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Duke vs. UNC: How to Watch, Game Time, Predictions

Written by John O'Connor

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Wow, what a storyline. In his final season, legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski’s (“Coach K”) Duke Blue Devils get another shot at their arch rivals, the UNC Tar Heels, and this time it’s on college basketball’s biggest stage, at the Final Four in New Orleans.

UNC’s win over Duke to end the regular season was Coach K’s last game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. That game was the most watched college basketball contest of the season, and this weekend’s winner take all show down will be sure to draw record viewership as well. In this post, I will walk you through the best options for watching the Duke vs. UNC game live without cable.

unc vs. duke at a glance

  • Location: Caeser’s Superdome, New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 8:50 EST tip-off
  • Channel: TBS national broadcast
  • Top budget streaming pick: Sling TV
  • Fun fact: the familiar rivals have never met in a Final Four
  • What to watch for: emotions of the Duke sideline for what could be Coach K’s last game
  • Prediction: Duke 78, UNC 69

TBS will carry the Final Four cover to cover

The first thing to know is that Turner Sports is increasingly a player in the sports world. TNT features NHL hockey, including some Stanley Cup playoff games, and is already famous for its excellent NBA coverage. Now, TBS has the rights to broadcast the entire men’s Final Four. While I don’t love major American sporting events being carried exclusively on cable TV, you have to admire the way Turner is making inroads into the games that people want to see the most. In the table below, we have laid out each live TV streaming service that carries TBS, as well as whether they currently are offering a free trial.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceYouTube TVHulu + Live TVFuboSling TV Blue + Sports ExtraSling TV Orange + Sports ExtraOrange & Blue Sports ExtraSling Orange & Blue

Can I watch the Duke vs. UNC game on DirecTV Stream?

Yes, DirecTV Stream offers TBS in its base package which gives fans the ability to live stream the Final Four, including UNC vs. Duke.

Why sign up beyond the UNC vs. Duke game? DirecTV Stream is currently the only provider that carries Bally Sports regional sports networks, including Bally Sports Carolinas.

Read our DirecTV Stream review for sports fans.

Can I watch the Duke vs. UNC game on Sling TV?

Yes, both of Sling TV’s basic packages, Orange and Blue, carry TBS and TNT.

Why sign up beyond the UNC vs. Duke game? Sling TV is a great budget pick for cord cutting sports fans.

Read our Sling TV review for sports fans.

Can I watch the Duke vs. UNC game on Hulu + Live TV?

Yes, Hulu + Live TV is another good option for live streaming this year’s Final Four, including the epic Duke vs. UNC matchup.

Why sign up beyond the UNC vs. Duke game? Hulu + Live TV’s ESPN+ bundle gives fans access to UFC events and a lot of out-of-market MLB and NHL games.

Read our Hulu + Live TV review.

Can I watch the Duke vs. UNC game on YouTube TV?

YouTube TV is another good option for watching the Duke vs. UNC game as the platform carries TBS in its base package.

Why sign up beyond the UNC vs. Duke game? Extensive sports coverage and a mobile only fantasy football integration with NFL.com fantasy football teams.

Read our YouTube TV review for sports fans.

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