The Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina live stream online and televised 2016 ACC Tournament game takes place on Thursday to start off the day’s action from Washington, D.C. with the No. 1 overall seed featured. On Wednesday, Pittsburgh won a thrilling contest against Syracuse in which they nearly let a large second half lead evaporate. However, the Panthers held strong to knock off the Orange, and possibly put them out of contention for an NCAA Tournament bid. Now the Panthers get a tougher test in the form of the best team in the conference, as the Tar Heels try to push their way to a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance. The 2016 ACC Tournament live streaming and televised coverage comes via ESPN and ACC networks.
According to ESPN.com in their March 9 report, the UNC Tar Heels could still be considered in contention for a No. 1 seed when the NCAA Tournament selection show reveals their seeding this coming Sunday. Finishing first in one of the nation’s toughest conferences will help, but winning the conference tournament could further put a stamp on that statement that this team belongs among the top four seeds in the nation. They were the preseason No. 1 team and went 25-6 overall this season, wit ha 14-4 conference record. The team also managed to weather the storms of losing starting guard Marcus Paige for their first six games, and then losing starting forward Kennedy Meeks for another seven.
They’ll face the 21-10 Pittsburgh Panthers, who managed to defeat the Syracuse Orange 72-71 at the Verizon Center on Wednesday. Cameron Johnson put in a career high for scoring with 24 points as Pitt managed to withstand a late surge in the second half from Syracuse. At one time, the Panthers led by as much as 14 points with Syracuse charging back to tie the game. James Robinson made the heroic play with a steal off Franklin Howard to help put his team ahead for good and send them to a quarterfinals matchup against UNC.
UNC was first listed as a 7-1/2 point favorite with the over/under set at 148-1/2 points for the game. Against the spread this season the Pitt Panthers have gone 15-16-0 overall with a 6-5 away record ATS. The North Carolina Tar Heels were 14-14-3 overall with a 9-7-3 home record. The two teams met just once during their regular season in conference play with the game taking place at Chapel Hill. North Carolina won in a rout 85-64 behind 19 points from the team’s leading scorer Brice Johnson. Robinson had 15 points for the losing side while Michael Young added another 15 off the bench in a game where UNC shot nearly 60 percent from the field and 53 percent from three-point range.
Thursday’s Pittsburgh vs. UNC game in the ACC Tournament gets started at approximately 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Live televised game coverage is available on the ACC Network and ESPN in the United States. To watch the Pitt vs. Carolina game live streaming online, U.S. cable and satellite viewers can log into the WatchESPN website or mobile apps where available. SlingTV also offers a 7-day free trial subscription for new members that includes ESPN among its channels. For live audio commentary, Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscribers should listen to channel 81 starting at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.