The new year is off to an exciting start here in The Triangle as all of our favorite college hoops teams will be in action this week. Be sure to tune in as NC State hosts Duke over the weekend. Additionally, all of North Carolina’s major league sports teams will be competing as well. The Hurricanes, Panthers, and Hornets have interesting match-ups that you don’t want to miss out on! We highlight a total of nine upcoming games worth your attention over the coming days.

The 919 game pick for week #1 in 2018 will be the Wolfpack VS. Blue Devils. Earlier in the 2016-2017 NCAA basketball season, NC State beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke got their revenge during the ACC tournament with a win. Both games were very close and highly competitive, only won by 2 and 3 points.

We have also listed all of the best basketball, hockey, and football games happening this week for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to mark your calendars, set your DVR’s to record, and fire up those live streaming and social media apps when it’s game-time so you have the best all-around virtual seats to cheer on your fave teams with the ultimate behind the scenes access.

NCAA – Men’s Basketball

UNC VS. Florida State Seminoles

  • Date: Wed, Jan 3 @ 7 PM [Away]
  • Location: Donald L. Tucker Center – Tallahassee, FL
  • Watch on TV/Live Stream: ESPN2 / WatchESPN

→ Follow the Tar Heels on Twitter and Instagram

NC State VS. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Date: Wed, Jan 3 @ 9 PM [Away]
  • Location: Edmund P. Joyce Center – South Bend, IN
  • Watch on TV/Live Stream: ACC Network

→ Follow the Wolfpack on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

UNC VS. University of Virginia Cavaliers

  • Date: Sat, Jan 6 @ 1 PM [Away]
  • Location: John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA
  • Watch on TV/Live Stream: ESPN / WatchESPN

→ Follow the Tar Heels on Twitter and Instagram

Duke VS. NC State Wolfpack

  • Date: Sat, Jan 6 @ 8 PM [Away]
  • Location: PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
  • Watch on TV/Live Stream: ESPN / WatchESPN

→ Follow the Blue Devils on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

NFL – Carolina Panthers

Panthers VS. New Orleans Saints

  • Date: Sun, Jan 7 @ 4:40 PM [Away]
  • Location: Mercedes Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
  • Watch on TV/Live Stream: FOX

→ Follow the Panthers on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube

NHL – Carolina Hurricanes

Hurricanes VS. Washington Capitals

  • Date: Tue, Jan 2 @ 7 PM [Home]
  • Location: PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
  • Watch on TV/Live Stream: Fox Sports Carolinas

Hurricanes VS. Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Date: Thu, Jan 4 @ 7 PM [Away]
  • Location: PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Watch on TV/Live Stream: Fox Sports Carolinas

Hurricanes VS. Boston Bruins

  • Date: Sat, Jan 6 @ 7 PM [Away]
  • Location: TD Garden – Boston, MA
  • Watch on TV/Live Stream: Fox Sports Carolinas

→ Follow the Hurricanes on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

NBA – Charlotte Hornets

Hornets VS. Sacramento Kings

  • Date: Tue, Jan 2 @ 10 PM [Away]
  • Location: Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
  • Watch on TV/Live Stream: Fox Sports Southeast

Hornets VS. Los Angeles Lakers

  • Date: Friday, Jan 5 @ 10:30 PM [Away]
  • Location: Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • Watch on TV/Live Stream: Fox Sports Southeast

→ Follow the Hornets on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

Please note that we only highlight about a dozen or so hand-picked games/sports events weekly in our must-watch local TV posts and newsletters. If you got anything on your mind… Please be sure to hit us up on Twitter @919BlogNC or visit our Facebook page at FB.com/919Blog and let us know! We would love to hear from ya.

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