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How to stream the ACC Tournament live

In the 2020 ACC Tournament, Florida State's the No. 1 seed, but don't count out Duke.

 

Phil West

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Published Mar 10, 2020   Updated Mar 12, 2020, 12:39 pm CDT

Here’s everything you need to know to stream the ACC tournament, running Tuesday through Saturday in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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2020 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament

  • Where: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Broadcast: ACC Network, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU
  • Streaming Services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, Vidgo, YouTube TV
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ACC Tournament: Preview

If you haven’t been following the ACC this season and expect Duke and North Carolina to be vying for the title, you’re in for a surprise. The Tar Heels are dead last in the conference in a shockingly down year, and they’re actually playing Tuesday as part of the first-day festivities. (Though the oddsmakers have them in the middle of the pack to win outright, seemingly in the “So you’re saying there’s a chance” camp.)

Duke’s solid this season, but the actual tournament favorite is Florida State, currently projected as a No. 2 seed in the South and opening the NCAA Tournament in Tampa.

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(The two favorites, because Duke is the No. 4 seed, would actually meet in the semifinal match on Friday at 7pm ET. )

Look for Virginia and Louisville to also make the NCAA tournament, with NC State on the bubble.

Georgia Tech finished fifth in the ACC this season, but due to its postseason ban, the tournament will only involve 14 of the 15 ACC teams. This year’s first-round Tuesday games (UNC-Virginia Tech and Wake Forest-Pitt) are exclusively available on the ACC Network.)

ACC Tournament Seeds

  1. Florida State Seminoles (26-5 record, 16-4 record in ACC Conference)
  2. Virginia Cavaliers (23-7, 15-5)
  3. Louisville Cardinals (24-7, 15-5)
  4. Duke Blue Devils (25-6, 15-5)
  5. North Carolina State Wolfpack (19-12, 10-10)
  6. Syracuse Orange (17-14, 10-10)
  7. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (19-12, 10-10)
  8. Clemson Tigers (15-15, 9-11)
  9. Miami Hurricanes (15-15, 7-13)
  10. Boston College Eagles (13-18, 7-13)
  11. Virginia Tech Hokies (16-15, 7-13)
  12. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (13-17, 6-14)
  13. Pitt Panthers (15-16, 6-14)
  14. North Carolina Tar Heels (13-18, 6-14)
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ACC Tournament Schedule

First Round: Tuesday, March 10

  • No. 12 Wake Forest vs. No. 13 Pitt, 4:30pm ET, ACC Network
  • No. 11 Virginia Tech vs. No. 14 North Carolina, 7pm ET, ACC Network

Second Round: Wednesday, March 11

  • No. 8 Clemson vs. No. 9 Miami, 12pm ET, ESPN
  • No. 5 NC State vs. Wake Forest-Pitt winner, 2pm ET, ESPN
  • No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Boston College, 7pm ET, ESPN2
  • No. 6 Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech-North Carolina winner, 9pm ET, ESPN2

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 12

  • Quarterfinal 1: No. 1 Florida States vs. Clemson-Miami winner, 12:30pm ET, ESPN/ESPN2
  • Quarterfinal 2: No. 4 Duke vs. NC State-Wake Forest/Pitt winner, 2:30pm ET, ESPN/ESPN2
  • Quarterfinal 3: No. 2 Virginia vs. Notre Dame-Boston College winner, 7pm, ESPN/ESPN2
  • Quarterfinal 4: No. 3 Louisville vs. Syracuse-Virginia Tech/North Carolina, 9pm, ESPN/ESPN2
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Semifinals: Friday, March 13

  • Semifinal 1: Quarterfinal 1 winner vs. Quarterfinal 2 winner, 7pm, ESPN/ESPN2
  • Semifinal 2: Quarterfinal 3 winner vs. Quarterfinal 4 winner, 9pm, ESPN/ESPN2

Final: Saturday, March 14

  • Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner, 8:30pm, ESPN
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ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament live stream: How to watch college basketball games online

The match is on ESPN; these streaming services provide fans the opportunity to catch college basketball throughout the season.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)


2) Sling TV

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Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN, NFL Network, and local channels. Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on.

If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month.

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Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.

To add BeIN Sports and ESPN Deportes and maximize your sports-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)

Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features soccer matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Best of Spanish + Sling Orange for $35 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.

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3) AT&T TV Now

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  • Cost: $65-$135 per month
  • AT&T TV Now 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)
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AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be sports fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2, and NBC as well as NBCSN. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.


4) Vidgo

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  • Cost: $14.99-24.99 or $39.99-$49.99 per month
  • Vidgo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices

Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package, including ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and BeIN Sports. It offers an array of entertainment favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickelodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.

College sports fans will love it, too: The ACCN, Big Ten Network, the Longhorn Network, and Pac-12 Network are all on the Core package, and for $10 more, the Plus package offers all six market-specific Pac-12 Networks. 

If you just want your Vidgo en Español, it features programming from throughout the Americas and even Spain in two skinny packages. Both the Latino Streaming Plan ($14.99 per month) and Latino Mas Streaming Plan ($24.99 per month) include BeIN’s main Spanish-language channel, TyC Sports, and Azteca America, while the higher tier adds DAZN, Fox Deportes, and ESPN Deportes.

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Also, through its Vidgo app, it’s offering the option of Social TV, which allows Vidgo users to connect in real-time as they’re watching programming on their phones.


5) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is a great option for sports fans, including the ESPN and Fox TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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ACC Tournament Odds

This is according to the DraftKings oddsmakers as of March 10.

  • Florida State, +200 (wager $100 to win $200)
  • Duke +225
  • Louisville, +325
  • Virginia, +700
  • NC State +2500
  • Clemson, +3000
  • North Carolina, +3000
  • Syracuse, +3300
  • Notre Dame, +4000
  • Miami, +10000
  • Pittsburgh, +10000
  • Virginia Tech, +15000
  • Boston College, +20000
  • Wake Forest, +20000

ACC Men’s Basketball Champions: 2010-2019

  • 2019: Duke
  • 2018: Virginia
  • 2017: Duke
  • 2016: North Carolina
  • 2015: Notre Dame
  • 2014: Virginia
  • 2013: Miami
  • 2012: Florida State
  • 2011: Duke
  • 2010: Duke
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*First Published: Mar 10, 2020, 1:28 pm CDT