North Carolina vs Duke Live: How to Watch the Final Four Game Online

This live stream from North Carolina vs. Duke features two programs that are set to make their 38th combined appearance in the Final Four. But this one, as the kids say, “just hits different.” It’s to be expected when these two Tobacco route rivals meet for the first time in the history of the tournament.

The headline: Coach K is set to retire at the end of this year after 42 seasons with the Blue Devils, and he wants to go out on a high. But the UNC is not ready to back down. Yes, the stage is set for an epic March Madness live stream.

North Carolina vs Duke live stream schedule, channels

Dated: North Carolina vs. Duke live stream is Saturday, April 2
Time: 8:49 p.m. ET / 5:49 p.m. PT / 1:49 a.m. BST
Channel: TBS
Watch in the United States on Sling TV and Paramount Plus
Watch in UK on BT Sports
Watch in Australia on Kayo Sports
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Eighth-seeded East Region North Carolina (28-9) just played the spoiler against this tournament’s 15-seeded Cinderella team at St. Peter’s. The Tar Heels ended the Peacocks’ run by handing them a 69-49 loss last week. Junior big man Armando Bacot had a monster game, scoring 20 points while grabbing 22 rebounds.

Of course, the Peacocks’ run isn’t the only party the Tar Heels have ruined this year. Just three weeks ago, they were a dark cloud over Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final game at the Cameron Indoor. UNC beat Duke in that game 94-81.

Duke (32-6) finished the regular season as the ninth-ranked team in the AP poll and earned a double seed in the West Region. Despite dropping their second game against North Carolina on March 5, the Blue Devils dismantled the Tar Heels in their first meeting of the season with an 87-67 loss in February. Freshman forward AJ Griffin dropped 27 points to UNC in the win.

Griffin is coming off a team-high 18 points in the regional championship game, while fellow Duke star Paolo Banchero had 16 points and seven rebounds.

Duke is currently a 4-point favorite against North Carolina. Over/under 151. Duke and North Carolina have faced each other a total of 257 times over the years. The Tar Heels have the historical advantage, as they are 142-115 against the Blue Devils.

How to watch North Carolina vs. Duke live streams online from anywhere on Earth

Hoops fans, if for some reason you’ve had to leave your own “bubble” – or you can’t get truTV where you are for some weird reason – and you can’t watch North Carolina vs. Duke, you’re not not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can feel like you’re surfing the web from your hometown (or somewhere the power cuts won’t hit) and accessing the same streaming services you’ve already paid for.

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We tested many different services and our choice for the best vpn overall is ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN offers superb speeds and excellent customer service, and there’s even a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied.

How to watch North Carolina vs. Duke live streams in the US

In the United States, March Madness airs on four networks: CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.

North Carolina vs. Duke is on TBS – but the final games will only be on CBS and TBS. You can catch all of these channels with Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV, but they’re do not on our list of the best streaming services. And they’re expensive, at $70 and $65, respectively.

The much more affordable Sling TV Blue ($35 per month) has TBS, TNT and truTV. And then if you add Paramount Plus Premium ($9.99 per month) you get CBS there. This all adds up to $45 per month, $20-$25 less than going with one of the other options.

How to watch North Carolina vs Duke in the UK

Basketball fans across the pond can follow the tournament live on BT Sportswhere ESPNHD will showcase the games.

North Carolina vs. Duke has a late warning from (epic yawn) at 1:49 a.m. BST.

Prices differ hugely depending on whether you already have BT TV and a BT broadband subscription. If you have both you can add the Sports package for £15/month plus a £20 upfront fee, or opt for the £40/month Big Sports package which also includes all Sky Sports channels, giving you a whole lot other sports besides March Madness.

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport monthly subscription (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a set amount of time and doesn’t require a lengthy subscription.

Everything sounds good, right? But if you’re not in the UK, you can still catch March Madness live streams on a service like ExpressVPN.

How to watch North Carolina vs. Duke live streams in Canada

We can’t say how many March Madness games will air on TSN, TSN2 or TSN3, but they will have some NCAA games.

North Carolina’s live stream against Duke will be broadcast by TSN 3.

Finalists without a way to watch the games, however, should – like those in the UK – take a VPN service such as ExpressVPN for a spin.

How to watch North Carolina vs. Duke live streams in Australia

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It seems that (as was the case in previous years) Kayo Sports is your best bet for Australian streaming services that show March Madness live streams. But it’s unclear if North Carolina vs. Duke will be on Kayo.

Kayo offers a 14-day free trial for its Basic and Premium plans, more than enough time to confirm they’re actually streaming the games. The basic package costs $25 per month thereafter.

The Kayo Premium plan at $35 per month gives you the same things as the normal plan, but it offers three simultaneous streams. The basic plan gives you two streams at the same time.

If Kayo doesn’t have this game, we recommend trying ExpressVPN.

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