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How to stream the Big Ten Tournament live

The Big Ten Tournament brings Sparty, Wisconsin, and a number of other Big Dance hopefuls to Indy.


Phil West


Posted on Mar 11, 2020   Updated on Mar 11, 2020, 2:49 pm CDT

Here’s everything you need to know to stream the Big Ten tournament, running Wednesday through Sunday in Indianapolis.

2020 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

  • Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
  • Broadcast: Big Ten Network and CBS
  • Streaming Services: Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, Vidgo, YouTube TV

Big Ten Tournament: Preview

As many as 10 teams could make this year’s NCAA Tournament out of the 14-team field. While Wisconsin’s the No. 1 seed this year, it’s hard to overlook Michigan State as a tournament favorite. If the Big Ten rolls as deep as projected, that means No. 11 seed Indiana, playing in front of a friendly crowd in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, will probably want to get past its first-round game on Wednesday.

Big Ten Tournament Seeds

  1. Wisconsin Badgers (21-10, 14-6 in Big Ten Conference)
  2. Michigan State Spartans (22-9, 14-6)
  3. Maryland Terrapins (24-7, 14-6)
  4. Illinois Fighting Illini (21-10, 13-7)
  5. Iowa Hawkeyes (20-11, 11-9)
  6. Penn State Nittany Lions (21-10, 11-9)
  7. Ohio State Buckeyes (21-10, 11-9)
  8. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (20-11, 11-9)
  9. Michigan Wolverines (19-12, 10-10)
  10. Purdue Boilermakers (16-15, 9-11)
  11. Indiana Hoosiers (19-12, 9-11)
  12. Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-16, 8-12)
  13. Northwestern Wildcats (8-22, 3-17)
  14. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-24, 2-18)

Big Ten Tournament Schedule

First Round: Wednesday, March 11

  • No. 12 Minnesota vs. No. 13 Northwestern, 6pm ET, Big Ten Network
  • No. 11 Indiana vs. No. 14 Nebraska, 25 minutes after first game concludes, Big Ten Network

Second Round: Thursday, March 12

  • No. 8 Rutgers vs. No. 9 Michigan, 12pm ET, Big Ten Network
  • No. 5 Iowa vs. Minnesota-Northwestern winner, 25 minutes after first game concludes, Big Ten Network
  • Ohio State vs. No. 10 Purdue, 6:30pm ET, Big Ten Network
  • No. 6 Penn State vs. Indiana-Nebraska winner, 25 minutes after prior game concludes, Big Ten Network

Quarterfinals: Friday, March 13

  • Quarterfinal 1: No. 1 Wisconsin vs. Rutgers-Michigan winner, 12pm ET, Big Ten Network
  • Quarterfinal 2: No. 4 Illinois vs. Iowa-Minnesota/Northwestern winner, 25 minutes after first quarterfinal concludes, Big Ten Network
  • Quarterfinal 3: No. 2 Michigan State vs. Ohio State-Purdue winner, 6:30pm, Big Ten Network
  • Quarterfinal 4: No. 3 Maryland vs. Penn State-Indiana/Nebraska winner. 25 minutes after prior quarterfinal concludes, Big Ten Network

Semifinals: Saturday, March 14

  • Semifinal 1: Quarterfinal 1 winner vs. Quarterfinal 2 winner, 1pm ET CBS
  • Semifinal 2: Quarterfinal 3 winner vs. Quarterfinal 4 winner, 25 minutes after first semifinal concludes, CBS

Final: Sunday, March 15

  • Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner, 3:30pm ET, CBS

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament live stream: How to watch college basketball games online

The games are mostly on Big Ten Network, with the final game on CBS; these streaming services provide fans the opportunity to catch the Big Ten brand of college basketball throughout the season.

1) FuboTV

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  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX) or news (MSNBC, CNN).

If you’re a sports fan, though, Fubo will appear tailor-made for you, with NBA TV and NFL Network to catch major sports, FS1 and FS2 for college sports and soccer action, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, 10 BeIN Sports channels for La Liga and Ligue 1, and TNT for NCAA Tournament and Champions League action. If you can’t watch a game or match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)

FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, BeIN Sports, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.

2) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

3) AT&T TV Now

  • Cost: $65-$135 per month
  • AT&T TV Now devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be sports fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2, and NBC as well as NBCSN. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.

4) Vidgo

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  • Cost: $14.99-24.99 or $39.99-$49.99 per month
  • Vidgo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices

Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package, including ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and BeIN Sports. It offers an array of entertainment favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickelodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.

College sports fans will love it, too: The ACCN, Big Ten Network, the Longhorn Network, and Pac-12 Network are all on the Core package, and for $10 more, the Plus package offers all six market-specific Pac-12 Networks. 

If you just want your Vidgo en Español, it features programming from throughout the Americas and even Spain in two skinny packages. Both the Latino Streaming Plan ($14.99 per month) and Latino Mas Streaming Plan ($24.99 per month) include BeIN’s main Spanish-language channel, TyC Sports, and Azteca America, while the higher tier adds DAZN, Fox Deportes, and ESPN Deportes.

Also, through its Vidgo app, it’s offering the option of Social TV, which allows Vidgo users to connect in real-time as they’re watching programming on their phones.

5) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for sports fans, including the ESPN and Fox channels, TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

Big Ten Tournament Odds

This is according to the Bovada oddsmakers as of March 11.

  • Michigan State, +225 (wager $100 to win $225)
  • Wisconsin, +450
  • Maryland, +500
  • Illinois, +775
  • Michigan, +1100
  • Ohio State, +1200
  • Iowa, +1300
  • Penn State, +1300
  • Rutgers, +2200
  • Minnesota +2800
  • Purdue, +3500
  • Indiana, +4500
  • Nebraska, +25000
  • Northwestern, +30000

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Champions: 2010-2019

  • 2019: Michigan State
  • 2018: Michigan
  • 2017: Michigan
  • 2016: Michigan State
  • 2015: Wisconsin
  • 2014: Michigan State
  • 2013: Ohio State
  • 2012: Michigan State
  • 2011: Ohio State
  • 2010: Ohio State

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*First Published: Mar 11, 2020, 12:12 pm CDT