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How to Watch UNC Tar Heels Basketball Live Online

Written by John O'Connor

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Watch Hubert Davis and the UNC Tar Heels compete for a national championship live without cable on ACC Network, CBS, ESPN, and more.

You can live stream North Carolina basketball without cable on most major streaming devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, and more. DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” with its library of regional sports networks, plus ACC Network, ESPN and CBS, is the only platform that allows Tar Heel fans to watch the entire hoops season front to back with no gaps in coverage, and is our top pick.

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How to watch tonight’s UNC basketball game

What channel is the UNC basketball game on tonight? In the easy to use table below, we list the UNC basketball TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game.

The most important channels for UNC basketball fans

Because of the ACC’s TV contract with ESPN, which runs through 2036, most UNC basketball games will air on either ACC Network, an ESPN owned channel, or ESPN. UNC basketball will also be broadcast on CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV during the NCAA Tournament.

In a confusing twist for ACC sports fans, the Tar Heels will also appear on local regional sports networks (RSNs) in both basketball and football a handful of times a year in a lineup known as the ACC on RSNs. These regional sports network broadcasts cause blackouts for fans inside the viewing territories of the RSNs.

Bally Sports+DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboHulu + Live TVParamount+Sling TV Orange + Sports ExtraYouTube TV
ACC Network ACC Network
ACC Network Extra ACC Network Extra
Bally Sports Southeast Bally Sports Southeast

Can I watch UNC basketball on DIRECTV STREAM?

Yes, you can watch UNC basketball on DIRECTV STREAM by upgrading to the “Choice” package. The advantage of DTV for Tar Heel fans is the platform offers full coverage of the entire season, including the ACC on RSN games that stream on Bally Sports RSNs and channels like MASN and YES Network.

In addition to UNC hoops, DIRECTV STREAM carries the channels you need to watch in-market NHL, NBA, and MLB action, as well as NFL games.

Can I watch UNC basketball on Hulu?

Yes, Hulu + Live TV offers the channels you need to watch every UNC basketball game online except the ACC on RSN games. You can watch 95% of UNC basketball, including the biggest and most important games, with Hulu + Live TV.

Can I watch UNC basketball on YouTube TV?

Yes, expect for the ACC on RSN games, you can watch every UNC hoops game on YouTube TV. One of the advantages of YouTube TV is the 4K plus add-on, which features select ESPN programming in 4K.

Can I watch UNC basketball on fuboTV?

fuboTV gets UNC basketball fans most games, but the lack of TBS/TNT is major hole in coverage come March Madness time.

Can I watch UNC basketball on Sling TV?

Although the package lacks CBS and the ACC on RSNs games, Sling TV Orange + Sports Extra is the most cost effective way to stream the UNC games that air on ESPN and ACC Network.

Watching Tar Heels basketball FAQ

Can I watch UNC basketball on Paramount+?

Yes, you can watch the UNC basketball games that air on CBS with a Paramount+ subscription, however, most Tar Heel games won’t appear on Paramount+.

What is UNC basketball’s home arena?

The Tar Heels basketball team plays at the Dean E. Smith Center, an arena named after legendary UNC basketball coach Dean E. Smith.

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