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How to stream Michigan State vs. Kentucky

It's a clash of the titans as college basketball returns.


Ramon Ramirez


Posted on Nov 5, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 11:41 pm CDT

How about a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup to tip-off the college hoops season?

Michigan State, ranked No. 1 in the preseason for the first time in program history, rolls into Madison Square Garden Tuesday night to hoop up John Calipari’s No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats. The Spartans are led by dynamic point Cassius Winston, fresh off a Final Four run, and the Cats, as usual, are a work in progress of the elite freshman poised to blossom in a few months just in time for a deep March Madness run.

As the Detroit Free Press notes, these Spartans return three veteran starters from a 32-7 team—and eight of their top 11 scorers from last year. But last year’s team, despite its knockout blow to Duke and Zion Williamson in the Elite Eight, was an overperforming bunch that lacked the dynamic playmaking to win it all. What’s changed this time out? Especially with a year of tape on Winston for opponents to study?

That’ll be the top question this loaded Spartan team faces as it progresses: How much higher is our ceiling than last year? Playing a Kentucky team that boasts three 5-star freshman, and which Izzo also recently said in a press conference features a surprising amount of veteran depth in sophomore big EJ Montgomery, graduate transfer forward Nate Sestina, and elite sophomore point Ashton Hagans, is about as tough a start as you can ask Sparty to take on.

Here’s what you need to know about streaming the action live as the Michigan State Spartans clash with the Kentucky Wildcats.


Michigan State Spartans vs. Kentucky Wildcats stream

  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 9:30pm ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City
  • Streaming: ESPN

How to watch Michigan State vs. Kentucky

1) Sling TV

watch michigan state vs Kentucky live stream on Sling TV

For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food NetworkDiscoveryCartoon NetworkSYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


2) Hulu with Live TV

watch michigan state vs Kentucky live stream on Hulu with Live TV
  • Cost: $44.95 per month
  • Hulu devicesRoku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.


3) AT&T TV Now

watch Michigan state vs Kentucky live stream on AT&T TV Now
  • Cost: $50-$135 per month 
  • Hulu 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)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.


4) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSNNBA TV, and four ESPN channelsDisney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Networkwill keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMCBBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


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*First Published: Nov 5, 2019, 5:39 pm CST