The UNC vs. Duke basketball live stream and TV matchup will highlight tonight’s 2015 NCAA schedule as two of the biggest rivals in the sport face off in Durham, North Carolina. The Tar Heels enter as the No. 15 team in the nation while the Blue Devils will host this matchup as No. 4 in the rankings. Both teams are on course for the tournament in March, but this game will be all about bragging rights as the regular season winds down. The latest televised and live streaming college basketball game comes via ESPN on Wednesday.
According to NBC Sports in their Feb. 19 game preview, tonight’s matchup will feature Duke prodigy Jahlil Okafor in his first-ever meeting against rival North Carolina. Okafor, widely considered to be the next top draft pick for the NBA in June, is currently leading the Blue Devils in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage. His 18.2 points and 66.5% field goal averages per game are leading the ACC as well. The freshman has been almost unstoppable down low, so Carolina will be looking for a way to solve the challenge, albeit in a rowdy Cameron Indoor Stadium.
North Carolina will look to Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson as their answers to the issue of Okafor tonight. Meeks is averaging 12.4 points and 7.6 rebounds a game, while Johnson has similar numbers with 12.5 points and 7.8 rebounds, making for a formidable front line by the Tar Heels. UNC currently is second in the nation when it comes to rebounding, as they haul in just over 42 boards per game. They’re also first in assists with 17.6 a game and 17th when it comes to scoring as they average 78.7 points per contest.
As the home team, the Blue Devils are heavy favorites tonight of about 8 points at many sports books. Tonight’s over/under is set at 154-1/2 combined points in the game. Of note, the Tar Heels are coming off a 13-point loss at Pittsburgh on Valentine’s Day for their prior game, while Duke won at Syracuse 80-72. The Blue Devils and Tar Heels will meet up again for their second matchup and final game of the regular season schedule on March 7 with a time to be determined.
Wednesday night’s UNC vs. Duke live stream online and televised game arrives with a start time of 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ESPN will showcase the game on live television for cable and satellite viewers. For live streaming online coverage, customers of participating cable or satellite companies can check out WatchESPN, official broadband sports network of ESPN. Radio coverage can be heard on Sirius channel 91, also starting at 9 p.m. EST.