The 230th game between the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels tips off shortly. Here is the minimum you need to know in order to assure you can schedule yourself time to get in front of a TV before the game begins:
TV time and channel: Tipoff is scheduled for 9 pm EST tonight. The game will be broadcast on ESPN*, assuming the Georgetown-Syracuse game is over with. The channel it’s appearing on (and the venue it’s being played in) likely leads you to assume less-than-neutral coverage, and you’re probably right. Dick Vitale has a thing for Duke basketball, and you know what? At least somebody does.
* - Viewers in ACC markets, track down which channel runs the ACC Network in your area.
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. It’s that stadium next to the rows of tents containing white people painted blue. The building is fantastic at generating fouls, an advantage that makes it one of the toughest college basketball arenas in the nation.