ACC Tournament 2021 live stream, bracket, schedule and how to watch

ACC Tournament 2021 live stream, bracket, schedule and how to watch
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ACC Tournament channels, start time

The ACC Tournament live streams started on Tuesday, March 9. They're currently on ESPN and ESPN2. The tournament concludes on Saturday, March 13.

The 2021 ACC Tournament is concluding tonight with the Georgia Tech vs Florida State live stream, so we've got to ask if you're ready to watch the finale. Frustratingly, the #1 seed Virginia Cavaliers got bounced from the tournament without a loss, with a positive Covid-19 test instead.

Right now the Big Ten Tournament and Big East Tournament are also going on and we've got your complete guide for how to watch it all online. Yes, even if you don't have cable, you'll be able to watch each and every game. And two of the best streaming services are broadcasting every moment, so you don't need cable to follow along. 

Of course, the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament has a familiar number one seed, which can practically sleep in with its double-bye.

#2 ranked Florida State got to this game by beating UNC by 3 points on Friday night, while #4 Georgia Tech sat yesterday out after Virginia's elimination.

ACC Tournament bracket

The ACC Tournament Bracket, announced on March 6, saw Virginia entering the number 1 seed after taking its fifth regular season title in the last eight seasons.

ACC Tournament schedule and results

The early days of the tournament are exclusive to ACC Network, and the later games are all on ESPN and ESPN2.

All times listed below are Eastern Time.

Tuesday, March 9 (ACC Network)

  • Game 1: Pitt 73 - Miami 79
  • Game 2: Duke 86 - Boston College 51
  • Game 3: Notre Dame 80 - Wake Forest 77

Wednesday, March 10 (ACC Network)

  • Game 4: Syracuse 89 vs. NC State 68
  • Game 5: Clemson 64 vs. Miami 67
  • Game 6: Louisville 56 vs. Duke 70 
  • Game 7: North Carolina 101 vs. Notre Dame 59 

Thursday, March 11 (ESPN or ESPN2)

  • Game 8: Virginia 72 vs. Syracuse 69
  • Game 9: Georgia Tech 70 vs. Miami 66
  • Game 10: Florida State (2) vs. Duke (10) — CANCELLED
  • Game 11: Virginia Tech (3) vs. North Carolina 81 (6)

Friday, March 12 (ESPN or ESPN2)

  • Game 12: Virginia (1) vs. Georgia Tech (4) CANCELLED
  • Game 13: Florida State 69 vs. North Carolina 66

Saturday, March 13 (ESPN)

  • Georgia Tech (4) vs. Florida State (2) @ 8:30 p.m.

How to watch ACC Tournament live streams with a VPN

Hoops fans, if for some reason you've had to leave your own "bubble" — or you can't get ACC Network, ESPN or ESPN2 where you are for some strange reason — and you can't watch the ACC Tournament live streams you want, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN offers superb speeds and excellent customer service, and IPVanish's low pricing is shocking.


We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied.

ACC Tournament live streams in the US

In the US, the ACC Tournament starts on the ACC Network, before moving to ESPN and ESPN2, culminating with the finals game on ESPN. You can watch it all two of our favorite streaming services:; fuboTV and Sling TV. The full schedule is above.

To get it all on Sling, you'll need Sling Orange ($35 per month) plus the Sports Extra ($11 per month) package, as the ESPN Networks are in the former and the ACC Network is in the latter. That's a total of $46 per month, for about 47 channels.

If you have a bigger budget, the Fubo TV starter tier packs all of the above channels (124 in total) for $65 per month. For the three tournaments taking place this weekend, Fubo is the only place for all the games, as it packs CBS

When March Madness begins in earnest, though, you might be better off with the combination of Sling and Paramount Plus for CBS. Sling gets you TruTV, TBS and TNT, which aren't on Fubo.

Fubo.TV:a 7-day free trial

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with CBS, and the top pick for watching all many sports live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Sling TV

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV provides a middle ground. The $35 per month Sling Orange package, plus the $11 per month Sports Extra package, gives you what you need to watch it all.

ACC Tournament live streams in the UK

American basketball fans unable to watch the tournament while travelling may need to check out a service such as ExpressVPN, as we can't find the ACC Network in UK streaming services. ESPN Player (£9.99 per month or £69.99 annually) may also be of help.

ACC Tournament live streams in Canada

Select ACC Tournament live streams will be airing on TSN, but it's not got all of them. Completists, like those in the UK, will want to take a VPN service such as ExpressVPN for a spin.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.