The NCAA basketball schedule 2013 brings several big games for this week's rivalry matchups. In particular, viewers will be able to see UNC vs. Duke live streaming online and televised on ESPN on late Wednesday evening. Could the Tarheels pull off a bigtime upset of the top-ranked Blue Devils?
According to CBS.com on Feb. 13, tonight's live stream and TV coverage gets started at approximately 9 p.m. EST with the game taking place at Duke's homecourt. The Blue Devils are currently ranked at #2 in the polls, with Carolina unranked. However, rankings have never meant too much when these two teams meet up in one of sports' all-time biggest rivalries.
CBS Sports' Jeff Borzello says in his analysis of tonight's anticipated matchup:
"Duke has a major edge heading into Wednesday. North Carolina has defeated exactly one NCAA tournament team this season, back in December. Meanwhile, Duke is starting to come together with Ryan Kelly still on the mend. If North Carolina is to upset Duke, it will need to knock down perimeter shots and also get Mason Plumlee in foul trouble. Defensively, guard the 3-point arc and stay disciplined."
Duke will be led by Plumlee who currently averages 18.2 points and 10.7 rebounds, along with his nearly 2 blocks a game. Meanwhile, James McAdoo from Norfolk, Virginia leads the way for the Tarheels if they want to pull off the upset. He's averaging 14.9 points a game, along with 8.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals. Duke is a tough foe to face though, with just two losses all season for an impressive 21-2 mark overall, while UNC has lost 4 games in the ACC, 7 games overall and their last game 87-61 to Miami.
To their credit, Carolina is still ranking up there in terms of team stats though, as they're ninth in points a game, fifth in rebounds, and second in assists. They also hold a nice victory over Kentucky earlier in the season, showing they may have the ability to battle the best. Duke has been a deceptively better despite their team stat rankings though, and their .473 field goal percentage is good for 27th overall in college basketball.
TV viewers will be able to check out tonight's UNC vs. Duke college basketball game on live stream video feed thanks to the WatchESPN service, where available. In Roanoke, viewers can watch the game on cable or satellite, including Cox Cable channel 25 for ESPN, starting at 9 p.m. EST.