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Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

In 1939, the first ever NCAA tournament was played with just eight teams, where Oregon came out on top. Fast forward 80 years and that number has ballooned to 68 teams, many of which will play in one of the 32 Division 1 basketball conferences. The Big Ten is just one of those 32 tournaments occurring through March, to determine which team will go to the NCAA Basketball championship selection show just days later. Are your favorite teams in the Big Ten Conference? Need to watch them but you don’t have cable? Read on to find out how.

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When Is the Big Ten Tournament? What Channels Are Streaming the Big Ten Tournament?

The Big Ten is just one of countless tournaments flooding the sports channels and programming through the month of March. With all this March Madness, it’ll be good to know exactly when the Big Ten games are playing and where you can find them. Here are the details:

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule

Round Teams Date Channel
First
(Game 1)
Northwestern (13) defeated Nebraska (12) 71-69 6 p.m. ET on 3/9/22 Big Ten Network
First
(Game 2)
Penn State (11) defeated Minnesota (14) 60-51 25 minutes after Game 1 Big Ten Network
Second
(Game 3)
Indiana (9) defeated Michigan (8) 74-69 11:30 a.m. ET on 3/10/22 Big Ten Network
Second
(Game 4)
Iowa (5) defeated Northwestern (13) 112-76 25 minutes after Game 3 Big Ten Network
Second
(Game 5)
Michigan State (7) vs. Maryland (10) 6:30 p.m. ET on 3/10/22 Big Ten Network
Second
(Game 6)
Penn State (11) defeated Ohio State (6) 71-68 25 minutes after Game 5 Big Ten Network
Quarterfinals
(Game 7)
Indiana (9) defeated Illinois (1) 65-63 11:30 a.m. ET on 3/11/22 Big Ten Network
Quarterfinals
(Game 8)
Iowa (5) defeated Rutgers (4) 84-74 25 minutes after Game 7 Big Ten Network
Quarterfinals
(Game 9)
Michigan State (7) defeated Wisconsin (2) 69-63 6:30 p.m. ET on 3/11/22 Big Ten Network
Quarterfinals
(Game 10)
Purdue (3) defeated Penn State (11) 69-61 25 minutes after Game 9 Big Ten Network
Semifinals
(Game 11)
Iowa (5) vs. Indiana (9) 1 p.m. on 3/12/22 CBS
Semifinals
(Game 12)
Michigan State (7) vs. Purdue (3) 25 minutes after Game 11 CBS
Championship Semifinal winners 3:30 p.m. on 3/13/22 CBS

How to Watch the Big Ten Tournament Online and Over the Air Without Cable

To watch teams like Penn State, Michigan State, or whichever teams may end up in the championship, you’ll need access to a couple of different channels: Big Ten Network and CBS. If you don’t have cable, you can watch CBS free over the air (more on that later). But to tune in to the Big Ten Network, you’ll need a streaming service. Here’s where you can find both channels.

Big Ten Network: DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV
CBS: DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV

Both Big Ten and CBS are very popular channels among sports fans, so you’ll be happy to know they’re available via several streaming services.

Stream the Big Ten Tournament with DIRECTV STREAM

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DIRECTV STREAM has had many names over the years, but what hasn’t changed is its full service structure and tiered pricing based on the DIRECTV STREAM channel package you choose. DIRECTV STREAM carries both Big Ten Network and CBS, so you’ll be set to watch the whole tournament round by round from start to finish.

Stream the Big Ten Tournament with Hulu

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Hulu’s live TV streaming service plus its on-demand content lets you enjoy all of that time sensitive programming like sporting events while binging on your favorite on-demand content that’s not so time sensitive (unless you have a friend who’s a notorious spoiler). If you’re interested in learning more, check out our latest review of the Hulu + Live TV service.

Stream the Big Ten Tournament with fuboTV

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The ultimate streaming dream for sports lovers, fuboTV provides live coverage for a wide variety of sports, not the least of which is basketball, both college and professional. When you’re all basketballed out and you just can’t digest anymore sports, not to worry. The fuboTV service has plenty of entertainment and news programming to keep your viewing heart content for sometime. Check ou fuboTV’s full channel lineup to see if your favorites are included.

YouTube TV

On par with DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV in both selection and service is YouTube TV — Google’s answer to live streaming TV. You’ll find all the major entertainment, news, and specialty programming, including sports, and more specifically, basketball coverage on channels like Big Ten Network and CBS.

Free Over-the-Air TV

If you’re most concerned about the Big Ten championship game, or even the semifinals, you can catch them for free on CBS. Any network that uses its own broadcast towers (think CBS, ABC, FOX, etc.) can be tuned into using a good quality TV antenna and Free Over-the-Air TV.

Can I watch the Big Ten Tournament on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

With 13 games to watch in the Big Ten tournament, you may be relieved to know you don’t have to be glued to the TV to view your favorite teams go head to head. You can watch Big Ten games on your tablet, smartphone, or other smart devices.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web browser
DIRECTV STREAM Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hulu + Live TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
fuboTV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
YouTube TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

More College Basketball to Watch Online

Chances are if you’re watching the Big Ten tournament there’s a few other conference championships you’ll want to get in on like the Pac-12, ACC, or Big East tournaments. Coverage doesn’t just stop at the games though. Tune into the FS1 channel, ESPN channel, or ESPN Plus service for more basketball analysis, commentary and news. Bonus! The Women’s NCAA tournaments are streaming on ESPN in addition to more NCAA basketball.

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