Duke vs. UNC: Tipoff time, TV channel, live stream for 2019 rivalry game

first_imgMore: Zion Williamson’s season at Duke will have bigger payoff than straight-to-NBA route“We just have to get him in shape, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said on Wednesday. “We’ll see. I don’t think he’d be ready for Saturday. I have to be careful not to push this, to give him a chance to get in game shape. But I would be surprised if he wasn’t ready by the ACC Tournament.”Duke (26-4) is unable to clinch a No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament, but by beating UNC (25-5), the Blue Devils would finish second, sending UNC to third, thanks to a tiebreaker Duke holds because it beat Virginia while the Tar Heels did not.Here’s everything to know as Duke and UNC renew their storied rivalry, including series history and how to watch the game live on TV and stream online.What time does Duke vs. UNC start?Tipoff in the Dean Smith Center is set for 6 p.m. ET Saturday night at Chapel Hill. Duke has not won at UNC since 2016.Duke vs. UNC TV channel, live streamThe game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN, and can be streamed live via the WatchESPN app. MORE: SN’s latest March Madness bracket predictionsAre tickets still super expensive?While ticket prices aren’t nearly as pricey as they were for the opportunity to see Zion play in Cameron, as of Thursday afternoon the cheapest available ticket on VividSeats will cost you $1,239. By comparison, ticket prices were running over $3,000 for the first game of the rivalry two weeks ago.UNC vs. Duke all-time seriesNorth Carolina leads the all-time series, 138-111. The two teams have met as ranked teams a total of 70 times, with the Tar Heels only holding a two-game advantage over Duke (36-34). Over the last 180 games, UNC has outscored the Blue Devils by just 38 points (13,669-13,631), a difference of 0.2 points per game.A whole lot of historyAs of the start of the season, UNC sits third on the all-time wins list with Duke in fourth. The two have combined for 38 of 65 ACC tournament crowns and 50 regular season titles. Who has more national championships?The blue-blood programs have been to 36 Final Fours and have won 11 national championships, with the most recent being the Tar Heels in 2017. North Carolina holds the slight edge with six national championships compared to Duke’s five. The Blue Devils have won two this decade, but UNC owns the most recent title from 2017. It has been just over two weeks since the shoe explosion heard around the world occurred and added another intriguing facet to the long, storied history of the Duke-North Carolina rivalry.Duke’s Zion Williamson, injured in UNC’s 88-72 win over the Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium, hasn’t returned since then as he nurses a knee sprain. He’s unlikely to return on Saturday for No. 4 Duke’s final game of the regular season. • North Carolina: 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2017• Duke: 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015UNC vs. Duke rivalry historyBelow are the results of the last 10 meetings between Duke and North Carolina, including the postseason.DateScoreLocationLeading scorerFeb. 20, 2019UNC, 88-72Cameron Indoor StadiumLuke Maye (UNC) – 30 pointsMarch 9, 2018UNC, 74-69Brooklyn, NY (ACC Tournament)Gary Trent Jr. (Duke) – 20 pointsMarch 3, 2018Duke, 74, 64Cameron Indoor StadiumMarvin Bagley III (Duke) – 21 pointsFeb. 8, 2018UNC, 82, 78Dean Smith CenterJoel Berry II (UNC) – 21 pointsMarch 10, 2017Duke, 93-83Brooklyn, NY (ACC Tournament)Jayson Tatum (Duke) – 24 pointsMarch 4, 2017UNC, 90-83Dean Smith CenterLuke Kennard (UNC) – 28 pointsFeb. 9, 2017Duke, 86-78Cameron Indoor StadiumGrayson Allen (Duke) – 25 pointsMarch 5, 2016UNC, 76-72Cameron Indoor StadiumGrayson Allen (Duke) – 29 pointsFeb. 17, 2016Duke, 74-73Dean Smith CenterBrice Johnson (UNC) – 29 pointsMarch 7, 2015Duke, 84-77Dean Smith CenterTyus Jones (Duke) – 24 pointslast_img

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