It’s that time again! Time to watch on pins and needles as teams across the NCAA Men’s basketball conferences battle it out not only for the top spot in their respective championship tournaments but also in hopes of an invitation to the big dance… the essence of March Madness.
The Big East Conference is underway with its championship tournament, and as one might expect, the action is not to miss! Across the nation, viewers are tuning into popular cable sports channels like Fox Sports, ESPN, and CBS Sports, which for cord-cutting basketball fans can be accessed via the most popular live TV streaming services. Let’s find out which ones carry all the channels you’ll need to watch this year’s Big East Championship.
When Is the Big East Tournament? What Channels Are Streaming the Big East Tournament?
From March 8th to 121h, Big East Conference teams like number-one-ranked Marquette or second-ranked Xavier will fight for the championship and the chance to move on to a spot in the big tournament — the infamous NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament. FOX and FOX SPORTS 1 (FS1) have had the pleasure of broadcasting this captivating Big East tournament this year. You can tune in to one of these two channels to catch your favorite teams playing for the top spot.
Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule
|Round||Teams||Date & Time||Channel|
|First (Game 1)||Saint John's vs. Butler (76-63)||3 p.m. ET on 3/8/23||FS1|
|First (Game 2)||DePaul vs. Seton Hall (66-65)||5:30 p.m. ET on 3/8/23||FS1|
|First (Game 3)||Villanova vs. Georgetown (80-48)||8 p.m. ET on 3/8/23||FS1|
|Quarterfinals (Game 4)||Marquette vs. Saint John's||12 p.m. ET on 3/9/23||FS1|
|Quarterfinals (Game 5)||UConn vs. Providence||2:20 p.m. ET on 3/9/23||FS1|
|Quarterfinals (Game 6)||Xavier vs. DePaul||7 p.m. ET on 3/9/23||FS1|
|Quarterfinals (Game 7)||Creighton vs. Villanova||9:30 p.m. ET on 3/9/23||FS1|
|Semifinals (Game 8)||Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner||6:30 p.m. ET on 3/10/23||FS1|
|Semifinals (Game 9)||Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner||9 p.m. ET on 3/10/23||FS1|
|Championship||Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner||6:30 p.m. ET on 3/11/23||FOX|
* Projected time of start.
How to Watch the Big East Tournament Online Without Cable
The choices in streaming services are many if you’re looking to tune into FOX or FS1 to catch the Big East tournament games. Choose between full-service tier-based services like DIRECTV STREAM or economically slim downed packages like those offered by Sling TV. If you’re interested in the championship game only airing on FOX, you can view it over the air. Let’s take a look at which streaming services carry FOX and FS1.
FOX: Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV
FS1: Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV
Hulu + Live TV is a popular live tv + on-demand streaming service featuring the most popular local and cable channels. With Hulu + Live TV, you’ll enjoy access to FS1 and FOX. Read our Hulu + Live TV review to find out what else Hulu has to offer.
The fuboTV streaming service is showing up in significant ways in college sports channel lineups, as it is one of the most sports-centric streaming services on the market right now. FuboTV offers excellent coverage of Big East games featured on FOX and FS1.
One of the most affordable options, Sling TV offers the most popular channels while disposing of the fluff. What’s left are the channels viewers enjoy watching most with competitive prices for cord cutters. Take a look at the Sling TV channel list, and you’ll see Sling carries FS1. Not sure if this affordable live-streaming service is right for you? Check out our Sling TV review to help you make your decision.
More expensive than Sling TV and more comparable to services like DIRECTV STREAM, YouTube TV offers a robust selection of channels to include entertainment, reality, news, and sports programming. You’ll find on YouTube TV ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU.
Free Over-the-Air TV
If your primary focus is on tuning into the Big East championship game on Saturday, March 11th, on FOX you can watch for free using a TV antenna and free Over-the-Air (OTA) TV. In fact, you can watch all the major networks that have their own broadcast towers, like ABC, CBS, and NBC using OTA TV.
Can I Watch the Big East Tournament on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
Yes, you can! Nearly all streaming services that carry channels broadcasting the Big East tournament are compatible with popular streaming platforms like Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast.
|Roku||Fire TV||Apple TV||Android TV||Chromecast||iOS||Android||Web browser|
|Hulu + Live TV||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Remember, you don’t have to be glued to your TV to watch the Big East Conference tournament. With popular streaming services and platforms, you can take the games with you on the go via your smartphone, tablet, or other compatible devices.
More College Basketball to Watch Online
If you’re watching the Big East tournament, chances are you’re tuning into other conference playoffs like the Pac-12, ACC, or Big Ten. Don’t forget to check out the channels you’ll need to watch these conferences compete, and tune in to FS1, ESPN, or ESPN Plus for basketball analysis, commentary and news. Be sure to catch the Women’s NCAA tournaments streaming on ESPN in addition to more NCAA basketball events.