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North Carolina vs Wisconsin live stream: How to watch March Madness online

North Carolina vs Wisconsin live stream
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North Carolina vs Wisconsin channel, start time

The North Carolina vs Wisconsin live stream begins tonight 7:10 p.m. ET / 4:10 p.m. PT Friday March 19th.
It will be on CBS.

The North Carolina vs Wisconsin live stream is starting soon, and it will be a battle of the experienced versus the not so experienced. The Tar Heels (18-10) have relied on their underclassman to get them to this March Madness live stream

Four of their six minutes leaders consist of three Freshman and one sophomore. The Badgers (17-12) are the opposite. They rely on their seniors to carry the workload. If this experience shows itself anywhere it’s in the turnover battle. 

UNC has been one of the worst teams in the nation at turning the ball over, giving it away 14.7 times per game while Wisconsin turns it over just 8.9 times per game, the lowest rate in the country. Although young, UNC boasts talent. Sophomore forward Armando Bacot recorded team highs in points (12ppg) and rebounds (8rpg) during the season while shooting 62% from the field. Freshman guard Kerwin Walton leads the Tar Heels shooting 41.5% from three.  Their senior talent comes from Garrison Brooks who nets 10ppg and was part of the Tar Heels run that made it to the Sweet 16 in 2019.  

When things are going well for the Badgers it’s likely due the way their senior guards  D’Mitrik Trice and Brad Davison are shooting. Trice leads the team with 13.7 points per game while Davison shoots 37.6% from three. Down low, forward Micah Potter averages close to 13 ppg and leads the team with just under six boards a game. The Tar Heels are coming off a tough 69-66 loss to Florida State in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament while the Badgers fell to Iona 62-57 in the Big 10 quarterfinals.

North Carolina enters the game as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under is 137.5. 

How to watch North Carolina vs Wisconsin live streams with a VPN

Hoops fans, if for some reason you've had to leave your own "bubble" — or you can't get CBS or Paramount Plus where you are for some strange reason — and you can't watch the North Carolina vs Wisconsin live stream, 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.

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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.

North Carolina vs Wisconsin live streams in the US

In the US, the North Carolina vs Wisconsin game airs on CBS at 7:10 p.m. ET / 4:10 p.m. PT Friday March 19. You can watch it all on one of our favorite streaming services fuboTV, as well as Paramount Plus, the latest streaming service on the block. 

But since neither get you the other three March Madness channels (TBS, TNT and truTV) — we suggest another route. That's getting those three channels from Sling TV — another of the best streaming services — and pairing it with a means of getting CBS. You could just go for Paramount Plus if time is of the essence, but a pair of deals we'll explain below can help you connect CBS right into Sling.

Fubo.TV

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.

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While Sling TV doesn't have CBS, you can add it for free — easily — with one of Sling's big offers. For example, sign up for three months of Sling TV to save $100 on an AirTV 2 + HD antenna, to load CBS and all your other networks into Sling. If Locast supports your area, there's an even better deal: sign up for Sling TV for 2 months you can get a free AirTV mini to pull CBS and other local channels into Sling for free via Locast. 

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus free trial: 50% off for a year with code YEAR
Use the code YEAR at the last stage of checkout to save $30 to $50 on its annual price. The higher price is for the no-ads tier. 

North Carolina vs Wisconsin 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 North Carolina vs Wisconsin in UK streaming services.

North Carolina vs Wisconsin live streams in Canada

We can't tell how many of the college basketball games will be airing on TSN, but we can see it has some tournament matchups — but they're not saying which ones. Completists without a way to watch the games, though should — like those in the UK — take a VPN service such as ExpressVPN for a spin.

Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.