The 2020 ACC men’s basketball tournament kicks off in Greensboro, NC on March 10, with the championship game on Saturday, March 14. All eyes will be on North Carolina it seems, as they try to rally from a rough year and become the first team since the tournament expanded to begin play on the first day and make it to the championship game.
If you don’t have cable and you still want to watch all the action, you’re in luck! There are a number of streaming services that will be airing the game, most of them with free trial offers that would be enough to watch the whole ACC tournament for free.
There is one caveat with the men’s ACC tournament this year. Thanks to a new partnership, games will either be on the new ACC Network or an ESPN channel – no more local coverage! Fortunately, you can still stream the games online. Here’s a look at some of your best options:
With over 35 live channels for $15 a month, including ESPN, AT&T TV is one of the cheapest long term options. It has a 7 day free trial period for you to test drive the service to see if you like it, but a card is required to sign up for the trial.
Hulu live comes in at $54.99 a month for the live television service, but that gets you a lot of live channels. It does carry local stations in most markets, and it has ESPN, which is good for this year’s tournament. Hulu live offers a free trial with a card.
ESPN+ is your best bet for streaming all of the ACC tournament games online, but you will have to pay to even begin. There’s no free trial of ESPN+, but it does only cost $5.99 a month, making it a fairly affordable option.
Like the other services listed here, Sling TV has live local networks, but those don’t do you any good for this year’s ACC tournament. Fortunately, Sling TV has ESPN. They do have several deals specifically for March Madness, with prices as low as $20 for basic packages. There is a free trial of Sling TV open to new customers if you want to see how it operates.