How To Watch Live Virginia Basketball Games

The Virginia Cavaliers are the defending ACC Men’s Basketball Champions and are well poised to repeat. Expectations are high that the Cavs will be able to improve upon last season’s NCAA Tournament ‘Sweet Sixteen’ appearance. The good news for fans–it’s easier than ever to stream Virginia basketball games online.

Similar to that of the Kentucky Wildcats and Arizona Wildcats, basketball success is nothing new at the University of Virginia. They’ve had a team since the early 1900’s and began to achieve some measure of success in the 1970’s. The UVA basketball team would qualify for the NCAA or NIT tournament 21 times between 1970 and 2000. Among these playoff appearances are two NIT Championships and two appearances in the NCAA Final Four. After a few down seasons, the Cavs would roar back to live in 2011 and have won more than 20 games a season ever since. The current roster might represent the best Virgina basketball squad in history.


Virginia is a top level team and their membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) only enhances their national exposure. Since the ACC is among the best college basketball conferences in the country and UVA is their current champions they’ll frequently play on national and regional TV this season. The ACC has a broadcast deal with ESPN to cover their games including the final two rounds of the postseason tournament. Additional regular season and conference tournament games are available on the ACC’s syndicated network.

The Virginia basketball broadcast affiliations make it very easy to stream games online. ESPN provides extensive live streaming of network programming via their digital platforms including the ‘ESPN3‘ web-based channel and the WatchESPN mobile app. The ACC Network also features a robust streaming platform. There’s a good chance you can watch all of the ESPN/ACCNetwork coverage of UVA hoops via their streaming. Keep in mind that ESPN’s digital coverage is only available to cable/satellite subscribers. The ACC Digital app is currently free.


As streaming video technology continues to advance more ways to watch live sports action come online. Some cable TV providers along with satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network allow subscribers to watch programming on a variety of digital platforms including computer, smartphone and tablets. The Slingbox device provides a similar functionality but requires the purchase and configuration of specialized equipment. All of these methods require a cable/satellite subscription.

For most fans, the easiest way to enjoy a Virginia basketball is through the many live sports streams available online. Some streams provide a 24/7 network stream of cable channels including ESPN. Others offer streaming coverage of individual games. You can access a comprehensive index of live sports streams at websites like ADTHE, FirstRowSports, and SportsStreamTV. These live sports streaming websites change their address from time to time, and new sites come online. For that reason, the best way to start is with a Google search to make sure you have the latest information.

The advantage of these ‘alternative’ live sports streams is the freedom to watch anywhere in the world with a broadband Internet connection. You also have the option to watch on whatever platform you want–TV, computer, XBox360, tablet, smartphone, etc. There is a wide variety of other sports available online from around the world–even after basketball season is over you’ll never run out of entertaining sports programming. Remember as you search for quality streams to watch online, do keep in mind there are a plethora of malware infected streaming sites that we recommend you stay away from.