ACC Tournament Championship: Virginia Tech vs. Duke, how to watch today

The 2022 ACC Tournament ends today with top seed Duke trying to drive home one last conference championship win for legendary “Coach K” Mike Krzyzewski in his final season before retirement. Virginia Tech, which knocked out Duke’s main rival, the North Carolina Tarheels, on Friday night, stands in the way of the Blue Devils.

The championship game is scheduled for tonight: Saturday, March 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT) on ESPN.

After the ACC and other conference championships wrap up this weekend, the field will be set on Draft Sunday and the NCAA March Madness Tournament, which kicks off next week.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the ACC tournament — and March Madness — without cable.

Paolo Banchero (#5) and the rest of the Duke Blue Devils will face the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY tonight to determine the ACC champion.

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Can I watch the ACC Championship live on TV without a cable subscription?

You certainly can. Each of the great live tv streaming services — Sling TV, YouTube TV, FuboTV, Hulu Plus Live TV and DirecTV Stream — offer ESPN.

When is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday is March 13. The selection show, which reveals the 68 teams participating in the NCAA tournament, will air at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT) on CBS.

When does March Madness start?

The first four games will take place on Tuesday March 15 and Wednesday March 16.

The first round, which includes 64 teams, begins on Thursday March 17 and continues on Friday March 18.

Where is the Final Four taking place?

The Final Four and National Championship Game will take place in New Orleans at Caesars Superdome and will be broadcast on TBS.

Which channels will broadcast the March Madness games?

NCAA Tournament games will air on CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV.

Speak NCAAhere is the breakdown of where you can find games:

  • CBS will broadcast 21 games throughout the tournament, including the Elite 8, the Sweet 16 and the first and second rounds.
  • TBS will air 21 televised matches, including the National Championship, Final Four, Elite 8, Sweet 16, and first and second round matches.
  • TruTV will broadcast a total of 13 matches, including the first four and the first and second rounds.
  • TNT will broadcast 12 televised matches, including the first and second round matches.

Three of the streaming services — YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, and DirecTV Stream — offer the above four CBS-owned stations needed to catch all the craziness this month.

You can also stream the games live on with NCAA March Madness Live, but you’ll need to sign in with a TV provider to prove you’re a pay-TV subscriber. You can also watch the games broadcast on CBS with Paramount Morebut it is not an ideal choice, because the Final Four games and the national championship game will not be broadcast on CBS but on TBS this year.

YouTube TV costs $65 per month and includes ESPN to watch the remaining three games of the ACC tournament and CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV to watch every March Madness game. Plug your postal code into its home page to see which local live networks are available where you live. Read our YouTube TV review.

Hulu With Live TV costs $70 per month and includes ESPN, CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV. Click the “Show all channels in your region” link on its home page to see which local channels are available in your postcode. Read our Hulu With Live TV review.

The basic DirecTV Stream package at $70 per month includes ESPN, CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV. You can use his channel search tool to see if you’re getting a live stream from CBS and other local networks in your zip code. Read our DirecTV Stream review.

Sling TV is a poor choice for watching March Madness because it doesn’t include CBS. Its $35 per month Orange package includes ESPN, TBS and TNT, with TruTV can be added for an additional $6 per month. Its $35-a-month blue plan lacks ESPN, but includes TruTV with TBS and TNT. Read our Sling TV review.

FuboTV costs $65 per month and includes ESPN and CBS, but not TBS, TNT or TruTV. With Final Four games and the National Championship game on TBS, FuboTV is not a good choice for college basketball fans. Click here to see what local channels you get. Read our FuboTV review.

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime, and require a strong internet connection. Looking for more information? Discover our guide to live tv streaming services.

Margie D. Carlisle