in their program’s history.
“I think the thing I like about getting a chance to play against Duke is that this will be a lifetime memory for these young men,” said Central Arkansas head coach Russ Pennell. “Regardless of the outcome, you get to play on one of the storied courts in basketball history, Cameron Indoor, against the all-time winningest coach in college basketball history in Mike Krzyzewski. You have the Cameron Crazies and then there’s the fact they’ve won five national championships.
“You know, not everyone gets that chance to do that, in fact very few do. So the experience is probably the No. 1 thing. And then for the current, you’re trying to get your basketball team better against the apex of talent and success in college basketball. So it’s a balancing act between the two. You want to enjoy the environment but you also want to play well. So I think that’s the challenge and the goal.”
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