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The NC State and Duke men’s basketball teams are scheduled to meet in a tournament game in Dallas on Sunday, March 31. The game is scheduled to start at 5:05 p.m. ET/4:05 p.m. CT. 

No. 11 seed NC State comes into the matchup 25-14 overall. Most recently, NC State beat No. 2-seeded Marquette 67-58 on Friday in the third round of the tournament. DJ Horne led NCSU with 19 points and five rebounds with Mohamed Diarra adding 11 points and 15 rebounds. 

No. 4 seed Duke comes into the matchup 28-8 overall. On Friday, Duke defeated No. 1-seeded Houston 54-51 in the tournament’s third round. Duke got 16 points and nine rebounds from Kyle Filipowski, and Jeremy Roach added 14 points vs. Houston.

Kevin Keatts is the NC State men’s basketball head coach. Jon Scheyer is the Duke men’s basketball head coach. 

Duke vs. NC State basketball game time and network

The Duke vs. NC State men’s basketball game is scheduled to be broadcast on CBS at 5:05 p.m. ET/4:05 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 31. CBS broadcasters for the game are scheduled to be Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Grant Hill (analyst), and Tracy Wolfson (reporter).

Whatever team wins this game advances to play on Saturday, April 6 in Phoenix.

Cable and satellite TV are no longer necessary for enjoying live sports. Consider live streaming options to watch Sunday’s game via services like Paramount+ and FuboTV.

Best streaming services for the NCSU vs. Duke basketball game

Watching college basketball requires a streaming service if you don’t have cable or satellite TV. For the NC State vs. Duke men’s basketball game on Friday, here are your top streaming options.

Most affordable: Paramount+

If you want to watch the Duke vs. NC State men’s basketball game on CBS, Paramount+ offers a solution.    

New subscribers to Paramount+ get a seven-day free trial. Then for the Paramount+ plan that includes live streaming CBS, you need the Paramount+ with Showtime tier, which is $11.99/month. If you choose the annual plan, it is $119.99 for a year, saving about $1.99/month. 

For students, Paramount+ will give you a 25% discount.

Most channels: FuboTV

With FuboTV, new subscribers can enjoy a seven-day free trial and more than 250 live TV channels, along with the ability to simultaneously stream on 10 devices. College sports fans who want access to CBS for matchups such as the Duke vs. NC State men’s basketball game will want the FuboTV Pro tier, which is $59.99 for the first month and then özgü a rate of $79.99 per month.

FuboTV’s sports channel offerings include ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, Fox, FS1, FS2, Golf Network, Marquee Sports Network, Monumental Sports, NBC, NBCSN, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network, and SEC Network.