How to Watch UNC vs Duke Online Without Cable

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Duke's Tre Jones celebrates after hitting a buzzer-beater to send the game against UNC into OT in February.

Duke and North Carolina continue their storied-rivalry on Saturday night, as the Blue Devils and Tar Heels clash in the ACC regular-season finale at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of UNC vs Duke on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:

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Sling TV

Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” package comes with 32 channels, including ESPN. Sling is the cheapest streaming service with the ESPN channels if you plan on keeping it long term, but it also comes with a free trial that lasts through March 15:

Sling TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch UNC vs Duke live 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 credentials.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes with 10 hours of cloud DVR storage.

AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include ESPN. The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:

AT&T TV Now Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of UNC vs Duke 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 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.

Hulu With Live TV

ESPN is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of UNC vs Duke 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 the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Hulu credentials.

If you can’t watch 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.


UNC vs Duke Preview

The overtime classic between Duke and North Carolina back in February will certainly be tough to top on Saturday night when the Blue Devils and Tar Heels meet at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. for the ACC regular-season finale.

Duke (24-6, 14-5 in the ACC) snapped a two-game losing streak on Monday night when they beat North Carolina State, 88-69, at home. The Blue Devils had previously lost three out of four contests.

“I think that stretch we did have (losing three out of four games), we weren’t attacking as much,” Duke sophomore guard Tre Jones said. “We didn’t have a lot of energy, and we seemed pretty flat.”

Meanwhile, their arch-rival Tar Heels have seemed to right the ship after a free-falling seven-game losing streak. North Carolina (13-17, 6-13 in the ACC) have won three straight games including a 93-83 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday, that saw the Tar Heels shoot a scorching 50.8 percent from the field.

UNC more than held their own with the Blue Devils in the first matchup on Feb. 8 but wilted down the stretch. The Tar Heels squandered a late 13-point lead, thanks in part to a dismal night from the free-throw line, where they went 21-of-38.

Duke hit two buzzer-beaters – one in regulation and one in overtime – to pull off the miracle win, 98-96 in OT.

Trailing 84-82 with 4.4 seconds remaining in regulation, Duke sophomore guard Tre Jones intentionally missed a free throw by firing it off the rim, got the rebound and managed to get off a jumper that beat the buzzer and sent the game into overtime.

Jones stepped to the free-throw line again with 6.6 seconds left in overtime and Duke trailing 96-95. After hitting the first free-throw to tie the game, Jones missed the second but the ball was tapped out and rebounded by Duke. Jones got the ball once more and attempted a shot that came up short but ended up in the hands of his teammate Wendell Moore Jr. underneath the basket for a put-back buzzer-beater.

Jones led the way for the Blue Devils in the first matchup with 28 points and six assists.

UNC is assured of finishing in the bottom four in the ACC standings and will take the court on the first day of the ACC Tournament on Tuesday.

Duke can finish anywhere from No. 2 to No. 4 in the conference, depending on this weekend’s results. The Blue Devils will get a double-bye and play in the ACC quarterfinals on Thursday.


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