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How to watch Duke vs. Cal in the 2K Empire classic

The Blue Devils are loaded. Again.


Kahron Spearman


Posted on Nov 21, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 10:25 pm CDT

Two undefeated teams clash as the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils (4-0) take on the California Golden Bears in the 2k Empire Classic tournament, at Madison Square Garden, in New York City.

Duke has started the season on fire, on the backs of freshmen (Cassius Stanley, Vernon Carey Jr., and Matthew Hurt) and their star sophomore point guard Tre Jones—who leads the Blues Devils in points and assists.

Cal sophomore guard Matt Bradley is averaging 21.3 points per contest, up from 10.8 last season. He’s also hitting three 3-pointers per game on 52.9 percent three-point shooting in his breakout season. The Bears will have to get as many switches off for Bradley off Jones as possible, to max out his effectiveness. 

However, the Golden Bears rank No. 3 nationally in 3-point shooting efficiency at 47.1 percent—which will be handy in their uphill task in trying to play over the top of Duke’s vaunted defense.

Here’s everything you need to live stream the matchup between Duke and California.


No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. California Golden Bears 

  • When: 9pm ET, Thursday, Nov. 21
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • Streaming: ESPN3/ACC Network

How to watch ACC Network

As of late August 2019, the ACC Network is live and available to cord-cutting sports fans. Like streaming networks from the other power conferences, ACC Network offers conference games and in-house programming.

If you have a cable subscription or if your live TV package includes ESPN, you can use your login credentials to watch games on ESPN (not to be confused with ESPN+, the network’s new standalone app). You can either download the app or just click the Watch tab on the main ESPN site. The best ACC games will be shown on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU.

The ACC Network has deals with Dish, Spectrum, DirecTV, and Verizon Fios, as well as the live stream TV services below.

College basketball streams: Duke vs. California

1) Sling TV

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Sling TV

For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


2) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu TV
  • Cost: $44.95 per month
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.


3) AT&T TV Now

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  • Cost: $50-$135 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.


4) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


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*First Published: Nov 21, 2019, 12:09 pm CST