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How to watch the 2021 ACC tournament via live stream and with a free trial

The 2021 ACC Tournament gets underway on Tuesday. We go over how to livestream the week’s events leading up to the crowning of a champ on Saturday.

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A general view of the ACC conference logo on the court prior to the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the North Florida Ospreys at Watsco Center. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Championship Week is upon us, and by Sunday, we’ll know the full field for the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. In the meantime, there are automatic bids to be clinched and bubble cases to be improved during Championship Week — the week almost every conference conducts their postseason tournaments.

The first major conference to tip off its tournament is the ACC. The first round tips on Tuesday and it runs until the championship game on Saturday. The ACC Network is airing the first two rounds and ESPN or ESPN2 will air the quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship game.

If you aren’t around a TV to follow the tournament, you can stream it through WatchESPN. For the first two rounds, you’ll need a specific ACC Network subscription. For the remaining rounds, a regular cable subscription that includes ESPN will get you access. If you don’t have a cable login to access ACC Network and/or ESPN for live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the tournament.

Here’s what the full tournament schedule looks like, as well as what channel each game airs on.

Tuesday, March 9

Game 1: No. 12 Pitt vs. No. 13 Miami, 2 p.m. ACC Network
Game 2: No. 10 Duke vs. No. 15 Boston College, 4:30 p.m. ACC Network
Game 3: No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Wake Forest 7 p.m. ACC Network

Wednesday, March 10

Game 4: No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 NC State, Noon ACC Network
Game 5: No. 5 Clemson vs. Game 1 winner, 2:30 p.m. ACC Network
Game 6: No. 7 Louisville vs. Game 2 winner, 6:30 p.m. ACC Network
Game 7: No. 6 North Carolina vs. Game 3 winner, 9:00 p.m. ACC Network

Thursday, March 11

Game 8: No. 1 Virginia vs. Game 4 winner, Noon ESPN or ESPN2
Game 9: No. 4 Georgia Tech vs. Game 5 winner, 2:30 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Game 10: No. 2 Florida State vs. Game 6 winner, 6:30 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Game 11: No. 3 Virginia Tech vs. Game 7 winner, 9:00 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2

Friday, March 12

Game 12: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 6:30 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Game 13: Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner, 9:00 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2

Saturday, March 13

Game 12 winner vs. Game 13 winner, 8:30 p.m. ESPN