Armando Bacot (5), Walker Miller (22), Brandon Huffman (42), and Cole Anthony (2) react on the bench during UNC basketball’s exhibition game against Winston-Salem State at the Dean Smith Center on Friday, November 1. (Todd Melet/

UNC basketball begins its 2019-20 season with a home opener against Notre Dame.

With the game being broadcast on the new ACC Network, it will be the rare instance of Carolina opening its season with an ACC conference game.

Carolina will be without Brandon Robinson, who suffered an ankle injury in UNC’s exhibition win over Winston-Salem State. Team spokesman Steve Kirschner says there is no timetable for Robinson’s return, but that X-rays show the ankle is not broken.

North Carolina is currently a 10 1/2 point favorite over Notre Dame at the time of publishing.

Tip-Off Time

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. from the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill.

Broadcast Schedule

97.9 The Hill is broadcasting every North Carolina basketball game this season.

Our coverage of UNC vs. Notre Dame begins at 5:30 p.m. with the Countdown to Tip-Off show.

Following the game, 97.9 The Hill will carry a post-game wrap-up show.

You can find our broadcast of the game on 97.9 FM and 1360 AM or streaming online on

TV Schedule

The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network. As of today, Spectrum, Dish and DirectTV all carry ESPN and the ACC Network.

What if I don’t have cable?

A live stream will be available on ESPN’s digital platforms through the ACC Network.

Additionally, several cord-cutting options carry the new ACC Network.

YouTube TV prices at $50/month and carries all of ESPN’s channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, etc.) as well as the ACC Network. YouTube TV does not offer NFL Network or NFL Red Zone for pro sports fans.

Playstation Vue prices out similarly at $50/month and carries ESPN and the ACC Network. Vue also carries NFL Network and NFL Red Zone. A key note here: you don’t need to own a Playstation 4 to use Playstation Vue.

Hulu TV goes for $45/month and includes all ESPN channels, but does not carry MLB Network, NBA TV, NFL Network or NFL Red Zone.

Sling TV is the cheapest at $25/month, but includes the fewest channels. Make sure to avoid Sling Blue, as that package does not carry ESPN.

The best way to watch UNC football games

Here’s the best way to watch North Carolina basketball games (if you’re not in attendance):

  1. Turn on the game with your preferred cable provider
  2. Mute your television
  3. Tune in to 97.9 The Hill on your radio OR streaming online at
  4. Sync up the feeds to hear Jones Angell and company announce the games